Rio 2016 Olympics: Sir Bradley Wiggins will not be Team GB flag bearer

Sir Bradley Wiggins
Wiggins is looking to add to his seven Olympic medals in Rio
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Sir Bradley Wiggins has ruled himself out of being Team GB's flag bearer at the Rio Olympic Games opening ceremony.

It is understood that Wiggins, 36, told British Cycling in July that the honour should go to a female rider.

With seven medals, including four golds, he is Britain's most decorated Olympian alongside fellow cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, who was flag bearer in 2012.

Boxer Nicola Adams, long-distance runner Jo Pavey and tennis player Andy Murray are among the contenders.

The British Olympic Association is expected to announce who will carry the flag at Friday's opening ceremony later on Wednesday.

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