Sir Bradley Wiggins will make his competitive rowing debut at December’s British Indoor Championships

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On Wednesday, UK Anti-Doping closed a 14-month investigation and said there would be no charges over a “mystery” medical package delivered for Wiggins in 2011.

Sir Bradley Wiggins is set to make his competitive rowing debut at next month’s British Indoor Championships.

The 37-year-old will compete in the 2,000m race at London’s Olympic Velodrome on Saturday, 9 December.

The five-time Olympic cycling champion and 2012 Tour de France winner retired from cycling in December 2016.

Wiggins, the most decorated British Olympian having also won a silver and two bronze medals, first raised the idea of switching sports in 2012.

“I might be being a bit delusional but the times suggest I’m not,” said Wiggins, who is being coached by friend and Olympic rowing gold medallist James Cracknell, at a corporate event in Manchester in June.

“I took up rowing when I retired just to keep fit, but my numbers started getting quite good, so I’ve started taking it up professionally now and getting coached seven days a week,” he said in comments reported by the Daily Mail