The British cycling team has named former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins on the roster for the 2017 season.
Wiggins, who had planned to retire at the end of the previously ended 2016 season, has decided otherwise as this was made public by the cycling team of Great Britain when he was announced as part of the team for the next season.
The five time Olympic gold medalist and former Tour de France has hinted previously that his career had come to a graceful end, saying that his final competitive event was the November Gent six day outing. However, after Wiggins emerged victorious in the event with the former team sky leader Mark Cavendish, he seemed to have changed his min as the victory had opened a new door of opportunities for the upcoming season.
In a comment about his partnership with the former sky team leader, Bradley Wiggins said: “This will be the last time we race together for sure.” He added that it maybe not be his last, individually. Read more »
The newly crowned Rio Olympic team pursuit champion Bradley Wiggins is now starting to think beyond racing and what he will do after his racing career.
He is looking at coming out with a women’s Wiggins team to play alongside the popular Wiggins men’s team. Just after he won the team pursuit gold at the recently concluded 2016 Rio Olympics, Wiggins said that he wants to bring out an under-23 women’s pursuit team under the name Wiggins by 2018.
Bradley is seeing himself as a team owner and wants his women’s Wiggins team to be the best under-23 team in the world. He is looking beyond that and wants the team to be the best feeder team and also to get the maximum pro ranks. Wiggins was instrumental in setting up a team that as his name at the start of the 2015 cycling season. He started this to bring out new talent and to improve the skills of the riders on the road. He also wanted all the other participants run along with him to be in sync and to make sincere efforts to pursue gold medals at Rio. It looks like his efforts have paid off.
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The latest feats of Bradley Wiggins include him overcoming his own set winning timings which he has recently smashed to set a new record.
Recently he has been able to break his own local 10 minute timing. The new time that he has clocked is 19-15. That he achieved in his time trial recently and that has helped him put a time difference of 40 seconds between himself and the next rival. He was bound to gatecrash the time trial event held by the Liverpool cycling club recently. The Liverpool Phoenix cycle club is known to hold their weekly time trials on Tuesday nights. This time they had a special guest as Sir Bradley Wiggins decided to gatecrash the event. The spectators as well as cyclists of the club event were in for a surprise when the Olympic racer turned up at the event. He is a gold medalist from the Olympics as well as winner of Tour de France. He has completed a ten mile race at Bickerstaffe and posted the fastest time in the race as well. He cycled in the event for Wiggins team and he wore rainbow stripes on his jersey sleeves. This showcased the fact that he had been a champion in a former event of the time trial. Read more »
Davide Cimolai, the Italian driver, claimed the win after a spring finish on stage 6 of Volta a Catalunya, as Team Sky’s Chris Froome made it to the 8th position overall.
The Lampre-Merida racer passed ahead of Giant-Alpecin’s Nikias Arndt as well as Lotto Soudal’s Tosh Van der Sande following breakaway leader Dimension Data’s Cameron Meyer had finally been closed down over last kilometre.
It was the first win of Lampre-Merida of a frustrating season. Nairo Quintana of Movistar kept his overall lead with an end in the peleton, 7 seconds ahead of Alberto Contador of Spain, while defending champ Richie Porte stays in the third spot seventeen seconds back.
Froome, a Brit star, is just forty-six seconds off the pace going into the final hilly hundred and thirty six kilometers circuit stage across the Montjuic region of Barcelona. Cimolai told that finally, they got their first victory after working very hard all through the week. It was really important after an inauspicious season.
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