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.
When he was questioned further about a possible participation in the Belgium track event, Wiggins said:
“I’m not sure, I just want to enjoy this moment, I still have very good legs so I don’t want to say its 100 percent the end and then make an announcement next week. At the moment, I’m just going to enjoy today.”
Ever since the Olympics at Rio, the gents six outing in November was Wiggins second outing, and he won gold as a part of the British men’s pursuit team squad.
However, his celebration of the Olympic victory was short lived after an international hacking group made his TUE history public; the fancy bears. He was exposed to a barrage of criticisms over his use of unbanned medical products in preparation for races.