Albeit Bradley Wiggins’ fans are elated given his determination to stand out again in the 2016 Olympics yet the experts like Ian Drake have predicted stiff competition for the famous Brit rider on the upcoming Olympic track.
The 33 years old 2012 Tour France champion has amazed his fans with numerous medals on road and track- four of these are the coveted gold wins at past 4 Olympic tournaments.
Drake sounded concerned while asked to speak a few words about Wiggo’s decision to return to Rio track. “Wiggins wishing to get back is certainly a great news but the competition is really high here. Decisions are settled on the basis of performances at the podium & not on historical achievements”, our sources quoted the Brit cycling chief.
The famous Brit rider won time-trial gold honor on road racing at 2012 London Olympics which added on his wealthy roster of 6 track medals won from Athens, Beijing & Sydney Games.
Only Sir Hoy & rower Sir Redgrave have been able to win on more gold for GB Team- 6 & 5 respectively. Wiggo has reportedly announced about his decision to quit from road race by 2014 end, emulating the duo.
However, the 2012 Tour France champion has admitted his return to GB Team track line-up won’t be simple. Moreover, Drake has already warned-“Our present athletes are backed by phenomenal strength. Everybody pulling on GB jersey is aware that he is into a stiff fight. One has to earn the coveted jersey. You simply need to focus on the happenings of London 2012 Olympic selections with Hoy & Jason Kenny.”
As it was noticed, Kenny was chosen over Hoy in the 2012 London Olympic selection in spite of the fact that the Scot rider was the reigning defending champion that time & repaid selectors with a gold win.