Bradley Wiggins has confirmed his intention to ride the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire in May, a race that will mark his transition from Team Sky to the Team Wiggins squad that he hopes will carry him to the 2016 Olympic Games.
Sir Bradley Wiggins is drawing on the experience of Chris Boardman for his effort to beat the Hour record, which he is attempting in London in June. Before then, his big aim – in his final race for Team Sky – will be Paris-Roubaix in April.
Unveiled at the Tour of Qatar and now taking centre stage at the London Bike Show, Bradley Wiggins’ custom painted Pinarello Dogma F8 features a special paint job commemorating his many victories with roundels along the top tube,
Could Team Sky provide three of the four riders who will try and win a third successive Olympic gold medal for Team GB in the team pursuit at Rio next year? It’s possible as British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton names some of the riders he would like to see feature – but he could be in line for a massive headache over selection.
Pinarello has created a Dogma F8 frame in a limited edition finish to celebrate the career of Bradley Wiggins. The Team Sky rider will race on it for the first time in this week’s Tour of Qatar.
As you can see, the frame features a pic of Wiggins’ face on the top tube along with a Union Jack to mark his reign as British time trial champion. There are World Champion rainbow stripes too because Wiggo is the current time trial world champion.
All the gold features symbolise the fact that Wiggins is the Olympic time trial champion as well.
Roger Hammond says Sir Bradley Wiggins has the talent and commitment to end his career as a Sky rider with the Paris-Roubaix win he is targeting this April – but warns that he will need a strong team supporting him, and a fair slice of luck.
Hammond is the most successful British rider ever over the Paris-Roubaix pavé, the only man from these shores to make the podium, finishing third in 2004, and he also finished fourth in 2010 and seventh in 2007.
Bradley Wiggins has signed a contract extension that will see him ride with Team Sky up to and including Paris-Roubaix 2015, the team announced this morning.
Wiggins joined Team Sky for its inaugural season in 2010 and in 2012 when he became the first British rider to win the Tour de France.
During his time with the squad he has claimed 23 victories. In 2013 he was knighted for his services to cycling.
Fans of Bradley Wiggins will want to tune in to BBC Radio 5 live at 8pm today for Mind of a Cyclist, in which Wiggins tells former Great Britain team-mate Victoria Pendleton about the psychology behind his rise to the top.
In excerpts from the interview on BBC Sport, Wiggins reveals details of his early life, and his psychological strategies for dealing with racing and training.
In his first major interview since taking over from David Brailsford as head of the GB cycling team, Shane Sutton has cast doubt on Bradley Wiggins' ability to make the track team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.