Wiggins keen to compete

Bradley Wiggins has reportedly expressed his desire to compete in 2014 Tour France with his old squad Team Sky. The 33-year-old cycling hero has declared to take up any role offered to him by Sky to take part in Tour France.

The 2012 Tour France was the first Brit ever to claim the coveted champion jersey at the most prestigious cycling event of the world. He followed up the heroic feat with a time trial gold medal at London Olympics.

However, last year was frustrating for Wiggins given his serious chest infection that compelled him to withdraw his name from Giro. Besides, it was his bad knee injury that barred him from defending his Tour France title last year that went to the rider’s Sky mate Chris Froome.

Froome’s win at the Tour de France last year led to a bad dispute over the role of leadership in Sky and even resulted in a tension between the two riders who were the best of mates once.

However, Wiggins has lately confirmed that he is ready to ride along Froome, in Tour France, regardless of the role offered to him. The 2014 Tour de France is scheduled to commence from Yorkshire this July

“I wish to get back at Tour France, to get back to my squad, irrespective of the capacity conferred on to me by Sky. I want to ride along the defending champ Chris”, stated Wiggins. “2 Brit winners at the championship starting in UK seems to bring quite an amazing experience for all of us.”

Wiggins is also enthusiastic to take part in California Tour that will start before Tour France, in May.

“I am looking forward to perform really well this season”, added in the former Tour de France champion.

Wiggins set for World Championships

Sir Bradley Wiggins, the Olympic champ, thinks that gaining a stone in weight would improve his scopes in World Championships in Florence next month. Earlier, the 33 year old rider missed Tour de France because of a knee injury. But, later he made a really impressive return with a win in the thirty-seven kilometers time trial at Tour of Poland.

Bradley Wiggins told that carrying extra weight is real hard, but if one gets in a time trial and he won by a minute, it really pays off. Sir Bradley is taking part in the 56.8 kilo-meter time trial on 25th September on Tuesday. Continue reading “Wiggins set for World Championships”

Wiggins Set To Rewrite The History Books

The sport of cycling is all set to host the two major events. First comes the famous Giro and a few days later the world renowned Tour de France. There are a very few number of cyclist who have achieved winning both the grand tours in a single year.

This history was last achieved by Marco Pantani in the year 1998. As the current season reaches the start of Giro there is a high amount of speculations regarding Wiggins from team sky. He reportedly is believed to be ready to get his names written in the history books. There is a much of the hype created by every experts of the game. They believe that Wiggins is the man to win the double in the same season for sure. If this happens then he will be only the eight riders in the world ever to achieve this in a single year.

The double of Giro and tour de France has been achieved 12 times by 7 different riders. This was first done by Fausto Coppi in the year 1949. Wiggins himself stated that winning a single grand tour is very difficult and winning two in the same season will be a tough job to perform. He also added saying that he is taking single race at a time. At present his main aim is to win the Giro and then he will be thinking about the famous tour de France. This will surely be one of the highlight of the season. It will be one of the things to watch in the season. As speculation regarding winning both the tours at the same year rises every year but the rider falls flat down. Now it will be fun to see whether Wiggins from team Sky will be able to achieve this historical mark in his carrier or not.