Team Sky keen to retain Wiggins

Team Sky want to keep Sir Bradley Wiggins despite the rider’s comments that he is “done” with road racing.

The Briton, 34, says he wants to focus on the track in an attempt to win gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

But Sir Dave Brailsford, who runs the Team Sky road outfit, hopes there is a way of keeping Wiggins involved.

“That’s what we are discussing at the moment, to try to see if we can find this ideal scenario for Rio,” Brailsford told BBC Sport.

Wiggins

won a silver medal on the track at the Commonwealth Games

in Glasgow on Thursday.

It was the latest accomplishment in a career that has brought the Englishman four Olympic golds and a historic victory in the 2012 Tour de France, the first by a Briton in the prestigious race.

But hours after being beaten by Australia in the team pursuit, Wiggins said he was done with road racing, telling the BBC: “I’ve bled it dry.”

He also said that road racing was “quite cut-throat”, adding: “The track feels more like a family and a closer-knit group of people.”

More to follow.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/commonwealth-games/28485228

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