/ Wiggo to leave road at end of 2014 season for the track
So that's that then!
Nice one, Wiggo - look forward to your farewell tour up and down Skipton High Street!
He loses lots of weight to become grand tour winner, he wins GT TT's and Olympic gold TT at that weight against Tony Martin, Cancellara etc. he then announces he has put on 8kgs to be in with more of a chance of winning worlds TT, what's all that about ?
>"what's all that about ?"
He can't be @rsed. It's hard work to keep in the sort of shape you need to be in to win a grand tour. He'd done it for a few years, been luckiy enough to have pulled off a win, is now financially secure and is happy to go train on the track in Manchester and go home and play football with his kids of an evening. I can't really blame him.
Neither Martin or Cancellara were anywhere near their best form in the races Brad won last year - Martin in particular will be tough to beat this year.
Agree except that its really unfair to say he can't be @rsed. He's reaching the end of a great career and can no longer justify the self-sacrifice and time away from his family. But who knows, he might still put in the hours in Manchester and win another medal in Rio
I race chippers at an unbelievably mediocre standard and making the decision every October on whether I want to be competitive in April is a massive decision to me so god knows what it's like for someone like Brad who has the previous season to live up to.
Being a family man and winning bike races are not compatible.
Yes - I know he's earning millions and the most I've ever won is a case of wine, cheese and saucisson but I think I know what he's going through each winter.
> Agree except that its really unfair to say he can't be @rsed. He's reaching the end of a great career and can no longer justify the self-sacrifice and time away from his family. But who knows, he might still put in the hours in Manchester and win another medal in Rio
He's about the most down to earth superstar I've every seen. He doesn't pretend to be anything he isn't and will quite happily admit to his failings.
The other poster who used the term "lucky enough to win" needs to get an effing reality check.
Elsewhere on the site
I am Matthew Phillips, I'm nearly 14 and I was born without my right arm below the elbow. I started climbing at taster... Read more
Hot Aches Productions premiered their latest film Redemption: The James Pearson Story at Kendal Mountain Festival on... Read more
Atom Series: Synthetic insulated mid layers AR: All-Round. Significantly warmer and more protective than a fleece hoody, this... Read more
2012 saw the release of the beautiful first volume of definitive Yorkshire Gritstone climbing, produced by the YMC with Robin... Read more
Nikwax’s uncompromising environmental ethos has once again been recognised and rewarded by a trusted authority in... Read more