Bradley Wiggins confirms Tour of Britain was his last road race
Sep 12 2016 02:34 pm CET

Bradley Wiggins confirms Tour of Britain was his last road race

Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed that the 2016 Tour of Britain was his last competition in road race cycling and adds that after two pending track cycling events he will retire from the sport altogether.

After the final stage, Wiggins praised the public and the way they welcomed all the riders, but particularly the British.

"We've been so well received. Wherever we went in the country the public came out in their droves. And then to finish off in London today we saw the reception everyone got. And to get a good mate and another British winner in Steve Cummings," he said.

The rider also confessed in an interview with English TV channel ITV4 that he is very glad to leave cycling when the sport in his country is in a better shape than when he started, mentioning some of the current glories. "Chris Froome is probably the best grand-tour rider of his generation.

"You look at Mark Cavendish, what he has achieved with 30 stages of the Tour, the world (road race title), Milan-San Remo. He is up there with Tommy Simpson as our country’s best. And look at the season Steve Cummings has had. He has probably been the best British rider this year," he added.

Wiggins will still participate in the six days track events of London and Ghent and after that he will leave the bike professionally for good.

"Obviously there's the tradition of six days over the winter. As world champion now with Mark Cavendish we are going to finish off the season with the London six day and then ­for those who are aware of it, the historic Belgian six day in Ghent in November."
Photo of Bradley Wiggins (cropped) by morebyless - License: Cc-by 2.0



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