British cycling star Sir Bradley Wiggins plans to add a women’s team to run alongside the current men’s Wiggins team, starting in 2018.
The five-time Olympic champion wants to form a women’s under-23 team to support up-and-coming talent.
“I want [Team Wiggins] to become the world’s best under 23 team, the best feeder team in the world to the pro ranks,” the 36-year-old told CyclingWeekly. “The next step by 2018 will be to have a women’s under 23 team running alongside that.”
Wiggins had previously financially backed the women’s Wiggle-Honda team through his Bradley Wiggins Foundation, but the effort was short-lived and began winding down in 2015.
At that time Wiggins helped form the eponymous men’s development team at the start of the 2015 season with which he hopes to find and develop the future stars of cycling. The latter has seen a lot of success particularly on the track where various world titles were earned and, most recently, team members Wiggins, Steven Burke, Owian Doull were part of Team GB team that won Olympic gold in the pursuit team last week.
We hope something comes of these new plans!