In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van der Poel and Cant win in Essen; Van der Poel and Ferrand-Prevot win at Druivencross; Rafal Majka aiming for Tour de France top-five in 2018; Ilnur Zakarin eyeing off Tour podium; Geraint Thomas to consider other offers after 2018; Davide Rebellin to be racing at 50? “Why not? It’s possible”; Albert Timmer retires from pro cycling; Marcel Kittel allowed to wear Katusha kit for team presentation; Updated kit for Canyon-SRAM in 2018; Wiggins 21st in indoor rowing debut; Peter Sagan’s message to the people of California.
Van der Poel and PFP star in Belgium; Kittel’s Katusha kit: Daily News Digest
Sir Bradley Wiggins certainly hasn’t taken the easy approach to retirement. The 2012 Tour de France winner first tried his hand at ski jumping (breaking his leg in the process), and has since been focused on rowing. There’d been talk of Wiggins competing for Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics, but those chances appear to have taken something of a hit after his debut at the British Indoor Rowing Championships on Saturday.
Wiggins finished the 2km event in 6 minutes 22.5 seconds, a respectable effort but one that put him in 21st place and 20 seconds off his goal time. Wiggins stopped rowing at one point during the trial after thinking a PA announcement was directed at the group he was in.
Huge disappointment today! Upon hearing a call in the background, I thought the race had false started so I put my oar down. School boy error but hey we live and learn as my plan was a 6.02. Really fantastic experience to race with the GB lads and lasses. Looking forward to coming back next year 12 months stronger! ????????
The Telegraph reports that Wiggins would need a time of roughly 6:05 in order to be considered to race on the water for Great Britain.
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