Kristoff wins stage 1 of Abu Dhabi, concussion for Cavendish: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

February 22, 2018

Kristoff wins stage 1 of the Abu Dhabi Tour; Guardini, Ewan go close to victory in Abu Dhabi; Concussion diagnosis for Cavendish following early exit from Abu Dhabi Tour; Wiggins advises multiple world champion not to go to Team Sky; Riders’ association negotiates increased prizemoney from RCS Sport; Tweaks to Paris-Roubaix route unveiled, ASO confirms 29 sectors in all; CyclingTips Podcast: NAHBS predicts the future of bikes, plus a look at concussion tests; Video: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad teaser; Video: The system of winter transfers.

Wiggins advises multiple world champion not to go to Team Sky

by VeloClub

He was with Team Sky for several years, winning the Tour de France in 2012, but Bradley Wiggins appears not to have fond memories of the team. Speaking at the launch of his Team Wiggins squad in London on Tuesday, the Briton had advice for junior time trial and cyclocross world champion Tom Pidcock.

“Don’t go to Team Sky in the future, go somewhere else. They will ruin you,” he said, as reported by Cyclist.

The magazine interpreted the remark as being made in jest, but noted that other comments by Wiggins did appear to reflect negatively on the team. One example was talking about a more personable approach.

“We want to be a team who engages with the public, not hidden in a big, black bus behind screens,” he said. “Look at tonight, there are no ropes, you can engage with us.”

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