Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

July 1, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Boels-Dolmans wins opening team time trial at Giro Rosa; Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation announces anti-doping measures for Tour de France; Quintana: ‘The biggest rival is still Chris Froome’; Cavendish: ‘Sometimes following the right wheel is enough for winning’; Dan Martin: ‘I’m very optimistic about my chances’; Froome extends with Team Sky through 2020; Fuglsang extends with Astana through 2019; Bardet, Latour, Naesen extend with Ag2r La Mondiale through 2020; Trek, Specialized launch new road framesets on eve of Tour de France; Coryn Rivera extends with Team Sunweb through 2021; Wiggins hopes to compete in rowing at 2020 Olympics; Lance Armstrong launches daily Tour de France podcast.

Wiggins hopes to compete in rowing at 2020 Olympics

by CyclingTips

Though he’s retired from cycling, five-time Olympic gold medalist, UCI Hour Record holder and 2012 Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins has his eye on a return to Olympic competition — in rowing.

Wiggins, 37, told The Daily Mail that he’s been rowing extensively, working with friend and former Olympic champion rower James Cracknell. Wiggins said that his times are at an elite level and that he will be competing at the British Rowing Indoor Championships in December, opening the door for the possibility of a spot on Great Britain’s 2020 Olympic team.

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‘I took up rowing when I retired just to keep fit, but my numbers started getting quite good so I’ve started taking it up professionally now and getting coached seven days a week,” Wiggins said at a corporate event in Manchester. “I’m doing the British Championships in December, and I’m going to see how far I can take it, maybe a sixth Olympic gold?

“I don’t know how far I’m going to take it. At the moment I’m just doing it because it’s like ‘ooh yeah, a chance to go to another Olympics. I might be being a bit delusional but the times suggest I’m not, and at the end of the day I quite like times — that’s the basis of everything I’ve trained for over the years: if you can produce this number for this amount of time, you will win. I’m actually not that far [off]. So if I train for 18 months flat out, will I get there? Why not?”

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