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by Mark Zalewski
January 4, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Ewan, Allen victorious on stage 3 of the Bay Crits; Scandolara, Bibby win overall; Clearing obstacles: Kaitie Antonneau’s journey from depression to self-acceptance; Thomas Dekker’s former manager alleges extortion in lawsuit; Belgian cyclocross championship course controversy; Niels Albert responds sharply to course modification furor; Laurens Sweeck questionable for Belgian championships; Talansky breaks thumb in training crash; Porte to headline BMC’s Tour Down Under squad; Paris-Nice unveils 2017 course; Wiggins joins winter sports-based reality TV show; Dutch cycling beer coming to Tour Down Under; Video: Aqua Blue Sport Pro Cycling; Jens Voigt ‘Everests’ Teufelsberg Hill for charity.
Recently retired pro Bradley Wiggins is wasting no time in finding ways to occupy his time, joining the reality TV celebrity skiing competition “The Jump.”
“Skiing is a big passion of mine, it was a mix of that and the other committed names this year that made me want to sign up,” Wiggins told The Guardian. “Major retiring Olympians such as Sir Steve Redgrave have also trod this path, I see this as a sporting challenge and want to go out there and win it. Just don’t call me a celebrity.”
The show is a six-week competition with 14 participants taking on various challenges in snow sports.
However, The Guardian pointed out that just last year Wiggins was critical of retired athletes going the same route.
“You don’t want to become just this pointless celebrity who’s here, there and everywhere, going on Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook. I don’t want to become a captain on Question Of Sport and go on every week playing the fool.”
Click through to read more at The Guardian.