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by Mark Zalewski
December 2, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Chris Froome to start his 2017 season in Australia at Cadel’s Race and the Sun Tour; Gaimon begins retirement by hunting banned rider’s Strava KOMs; Paddy Bevin on his WorldTour debut: ‘I took a bit of a beating’; UCI and Wanda Sports sign partnership to transform cycling in China; Shane Sutton on short list for Cycling Australia high performance director job; Tom Veelers announced retirement due to ongoing knee injury; Why not Froome as BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year?; Peter Sagan Wins Velo D’Or; Hayman backs Matthews’ team move for green jersey aspirations; Wiggins listed on British Cycling’s 2017 podium programme; Cylance Pro Cycling names men’s roster; No Grand Départ for Portsmouth in 2019, but hopes for a future bid; Controversy brewing over grant for Irish government head’s cycling club; Colombian cycling photographer Horacio Gil Ochoa.
It seems the idea that Bradley Wiggins might compete beyond his planned retirement at the Ghent Six Day event last month might have some feasbility, as the Olympic and World Champion has been named named in British Cycling’s podium programme for 2017.
Victory for Bradley Wiggins in the derny race finale.
Riders on the list receive support from British Cycling with the goal of winning medals at the next Olympic Games. British Cycling has said it would support him if he decided to postpone his planned retirement.
“Bradley Wiggins is continuing to consider the direction of his future. We are happy to give him the flexibility to allow him to do that,” a spokesperson said.
Wiggins had previously said that he will not race in the 2020 Tokyo Games. He also had long planned for the Ghent race to be his last, but had already hinted at not retiring well before while racing the London Six Day event and restated the possibility while racing in Ghent.
He and his Madison partner Mark Cavendish, who was also named on the list, went on to win the Ghent event.
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