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by Mark Zalewski
November 22, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: WADA Foundation Board approves recommendations, re-elects president; IOC proposes WADA code amendment banning serious offences; Wiggins talks future plans in odd interviews at Ghent Six Day; Grassroots racing on the UCI Continental Tours; Cancellara inducted into Laureus Academy; How Luke Rowe spends the off-season; Mathew Hayman given special edition bike for Roubaix win; Behind the scenes of NBC’s Tour de France coverage; Mathieu van der Poel rode home after cancelled Koksijde; Wout van Aert fits in a sand skills section; Amateur riding the Tour de France ahead of the pros; Michele Scarponi’s off-season training partner; Cavendish shows off his dance moves.
After winning the Ghent Six Day event with partner Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins answered questions from the media — with some answers in serious fashion and others not so much. While he confirmed he will be turning his attention to Team Wiggins, he did not rule out racing again in the future.
“I’m going to go and become a journalist for the Daily Mail,” Wiggins joked. “No I’m not, I’m not a c***.”
“What am I going to do? I have a team which is about inspiring young lads and I have some really talented ones coming through. I really want to try and help them and develop the next champions who’ll come here and race and win in the future.”
When asked about his previous hints that this might not be his last professional race he said, “I don’t know. I’m just going to enjoy the moment. I’ve got to be realistic. Much as my heart wants to, my head is saying no.”
“I wouldn’t like to come back next year and not win and not be strong. At some point you’ve got to stop and say this is it and I think for sure this is my last Ghent six, 18 years since my first, 13 years since my last win here. It’s been a bloody good innings.”
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