Bradley Wiggins, who was the first Your de France winner from Britain, turned his attention to a new has now called quits. He recently revealed that he will not pursue his dream of indoor rowing at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Bradley Wiggins turned to indoor rowing after he retired from cycling in December 2016, but the five-time Olympic gold medalist says that he won’t be returning to his Tokyo team in 2020 due to time commitments.
Demanding a lot of time
38-year-old Wiggins revealed in a his podcast, Sir Bradley, that training for the Olympics demands a lot of time which he doesn’t have because of other important commitments. But the Olympic gold medalist still loves the sport and says that he trains for it almost every day.
However, the timing of the 2020 Olympics does not align with his other commitments, which is why he has decided to sit out of the Games this time around.
The 2012 Tour de France champion added that he has to train three times in a day for the Olympics, which leaves him no time for other things. It’s a full-time job and he needs to give himself a break every now and then, Wiggins said.
In 2017, Sir Bradley trained with the Olympic rowing champion James Cracknell and competed in the British Indoor Rowing Championships.
But the 38-year-old made the mistake of assuming that the race had false started which caused him to fall behind and finish 21st.