Monthly Archives: August 2012
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that Bradley Wiggins won gold in cycling for the men's time trial.
Wiggins beat German, Tony Martin, by being 42 seconds faster. He has now beaten Sir Steve Redgrave for having the most Olympic medals, seven in all four of which are gold.
It turns out that in the run up to the Tour de France, Wiggins put his bike on rollers and spent weeks in his garden shed, training. This followed a painful end to 2011 following a crash which resulted in a broken collar bone.
He admits that this was no substitute for his time training in Mallorca:
“It's good to have the chance to train in real heat on the climbs as opposed to being sat in my garden shed with the heaters on full trying to replicate it.”
After winning Gold, Wiggins waded into the debate about cycling helmets, saying:
“Ultimately, if you get knocked off and you don't have a helmet on, then you can't argue. You can get