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"I’m very confident in the group we’ve got. Brad coming in has strengthened that group, but it doesn’t by any means guarantee him a place."

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BRADLEY WIGGINS

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04.08.2015 @ 11:27 Posted by Renaud Breban

Bradley Wiggins is currently in preparation to be a the top for next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. But according to Cyclingnews, Great Britain director Shane Sutton told the former Tour de France winner is not guaranteed a place in team pursuit line-up. 

 

"Do I think Brad can make it? Yes, of course I do. Is it a given? No. He’s going to have to work for it because I’m very confident in the group we’ve got. Brad coming in has strengthened that group, but it doesn’t by any means guarantee him a place", Sutton explained.

 

Wiggins will have to train very hard to deserve a selection in the Great Britain’s line-up. "There are no guarantees that he will get selection for the team pursuit because we’ve got an incredibly strong squad. We’ve got medal experience with Ed [Clancy], Burkey [Steven Burke] and Andy Tennant, who was the fifth member of the squad in London. What they are doing right now is making sure that they will be at their absolute best."

 

Without competition during a long time is a harm according to Sutton. "It’s not easy if you step away for a long time. These guys are popping around in 3-55s and 3-56s. You’ve always got concerns with the technical side," said Sutton. "But in Brad’s case you won’t have any concerns at all. He’s got all of the tools in the box to do the job. It’s just a matter of enhancing certain ones."

 

 

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