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"I don't want to be like Dave B [Dave Brailsford] that's for sure," Wiggins joked.

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26.08.2016 @ 04:29 Posted by Renaud Breban

Bradley Wiggins has taljed to Cyclingnews about his future plans. The Brit who won his fifth gold medal with victory in the men's team pursuit at tge 2016 Olympics, has decided to turn the WIGGINS squad into a leading force in the development of U23 riders.

 

"The future of the team is developing under 23 riders and moving them on," he explained. "Most teams, when they start, say 'we want to be at the Tour de France in five years', and most fall by the wayside. We don't want to be at the Tour de France. I'm sick to death of the Tour de France." 

 

The former Tour de France winner wants  bring a lot of British riders to the elite ranks. He wants to copy the example of Axel Merckx and the Axeon youth team in the US. "Why don't we bring riders on, educate them so there's no doubt about doping, give them a good time doing it, and without all the pressure of winning races for a huge commercial company."

 

"I don't want to be like Dave B [Dave Brailsford] that's for sure," Wiggins said. "I'll be myself really and for me as a person, that will rub off on the team. I was always fighting at Team Sky, against the system or what I felt was the system, about key messaging and not being able to be yourself and not being able to have any personality. I just thought it was a constant battle to try and be yourself. What I want at this team is for people to be themselves and to have a personality. As long as they're nice, they don't swear and they represent what I'm about, then I'll encourage them to be themselves. That's ultimately what draws people in – not just the same old clichés about this, that and the other. We don't have any key messaging."

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