Sir Bradley Wiggins has made it clear that he wants to race on the track at the 2016 Olympic Games, so should he quit road cycling?
After being left out of the Tour de France this year Wiggins decided to race at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where he picked up a silver medal in the team pursuit but he made it clear how disappointed he was to be left out of the Tour.
Wiggins won the Tour in 2012 but after the success of team-mate Chris Froome last year he has found himself taking a back seat role at Team Sky and this is clearly not what he wants.
Wiggins must concentrate on track cycling
In some ways I think Wiggins should just quit road cycling and concentrate on track cycling because if he wants to race in Rio he will need to concentrate on that rather than on Team Sky.
A lot of teams will not let the former Tour de France Champion ride at Rio because they will want him at the major road races such as the Tour and the Vuelta a Espana.
In my eyes the Brit will have to choose between the road and the track and I think he will go for the track. Wiggins has already stated that track cycling feels more like home and after all his disagreements with Team Sky I think it is time for him to go.
Road cycling career at an end?
His contract runs out at the end of this year and unless he can find a team that is willing to let him ride in Rio I think he will quit road cycling.
Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford has admitted that he will try his hardest to keep Wiggins at Sky and is looking for ways to incorporate the Olympics but whether that his possible I don't know.
However Wiggins could keep his road cycling career alive by joining another team. Wiggins wants to be a team leader again and Orica-GreenEDGE have openly said in the past that they are looking for a leader to win them Grand Tours and they would let Wiggins ride in the Olympics.
I think this would be the right move for Wiggins. It would be a shame to see him giving up road cycling as he is one of the best riders in the world but as long as he stays at Team Sky he will always be Chris Froome's number two.
I would like to see him lead another team as he's still good enough to win major races.
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