Sir Bradley Wiggins hints at delaying retirement after 'final' UK race


Following his second-place finish at the London Six Day alongside Mark Cavendish, the five-time Olympic Gold medallist Bradley Wiggins hinted that he is considering extending his career beyond the mid-November Six Day event in Ghent, which he had previously announced as his final race.

Speaking after what was supposed to be Wiggins' final 'British' race, he said: "I've enjoyed it that much, I just don't know at the moment. I'd love to still be part of it in the future. I still love riding my bike, I love racing. 

"Who wouldn't want to come back, with a week like this and the crowds like this? It's been incredible." 


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Wiggins and Cavendish finished second in the event, behind the Belgian pairing of Kenny de Ketele and Moreno de Pauw, which began on Tuesday. 

He also semi-joked that "money talks" when asked about a possible extension of his career in 2017.

Discussing what he might do after his retirement, Wiggins also added: "I might get a job in Tesco, stacking shelves. Just getting back to a bit of normality."

Following the race, Wiggins declined to speak to the media, instead choosing to address the crowd directly.

It is widely believed Wiggins refused to speak to the media because of accusations made in relation to a possible doping scandal, which Wiggins has vehemently protested.

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Hackers released data from the World Anti-Doping Agency showing Wiggins had received three therapeutic treatments involving triamcinolone - a banned substance.

The cyclist has claimed the drugs are for a long-standing asthma condition and has been open and cooperative in investigations surrounding the issue. 

The cyclist's final scheduled career race will begin in the city of his birth Ghent on November 15.

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