Great Britain’s road cycling team isn’t big enough for both Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins. Normally you would encourage the backing of the younger rider, especially when he wins the Tour de France.
I believe, however, that if Wiggins was in the race and he had team backing then he would have done exactly what Froome did but better.
It seems within the British team at the moment that a team performance always collates to individual victory within the team.
But this is when one star man is in the team.
It’s the team collection that has gone missing ever since the two all-stars joined forces. With the team behind just one of these riders, they experienced success, but these issues don’t happen on track cycling.
The velodrome, real entertainment to the viewers eyes. Events such as team pursuits bring out the best in a team and its always Team GB that excel in these events as well as providing stand out individuals such as Laura Trott and Geraint Thomas.
Its also the point that performers like Mark Cavendish can compete in both track and road cycling, out of all British cyclists he definitely gets the largest backing for what he has achieved and what he still can achieve – he is such a talent.
Does competing in both bring a larger picture to road and track cycling? No – they are two very different kinds of cycling in my eyes, the talent is there for Britain, and that is visible as seen by medals, trophies and jerseys won by British riders but the track cyclists should teach the road cyclists a lesson.
Teamwork will get you far.
- British cycling team manager slams star names after miserable Road World Championships performance (dailyrecord.co.uk)
- Froome out of World Road Race event (bbc.co.uk)
- Why GB cyclists flopped in Florence (theguardian.com)
- British riders have ‘no excuses’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins ‘lacked spirit’ says GB coach Rod Ellingworth after road world championship failure (metro.co.uk)