Double Olympic champion Geraint Thomas believes gold in Rio would be the perfect end to Sir Bradley Wiggins’ illustrious career.
With seven Olympic medals, four Commonwealth Games silvers and a Tour de France title to boot, Wiggins is arguably the country’s most iconic cyclist.
After spending plenty of time on the road Wiggins has now set his attentions firmly on the boards and further track titles at Rio 2016 - last year's Commonwealth Games team pursuit silver a sign of his intentions.
And Welshman Thomas thinks success for the 35-year-old would be a fitting way to say goodbye to a legend of the sport.
“Brad’s obviously gone back to the track now and he’ll want to win and he’ll be determined as ever,” said Thomas, who will compete at this weekend’s Revolution Series – the first time he has competed back at the London 2012 velodrome since winning his second Olympic team pursuit gold there three years ago.
“I’m sure he’ll commit to that and fight for his place with the other boys. Hopefully they’ll deliver in Rio.
“There’s two Brads really, there’s the confident, joking Brad and then the quiet, comes down to dinner with his hat on and then goes away. When he’s in good form and confident, he’s good to be around.
“Brad started on the track so to close his career on the track as well is a fitting end as well. If they go to Rio and they end up winning, there will be no better way to hang up his wheels.”
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