ON AIR DAVE GOULDEN

Madonna: HolidayiTunes

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Wiggins Plays Down Tour De France Podium Chances

Wiggins Plays Down Tour De France Podium Chances

(Updated 11:06am 1st July 2011)


5:08pm 30th June 2011

Bradley Wiggins says he feels in perfect shape for this year's Tour de France, but is playing down his chances of a podium finish.  

Having finished an impressive fourth behind Alberto Contador, Andy Schleck and Lance Armstrong in 2009, Wiggins slumped to a disappointing 24th-place finish at last year's Tour.

The 31-year-old knows there was high expectation of a podium spot and this year he is trying to distance himself from any pre-race hype.

That's despite a recent win at the Dauphine Libere race.

"I was written off after last year's race and I'm back in the limelight all of a sudden," he said at Team Sky's news conference. 

"It's not about convincing anyone or convincing the fans. 

"I think I've done what I've done until now, and the results speak for themselves.

"I'm certainly as ready as I've ever been before for a Tour de France. I've learned a lot of lessons from last year, (I) come with a lot more experience."



Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox


Sky News LogoThis article © Sky News.

dorset business directory

Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Wessex fm Disco, Quiz & Race Nights!

New Car Stickers

New Car Stickers

Grab your new localised stickers today!

Dorset Webcams

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Advertising

Advertising

Find out how to grow your business with us

island community action

Trending in Dorset

New Town Clerk for Weymouth announced

Jane Biscombe takes up the role full time in January.

Teenagers to see powerful road safety presentation

It will be delivered to 5,500 Year 11 students in Dorset.

Dorset County Hospital offers reassurance over A&E

DCH will continue to offer the same emergency care to people in West Dorset.

Weymouth shop supervisor 'Braves the shave'

Rebekka Pritchard did it in memory of her grandfather and to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Fundraiser launched for new ultrasound machine at Dorset County Hospital

It will help the respiratory team diagnose patients more efficiently.

More news...