Bradley Wiggins confirms he is out of running to row at Tokyo 2020
Sir Bradley Wiggins has revealed he will not be pursuing his dream of rowing at the Olympics. Wiggins was the first ever British Tour de France winner and was chasing a career as a rower, aiming for a spot at Tokyo 2020.
Speaking on the most recent episode of The Bradley Wiggins Show, Wiggins said he had given up on his Olympic return. When asked by co-host Adam Green whether he was back to the rowing, Wiggins replied “No”.
He added: “I’m still training every day but I’ve decided I’m not going for the Olympics. I’ve got too much other stuff to do and I need to give myself a break. I just haven’t got time to train three times day. To the level I want to do it to, it’s a full-time job.”
After training with Olympic champion James Cracknell, Sir Bradley competed in the British Indoor Rowing Championships in 2017. After hearing an instruction to the adjacent competition he nearly stopped but was way off the pace of winner Adam Neil.
Wiggins has been training with a Tideway Scullers composite and competed against Cracknell at the Vets Head. Cracknell’s Molesey crew won the event.