After an enjoyable day trip to Ischia, a British tourist waits for the ferry back to the Italian mainland.

After an enjoyable day trip to Ischia, a British tourist waits for the ferry back to the Italian mainland.

Photos from Stage 4 of the Tour of Oman via Lloyd Images / Muscat Municipality

Wiggins on stage after winning the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

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Bradley Wiggins rings the bell to start the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Bradley Wiggins rings the bell to start the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.

One for the tech nerds, Bradley Wiggins is training on a new bike ahead of the Olympics.
All bikes in the Olympics are subject to rules to keep manufacturers’ names and logos to a minimum but this bike has no labels at all. He normally rides a Pinarello but this is custom bike made for the British team.
Note the head tube that extends beyond the top tube
See the large stem and its strange shape
the frame has profiled tubing
the Zipp rims
If it’s visibly different, the position will be identical so Wiggins does not suffer any bio-mechanical differences after three weeks spent on the bike.

One for the tech nerds, Bradley Wiggins is training on a new bike ahead of the Olympics.

All bikes in the Olympics are subject to rules to keep manufacturers’ names and logos to a minimum but this bike has no labels at all. He normally rides a Pinarello but this is custom bike made for the British team.

  • Note the head tube that extends beyond the top tube
  • See the large stem and its strange shape
  • the frame has profiled tubing
  • the Zipp rims

If it’s visibly different, the position will be identical so Wiggins does not suffer any bio-mechanical differences after three weeks spent on the bike.

Bradley Wiggins as seen by Chenez, the cartoonist of L’Equipe

Bradley Wiggins as seen by Chenez, the cartoonist of L’Equipe

Bradley Wiggins

In the post-stage press conference Wiggins was asked what he thinks about people who point fingers at Team Sky and hint that he is doping.

Here’s his response:

"I say they’re just fucking wankers. I cannot be doing with people like that.

It justifies their own bone-idleness because they can’t ever imagine applying themselves to do anything in their lives.

It’s easy for them to sit under a pseudonym on Twitter and write that sort of shit, rather than get off their arses in their own lives and apply themselves and work hard at something and achieve something. And that’s ultimately it. Cunts.”

Thanks to Twitter’s @richardmoore73

L’Equipe’s headline about Bradley Wiggins, quoting him from yesterday’s post-race press conference. I doubt his home newspapers in Britain opted for the same title.

L’Equipe’s headline about Bradley Wiggins, quoting him from yesterday’s post-race press conference. I doubt his home newspapers in Britain opted for the same title.