Sky News Update: Wiggins Closes In On Win
Sky new update: Sir Bradley Wiggins who races for Team Sky in competitive cycling has not yet won, but is close to winning the Tour of Britain.
Sky News Update
Team Sky rider Sir Bradley Wiggins is yet to win the Tour of Britain despite having successfully negotiated the toughest stage of the tour so far. The Sky rider who won the Tour de France in 2012 fended off attacks from other riders including the likes of Daniel Martin and Nairo Quintana, during the double ascent of Caerphilly Mountain.
Wiggins finished in a comfortable seventh out of the fifteen riders who were contesting the stage win; the winner of the stage was Irishman Sam Bennett. As usual there are hazards to each stage the Sky team races in. The problems can be a minor as a puncture or as dangerous as serious illness or a crash which can rarely result in death. These events can occur at any point in time however if Sir Bradley Wiggins stays in good shape there are very few chances for his competitors, Martin Garmin, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger to name a few, to dislodge him from his leading position.
The best chance for Sky’s yellow jersey rider to be knocked off top will be the hilltop finish at Haytor on Dartmoor, however Wiggins would have to be isolated with no support from his impressive team for his title chances to be under any pressure.
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Sky had very clear tactics in yesterday’s stage during both ascents of Caerphilly. Sir Bradley Wiggins rode in a very familiar style to those who watched the Tour de France last year. By biding his time he allowed for the climbers to race themselves and speed away. With the help of his team mates he maintained a constant pace and took control of the race by surpassing the climbers as they faded higher up the mountain. Wiggins is one of the only racers to currently concede that it is not adrenaline which is needed, during difficult situations, to win.
It is instead a cool, clear head which will win as it is nearly impossible to counteract the logical thinking while be fuelled by adrenaline and making quick, rash decisions. Team Sky will now have an easier journey delivering Wiggins to the finish line as the yellow jersey with the hardest stage out of the way. Wiggins now has to keep a steady pace and make sure that none of his competitors take too much time out of him in these closing stages. It is possible for Sky to lose this Tour of Britain however Wiggins currently looks like a tough nut to crack.
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