Sir Bradley Wiggins has again hinted that he may shelve plans to retire after securing a dramatic victory alongside fellow Briton Mark Cavendish at the Ghent Six Day event.
The duo won a thrilling three-way battle against rivals Kenny de Ketele and Moreno De Pauw and Elia Viviani and Iljo Keisse in the hour-long Madison. With just five laps to go, Wiggins and Cavendish launched their, ultimately successful, victory bid.
Wiggins suggested in the summer after snaring his fifth Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro that Ghent, the city of his birth, would be the ideal swansong, although the 36-year-old appears reticent to call time on his career just yet.
“I’m not sure yet, I just want to enjoy this moment,” said Wiggins. “I have still got really good legs, so I don’t just want to say, ‘yeah, that’s 100 per cent it’ and then make an announcement next week. At the moment I just want to enjoy today.”
Wiggins, who won gold with Cavendish at the World Track Championships on London in March, did confirm it would be his last race with the Manxman. He added: “We’ve had an incredible 12 years and have achieved so much together. It’s been a pleasure.”