Brailsford sets Wiggins agenda

Bradley Wiggins may have just become the first British rider to win the Tour de France but Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford believes that there is still room for improvement (Wiggins 5/1 third favourite to win next year).

Wiggins has enjoyed a fantastic year to date, winning the Paris-Nice, Tour de Romandie stage races as well as retaining his Dauphine title before holding the yellow jersey for 13 days in the big one to top the Tour podium.

The victory represented a huge success for Team Sky as well as they won the Tour two years ahead of schedule but Brailsford is determined that no-one should rest on their laurels.

“When guys win first gold medals there always tends to be a dip (in performance),” Brailsford said.

“He can still get better. It’s down to Bradley’s desire and commitment which will be within.

“If he stays intrinsically driven towards doing the Tour there is no reason why not because physically he can do it again.

“It’s more about his desire. I will put money on it that he will stay as focused and driven as he is.”

There is no immediate let-up for Wiggins as he will firstly try to help Mark Cavendish justify 11/10 favouritism to win the Olympic Road Race on Saturday before he goes for gold in the Olympic Individual Time Trial (Wiggins 10/11 favourite).

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