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Bradley Wiggins gains over 11kg as he prepares for Olympic team pursuit

Bradley Wiggins gains over 11kg as he prepares for Olympic team pursuit

Bradley Wiggins in his UCI Hour Record attempt in 2015 Sir Bradley Wiggins has gained over 11 kilograms in weight in the past 18 months as he heads towards the 2016 Olympic Games in August.

This is no Christmas weight gain fuelled by mince pies and turkey, but a carefully calculated change in physique to build muscle to cope with the demands of the team pursuit.

The 35-year-old posted a photo on Instagram on Saturday of his weight readout, comparing it to one he says was taken during the Tour of California in May 2014, which he won overall . His current weight is 83.2kg compared to 71.75kg in May 2014, a difference of 11.45kg.

“2.1.2016 v’s 12.05.2014 at the my last G.C win at the Amgen Tour of California. 7 months hard work in the gym with the help of a great team at British Cycling making gains for the Team Pursuit,” said Wiggins.

Wiggins is well known for his ability to change his physiology in order to adapt to differing cycling challenges, something which has helped him claim seven Olympic medals – four of them gold – and become the first British rider to win the Tour de France .

Wiggins weighed […]

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