Wiggins takes centre stage today
August 1, 2012 08:47 am
Team GB’s Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins will be back in action in the Time Trial tomorrow at Hampton Court as he looks to put the disappointment of Saturday's road race behind him.
Wiggins’ superb time trialling abilities were what effectively sealed him the yellow jersey from Team Sky and GB teammate Chris Froome, who will also be challenging for a podium today on the 44km course.
While there were negative tactics employed by many of the teams during the road race, no such issues will arise today and Wiggins is expected to perform well, particularly with reigning Olympic Champion Fabian Cancellara still a doubt after crashing out of the race at the weekend.
The Women’s time trial starts proceedings today as 29-year-old Londoner Emma Pooley will be looking to go one better on the 29km course than the Silver medal she claimed in Beijing.
Rowing... the medals beckon
Both the Team GB men’s and women’s rowing teams will get their first chances at medals on the waters of Dorney Lake today with the finals of the women’s pair and quadruple skull and also the men’s Eight.
While Greg Searle’s men’s Eight found themselves through to the final via the Repechage, both the women’s pair of Helen Glover and Heather Stanning breezed into the final in imperious form as did the women’s quadruple skulls.
Despite qualifying through the repechage, the men’s Eight team have been growing in confidence and power after they narrowly missed out on automatic qualification by half a length to Germany.
Other medal hopefuls...
Richard Hounslow runs in the Men’s Canoe Slalom K1 semi-finals as he looks to go one better than his teammate David Florence.
The Kayaker qualified in 11th place to make it through to the semis, but his second run showed noticeable signs of improvement as he got to grips with the tricky course at Lee Valley.