Wiggins targets final Team Sky triumph before Rio 2016 bid

05 January 2015 / 12:32

Sir Bradley Wiggins is aiming for one last hurrah in Team Sky colours at this year’s Paris-Roubaix before switching his attention to securing his place for Rio 2016.

The 34-year-old’s previous deal with Team Sky expired last week but he has now signed a contract extension that will see him ride with the outfit until the end of April.

It means he will contest a sixth season with the team, with his final race being the iconic Paris-Roubaix one-day classic on April 12.

Back in 2012, Wiggins became the first British rider to win the Tour de France before quickly swapping Team Sky colours for those of Team GB, winning the London 2012 time trial to become Great Britain’s most decorated Olympian ever.

His current Olympic gold medal haul stands at four with the cyclist admitting his aim is to bow out on a high with another on the track in Rio – although for now his short-term focus remains on the road.

"I’ve been with Team Sky from the start,” Wiggins said in a Team Sky statement. “I’ve had some amazing experiences during that time and I hope there are a few more to come.

“Sky’s investment in cycling, and this team in particular, has helped change the cycling landscape in the UK and I’m proud to have played a part in that story.

"Paris-Roubaix is a special race for me and I’m determined to give it another go in Team Sky colours.

“It’s one of the toughest races in the calendar and my aim is to improve on my ninth-place finish last year. After that I can focus fully on preparing for the Rio Olympics in 2016."

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