Wiggins wants Olympic gold in the Rio velodrome
BRADLEY WIGGINS will retire from road racing after one more season before returning to the velodrome with the goal of adding to his gold medal haul at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
"I'm going to continue to the next Olympics and try for a fifth gold," the 33-year-old Briton said. "That's the plan.
"Having lost weight and muscle the last few years I wouldn't be able to walk back into that team pursuit squad, so I'm not taking anything for granted, but I am working towards that.
"It would be nice to finish the career with another Olympic gold."
The Team Sky rider was unable to defend his 2012 Tour de France title due to injury, with compatriot Chris Froome winning a second title for the British team in his absence.
Wiggins had previously indicated he may never compete in the Tour again, but he said yesterday that he would like to ride it one more time, if selected, and was willing to play second fiddle to Froome.
"I don't mind admitting that Chris is probably a better Grand Tour rider than me," Wiggins said.
"He is a much better climber, he can time-trial well.
"He has age on his side, he has no kids, that's fine.
"If Chris wants to, he could potentially win five Tours now.
"So if I want to win another Tour, I'd probably have to leave the team.
"I love this team. This is my home, I'm not going to go, 'I want to be the leader still, so I'm off'."
Wiggins won six Olympic track medals, including three golds, before switching to the road after the 2008 Olympics.
He won an individual time-trial gold at the London Olympics last year, after his Tour de France success.