Celebrated track cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins has decided to give next week’s Volta a Catalunya in order to take a climb specific training for better performance in the future. The 33 year old cyclist has decided to not compete in the seven day Spanish race which he initially decided to participate in for the support if Chris Froome. But he was advised by his Team sky coaches to skip it for the extensive training routine in the mountains.
The press reports believed that Bradley Wiggins will be playing the part of Froome’s climbing domestique at the Volta, and will be nursing him back to the bottom once they have peeled off. But he was persuaded by his Team Sky coach Tim Kerrison to opt out of the tournament and take part in the block of training which has been quite beneficial for the veteran.
Bradley Wiggins is rumoured to return in order to compete in the Paris-Roubaix which will be held on April 13, the California Tour in May and also the Tour De France and Criterium du Dauphine later in the year. The training is specially designed to make him ready for the extensive season which lies ahead.
The Volta a Catalunya will be held in the Catalan part of Spain from March 24th to March 30th. The race will feature nearly all the major names and is guaranteed to be a major success. The organizers have expressed their regret on the matter of withdrawal by Wiggins, but it is believed that it will not be affecting the popularity of the renowned race. The race is considered quite challenging by the cyclists because of the tricky roads and also the weather conditions, and as a result, the organizers can trying to make sure that the quality is maintained in the preparations.