'A big ask' for Bradley Wiggins to make Rio 2016 team, according to Sutton

British Cycling's technical director Shane Sutton says Bradley Wiggins' selection for Rio 2016 will be dependent on his times on the track

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Shane Sutton admits it’s a ‘big ask’ for Sir Bradley Wiggins to make the British team for Rio 2016, but says again that the star's return to the track is a boost to the team.

British Cycling’s technical director told the Telegraph’s Tom Cary that Wiggins is currently being judged on his performance in the 2008 games, since when the Brits have knocked more than four seconds off their time.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.