Bradley Wiggins: No time to celebrate with Mark Cavendish after Madison win

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he hasn't seen Mark Cavendish since shortly after winning the Madison together at the Track World Championships in London, as the two quickly went their separate ways

Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish win the Madison, Track World Championships 2016
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Sir Bradley Wiggins revealed there was no big celebration after winning the Madison with Mark Cavendish at the Track World Championships in London this month, and that the two haven’t seen each other since shortly after the race.

“I haven’t seen Mark since,” Wiggins told Cycling Weekly at the launch of a new 46-mile route for the RideLondon mass participation sportive.

“We did all the stuff in the middle [of the track, media duties and the podium ceremony] and he had to go off.

"I went to dope control, by the time I got back to the hotel he had left because he had to be on a seven o’clock flight the next morning to Italy. It was just sort of a bit strange.”

The duo’s victory in the event was the last of the championships, and saw them repeat a feat they first achieved together eight years before in Manchester in 2008.

The pair fought to gain a lap on the field, and managed to secure the win in emphatic style, despite Cavendish crashing late in the race.

The Tour de France winner described their reunion at the time as “like Barack Obama, over eight years we’ve had a good term in presidency”.

However, rather than celebrate into the night, the two quickly went their separate ways.

“By the time I had left this building [Lee Valley Velodrome] everyone had gone, by the time I got to the hotel everyone had gone. Even the British team everyone had gone,” Wiggins laughed.

“There was no big celebration with everyone together, it was just bizarre.”

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