Bradley Wiggins: Targeting the Hour is easier than the Tour

2012 Tour de France champion says he now has the ability to hurt himself in training

Sir Bradley Wiggins believes preparing for his UCI Hour Record attempt in London this weekend is “easy money” compared to targeting the Tour de France.

Wiggins, who sought a Tour win in 2010 and 2011 with Team Sky before becoming the first Briton to achieve the feat the following year, will seek to break Alex Dowsett’s benchmark of 52.937 kilometres in the Lee Valley Velodrome at 6.30pm on Sunday, June 7.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.