Wiggins left open the chance that he could continue to race after all, but made it clear that this would be the last time he would race alongside the Manxman.
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Known for showing his emotions, Cavendish choked up when hearing Wiggins’s speech, but was able to make one of his own.
Highlights from the win
This video shows the closing laps of the Ghent Six. Wiggins attacks before slinging Cavendish into the race to cross the line ahead of their rivals.
The win was loudly cheered by the crowd, with the Belgian home fans clearly happy enough for the British pair to take the victory.
Cyclists take part in latest craze
Performing a long-winded series of attempts at the ‘Mannequin Challenge’, these riders spent their day in Canaria in a strange array of poses.
To be fair though, some are quite clever and very well executed.
Ascending a waterfall with some battery assistance
Now here to stay, e-bikes are growing in popularity on and off road. Here one is put the the test as the riders ascends a waterfall, with the battery power giving the extra watts needed on the steeper sections.
Crowds are what counts
Lining the Wall of Kigali, a cobbled climb that would be ideally suited to deciding the following year’s rainbow jersey wearer, the crowds are clearly having a great time and – in contrast to some of those who line mountain passes – they aren’t hindering the riders.
Rwanda’s budget may not be enough to entice the UCI, but if the governing body wants a World Champs with a bit of life and plenty of spectators perhaps it’s time to start looking to Africa.
Good luck getting those wheels true
This isn’t the first video featuring someone taking a completely unsuitable bike to a trail centre, but it is still pretty good.
As expected, the bike takes a hammering and probably won’t be much use for going to the shops, as it was made to do.