Team Sky play down Bradley Wiggins's Ghent-Wevelgem withdrawal

A tough day in which 160 riders abandoned the race won't hamper Wiggins in his big aim of winning Paris-Roubaix, says Sky sports director

Bradley Wiggins chases on stage six of the 2015 Paris-Nice

(Image credit: Watson)

Bradley Wiggins's ride towards Paris-Roubaix hit a roadblock over the weekend when high winds forced him to abandon the Ghent-Wevelgem classic as it cut through northern France.

The Team Sky rider was using the race as a build up in race conditions to Paris-Roubaix on April 12. The gusts off the North Sea, reported as up to 80kph, forced him and many others to an early finish.

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