Wiggins planning to be ready for anything at Paris-Roubaix

2012 Tour de France winner says his top 10 finish in the 2014 Hell of the North will provide valuable experience as he tries to win his first classic

Bradley Wiggins in the 2014 Paris-Roubaix

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Sir Bradley Wiggins says that the experience he gained in his ninth place finish at the 2014 Paris-Roubaix will give "invaluable experience" for the coming season's race and that he and his team will need to "plan for all eventualities" in their bid to win the race.

Having extended his contract until the mid-season with Team Sky, Wiggins looks to be basing his last months with the team around taking victory at the Hell of the North, and the Tour de France 2012 winner concedes he was surprised about how well he performed on last year's 257km course.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).