Why are the GB pursuit squad not wearing socks?

Bradley Wiggins and the rest of the team pursuit squad rode to victory at the European Track Championships in Switzerland not wearing socks

Great Britain in the 2015 European Track Championships

(Image credit: Watson)

The British quartet of Bradley Wiggins, Andy Tennant, Jon Dibben and Owain Doull rode around the 250m track 16 times in an impressive in 3-55.243 to not only beat the Swiss team but also make a statement ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

It wasn't just a statement of intent, there was also a somewhat controversial fashion statement…. they won without wearing socks.

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