Bradley Wiggins gains over 11kg as he prepares for Olympic team pursuit

Sir Brad posts photo of scales showing his current weight versus that in 2014

Bradley Wiggins in his UCI Hour Record attempt in 2015

(Image credit: Watson)

Sir Bradley Wiggins has gained over 11 kilograms in weight in the past 18 months as he heads towards the 2016 Olympic Games in August.

This is no Christmas weight gain fuelled by mince pies and turkey, but a carefully calculated change in physique to build muscle to cope with the demands of the team pursuit.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.