Sir Bradley Wiggins has suggested that he may continue racing into 2017, despite previously announcing that he would end his career at the Ghent Six-Day in mid-November.
Wiggins made the comment that he’d ‘love to still be part of cycling’ at the end of the London Six-Day track event on Sunday.
Commenting on his retirement and his performance at the London Six-Day (October 25-30), Wiggins said: “Do you know what, I’ve enjoyed it that much that I just don’t know at the moment.
“The Madison Sports Group who organise [the London Six-Day] have got big plans for this kind of thing, and I’d love to still be part of it in the future, you know it might forge a new career for me.
“I still love riding my bike and I love racing, and who wouldn’t want to come back after a week like this and the crowds like this, it’s been incredible really.”
The 2012 Tour de France winner and five-time Olympic gold medallist partnered with fellow Madison world champion Mark Cavendish at the London event, and the pair had been leading going into the last day on Sunday.
However, defending champions Moreno de Pauw and Kenny de Ketele of Belgium put in a strong performance to take the final victory.
Having last raced in the Tour of Britain in September, Wiggins said that he was unsure of his form going into the event and said he was disappointed yet pleased with second place.
“To finish second to them… it has been a good week all round for us really. I don’t think we expected to be in that position going into tonight, Mark coming off Abu Dhabi last week and I haven’t raced since the Tour of Britain, which was seven weeks ago now.
“Now we know where we’re at now, gaining confidence as the week’s gone on. We’ve got a couple of weeks fine-tuning before we go back to Ghent, which is kind of the Monaco Grand Prix of Six-Day racing.”
Wiggins has recently been at the centre of controversy after some of his medical records were published online by hacking group Fancy Bears. Wiggins’s therapeutic use exemption (TUE) certificates showed that he had injections of a corticosteroid triamcinolone prior to the 2011 and 2012 Tours de France and the 2013 Giro d’Italia.
UK Anti-Doping is also currently conducting an investigation into an allegation published by the Daily Mail that Wiggins’s doctor at Team Sky received a ‘mysterious medical package’ during the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné race in France.
Wiggins had been scheduled to ride in the Abu Dhabi Tour (October 20-23) for Team Wiggins, but withdrew to focus on preparing for the Six-Day races.