23rd Jul 2012 9:06am | By TDF correspondent
Britain’s latest sporting champion, Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins, won’t be hitting the bottle to celebrate his victory, instead immediately turning his focus on winning Olympic gold.
Should the 32-year-old secure victory in the London 2012 men's road race and/ or the individual time trial, he’ll certainly enjoy the sweet taste of success via a cold beer or three. For now, though, he’s firmly focussed on the next two weeks.
“It's a little weird to leave Paris without a party because it would be nice to spend time with the team and really enjoy it.,” the BBC reported Wiggins as saying.
“Everything turns to the Olympics and I'll be out on the bike on Monday. I've got an Olympic time trial to try and win.”
He told the Telegraph it was “gold or nothing” for him now.
"That's the way I'm treating the next nine days, “ said Wiggins, who, with six, is equal with Sir Steve Redgrave as the Brit with the most Olympic medals.
"I can't sit and say I'll be happy with a silver, or happy with a bronze."
The three-time Olympic track champion finished the Tour de France three minutes and 21 seconds ahead of compatriot Chris Froome, with Italian Vincenzo Nibali third.
“It's hard to take it in as it happens," Wiggins said of the final stage around the streets of Paris. "Every lap of the Champs-Elysees was goose-pimple stuff."
He said the British support as he raced around the French capital spurred him on.
"It was close to what it was like at the Olympics in Athens when I was coming into the home straight," he said. "It's that kind of feeling. It's phenomenal. You couldn't fail to hear it."
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