Bradley Wiggins’ Olympics rowing bid hits rocks on indoor debut

• Sir Bradley Wiggins finished 21st in the 2km event at Indoor Championships
• The ex-cyclist finished well over his six minute and five second target

Five-time Olympic cycling champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has been backed to try again after his rowing debut ended in disappointment.

The 37-year-old, who retired from cycling in December 2016, was competing in the elite men’s two-kilometres event at the British Rowing Indoor Championships at the LeeValley Velodrome. Wiggins has previously floated the possibility of going to a sixth Olympics, but this time as a rower at Tokyo 2020, when he will be 40.

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