20 Aug 2013

Wiggins back on track for the Olympics

5:56 am on 20 August 2013

Last year's Tour de France winner, Britain's Bradley Wiggins is planning a return to the track ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Wiggins made history last year when he became the first Briton to win the sport's greatest stage race, but he has since been surpassed by compatriot and Sky teammate Chris Froome, who triumphed on the Tour this year.

33 year old Wiggins says he can't challenge Froome for the Team Sky leadership, so he'll now set his sights on adding to his four Olympic gold medals.

But he's not taking for granted his selection in Britain's track cycling team for Rio.

In the meantime, he'll continue road racing until 2015, giving himself 18 months to prepare for the Olympics.

Wiggins missed the defence of his Tour de France crown this year due to injury and illness.