Sir Bradley Wiggins might be a velodrome legend but there's no fear factor among the New Zealand pursuit team ahead of their campaign at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Wiggins has won three Olympic track gold medals in individual and team pursuit and the 34-year-old will ride for England at the Commonwealth Games, after being dropped by his professional team Sky ahead of the Tour de France.
He's been brought in to prop up a flagging England pursuit team which under the Great Britain banner underperformed at the world champs in Colombia earlier this year where New Zealand finished third.
Wiggins has decided to concentrate on the track rather than the road programme.
But Bike NZ's high performance manager Mark Elliott believes the move may not be forward-thinking.
Elliott says the English are still relying on the old guard, while they have a young team that has been working well together.
Elliott says England may be hampered by Wiggins' lack of build-up on the track.
Wiggins won the 2012 Tour de France before winning the London Olympic time trial gold medal.