Sir Bradley Wiggins had a stellar 2012. The pro cyclist was the first to win Olympic gold and the Tour de France in the same year, exploits that earned the now-34-year-old Belgiun-born talent the title of “Sir” and propelled him into some elite company.
After an up-and-down 2013 that saw him take home silver in the time trial at the world championship but struggle through the Giro d'Italia and miss the Tour de France with a knee injury, Wiggins is prepared to take on the world again in 2014. He talked to us about his favorite gym exercise, the value of video, and why it's essential to pretend the summit is just a bit further than you'd like it to be.
Get Fitted For Your Bike
I see so many people with their bikes improperly set up, whether their saddles are too low or their reach is too short or too long. That really impacts the contact points on the bike, particularly where your shoes meet the peddles. It's like driving a car with the seat too far forward. Putting in the time and effort to get your bike properly fit to your body is essential. Then you're halfway there. If you're going to suffer for an hour, you need to be in a comfortable position so you can relax as much as possible. There are simple ways to adjust the bike yourself. You can find them online or bring it to a shop for a quick fix.
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