Wiggins looking good for Tour

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins is in the form of his life as he goes into the most important summer of his sporting career. The Olympic gold medallist on the track has already shown he is a formidable competitor on the road.

He followed up his win in the Paris to Nice race by winning the Tour of Romandie in Switzerland, and will be one of the favourites when the Tour De France begins in July.

Writing in The Guardian Wiggins highglighted his new power in the sprint finishes, that has taken him up a level this season. "The difference is that before I never had a winning mentality for those kind of sprints," he wrote. "It's always been about the general classification, but now I'm starting to think like a winner in that sort of finale."

The tough training regime is redoubled as the Tour gets closer. "The plan for now to June is to total about 100,000m of climbing, I'm up to about 60,000m now, and there's another camp to go before I ride the Dauphiné Libéré stage race at the start of June.

Wiggins knows that the vagaries of form and injury mean that you have to seize your opportunities while you can, and he may never have a better chance of winning the Tour. "There actually isn't that much time left, seven or eight weeks," he wrote. "In terms of training, it's not a long time. I'm pretty much there, it's just a matter of finding the last one or two per cent which is what will make the difference.”

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