Bradley Wiggins: "Luke deserves it"

© PA Photos
Bradley Wiggins expresses his happiness at seeing his Team Sky teammate Luke Rowe win the opening stage of the Tour of Britain.

Bradley Wiggins has insisted that his fellow Team Sky rider Luke Rowe deserved to win the opening stage of the Tour of Britain.

Teammates Wiggins and Mark Cavendish had been tipped by many to take the victory from the route between Ipswich and the Norfolk County Showground earlier today.

However, the duo were forced to look on following crashes as 22-year-old Welshman Rowe claimed the headlines.

"After Cav went I overcooked the next corner and was off the front, then it was just Luke," Wiggins told reporters. "But we won, which was the main thing. It is great for Luke but unfortunate for Cav – he went down hard again.

"Luke deserves it. He has been knocking on the door all year, has had some third and fourth places. What a day to shine for him."

The second stage of the Tour gets underway tomorrow in Nottingham.

Mark Cavendish
Read Next:
Video: Cavendish's Tour of Britain crash
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account