Great news for the fans of Bradley Wiggins- the 2012 Tour France champion won his 1st time-trial with rainbow jersey at the esteemed race of 3 Days of De Panne hosted at Belgium.
The brave heart braved a serious viral attack & antibiotics and pleased everybody once again with a spectacular victory.
The Sky leader fell ill after his race in Paris-Nice & doctors thought that the champion is down with shingles. He had to go through series of antibiotics and skip E3 Harelbeke & nothing could stop him from getting back to the top.
The Belgian race saw him back in his winning stature once again when he triumphed the 14.2km time-trial race in the De Panne coast. It marked Wiggo’s 1st victory this season since winning worlds at Spain last September & would be his final prime time-trial competition in rainbow stripes.
The victory peps him up in full glory as he is looking forward to Flanders Tour this April & Paris-Roubaix which is scheduled for next Sunday & would be his final race with team Sky.
“I was tad sick in the initial days of the last week”, stated the 2012 Tour France champion. “I thought that I am down with shingles. Thus, I had to skip E3 Harelbeke & I was highly into antibiotics. I was not feeling quite well on Sunday yet I feel that I have ridden in it during the past few days. But at present, I am certainly back on the track.”
Sir Wiggins won De Panne 2015 time trial championship by ten seconds over BMC Racing’s Stefan Kung and that was sufficient to get him to 3rd overall.
The 3-day stage racing included one split stage at the finale that was won by Alexander Kristoff from Katusha.