Wiggins hails Leeds legacy

Bradley Wiggins arrives in Roundhay Park. (Picture: Simon Hulme)
Bradley Wiggins arrives in Roundhay Park. (Picture: Simon Hulme)
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CYCLING superstar Sir Bradley Wiggins hailed the Wakefield to Leeds route for producing the biggest crowd of this weekend’s three-day Tour De Yorkshire and quipped: “It’s surprising people still come out to watch us wallies riding around,” writes Lee Sobot.

The four-time Olympic gold medallist used what was probably his last ever road race as a build-up towards next month’s bid to break fellow Brit Alex Dowsett’s new hour record.

The 2012 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year winner finished yesterday’s final stage in 42nd – and 59th overall – but had a resounding winning feeling about the city of Leeds. Wiggins beamed: “The crowds were incredible, again, and it was probably the best of the three days. It’s surprising that people still come out to watch us bunch of wallies riding around, even though it’s not the Tour. It’s fantastic.

“The success of the event, if it continues, would be a legacy to the Tour last year. The crowds are fantastic. It’s just a shame they couldn’t make Yorkshire a bit flatter!”

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