Wiggins 'may switch events' over ticket fiasco
Fri, 24 Jun 09:43:00 2011
Bradley Wiggins is considering switching events at the Olympics so that his entire family will have a chance to see him in action at the Games.
The triple Olympic medallist labelled Locog's ticketing strategy "a shambles", claiming he might switch his focus from the team pursuit on the track - one of the most popular sessions in the first round of sales - to the road race time trial because that event is free to watch and his whole family could see him compete.
Locog will guarantee every athlete two tickets for each session in which they compete - the first time this has been done in Olympic history - but the 31-year-old wants his whole family to be able to see him perform on home soil.
"I think, as most of the public feels, that the ticket allocation process is a bit of a shambles," said Team Sky rider Wiggins.
"I'd love to have my family there. I grew up in London and would love to have my mum and everyone there watching me but you know that's the way it is I suppose."
News Team Sky