Speaking after today's sentencing, Mr Richardson spoke of his struggle to put his life back together since the crash.
"Mentally, it's put me off, but I can overcome that. I'd be back on the road tomorrow if I could," he said.
"I physically haven't got the strength to hold myself up and actually ride a road bike.
"More than anything, I'm struggling because of how much it's affected my family."
The man who knocked down gold medal-winning Paralympic cyclist Simon Richardson has been jailed at Cardiff Crown Court.
Edward Adams, a farmer from Cowbridge, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and disqualified from driving for five years.
The trial - which took place at Newport Crown Court - heard how he was more than double the drink-drive limit at the time and driving with chronically bad eye-sight
Double gold-medallist Mr Richardson, from Porthcawl, was training for the Paralympics when he was hit by Adams' van in August last year.
The injuries he suffered in the crash meant he has been unable to compete in London this year.