I got it spot on, says victorious Wiggins
Bradley Wiggins tells Ned Boulting how he carried out his plan perfectly in winning the individual time trial on Stage 9 - his first-ever Tour de France stage win.
"I am good at those time trials and pace judgement," Wiggins said.
"I know what it's all about. I got it spot on today, I didn't let the whole moment get to me, the noise coming off the ramp was incredible. It's moments like that you've got to keep your cool and obviously I've had a crash course with the Olympic Games and things like that.
"It was fantastic today, I felt great out there, it was flowing, I had Sean [Yates] in my ear the whole time giving me information and I was just concentrating, very businesslike, just concentrating on the job ahead. It's another day down after a couple of really tough days."
Asked if that was one of the defining rides of his career, Wiggins added: "I'm incredibly proud of what I did on the track, that's my business card if you like ... I've been at this a long time now and it's moments like that that perhaps you win the Tour, keeping your cool.
"Everyone said I'd lost it yesterday in that press conference, I wasn't, I was just speaking my mind, and that's how I felt, I make no apologies for it other than the language. I love this race, I love this sport, and it's moments like that [winning Stage 9] that make the hard work worthwhile."
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