Bradley Wiggins not yet retired, named to British cycling team

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Bradley Wiggins hasn’t decided if he’s retiring, so British Cycling placed him on its national track team for 2017.

“Bradley Wiggins is continuing to consider the direction of his future,” British Cycling said Thursday. “We are happy to give him the flexibility to allow him to do that.”

Wiggins, 36, was expected to retire at the end of 2016 after earning his eighth Olympic medal in Rio, breaking his tie for most Olympic medals by a Brit with fellow cyclist Chris Hoy.

But Wiggins left the door open to continue racing, individually at least, after winning a six-day team track event with Mark Cavendish in his birthplace of Ghent, Belgium, on Nov. 20.

“This will be the last time we race together, for sure, maybe not my last, individually,” Wiggins said then.

Wiggins, who in 2012 became the first Brit to win the Tour de France, has not raced on the road since spring 2015.

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