Tour De France First - Wiggins

Last updated : 22 September 2011 By Kev Monks

Bradley Wiggins has said that his priority will be the Tour De France rather than the London Olympics.

Some teams are being reported as not wanting their riders to enter the Olympics which comes just a week after Le Tour finishes on July 22nd in Paris.

Speaking to the BBC, Wiggins, who finished third in the La Vuelta six weeks  after crashing out of the Tour De France, said:"As big as the Olympics are, being in London, it's kind of 'been there, done that. "It would be crazy to not do the Tour but it will jeopardise the time trial."

"The Vuelta wasn't the main goal so it's not like I prepared for it like it was the Tour and everything had come perfect," said Wiggins who already has Gold, Silver and Bronze Olympic medals on the track.

"So it's not quite the same circumstances next year, when I'll be in the peak of my attention at the start of the Tour."

Whether Wiggins will ride on the road or the track in the games is yet to be announced. He said: "I'm getting pulled left and right from lots of different areas.

"The team pursuit want me, the road want me, Team Sky want me on the Tour. But my saving grace is that I've got one boss who is Dave Brailsford so I think that's also a nice position to be in.

"It's 100% the Tour and everything training towards it but then it's deciding what I do after, whether I go straight to the time trial and do the team pursuit or I just leave the time trial and aim for the pursuit.

"I've certainly got a chance to get a medal in London in the time trial but we've also got a strong chance of winning gold in the team pursuit."