Trott keen to learn from Wiggins at World Championships


Laura Trott may be a two-time Olympic gold medallist and have five world track titles to her name but she still gets star struck by British Cycling team-mate Bradley Wiggins.

The pair are part of Team GB's squad for the upcoming UCI Track World Championships in London, where Wiggins will compete in the madison with Mark Cavendish while Trott is looking for gold in the team pursuit and omnium.

Wiggins is back on the track after focusing his time on road racing over the past couple of years, the 35-year-old claiming the Tour de France yellow jersey in 2012.

Such is his standing in the sport, Trott says she is revelling in having Wiggins around the track team and hopes to learn from him as their Rio 2016 preparations begin in earnest.

"I really like having him [Wiggins] around, and I guess it kind of just helps the programme," she told Omnisport.

"With them [Wiggins and Cavendish] on the team it's a bit more rider led I guess. They know what they want and they are not afraid to voice it I guess, which helps the whole programme. 

"And for me to be riding alongside, obviously I don't know them really well, they've only been around for a year, but having Brad on the team just seems crazy to me. To be on the same team as him kind of seams surreal. 

"Obviously I have ridden with Sir Chris [Hoy] and Victoria Pendleton before, but he's just in a different league. He's won the Tour de France and it's just great having him around. 

"And he doesn't mind you questioning stuff. I was quite intrigued to know what he preferred, like did he prefer the road, did he prefer the track, what gold medal means more because he has got gold medals all over the place and I think that is great even for a rider like me.

"People will be like 'Oh, you are already at the top of your game what does it matter to you' but you do idolise them and it is great to have somebody like that on your team because you want to strive to achieve things they have already achieved."