Wiggo sidelined?

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Red Light, 13 Aug 2012.

  1. Red Light

    Red Light Guest

    After all the excitement when Wiggo won his time trial and overtook Steve Redgrave as the most decorated British Olympian, he seems to have sunk without trace. Last night Chris Hoy had assumed the most decorated mantle and Wiggo had a very low profile in last night and today's press coverage of the Olympics. Is it because he conducted the National Anthem rather than cry on the podium? Is it the furore he kicked off in the media about helmets that distracted from the next day's Olympics? He seems to have sunk without much trace from the public conciousness at the moment to be replace by Chris, Mo and Jessica.
     
  2. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

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    Does it matter?
     
  3. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    WGAF
     
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  4. If I was Wiggo, I would be quite happy with that.....
     
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  5. Markymark

    Markymark Guest

    Having never been in the position, it's difficult to tell, but I would imagine that soemone who doesn't court the media isn't always an interest to the media.
     
  6. RoyPSB

    RoyPSB Well-Known Member

    He's a family man and doesn't crave celebrity or the limelight. I heard he was on hols with his family. I'd say he's bloody well earned that too.
     
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    Red Light

    Red Light Guest

    Not really but lots here were clamouring for Sir Brad and SPOTY for him which are fading into the distance at the moment. And it will matter when it comes to dividing up the newly announced funding between the different disciplines.
     
  8. psmiffy

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    Im not sure that is true - but then again I dont read Hello or the tabloids - since they all got their medals and the media coverage immediately following that I not read much of any of them
     
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  9. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    from what ive heard him say ,i would imagine it suits him down to the ground
     
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  10. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

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    :troll: Red Light, even you can do better than that
     
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  11. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    I'm not sure he can. Although maybe if he really makes an effort, he will be in with a chance by Rio 2016...
     
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  12. Bodhbh

    Bodhbh Veteran

    I can think of better ways to sink without a trace than to appear on the front of all the papers sat on a gold throne.

    (and last I read he was on the lash with the stone roses and half of led zepplin).
     
  13. byegad

    byegad Legendary Member

    Location:
    NE England
    I suspect he doesn't give a stuff. He deplores the instant 'fame for **** all' society so will not play the media's silly games.

    I much admire the sentiment and the man.
     
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  14. Alun

    Alun Guru

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    Yes, he's put in a good shift over the last couple of months. He's probably polishing up his Lambretta and listening to Paul Weller for the time being.
     
  15. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

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    Funding is means tested so it won't make any difference to him personally.

    You're wrong anyway. Just ask the Royal Mail - of all their special stamps for the GB gold medal winners, whose do you suppose has sold more than anyone else's? I'll give you one guess.

    Hoy has got a lot of coverage because he's a media whore and he's been putting himself about a lot.

    d.
     
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