Ben Wiggins (left) finished 24.78 seconds behind Australia’s Oscar Chamberlain (centre) UCI Cycling World Championships 2023 Hosts: Glasgow and across Scotland Dates: 3-13 August Coverage: Watch live across BBC TV and iPlayer, with 200 hours of live streams on the BBC’s digital platforms Great Britain’s Ben Wiggins says he "backed up the hype" by winning silver at the Cycling World Championships in Scotland on Friday.
The 18-year-old son of five-time Olympic champion Sir Bradley finished second to Australia’s Oscar Chamberlain in the men’s junior time trial.
And his Tour de France-winning father, 43, was in Stirling to watch the latest success in his son’s burgeoning career.
"Winning a medal at my first Worlds, it can’t get much better," Wiggins said.
The teenager hopes to earn a world champion’s rainbow jersey in the future.
"I’m sure there’ll be more opportunities to get that, so I can’t complain today," he added.
Wiggins is a European champion on the track, winning the points race last year, and this May won the Trophee Centre Morbihan Nations Cup road race in France. Watch recap: Tarling wins bronze as Evenepoel takes gold GB’s Tarling wins surprise Worlds time trial bronze He was forced to pull out of last Saturday’s junior road race in Glasgow – but in the 22.8km time trial, he finished 24.78 seconds behind Chamberlain, who took gold in 28 minutes 29.62 seconds."This has been my main goal all year, with lots of steps to it," said Wiggins."I was disappointed after the road race but if you’d […]