Cycling profile continues to grow in London

The profile of cycling in London looks set to grow further with the announcement that the capital is seeking to host the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, reports

Bradley Wiggins’ triumph in the Tour de France – he is the first Brit to win the iconic competition – has seen biking receive significant media coverage in the UK and there will be several cycling events taking place in the capital as part of the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer.

The way the profile of the sport is growing, there may be more interest in coverage of important events in the cycling calendar such as the UCI Track Cycling World Championships and the Olympic road race at home or at local event spaces.

Wiggins has received praise from all sorts of sources, including London Mayor Boris Johnson, who said: “Huge congratulations must go to Bradley Wiggins. His incredible determination, focus and will to win blew away the rest of the field and propelled this legendary Londoner to the summit of his sport.”

The 32-year-old cyclist went into the final round of the Tour de France with an almost “unassailable” lead, according to, thanks to an incredible performance in the time-trial on Saturday (July 21st). Wiggins can now turn his attention to the Olympics, at which he will compete in the men’s road race and individual time-trial.