With the Spring Classics in full swing, the last place you'd expect to find Olympic and world champions Bradley Wiggins and Luke Roberts is on the track - and especially not on Good Friday. But that's where these two track riders turned road pros were on this particularly holy Friday for the traditional Good Friday track meeting in the UK.
Cofidis' recent signing (Wiggins) and CSC's Australian flier were both competing in a busy schedule of racing that saw them race the Ed Taylor points race, the ten minute pursuit, the BPA Derny-paced race, the Neovite Elimination race and the SCCU Golden Wheel scratch race. Roberts took two seconds and two thirds, while Wiggins scored two wins (in the pursuit and the derny-paced), and an eighth.
The pair are extremely well-accomplished track riders, both having Olympic and world championship titles in the teams pursuit to their credit. For both riders the traditional holiday meeting gave them the chance to get some quality miles in the legs before the next phase of season 2006 begins and the hectic run of grand tours starts.