Wiggins looking to break Olympic record

But says: "I don't feel proud to be a professional cyclist"

Bradley Wiggins said he didn't contest the world time trial championships because he was "physically and mentally tired from the Tour and I was pissed off with the whole sport".

In a column published in UK newspaper The Guardian, the 26 year-old British rider makes it very clear which side he takes regarding the Floyd Landis case. "I was really angry with Floyd Landis when he tested positive for testosterone. I was pleased with my own Tour, but that was ruined by having him test positive when I was part of the race as well," Wiggins wrote.

"It's now three months after the Tour started and no more has come out since Strasbourg at the end of June. We don't know the 52 names on the list. Nothing has happened since the Tour. Landis is positive and may or may not get off. It's a farce."

Wiggins is now focused on defending his Olympic pursuit crown, and wants to break his own Olympic record set in Athens, which he achieved in a qualifying run. "I'll be looking to get under the Olympic record and that will mean doing about 4min 14sec for the 4km," he wrote, with a date set for October 4.

"When I go to Europe and race and see the winner on the podium with everyone wondering if he is positive or not, I don't feel proud to be a professional cyclist," said Wiggins. "It's what I wanted to do as a kid, but I don't feel proud to wear the kit.

"I wear the British team jersey with far more pride. I'd much rather win the Olympics than the yellow jersey in the Tour. That doesn't mean I won't try to win the Tour de France prologue, but my sights are on Beijing."

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