It's a shambles: Olympic cyclist Bradley Wiggins considers changing event

Olympic cyclist Bradley Wiggins is considering riding in the cycling road time trial so his family can watch him in action - because they missed out in the ballot.

Today, as the remaining 2.3million seats went on sale at 6am, the website crashed under the weight of traffic as thousands tried to snap up the passes.

Fans who were unsuccessful in the ballot have a ten-day first come, first served opportunity to secure their place at the games next summer.
Bradley Wiggins, 31, was one of 1.2million people to miss out on tickets entirely in the first round ballot.
With the cycling events completely sold out, the three-time gold medalist's family will be forced to watch him in action on the television.
As an Olympic athlete he is entitled to only two tickets for friends or family.
Wiggins, who had planned to race solely on the track as part of the team pursuit squad, wants to take part in the cycling road time trial because the event is free to attend - and relatives will be able to go.

He said: 'As most of the public feels, I think the ticket allocation is a shambles. Growing up in London you imagine your family would be able to watch you riding for gold in the velodrome but that wasn't to be.

 

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