London - Five-time Olympic champion cyclist Bradley Wiggins has abandoned plans to bid to row for Britain at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The 2012 Tour de France winner retired from cycling in December 2016
and flirted with the idea of rowing competitively, taking part in last
December's British Rowing Indoor Championships.
The 38-year-old told his eponymous Eurosport show: "I'm still
training most days with it, but I've decided I'm not going to the
Olympics because I've got too much other stuff to do.
"I need to give myself a break. I haven't got time to train three
times a day. To the level I want to do it to, it's a full-time job in
itself. There's too much going on."
Wiggins previously floated the possibility of going to a sixth
Olympics in Tokyo, when he will be 40, as a rower, although his lack of
experience and the timeframe meant that was always a challenging
He won a fifth Olympic gold in the men's team pursuit at Rio 2016 after returning to the track from the road.