Wiggins’ ambition to tackle the hour record was sparked when the UCI changed their regulations to allow any endurance race-legal track bike to be used for the event.
Multiple world and Olympic pursuit medallist Wiggins, therefore, would be an obvious candidate for a bash at the prestigious hour.
Suggestions he will be returning to the track for the Rio 2016 Olympics refuse to dampen, and smashing the 60-minute record could be the perfect way to announce a switch back to the boards.
The UCI, certainly, will hope the record is broken by a big-name rider to reinstate some interest in one of the sport’s most prestigious marks.
He is certainly talented and experienced enough to take it on, should he decide to, and it could pave the way for an intriguing few years of battles between Tony Martin, Fabian Cancellara and himself.