“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team” - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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The team that wins a competition is not always the most talented but is the one that works the best together. Being a part of Team Wiggins is a huge privilege. Alongside Bradley Wiggins himself and Mark Cavendish is a huge honour and to learn from them is something any cyclist could hope for.
I’d say I get on with everyone in Team Wiggins, obviously I’m closer to some more than others. We are a good bunch and when all together have a really good laugh and a lot of banter. One of the people I’m closest to would be Steven Burke, we have a good ‘bromance’ going on and I’m happy I always beat him in the max power training (hopefully he’s reading this!).
Over Christmas and New Year I shared a nice penthouse with Mark Cavendish in Manchester. We were on the track together for a few months so he asked me to move in and keep him company. This was a really good experience, he’s been there and done that in almost every race in cycling, so I learned a lot. The was a time where he was in the same position as me so it was great to hear about how far he’s come. I invited him and his family to come to my parent’s house one night for dinner so it was nice to spend time with him in a non-professional environment as well.
We all work really well together and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Team Wiggins.
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Read more about Chris Latham and his cycling career here.