Ed Clancy today vowed he would never “chase the dollar” and ruled out pursuing Tour de France glory.
The double Olympic gold medalist admitted he is tempted to switch, but is not prepared to sacrifice his track success.
Chris Froome’s victory this summer came after Bradley Wiggins became the first British winner in 45 years in 2012.
But Clancy will instead focus his efforts on adding to his Olympic haul at Rio 2016. “British Cycling is on to a good thing; it’s worth pursuing what I’m good at rather than chasing a bit of dollar and glamour,” said Clancy, who won team pursuit gold and omnium bronze at London 2012.
“I’m not a rich man, but I make enough to pay the bills.
“I want medals. If I said a flat no to thinking about it, it would be a lie.
“It looks very glamorous from the outside, but I’d just rather keep doing what I’m doing.”
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