Sir Bradley Wiggins determined to enjoy 'final race' at Ghent Six Day

Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish

Sir Bradley Wiggins says nothing will ruin what might be the final race of his career after a successful opening day of the Ghent Six Day event.

The five-time Olympic champion is in a share of third place with Rio silver medallist Mark Cavendish.

Wiggins, who was born in the Belgian city, had expected the exhibition event to be his professional farewell.

But after last month’s London Six Day the 36-year-old hinted he could be tempted to race there again next year.

Since winning his fifth gold medal in Rio, the first British winner of the Tour de France has found himself under scrutiny for his use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs), while UK Sport are also investigating allegations of wrongdoing in the sport.

However, Wiggins has insisted he is in shape for the Belgian event, which runs until Sunday.

“I’ve trained hard for this, you know? I’ve been looking forward to it, I really have,” he told the Daily Telegraph.