Opinion: I think almost everyone in his position cares about the opinion of others. It's his legacy (he said something similar in an interview).Joachim said:I don't think Wiggins is at all bothered. About anything really. TdF Champion, Olympic TT champion, fukloads of Gold medals, some other race wins. Pretty impressive palmares for somebody with little natural self-belief.
Opinion: I'd say he looks absolutely uncomfortable and is tripping up all the time. His last week statements about the TdF and the Giro were just another example of retractions and evasions.But, as things go, he looks totally relaxed and open.
But for him I hope you are right. I wish him the best.