Sir Bradley Wiggins remains confident he can claim a fifth Olympic gold in Rio 2016 despite being beaten into silver by reigning Commonwealth champions Australia in Glasgow.

The England quartet of Ed Clancy, Andy Tennant, Steven Burke and Wiggins were able to claim silver on day one of the Games, but were overwhelmed by an Australian team led by the fearsome Jack Bobridge.

Wiggins' return to track cycling is with the Rio games in mind and though the team which are expected to race for Great Britain in two years time were dominated by the Aussies, the 34 year old is confident of a reverse.

"[I'm] disappointed but in hindsight we'll look back at this as a starting point for us now for the next two years and Rio is the goal and we'll work back from that," the 2012 Tour de France winner said.

"It takes four people to be on par and we've all had such different preparation this year. There are a lot of positives to take from it. We've got work to do.

"I've certainly answered the question over whether I can still do it or not but I think there is a lot more room for improvement but as I say that's going to take a lot more dedication to the track.

"We were all at different levels and the strategy was that if I could go longer and take the strain off, because we've all had different preparation. That is what team pursuiting is all about.

"It's not going to be easy and we've got our work cut out because Australia set the standard once again but we've been in this position before and it's not a bad position to be in.

"We've done two world class rides there after four weeks together so I think we'll be there [at Olympic standard]."