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Sutton: Powerful British team ready to deliver at Worlds

Shane Sutton believes Great Britain is primed and ready to deliver medal success at next week's road cycling World Championships  in Spain. 

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Countdown to Rio: Summer sports week in review

Tiffany Porter made sure to end a successful season on a high as she broke Jessica Ennis-Hill’s British 100m hurdles record on the way to silver...

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Wiggins satisfied with third in Tour of Britain defence

Sir Bradley Wiggins couldn’t quite retain his Tour of Britain title but insists he gave a good account of himself in trying to defend it as he f...

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Wiggins eyes up strong finish to 2014 Tour of Britain

Sir Bradley Wiggins insists he is eyeing up a strong finish to the 2014 Tour of Britain, even if he concedes that the chance of holding onto his...

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Wiggins admits another Tour of Britain title is unlikely

Sir Bradley Wiggins admitted his Tour of Britain title hopes are looking slim after Michal Kwiatkowski seized the race lead by stealing a stunni...

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 1 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Beijing 2008
  • 2 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Athens 2004
  • 1 Gold
  • 1 Silver
  • 1 Bronze
Sydney 2000
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 1 Bronze

Biography

Bradley Wiggins established himself as one of the world’s finest track endurance riders by collecting six Olympic medals across three Games, including individual pursuit gold at Athens 2004 and individual pursuit gold and team pursuit gold at Beijing 2008. He also has six world track titles to his name but after Beijing, and after the removal of the individual pursuit from the Olympic schedule,

he switched his attentions to the road and in 2009 he finished fourth in the Tour de France – matching Robert Millar’s best ever finish in the race by a Brit.

In 2009 he was awarded a CBE and in 2010 he joined Team Sky and while the Tour de France didn’t go to plan that year, he looked in excellent shape in 2011 before he broke his collarbone early on in the race. He recovered to finish third in the Vuelta a Espana later that year.

At the 2011 World Championships in Copenhagen, Wiggins played an instrumental role in helping Mark Cavendish to road race gold, while he also won time trial silver and he will contest both events in London.

In 2012 he has won both the Paris-Nice and the Tour de Romandie and he successfully defended his Critérium du Dauphiné title, becoming the only cyclist in history to win all three races in the same season. He began the Tour de France among the favourites for victory.

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London Wiggins won gold in the individual time trial.