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Bradley Wiggins
Bradley Wiggins Great Britain

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Sport: Cycling
  • Height: 6'3" / 1.91m
  • Weight: 150 lbs / 68.0 kg
  • Born: 4/28/1990
  • Hometown: Eccleston, England
  • Career Highlights: A six-time Olympic medallist and three-time Olympic champion on the track, Great Britain’s Bradley Wiggins will be part of the team entering the road race and amongst the favourites for the road time trial just three days later. Bronze in the team pursuit at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 was Wiggins’ first taste of Olympic success, and he picked up three more Olympic medals in Athens four years later - a bronze in the madison, silver in the team pursuit and gold in the individual pursuit. Dominant in long-distance track cycling in the build-up to Beijing, he won World Championship individual and team pursuit golds in both 2007 and 2008 - setting a world record with the team in 2008 - as well as gold in the madison in 2008. Favourite going into the Beijing games, Wiggins won gold in both the individual and team events, earning him the CBE in the Queen’s honours list. However, the removal of the individual pursuit from the Olympic roster finalised a move away from the track and onto the road for Wiggins. A tenth-place finish in his first ever Tour de France in 2009 was bettered by a fourth-place finish in 2010 as part of Team Sky - the joint highest finish ever by a British rider. Team leader for Sky in the 2011 Tour, he was well-placed and tipped for a podium place until breaking his collar bone on the seventh stage. Winner of the final time trial in the Paris-Nice race in March 2012, Wiggins held on to win the stage race overall, becoming the first British winner since 1967 and setting his stall out ahead of the London games. Joined by Mark Cavendish at Sky for 2012, Wiggins will follow his attempt to win the Tour de France by joining the road team in London, before aiming to go one better than his silver at the 2011 World Championships in his main target at the Games, the time trial.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008
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