Sir Bradley Wiggins

Wiggins In Yellow Jersey. Photo: Laurie Beylier

Wiggins In Yellow Jersey. Photo: Laurie Beylier

Born 28 April 1980 in Belgium, Sir Bradley Wiggins found his love for cycling at a young age. His father was an endurance biker and Wiggins began cycling when he was small. He competed in minor races throughout his teens and won his first Olympic medal in the 2010 Sydney Games at just 20 years old.

Tour de France Yellow jersey

Yellow Jersey, Photo: Robin McConnell

2012

2012 was an iconic year for Wiggins. Apart from being the fist British cyclist to win the Tour De France, he was also awarded BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, and he shined at the London Olympics. There, he won his fourth gold medal, bringing his Olympic medal tally to seven.

Bradley Wiggins: My Time

To learn more about Sir Bradley Wiggins and his personal story, buy his book, My Time, by clicking here.

Bradley Wiggins Tour de France

Bradley Wiggins 2012 Tour de France winner Photo EEPaul

The Bradley Wiggins Foundation

Also in 2012, Wiggins founded The Bradley Wiggins Foundation. Click here for more information about the Foundation.

Knighthood

Because of these victories and his overwhelming contribution to British cycling, he was awarded knighthood in 2013 at Buckingham Palace. Although the decorated athlete is used to being in the spotlight, in an interview with Sky News, he said, ‘I really can’t remember a thing she said or I said. I was nervous, probably more so than in an Olympic final.

Wiggins is looking to continue his cycling career and to add to his increasingly impressive record.