Sir Bradley Wiggins CBE

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Sir Bradley Wiggins CBE

Revised: March 2016

Disciplines
Time Trial, Road Race and Team Pursuit
Current Team
Team Wiggins
DOB
28/04/1980
From
London
Based
Lancashire

Bradley's Profile

Bradley was born in Ghent, Belgium but grew up in London near to the Herne Hill Velodrome, where he started racing at the age of 12. Track was his main focus in his younger years and his first World Championship medal came as a junior in 1997 when he won the individual pursuit title in Cuba.

Three Olympic Gold medals and seven World Champion titles later Bradley switched his focus to road cycling and in 2009 he equalled the best-ever performance by a British rider in the Tour de France when he finished fourth overall. This result changed to third following the disqualification of Lance Armstrong.

In 2010, Bradley joined the British-backed Team Sky as the team leader and in their first season racing together he briefly took the Maglia Rosa in the Giro d’Italia after winning the opening time trial.

In the 2011 Tour de France, Wiggins crashed and broke his collarbone on stage seven forcing him to withdraw. Brad bounced back though, finishing third overall in the 2011 Vuelta a Espana and winning the silver medal in the time trial at the World Championships. He also played a crucial role in the team which helped Mark Cavendish to his historic victory in the road race.

The 2012 season will always be remembered as Bradley Wiggins’ year. He was on top form from the start, with wins in Paris-Nice, Tour of Romandie and the Critérium du Dauphiné.

After the disappointment of the previous year's Tour de France, Wiggins' began with a second place in the prologue and then took over the leader's yellow jersey after the race's first mountain top finish on stage 7 and retained it until Paris, thanks to the support of a strong Team Sky squad.

At the London Olympics, Wiggins dominated the road time trial in front of huge crowds. His gold medal in that event, his fourth gold and seventh Olympic medal in all, took him ahead of Steve Redgrave, the rower, at the top of the list of British medal winners at Olympic Games.

To top off a fantastic year for Bradley, he was named as BBC's Sports Personality of the Year 2012 and his achievements were recognised in the 2013 New Years Honours list in which he was awarded a Knighthood for his service to cycling.

In 2013, Sir Bradley won the Tour of Britain and took the silver medal in the World Time Trial Championships. In 2014, he won the Tour of California and a silver medal in the team pursuit at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow marked a return to the track. At the 2014 UCI Road World Championships, he was crowned as the time trial world champion.

Sir Bradley Wiggins once again made it into the history books when he broke the prestigious hour record, setting a new distance of 54.526kms on the 7th June 2015 in front of a sell-out crowd at the Lee Valley Velopark in London.

Later in 2015 Wiggins returned to competition as part of the Great Britain Cycling Team pursuit squad, winning gold at the UEC European Track Championships in Grenchen, Switzerland. 

In 2016, Bradley was once again partnered with Mark Cavendish in the madison event at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London, winning the gold medal in front of a raucous sell-out home crowd. Brad also won the silver medal in the men's team pursuit.

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Selected Career Highlights to Date

2016

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, London (UK)

Gold, Madison

Silver, Men's Team Pursuit


2015

UCI Hour Record, London (UK)
54.526 kilometres

UEC European Track Championships, Grenchen (Switzerland)
Gold, team pursuit

2014

UCI Road World Championships, Ponferrada (Spain)
Gold, time trial

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow (UK)
Silver, team pursuit

Tour of California
1st, general classification

2013

UCI World Road Championships, Florence (Italy)
Silver, time trial

Tour of Britain
1st, general classification

2012

Olympic Games, London (UK)
Gold, time trial

Tour de France
1st, general classificationl

Criterium du Dauphine
1st, general classification

Paris - Nice
1st, general classification

Tour de Romandie
1st, general classification

2011

UCI Road World Championships, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Silver, time trial

Vuelta a Espana
3rd, general classification

Criterium du Dauphine
1st, general classification

Paris – Nice
3rd, general classification

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)
Gold, Team pursuit

2009

Herald Sun Tour
1st, general classification

Tour de France
4th, general classification

2008

Olympic Games, Beijing (China)
Gold, Individual pursuit
Gold, Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Manchester (UK)
Gold, Individual pursuit

Gold, Team pursuit

Gold, Madison

2007

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Palma (Majorca)
Gold, Individual pursuit
Gold, Team pursuit

2004

Olympic Games, Athens Greece
Gold, Individual pursuit
Silver, Team pursuit
Bronze, Madison

2003

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Stuttgart
Gold, Individual Pursuit
Silver, Team Pursuit

2002

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Copenhagen
Bronze, Team pursuit

Commonwealth Games, Manchester (UK)
Silver, Individual pursuit
Silver, Team pursuit

2001

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Antwerp (Belgium)
Bronze, team pursuit

2000

Olympic Games, Sydney (Australia)
Bronze, team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Manchester (UK)
Bronze, team pursuit

1998

Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpa (Malaysia)
Silver, team pursuit

1997

UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships
Gold, individual pursuit