Bradley Wiggins Biography

Bradley Wiggins was born on the 28th of April in the year 1980. He is a British road and track professional bicycle racer. He is at present racing for Team Sky. Bradley Wiggins began his cycling career on the track and specialised in the Madison and pursuit disciplines. Bradley Wiggins is one of the most successful cyclers having won the bronze at the 2000 summer Olympics. He then won three medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics held at Athens. He then won two gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics held at Beijing.

Bradley Wiggins started focusing on the road after the 2008 Olympics held at Beijing. He was initially considered to be a router and a time trial specialist but he showed his capabilities in stage races by placing fourth at the Tour de France in the year 2009. The following year he was appointed the leader for Team Sky. One of his biggest wins and success as a cyclist came at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine. He also finished third in the 2011 Vuelta a Espana. Almost a week later, Bradley Wiggins came second at the World Road Cycling Championships in time trial. This event was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Bradley Wiggins was a part of the Great Britain team which was instrumental in helping Mark Cavendish win the UCI World Road Race Championship in the year 2011.

Bradley Wiggins was born in Belgium but spent his childhood in London with his brother and mother. He is the son of Gary Wiggins, a professional cyclist himself. Bradley Wiggins started racing from the age of 12 at Herne Hill Velodrome. He currently resides in Lancashire and is married to a certain Catherine and has fathered two kids with her.

Bradley Wiggins began his international cycling career at the age of 20 when he won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Sydney. He then signed up for the professional road Linda McCartney Racing Team in the year 2001. This was a British Team but was disbanded in the same year. He then joined Francaise des Jeux in the year 2002 and then moved on to cycle for Credit Agricole in the year 2004. In the year 2004, at the Summer Olympics held in Athens, Bradley Wiggins became the first British Athlete to win three medals at one Games in forty years. The last person to achieve this feat was Mary Rand at the 1964 Olympic Games held in Tokyo. In the 2005 New Year Honours for services to sport, Bradley Wiggins was appointed as the OBE.

Bradley Wiggins became the first rider by winning the pursuit at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to successfully defend his pursuit title at the Olympics. The team also made a new world record by beating Denmark by 6.7 seconds. He then joined the Garmin-Slipstream team for the 2009 season. In the month of October, 2008, Bradley Wiggins published ‘In Pursuit of Glory’, his autobiography. He was also placed ninth in the BBC Sports Personality Awards in the year 2008.

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