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Bradley Wiggins

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Bradley Wiggins

British professional road and track racing cyclist who rides for the UCI ProTeam Team Sky. Wiggins began his career on the track, but has made the transition to road cycling and is one of the few cyclists to gain success in both forms of professional cycling add

Category: Cycling

Born in 1980.

Countries: United Kingdom (40%), France (26%), Australia (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Chris Froome, Team Sky, Mark Cavendish

Linked to: St Augustine's Church of England High School, Amaury Sport Organisation, Liverpool F.C., BSkyB

 

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Bradley Wiggins was born in 1980 add something


1987

Vuelta a Espana - This was a significant tour result as Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins, who finished third, became the first British riders to finish on the podium of a grand tour since 1987 and only the second and third men to do so


1991

The last person to win both the Tour and the Olympic gold was Wiggins' boyhood hero Miguel Indurain, while Indurain won five consecutive Tours between 1991 and 1995 his Olympic gold came at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta add something


1997

In 1997 Wiggins made his major breakthrough, winning the World Junior Pursuit title in Cuba add something


2000

He was voted Cyclist of the Year by Cycling Weekly magazine readers in 2000 add something

 

They only met once, just before the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, and Bradley quickly became disillusioned at his father's alcohol and drug problems add something


2001

Peter Rogers (cyclist) - In 2001 Peter signed for the infamous Linda McCartney Racing Team and was to join the outfit that nurtured the likes of Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins but the team failed to start its European program after it was declared bankrupt, leaving riders and team personnel without a job


2003

He has won six cycling World Championships, his first in 2003 and his most recent in 2008 add something

 

Throughout 2003, Wiggins was mentored by Chris Boardman and was seen as Boardman's successor add something


2004

In a period after the 2004 Summer Olympics, Wiggins started to drink heavily add something


2005

In early 2005, he revealed his desire to compete in road cycling and in April won the time trial on stage 2 of the Circuit de Lorraine, went on to win stage 8 of the Tour de l'Avenir in September add something

 

Wiggins was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2005 New Year Honours for services to sport add something

 

Mark Cavendish - On the track Cavendish won gold in the madison at the 2005 and 2008 World Championships riding for Great Britain, with Rob Hayles and Bradley Wiggins respectively, and in the scratch race at the 2006 Commonwealth Games riding for Isle of Man.


2006

He moved to for the 2006 season and was selected to ride in the 2006 Tour de France for the first time in his career, finishing in 124th place add something


2008

After the 2008 Olympics, Wiggins took a break from the track to focus on the road add something

 

Gary Wiggins died in Aberdeen, New South Wales in 2008, aged 55 add something

 

Wiggins signed with for the 2008 season, teaming up with compatriot Mark Cavendish, although his focus was on the track and on the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing add something

 

Mark Cavendish - In 2008, Cavendish returned to the track, winning the Madison 2008 Track World Championships in Manchester with Bradley Wiggins, as Great Britain topped the medal table


2009

In October Wiggins published an autobiography, "In Pursuit of Glory", and in September joined the American team for the 2009 season add something

 

Initially viewed as a time trial specialist and as a rouleur, Wiggins showed his ability in stage races when he came 4th in the 2009 Tour de France add something

 

On 31 December he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 New Year Honours add something


2010

He represented Camden in the London Youth Games as a teenager, and in 2010 he was inducted into the London Youth Games Hall of Fame add something

 

Wiggins began 2010 as a team leader for the first time add something

 

Wiggins had been contracted to ride for Garmin Slipstream again in 2010, but it was announced in December 2009 that he was to leave to join , having signed a four-year contract with the new British team add something

 

Team Sky - Further additions to the squad, including Chris Sutton and Bradley Wiggins from Garmin-Slipstream, Michael Barry, and Ben Swift from were made before the beginning of the 2010 season


2011

Wiggins was team leader of Team Sky again at the start of 2011 add something

 

The individual pursuit is no longer an Olympic event, and in December 2011 coach Rod Ellingworth told "The Guardian", "The chances of him doing the team pursuit are really slim now" add something

 

Team Sky - In the third and final Grand Tour of the 2011 season, the Vuelta a España, Sky riders Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins finished second and third respectively in the general classification

 

Geraint Thomas - On 26 June 2011, Thomas finished second to Bradley Wiggins in the British National Road Race Championships


2012

He began his 2012 season with 3rd place in the 2012 Volta ao Algarve, including victory in the concluding time trial, edging out world champion Tony Martin of by less than a second add something

 

He entered the 2012 Tour de France as one of the favourites to win it add something

 

In 2012 Wiggins continued to focus on road racing add something

 

In 2012 he launched the Bradley Wiggins Foundation to draw people into sport and regular exercise add something

 

In a 2012 interview he said that he would arrive at his local pub when it opened, often staying to drink 12 pints of beer add something

 

On 29 October Wiggins was awarded the prestigious "Vélo d'Or" trophy in recognition of his achievements in 2012 add something

 

The Vuelta and the World Championships were seen as a dress rehearsal for 2012 add something

 

This record is now shared with Chris Hoy, who obtained his 7th Olympic medal in 2012 add something

 

In October 2012, following the disqualification of Lance Armstrong, who had originally placed 3rd in the general classification, Wiggins was promoted to 3rd place overall add something

 

On 16 October 2012 he launched the Bradley Wiggins Foundation to draw people into sport and regular exercise add something

 

He is a keen musician and guitarist and in December 2012 he made a surprise appearance at a Paul Weller charity concert, playing guitar on "That's Entertainment"; and together recorded a special for BBC Radio 6 Music discussing their love of music and mod culture, broadcast on Boxing Day. He supports Liverpool Football Club and Wigan Warriors rugby league club, and in 2012 the latter gave him a life membership, which he described as his highlight of the year add something

 

Tony Martin (cyclist) - Martin began 2012 with second overall in the Volta ao Algarve, finishing second to Bradley Wiggins by less than a second in the final time trial

 

Ian Stannard - Stannard was selected to race on the British Olympic Road Race Team for 2012, alongside David Millar, Chris Froome, Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish

 

Chris Hoy - On 7 August 2012 Hoy won gold in the Keirin to overtake Sir Steve Redgrave and become the most successful British olympian ever, winning a total of 6 gold medals, This made him the joint holder of most medals won by any British athlete in the Olympic Games with fellow cyclist Bradley Wiggins

 

Paul Weller - In December 2012, Weller headlined the Crisis charity gig at the Hammersmith Apollo, where he performed with Emeli Sande, Miles Kane and Bradley Wiggins


2013

After much speculation, Wiggins confirmed that his focus for 2013 would be the Giro d'Italia, and ride the Tour de France, in a supporting role for Froome add something

 

The foundation backs the professional women's team , which launched for the 2013 season add something

 

Rigoberto Uran - He became the first Colombian ever to make the podium of the Giro d'Italia, when he finished second behind Vincenzo Nibali in the 2013 edition of the race, having taken leadership of Team Sky following the abandonment of team captain Bradley Wiggins

 

Cadel Evans - He finished the Tour in seventh position, 15 minutes and 49 seconds down on winner Bradley Wiggins and stated that he would be back as BMC's leader in 2013


2014

The BBC reported on 6 June that Wiggins will not be riding the 2014 Tour de France add something


2015

It was confirmed that Wiggins would attempt to break the hour record in 2015 add something

 

However in February 2015 Wiggins announced that the Foundation would be wound down in the run-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics add something

 

On 10 May 2015, Wiggins was interviewed by Kirsty Young as guest "castaway" on BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs"; his favourite musical piece was "Sound and Vision" by David Bowie, his book choice was "Slaying the Dragon: How to Turn Your Small Steps to Great Feats" by Michael Johnson and his luxury item was a family photo album add something

 

On 7 June 2015, Wiggins set a new world hour record with a distance of add something

 

Wiggins served as guest editor of Radio 4's "The Today Programme" on 29 December 2015: as part of this he interviewed Paul Smith about fashion, Gary Lineker about making the transition from being a sportsman to working in the media, and discussed cycling with Jeremy Corbyn and Steve Hilton add something

 

Recumbent bicycle - The equivalent record for an upright bicycle is , set by Bradley Wiggins in 2015

 

Recumbent bicycle - The equivalent record for an upright bicycle is , set by Bradley Wiggins in 2015

 

Heiko Salzwedel - In this role he coached Bradley Wiggins in his successful bid to break the world hour record in June 2015, and coached the team pursuit squad to a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics


2016

Two years later he appeared in a comedy sketch filmed at the London Olympic Velodrome with Michael Crawford on Sport Relief 2016 where Crawford reprised his "Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em" character Frank Spencer add something

 

The leaking of his personal medical history by a group of hackers called the Fancy Bears, in September 2016, raised questions about Wiggins' use of Therapeutic Use Exemptions, which allow athletes with genuine medical conditions to take banned substances so as to allow them to compete with healthy athletes add something

 

He retired from all forms of professional cycling on 28 December 2016 add something

 

Team Sky - In September 2016, Russian hackers hacked WADAs ADAMS anti-doping system and released data on a number of athletes; including both Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins


2017

On 5th January 2017 it was announced that Wiggins would be a contestant on the Channel 4 reality television programme - 'The Jump' add something

 

On 5 January 2017 it was announced that Wiggins would be a contestant on the Channel 4 winter sports reality television programme "The Jump" add something

 

In June 2017 Wiggins revealed that he had taken up rowing on a serious basis after initially using it as a means to keep fit, with fellow Olympic champion James Cracknell as his coach add something


2018

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee had made two major charges against Wiggins, in a report released in March 2018 add something

 

By Rob Harris; &The_Independent; Monday 5 March 2018; at http://www add something

 

On 5 March 2018, the British House of Commons Committee for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport published their report called "Combatting doping in sport" add something

 

On 5 March 2018, the British House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee published their report called "Combatting doping in sport" add something


2019

In 2019, in The Times, he revealed himself to be a fan of Only Fools And Horses and Chas and Dave, but "not really a reader" nor a lover of art or theatre add something

 

In July 2019 Wiggins was retrospectively promoted to second place in the Vuelta after the UCI stripped Cobo of the win for an anti-doping violation add something