10 Facts about Bradley Wiggins

Wednesday, August 19th 2015. | Sports

The interesting information about the professional road and track racing cyclist in Britain is explained in Facts about Bradley Wiggins. Wiggins was born on 28 April 1980. His nickname is Wiggo. He was in Team Sky before he moves to UCI Continental team WIGGINS. He started his career on the track. Then he changes direction into the road cycling. Get more interesting facts about Bradley Wiggins below:

Facts about Bradley Wiggins 1: the success

Bradley Wiggins is considered as one of few cyclists which earns great success as a professional cyclist.

Facts about Bradley Wiggins 2: the early life

Let’s talk about the early life of Wiggins. His birthplace is Ghent, Belgium.  He started track cycling when he relocated to London.

Bradley Wiggins Facts

Bradley Wiggins Facts

Facts about Bradley Wiggins 3: the gold medals

Wiggins is very successful for he earns six gold medals. In 2003, he got his first medal. The recent gold medal that he earned was in 2008. He had one in Madison, two for the team pursuit and three in the individual pursuit.

Facts about Bradley Wiggins 4: 2014 Commonwealth Games

The people who miss the performance of Wiggins could see him in 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Facts about Bradley Wiggins

Facts about Bradley Wiggins

Facts about Bradley Wiggins 5: the next plan

You have to anticipate the comeback of Wiggins on the track for 2016 Summer Olympics. He had showed to intention to follow the competition in the track cycling. Check bike riding facts here.

Facts about Bradley Wiggins 6: taking a break

Wiggins decided to take a break from the track cycling after 2008 Olympics Games. He wants to focus more on the road. In 2009 Tour de France, he took the fourth place. In 2012, he was promoted to take the third place after the officials annulled the result of Lance Armstrong.

Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins

Facts about Bradley Wiggins 7: other major victories for Wiggins

Another major victory of Wiggins on the road was in Vuelta a España when he took the third finish. He also had a great result in Critérium du Dauphiné.

Facts about Bradley Wiggins 8: the success in 2012

In 2012, Wiggin was very successful. He took the record as the first British who won Tour de France. He also won in Critérium du Dauphiné, Tour de Romandie and Paris-Nice.

Bradley Wiggins Picture

Bradley Wiggins Picture

Facts about Bradley Wiggins 9: awards and honors

Due to his success in 2012, he earned a lot of awards and honors such as BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award and Vélo d’Or award for best rider of the year. Get facts about Beijing Olympics here.

Facts about Bradley Wiggins 10: knighthood

Bradley Wiggins was flattered when he was a part of 2013 New Tear Honours. He was knighted.

Bradley Wiggins Image

Bradley Wiggins Image

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