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English Men's Cyclist

  • Bradley Marc Wiggins is an English Men's Track and Road Cyclist.
  • He was born on April 28, 1980 at Gent.
  • He learned to ride a bike in Hyde Park in London when he was a kid and started track cycling at age 12.
  • Cath is his wife. Ben and Isabella are his children.
  • Sky Procycling is his club.
  • Rod Ellingworth is his coach.
  • He had trials with English football club West Ham when he was a youngster.
  • He made his debut in 1997 for Great Britain.
  • He required surgery on his collarbone when he crashed out of the 2011 Tour De France.
  • In 2003 he suffered a broken wrist sustained in a training accident.
  • Jason Queally is his hero.
  • Awarded an OBE [Order of the British Empire] in 2005 and CBE [Commander of the British Empire] in 2009.
  • He appeared in 2008 Summer Olympics, Athens 2004, Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games.
  • After the 2008 Olympics, Wiggins took a break from the track to focus on the road.
  • In 2009, he played for the Garmin-Slipstream team.
  • Finishing in 50:39.54, he won the Olympic Gold Medal in Men's Individual Time Trial Cycling event at the 2012 Summer Olympics held at London.
  • Winning the Tour De France in 2012, he became the first Briton to do so.
  • He won the 2012 Paris–Nice, the 2012 Tour de Romandie, and the 2012 Critérium du Dauphiné, before winning the Tour de France.
  • He is the only cyclist to have won the Tour de France and an Olympic gold medal in the same year (2012).
  • He is the only person to have won a Grand Tour and a gold medal in Olympic track cycling (2012).
  • He won seven Olympic medals, including four gold, the joint most of any British Olympian and the third most gold medals by a British Olympian, behind Chris Hoy and Steve Redgrave.
  • He married Catherine Wiggins in Manchester in November 2004 and has two children.
  • He is a supporter of Liverpool Football Club] and [[rugby league club Wigan Warriors.
  • He owns a collection of classic scooters and guitars from the 1960s and 1970s.
  • He launched the Wiggo Foundation in May 2012.

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