Bradley Wiggins

>>>Sir Bradley Wiggins results and rider profile

Nationality: British
Date of birth: April 4, 1980
Height: 190cm
Weight: 69kg
Team: Team Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins’s final race for Team Sky wasn’t the dream finish he had hoped for, but his chances of winning Paris-Roubaix were always slim.

After riding for his eponymous team at the Tour de Yorkshire, Wiggins turned his attention to the Hour Record. Taking the line in the London Olympic velodrome on June 7, Wiggins smashed the previous record and set a new mark of 54.526km.

With that goal achieved, he will now rejoin the British team pursuit squad. Wiggins’s aim is to become Britian’s most decorated Olympian by winning a fifth gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Regardless of any more Olympic success Wiggins will go down in history as Britain’s greatest ever cyclist. The first British winner of the Tour de France, the country’s most successful Olympian and world champion on the road following his time trial win in Ponferrada.

Wiggins was knighted after his incredible 2012 season when he won the Tour and went on to win Britain’s second gold medal at the London Olympics, a result that was credited as starting the home nations gold rush. At the end of 2012 he was crowned BBC’s Sport’s Personality of the Year.

Wiggins was controversially left out of Sky’s 2014 Tour de France squad despite the race starting in the UK. Instead, after winning the Tour of California, Wiggins returned to the track and competed in the team pursuit at the Commonwealth Games for England. After placing third in the Tour of Britain in September, Wiggins went on to crush the opposition in the World Championship title trial to take his first road world title.

His racing career is covered on these pages including news, race reports, interviews and photography. All his results are listed on our Bradley Wiggins rider profile page

Major results: Hour Record | 2014 TT world title | Tour de France 2012 | Olympics 2012 | Criterium du Dauphine 2011 | Olympics 2008