Bradley Wiggins

• 2010 Giro d'Italia stage win • Appreciation and two stage wins Tour de France 2012

• Appreciation Critérium du Dauphiné 2011, 2012 • Appreciation Paris-Nice 2012 • General Classification Tour de Romandie 2012

Individual time trial in London 2012   4000 m team pursuit in Beijing 2008   4000 m individual pursuit in Beijing 2008   4000 m individual pursuit in Athens 2004

4000 m individual pursuit (2003, 2007, 2008 )   Madison (2008)   4000 m Team Pursuit (2007, 2008)

Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE (* April 28, 1980 in Ghent, Belgium ) is a British racing cyclist. He is a four -time Olympic champion and winner of the Tour de France in 2012.

  • 4.1 Olympic medals
  • 4.2 World Championships
  • 4.3 Achievements in other races
  • 4.4 ranking on the Grand Tours


Successes in all web -endurance disciplines

Bradley Wiggins was born in 1980 as the son of an Australian and a British mother in Ghent, Belgium, see below in Private. First, he focused for years mainly on the track cycling. He celebrated his first major success at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. Here he won the silver medal with the English selection. In 2000 he was second in the team pursuit at the railway - Cycling World Championships for the first time. He repeated this success in 2001 and 2003. Moreover, in 2002 he was third with the British team. At the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000, he secured the bronze medal in the team pursuit. During the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, he won in the one and in the team pursuit silver medal. In the 2003 World Cup, he became the first -time world champion in the individual pursuit.

At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, he was first Olympic champion in the individual pursuit. Two days later he won the British team silver in the team pursuit and a further two days later he secured together with Rob Hayles bronze in Madison. On 31 December 2004, he was honored for his achievements in the sport with the OBE and in 2009 with the CBE.

Wiggins in 2002 at the French Street Team La Française des Jeux professional. In 2003, he won the prologue of the Tour de l' Avenir for themselves. After two years he moved to Crédit Agricole and since 2006 he rode for the French ProTour team Cofidis. After two years Cofidis he changes for the 2008 season for Team High Road. This year he won at the Olympic Games in Beijing gold in the team and in the individual pursuit. For the 2009 season he moved to Team Garmin - Slipstream. After just one year back in this team followed the 2010 season, another change, this time to the newly formed British Sky Professional Cycling Team, where he was to take one of the captains of the Top 3 of the Tour in attack.

Transition to the road and win in the Tour de France

For season 2009, Bradley Wiggins prepared intensively for the road race. He reduced his body weight and trained specifically the descending a long mountains and passes. At the Tour de France paid this: After Wiggins had long located on the third overall, he finally finished in Paris in fourth place. In the 2011 Tour de France he was up to the seventh stage in sixth place by ten seconds behind the leader when he collapsed and had to retire due to a broken collarbone.

In 2012 he succeeded to win the overall classification of the Tour de France. It was the first victory by a British in the 109- year history of the Tour de France. In the same year he won at the Olympic Summer Games in London, the gold medal in the individual time trial. The Vélo d'Or was it the season conclusion connected with the title Cyclists of the Year 2012 awarded.

In August 2013 Wiggins announced on the road to race one more year for Team Sky, and then again to change with regard to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on the web.


Bradley Wiggins is the son of Australian racing cyclist Gary Wiggins. Meanwhile, English wife Linda, Bradley mother went with her children to the UK when her husband had left her. In September 2012, the former cyclist Maurice Burton said in an interview, Bradley Wiggins was the middle name Marc received from his father, that his name may be abbreviated BMW.

2008 Bradley Wiggins published his autobiography, In Pursuit of Glory. In it he goes into his troubled relationship with his father, Gary, who left his family when son Bradley two years old, and to whom he had no contact for 14 years. He also reported that he had become depressed after the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and started drinking. With the birth of his son Ben and the memory of how he himself had been abandoned by his alcoholic father, he was, however, came to his senses.


2012 Wiggins was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year. On December 29, 2012, he was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as a Knight Bachelor.

Bradley Wiggins was honored with induction into the Hall of Fame of the European Cycling Union Union Européenne de Cyclisme.


Bradley Wiggins moves with asymmetric ( " o.symetric " ) chainrings, by the maximum force of the leg muscles of a cyclist should be better utilized since 2009.

Since 2004 Wiggins writes a column for the Observer and the Guardian.


Olympic Medals

World Championships

Success in other races

  • Duo Normand ( with Michiel Elijzen )
  • A stage of the Tour du Poitou -Charentes ( ECF )
  • Prologue Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
  • A stage Four Days of Dunkirk ( ECF )
  • Appreciation and a stage ( ECF ) Herald Sun Tour
  • British Champion - Individual Time Trial
  • A stage Driedaagse van De Panne - Koksijde ( ECF )
  • TTT Tour of Qatar
  • British Champion - Individual Time Trial
  • A stage of the Giro d' Italia ( ECF )
  • TTT Tour of Qatar
  • Appreciation Critérium du Dauphiné
  • A stage Tour of Bavaria ( ECF )
  • British Champion - Road Race
  • Volta ao Algarve stage one ( ECF )
  • Appreciation, points classification and a stage ( BZF ) Paris-Nice
  • Overall and two stages of Tour de Romandie
  • Appreciation and a stage ( ECF ) Critérium du Dauphiné
  • Overall and two stages ( ECF ) Tour de France
  • Team time trial Giro del Trentino
  • Team time trial Giro d' Italia
  • A stage in Tour of Poland ( ECF )
  • Appreciation and a stage ( ECF ) Tour of Britain

Placement in the Grand Tours


  • DNF: did not finish, a stage driver has not ended


  • 2002-2003
  • 2004-2005 Crédit Agricole
  • 2006-2007 Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
  • 2008 Team High Road / Columbia team
  • 2009 Garmin - Slipstream
  • 2010 - Sky