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Bradley Wiggins celebrates in style

By Duncan Hooper 02/08/2012 09:09

After becoming Britain's most decorated Olympian just days after his ground-breaking Tour de France victory, Bradley Wiggins certainly had something to celebrate.


Bradley Wiggins posted this picture on TwitterAnd after months of monastic living as he carefully controlled his calorie intake to give himself just enough fuel to power his racing, Wiggins was not shy about hitting the tiles.


Around 2am he posted "Well what a day, blind drunk at the minute and overwhelmed with all the messages, Thank You everyone it's been emotional X"


Following his race yesterday, which he won by more than half a minute after declaring it would be a "piece of piss", Wiggins said he would consider returning to the track for the Rio Games in four years.


However, that will depend on his wife Catherine, who has been a staunch supporter of her husband, defending him from criticism that he was taking advantage of his team-mates during the tour.


"I could envisage, depending on what my wife thinks, going back to the track in the team pursuit where it all started and trying to win a fifth [gold]. But that's a long way off," he said


As well as spending more time with his family, Wiggins, the world's most famous mod sportsman will look forward to a bit of chill-out time with his favourite music: Paul Weller.

Bradley Wiggins and his wife Catherine







02/08/2012 10:11
What a relief - a real guy - not a plastic product of a PR course - have one for all of us Wiggo
02/08/2012 10:03

What a genreally good man, great to have someone like him in sport.   One of only a few sportsmen I actually enjoy listening to what he had to say, intresting and never dull.



02/08/2012 11:20
Whatever he was at 2.00 a.m. he was on breakfast early morning TV, perfectly lucid and so naturally modest.  What a great role model.  What an ambassador to the sport.
02/08/2012 09:47
At last a sports great with a character!!!! Just brought a racer on ebay....
02/08/2012 11:15

Stand up " Sir Bradley "....   


You Gentleman, Sportsman, Olympian with such a modest opinion.


You are the EXAMPLE of tomorrow x


Good luck, and Good fortune whick ever side of the bed you roll out of  !!  

02/08/2012 12:48
Bradley Wiggins.......Hope it's soon Sir Bradley Wiggins......He deserves it and congrats on the Gold and Tour De France, a true gentleman of modern sport and modest with it as well, not like the over paid and over sexed footballers, who don't deserve their salary and publicity cos they can't even win an argument.   Wot have they done for the country.... sod all basically. 
FANTASTIC , well done to Wiggo and all his backroom boys, they all deserve part of the honours.
02/08/2012 09:46
SIR bradley wiggins... go the wig.. fab man   we love you
02/08/2012 10:39
Just HAS to get Sportman of the Year now !!!
02/08/2012 10:24
wiggins slammed for advocating compulsory helmets for cyclists? I rememeber the outcry when motorcyclists were forced to wear helmets, but they all do it now without thinking ( if they've any sense)
02/08/2012 11:01
Glad to see bradley enjoying himself and letting his hair down....he deserves it,a true sportsmen with a sense of humour and a good bloke. well done to him and chris froome,now come on the rest of the team and do the same. go team GB.
02/08/2012 09:56
didnt even like cycling until i saw Wiggins win the tour!! just what the sport needs to get people interested - a legend and a mod
02/08/2012 10:42

How's the hangover Wiggo? well done!


02/08/2012 10:56
Your are an inspiration to my grandchildren.    Be proud - an amazing achievement- cycling is no longer the poor relation of sport.
02/08/2012 09:57
well deserved **** up as well, i wud hav been straight on the yard of ale after that gold
02/08/2012 13:48

Humility humility, humility. Talent, talent, talent, Bradley Wiggins has it in abundance, so good to see in British sport. If only the overpaid spoilt premiership footballers could have an ounce of the characteristics and talent of this man they would be better men for it.  Surely these last couple of weeks Brad's achievements cannnot be matched by any sportsperson in a lifetime. Whatever further  honours come for this British hero Bradley (Wiggo) Higgins he will handle it with grace and pride.

Fantastic Catherine, what support you have given him, what a great wife to have.

Now both of you and your family enjoy the rest of your lives.

02/08/2012 12:45
Well done Brad..... the gold was just what you deserved !!! You are an inspirational sportsman, especially after all of the hard work you put in on Saturday for Mark Cavendish ! What a Great Briton you are. Brilliant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
02/08/2012 12:57
Wiggo? Ouch! Of course it grates with the oldies, but I''m sure he doesn't mind. Nicknames are second nature with the Brits, and ever a sign of endearement and support.  Just think back to schooldays folks.  All the 'W s'.  My generation had Winnie - that famous winner of wars,  and we now have Wills, who may be the ultimate King.'  Wiggo', I followed your progress through my part of France (Jura) and I'm basking in your  reflected glory with the locals!. Many congratulations on a magnificent performance. May the future hold limitless possibilites.
02/08/2012 12:20
after what you have done you deserve to the drink and time with your family congrats good look with brazil
02/08/2012 12:09
Fantastic Wiggo.  It's great to see you enjoying your success.  Well deserved
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