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Bradley Wiggins wins gold

Tour de France winner becomes Britain's most successful Olympian

By AYoungEd 01/08/2012 16:08

Bradley Wiggins wins Olympic gold (Image © PA)Cyclist Bradley Wiggins has claimed Team GB's second gold medal winning the men's time trial race.

 

Wiggins has become the first man to win the Tour de France and Olympic gold in the same year.

 

The 32-year-old last month became the Tour's first British winner and carried his form into the 44-kilometre Olympic time-trial at Hampton Court.

 

The gold for the three-time Olympic track champion Wiggins took his tally to seven medals in four games, surpassing rower Sir Steve Redgrave's record haul. Wiggins beat Germany's Tony Martin into second place, while Chris Froome won bronze for Britain. The Tour de France winner has now won four Olympic gold medals, one silver and two bronze.

 

The two medals came during a successful day for Team GB after Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the first gold in the women's rowing pair.

24Comments
01/08/2012 16:20
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Arise Sir Bradley..Britain's most decorated Olympian..Congratulations
01/08/2012 16:24
01/08/2012 16:52
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Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic!!!!!!!
01/08/2012 17:01
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GO WIGGO GO  YOURVE MADE US PROUD AND ABLE TO HOLD OUR HEADS HIGH GOOD ON YOU MATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

01/08/2012 17:06
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Great performance what a superman! Time trials are self against the time no help from team mates as in road racing. We all should be proud of Bradley.
01/08/2012 17:19
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A brilliant sportsman. How todays youngsters will look up to Bradley with tremendous pride, and maybe a little envy, and then go and buy a bicycle. Well done Bradley, the country is proud of you butty.
01/08/2012 17:23
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Well done Sir Brad great effort !!!!
01/08/2012 17:27
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Well done Bradley and the rowing girls. One word for you all - B R I L L I A N T.
01/08/2012 17:30
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at last a british favorite delivering great
01/08/2012 17:38
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Well done Wiggins and Froom , fantastic
01/08/2012 17:14
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Absolutely Tremendous and no-one deserves it more. Shame my SKY box went caput and did not see it :-(
01/08/2012 17:28
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Supercalafragilisticexpialidoceous!! So glad to read about it - even when the idiotic BBC World tells it's expat audiences about drug dopers , match fixers, wrong flag for N Korea, India team gate crasher and shows only pictures of empty seats.
If you live abroad you get to see ZILCH!! At a cost of 14.5Billion, it's been given to people like Rupert Murdoch to make more millions
01/08/2012 17:48
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Excellent this is really Great for Team GB and for all of the Supporters, lets hope we can win a few more Medals, Congratulations to Team GB.

01/08/2012 17:53
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Congratulations to both Bradley and Chris on your achievement, i salute you both.
01/08/2012 17:54
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I bet he didnt need lottery funding nice to see a man full of it!
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why do the police keep following him.maybe he would go faster if they were not around
01/08/2012 17:54
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great result bradley all true britons broud of you and chris
01/08/2012 18:15
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What Wiggins, Froome, Cavendish,  Hoy, Pendleton & Daniel Martin  have done for English cycling over the last few years is better than winning the world cup. Thank you all  
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