Updated: 02/08/2012 06:42 | By pa.press.net

Wiggins makes history with Olympic gold



Bradley Wiggins secured men's time trial gold

Bradley Wiggins secured men's time trial gold

Bradley Wiggins became the first man to win the Tour de France and Olympic gold in the same year with an imperious victory in the London 2012 cycling time-trial.

The 32-year-old claimed his fourth Olympic gold and seventh medal in all, surpassing Sir Steve Redgrave with a British record haul of Games medals.

Wiggins was the penultimate of 37 riders to take to the course and completed the 44-kilometre route in 50 minutes 39 seconds to triumph by 42 seconds, with fellow Briton Chris Froome third to take bronze in 51mins 47secs. World champion Tony Martin of Germany clocked 51:21 to claim silver.

Wiggins won the Tour's two long time-trials last month and was optimistic of success after three Olympic gold medals on the track and six in all in his previous three Games.

The Londoner showed no signs of fatigue following Saturday's road race and reached the first time check after 7.3km, in 8:27, five seconds behind Martin, but thereafter forged forward and took the lead at the second time check, after 18.4km.

Wiggins was 11 seconds faster than the German, going through in 23:14 and enhanced his advantage at the third on course time check, after 29.9km and with 14.1km remaining. The Briton was 22 seconds quicker than Martin, going through in 34:43, compared to the German's 35:06. Froome was third fastest in 35:25, with Fabian Cancellara fifth fastest.

Froome finished second to Wiggins in each of the Tour's two long time-trials in claiming second spot in Paris overall and replicated those performances, finishing strongly to set the provisional best before Martin and then Wiggins beat him.

Wiggins accepted the acclaim of the crowd and a warm embrace from Martin after achieving the second of his two main goals for 2012.

He said: "It's been an amazing six weeks. This was the plan. I've answered all the questions in the last six weeks.

"We've done it. To win another Olympic title in another event, it's never, ever going to get any better than that. I realised on the podium, I don't think anything's going to top that. Winning the Tour and then winning Olympic gold in London."

19Comments
02/08/2012 00:31
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Well done Brad

You are  a true champion how nice to see one who is modest,speaks his mind and a real decent guy

You are clean too

ALL YOU GUYS OUT THERE THIS IS A TRUE ROLE MODEL FORGET YOUR ARROGANT AND

OVERPAID PREMIER FOOTBALLERS  AND POLITICIANS

01/08/2012 18:44
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We may not be able to win a World Cup but at last we are takeing cycling to a new level in both Mens and Womens. 2012 is the new 1964

01/08/2012 21:26
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Hero ! Our Tour De France Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist , that simply cannot be topped . We've witnessed one of the Greatest Sporting achievements of all time . Very well done Bradley , so immensely proud of you . 
01/08/2012 16:23
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Well done Brad, I knew you would win. Well to Chris too!
02/08/2012 00:19
02/08/2012 03:58
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What sort of a complete D1CKEAD keeps giving positive messages the thumbs down. Must be sick in the head or anti-British. If you don't like the country, p1ss off!!!!
02/08/2012 01:25
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well done brad ur country is so proud of u . and ur family also .all ur hard work has paid off x

02/08/2012 00:14
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Wll done !  Britain feels better now.
01/08/2012 23:59
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well done,you,ve got me back in the saddle,after 30 years,thanks.
02/08/2012 08:41
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I just love Bradley Wiggins for what he said about not wanting to be a celebrity, He hit the nail on the head when said about the growing culture of being a celebrity when you have NOT achieved anything over the years. I personnally hate people who only wamt to make a quick buck and one miniute nothing. a certain Mr and Mrs Beckham, Adele and whole heap of others. I wonder what they will be doing in 50 years time.

Wonderful Bradley Wiggons carrying on with ever ounce in your body. Hard working and modest.

02/08/2012 08:24
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Bradley Wiggins - goes shopping in Somerfield !!!
What a great guy, deserves the adulation he is receiving and such a great athlete.
And l'd like to ditto all those comments re: the footballers etc, etc, etc,

And there was Stuart Pearce saying that his players can "rest" now b4 the quarter finals!!!!!!!!

Well done to Bradley - whoahoooooo

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Nice to see a local real Londoner...even though he was born in Belgium to an Australian father and English mother, but brought up in Kilburn winning both the Tour and Time Trial...lets hope he gets the knighthood and makes some money out of various sponsorship's...unlike the overpaid, foreign and utterly useless footballers, who are only in the game to swank around in BMW.s...
02/08/2012 08:02
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must be sir bradley wiggins, amazing guy,
02/08/2012 09:28
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Bradley you are a true legend now and have been for a very long time, you deserve all the adulation you get, well done matey
02/08/2012 09:47
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I accidentally clicked a thumbs down. "sorry"!! Thumbs up for me. I watched the time trials and was totally ecstatic when Bradley won. Watching him and the rest of the British team makes me very proud to be British. The Olympic games always makes me feel that this country is special, because it is. Where else in the world can you go and see the kind of diversity, openness, and individuality that you get here? We are a tiny little island compared to the likes of China and the States and we have done remarkably well so far.  Well done Bradley and well done team GB.
02/08/2012 10:01
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Its all gonna be an anti climax now, well done Brad, congrats to Chris Froome too also Lizzie and Emma in the Ladies time trial, 110% commitment from all of you, your all winnners in my opinion

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Wiggins makes history with Olympic goldBradley Wiggins became the first man to win the Tour de France and Olympic gold in the same year with an imperious victory in the London 2012 cycling time-trial.pa.press.net2012-08-02T06:42:212012-08-02T06:42:21Bradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins became the first man to win the Tour de France and Olympic gold in the same year with an imperious victory in the London 2012 cycling time-trial.The 32-year-old claimed his fourth Olympic gold and seventh medal in all, surpassing Sir Steve Redgrave with a British record haul of Games medals.Wiggins was the penultimate of 37 riders to take to the course and completed the 44-kilometre route in 50 minutes 39 seconds to triumph by 42 seconds, with fellow Briton Chris Froome third to take bronze in 51mins 47secs. World champion Tony Martin of Germany clocked 51:21 to claim silver.Wiggins won the Tour's two long time-trials last month and was optimistic of success after three Olympic gold medals on the track and six in all in his previous three Games.The Londoner showed no signs of fatigue following Saturday's road race and reached the first time check after 7.3km, in 8:27, five seconds behind Martin, but thereafter forged forward and took the lead at the second time check, after 18.4km.Wiggins was 11 seconds faster than the German, going through in 23:14 and enhanced his advantage at the third on course time check, after 29.9km and with 14.1km remaining. The Briton was 22 seconds quicker than Martin, going through in 34:43, compared to the German's 35:06. Froome was third fastest in 35:25, with Fabian Cancellara fifth fastest.Froome finished second to Wiggins in each of the Tour's two long time-trials in claiming second spot in Paris overall and replicated those performances, finishing strongly to set the provisional best before Martin and then Wiggins beat him.Wiggins accepted the acclaim of the crowd and a warm embrace from Martin after achieving the second of his two main goals for 2012.He said: "It's been an amazing six weeks. This was the plan. I've answered all the questions in the last six weeks."We've done it. To win another Olympic title in another event, it's never, ever going to get any better than that. I realised on the podium, I don't think anything's going to top that. Winning the Tour and then winning Olympic gold in London."seo_keywordsMen's Time trial W15Bradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial goldBradley Wiggins secured men's time trial gold

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