Bradly Wiggins first man to win Tour de France and Olympic gold in same year
Only seems fitting that the first news item of this section is about Bradley Wiggins! Wiggins yesterday took the Gold medal in the Olympic Road Time Trial, beating Germany's Tony Martin into Silver. Kudos goes to adopted Brit Chris Froome who took the Bronze medal.
Wiggins also won the Tour de France earlier in July, the first British man ever to do so in 100+ years(?) and an outstanding performance all round by the Sky Team. In fact in the end the British took the top two spots on the podium at the TdF as well, with Chris Froome taking second position after a sterling effort supporting Wiggins in the mountains.
The latest win by Wiggins in the time trial is a slightly belated Gold in the Men's Olympic road campaign - the World's best ever sprinter (well, as voted for by l'Equipe anyway, who would argue with them!?) Mark Cavendish was due to kick of the gold rush back on the very first day of the games by taking the Men's Road Race, but unfortunately in that case it was Britain vs the world with no other team willing to put in the work to chase down the breakaway for fear that it would mean their own sprinters would be left facing Cavendish in a sprint on the Mall.
Anyway... yes gold for Wiggo! And a 'Sir' title to go with it one would hope (he is already a CBE, hopefully that will be upgraded to Sir now!). AND no doubt Sporting Personality of the Year - at the time of writing he is nailed on at 1/7, I'll be voting for him anyway.
Lets hope the track cycling team can kick things up a notch as well, the track cycling starts in just 40 minutes now on BBC1:
BBC Sport - London 2012 Olympics - Cycling - Track
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