BRADLEY WIGGINS

  • I won't be riding the Tour de France this year, says Bradley Wiggins June 6, 2014

    Bradley Wiggins has ruled himself out of participating in the Tour de France after the 2012 champion hinted that Team Sky are unlikely to select him in their squad, the Briton said on Friday. "Right now, I think I can tell you that I will not ride the Tour de France,"...
  • Bradley Wiggins roars into lead in Safari Park time trial September 17, 2013

    Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins took the lead in the Tour of Britain after a rain-soaked time trial through Cheshire's Knowsley Safari park on Tuesday. The Team Sky leader finished the 16 kms course in 19.54 minutes with team-mate and fellow-Briton Ian Stannard 32 seconds behind. Wiggins, who lay in 12th place...
  • Wiggins almost quit 2012 Tour de France after Froome attack September 12, 2013

    London: Bradley Wiggins threatened to quit the 2012 Tour de France because of the aggressive riding of team mate Chris Froome, according to Team Sky's former sports director Sean Yates. Froome, who finished second overall to Wiggins before going on to win this year's race, caused a storm when appearing...
  • Chris Froome rides to victory in 100th Tour de France July 22, 2013

    Paris: Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France on Sunday, having dominated rivals over three weeks on the road and adroitly dealt with doping suspicions off it. In two years, Britain has now had two different winners: Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and then Froome, a cooler, calmer, more understated but...
  • Bradley Wiggins hints his Tour de France days are over June 21, 2013

    Bradley Wiggins hinted on Friday that he may not ride the Tour de France again after injury and illness left him unable to defend last year's title. "For me it was always about winning the Tour," the Briton told the Guardian website (www.guardian.co.uk). "I've done that. If I'm honest I don't...
  • Messi, Bolt and Phelps in the running for Laureus award March 10, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Lionel Messi can pick up another accolade for last year's goal scoring exploits on Monday when he goes up against some of the top stars from the London Olympics for the Laureus sportsman of the year award. Messi, the four-time FIFA world player of the year, scored a...
  • UK: McCartney, 'God particle' scientist get honours December 30, 2012

    London: Stella McCartney, who designed the uniforms worn by Britain's recordsmashing Olympic team, and Scottish physicist Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the socalled "God particle," are among the hundreds being honoured by Queen Elizabeth II this New Year. The list is particularly heavy with Britain's Olympic heroes, but...
  • Cycling champion Wiggins knighted in UK New Year Honours December 29, 2012

    London: Bradley Wiggins, the first Briton to win the Tour de France cycling race, has been knighted in a special United Kingdom New Years Honours list which acknowledges the success of the home team at the 2012 London Olympics. Just over a week after winning the Tour, Wiggins won a...
  • Armstrong case sends shockwaves, Britain rules December 20, 2012

    Paris: The Lance Armstrong scandal left a huge gap in cycling's record books and further tainted the sport in a year when Britain experienced Olympic bliss in the wake of Bradley Wiggins' Tour de France title. Armstrong was banned for life and stripped of his record seven Tour de France...
  • Bradley Wiggins scoops Velo d'Or award October 30, 2012

    Paris: Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins won the prestigous Velo d'Or award as the best rider of 2012. Briton Wiggins beat ParisRoubaix and Tour of Flanders winner Tom Boonen and Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez in a poll of cycling journalists set up by French publication, Velo Magazine. In addition to the...
  • Tour de France unveils special route for centenary October 24, 2012

    Paris: While the sports world comes to terms with the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, Tour de France organisers unveiled a mountainous, prestigious route for the 100th edition of the world's greatest cycling race on Wednesday. The 2013 Tour, which will start from Corsica, will take l'Alpe d'Huez's 21 hairpins twice...
  • Mark Cavendish leaves Team Sky October 18, 2012

    Paris: Spint ace Mark Cavendish is leaving Team Sky in order to fulfil his Tour de France ambitions after spending this year's race serving as a domestique for race winner Bradley Wiggins, the British team said on Thursday. Briton Cavendish, the 2011 world champion who has 23 Tour de France stage...
  • Wiggins 1st British cyclist to win Tour de France July 22, 2012

    Paris: Bradley Wiggins became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France by protecting the yellow jersey during Sunday's final processional ride into Paris. He also helped Sky teammate Mark Cavendish earn his fourth straight sprint victory on the ChampsElysees. Wiggins secured his win with a dominating performance in...
  • Britain's Wiggins close to Tour de France win July 22, 2012

    Chartres: Bradley Wiggins was 120 km away from becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France after he outclassed the rest of the bunch in the penultimate stage, a 53.5km time trial to Chartres on Saturday. Wiggins, who clocked one hour, four minutes and 13 seconds, at 50kph, left...