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Sunday, 30 September 2012
Bradley Wiggins at Hever Castle

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I spotted Bradley Wiggins at Hever Castle (as one does):

Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE (born 28 April 1980) is a British professional track and road racing cyclist.
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Wiggins began his career on the track, but has made the transition to road cycling, becoming one of the few cyclists to gain success in both forms of professional cycling. He won the 2012 Tour de France becoming the first British winner in its history.

Among his many accomplishments, Wiggins holds two unique achievements: he is the only cyclist to have won the Tour de France and an Olympic gold medal in the same
year and the only person to have won a Grand Tour and a gold medal in Olympic track cycling. Wiggins has won seven Olympic medals, including four gold, the joint most of any British Olympian and the third most gold medals by a British Olympian, behind Chris Hoy and Steve Redgrave.

Of course, regarding his Olympic medal haul, there are multiple cycling events at the Olympics (5 each for men and women in 2012) and so (like swimmers, rowers and runners) cyclists have a greater opportunity to win multiple Olympic medals than say field hockey players or footballers.

Posted by bigblue on 30/09/2012 at 08:01 AM
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