Sir Bradley Wiggins.
British Sporting History Made.
Bradley Wiggins winner of Le Tour De France 2012 can now add Sports Personality Of The Year 2012 to his impressive list of titles. It had to happen, a Briton finally wins cycling's most predigious race, Le Tour De France 2012.
What a start to the week before Christmas and an early start to the celebrations for all British Sports fans.
Bradley Wiggins has made Britain proud and given the country something to cheer and be proud of.
Arise Sir Bradley is to be the next honour to be bestowed upon him as he has been nominated in the Queen's New Year's honours list.
Bradley Wiggins in brief.
Born 28th April 1980, believe it or not in Ghent, Belgium. Son of the Australian Professional Cyclist Gary Wiggins. In 1982 Bradley and his Mother returned to the UK after splittting with his Father.
For detailed information about this exraordinary athlete click the link for wikipedia.
Isn't it always the case that people who have a tough start in life very often seem to excell at something, be it business or indeed sports. It's as though they have to propel themselves to greatness and go through the most amazing struggles throughout their lives to get where they so desperately want to be.
At 32 years of age Bradley is no stranger to Olympic competition but after winning the Tour De France I believe he will go on to equal this win throughout the London games along with many other stars of Track and Field who will be representing Team GB.
Birthplace of Bradley Wiggins.
Winner! Bradley Wiggins!
General Classification after Stage 19
1 WIGGINS Bradley SKY PROCYCLING 84h 26' 31''
2 FROOME Christopher SKY PROCYCLING + 03' 21''
3 NIBALI Vincenzo LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE + 06' 19''
4 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM + 10' 15''
5 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC RACING TEAM + 11' 04''
6 ZUBELDIA Haimar RADIOSHACK-NISSAN + 15' 43''
7 EVANS Cadel BMC RACING TEAM + 15' 51''
8 ROLLAND Pierre TEAM EUROPCAR + 16' 31''
9 BRAJKOVIC Janez ASTANA PRO TEAM + 16' 38''
10 PINOT Thibaut FDJ-BIGMAT + 17' 17''
History of Le Tour De France.
The Tour De France began in 1903. It covers 3200 Km and lasts for three weeks. Can you believe that a road race for bikes can be so popular and last for so many years? In existence now for over 100 years it has moved with the times and is more popular now than it ever has been.
It has seen economic downturn, upturn, world wars and many other historical events and is still the biggest and best cycle race on earth.
Le Tour De France 2012 Route Map
The Coveted Yellow Jersey.
The yellow jersey is what the riders of the Tour De France strive to earn. The overall winner of the stages get's to wear the jersey so he can be identified as the race leader.
Imagine the sense of excitement getting to wear this coveted jersey whilst riding the race of your life.
Dubbed as being the greatest British sporting win since winning the World Cup in 1966, Bradley Wiggins has had his fair share of the yellow jersey action to get where he has in this years momentous win.
This is his moment.WINNER! (PARIS 2012 )
London 2012, Countdown Is On.
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