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Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Updated on December 29, 2012

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!

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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''


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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

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The Coveted Yellow Jersey.

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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 )

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London 2012, Countdown Is On.

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  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Jools99, you are so right. Lance Armstrong has done our stars a favour. Thanks again for reading.

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    Jools99 

    5 years ago from North-East UK

    Great hub - Brad deserves all of the plaudits - his star is rising as Lance Armstrong's is falling and Brad did it all clean!

  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Mike, thanks again for reading this, can you believe there are idiots around who don't think that honours should be given to sports people ?Winning the Tour must be one of the hardest things to accomplish and I think BW did us proud. Our athletes put the Great back into Great Britain last summer.

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    molometer 

    5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Congratulations to Sir Bradley Wiggins and to you Steve, for such a great hub.

    Solid information and terrific details.

    It is a nice finish to a great year for Britain.

  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    TToombso8,

    thanks so much for reading. I reaaly must get around to following up with an Olympics article. I reckon BW will be in with a shout at Sports Personality of the year come Xmas and will be in Queens New Year Honours list.

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    Terrye Toombs 

    5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

    An interesting read, Posh. Nicely done. :)

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    Steve Mitchell 

    6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    ChristyWrites,

    I hope so too. Thanks for reading.

    Joyce,

    Our athletes are giving us a lot to be proud of. GB is in great shape. Thanks for visiting.

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    Joyce Haragsim 

    6 years ago from Southern Nevada

    With Bradley winning the race made me feel so proud being a Brit, living here in USA.

    Voted up awesome and interesting, Joyce.

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    Christy Birmingham 

    6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Awesome. Good for you Posh, highlighting this great athlete. I hope you get lots of hub views from all of the fans :)

  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    writer20,

    This is just the start of great Sporting turnaround for GB. Olympics - only 3 days to go now.

    shiningirisheyes,

    Hope you enjoy the Olympics. Thanks for commenting once again. It is much appreciated.

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    Shining Irish Eyes 

    6 years ago from Upstate, New York

    I'll be keeping my eye out for Bradley as I am a huge olympic fan. Glad to know he won as I enjoy seeing someone who has worked hard and come from strife reap the positive rewards.

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    Joyce Haragsim 

    6 years ago from Southern Nevada

    This is great news to hear Britain has come in first.

    Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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