PARIS, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins won the prestigious Velo d’Or award as the best rider of 2012.

Briton Wiggins beat Paris-Roubaix 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, Wiggins also won the Paris-Nice, Tour de Romandie, Criterium du Dauphine and the Olympic time trial titles.