Wiggins scoops Velo d’Or award

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 […]

Wiggins should focus on Giro/Vuelta double in 2013

Bradley Wiggins (GBR), left, and Christopher Froome (GBR) during stage twenty of the 2012 Tour de France in Paris. (Frederic Mons/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE) PARIS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins should focus on winning the Giro d’Italia and the Tour of Spain next year instead of retaining his Tour de France title, according […]

Tour win still feels ‘surreal’ – Wiggins

In this Saturday, July 7, 2012 file photo, Bradley Wiggins of England speeds in the last meters of the prologue of the 94th Tour de France cycling race, a 7.9-kilometer (4.9-mile) individual time trial, in central London. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File) By Julien Pretot VALKENBURG, Netherlands, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Life has been such a […]

Wiggins illness hits British worlds bid

Bradley Wiggins (GBR) races at Box Hill during the men’s cycling race. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins could be a doubt for the world championships next week after pulling out before the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain with illness on Friday. Team […]

Cavendish probably has to leave Sky – Wiggins

Mark Cavendish (GBR) and Bradley Wiggins (GBR) lead during the rest day of the 2012 Tour de France. (Frederic Mons/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE) LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins believes team mate Mark Cavendish has to leave Team Sky to advance his career, the Tour de France winner and Olympic time trial champion […]

Wiggins to race in Tour of Britain

Bradley Wiggins (GBR) races at Box Hill during the men’s cycling race. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Tour de France winner and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins will race in his home Tour of Britain next month. The Tour of Britain has long been viewed as a minor stage […]

Peerless Wiggins roars to record

Gold medalist Britain’s Bradley Wiggins takes the start of the men’s individual time trial cycling event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Julien Pretot HAMPTON COURT, England, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins basked in glory, and a bit of sun, as Britain’s most decorated Olympian […]

Wiggins one step away from greatness

Bradley Wiggins (GBR) leads a pack of racers at Box Hill during the mens cycling race. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) By Julien Pretot LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Whether Bradley Wiggins is the best British cyclist has produced will no longer be questionable if he follows his Tour de France title with Olympic time […]

Wiggins becomes Britain’s first winner

Sky Procycling rider and leader’s yellow jersey Bradley Wiggins of Britain celebrates on the finish line after the final 20th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rambouillet and Paris, July 22, 2012. Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour de France when he claimed the 99th edition of the […]

Wiggins seals Tour with time trial win

Sky Procycling rider and leader’s yellow jersey Bradley Wiggins of Britain holds up his arm as he crosses the finish line during the individual time trial of the 19th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Bonneval and Chartres, July 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Stephane Mahe) By Gilles Le Roc’h CHARTRES, France, July 21 […]