Bradley Wiggins Takes Gold Medal in London Olympics

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08/1/2012| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com
Great Britain's Tour de France Champion Bradley Wiggins wins Olympic gold medal in the men's individual time trial in London ahead of Germany's Tony Martin and Great Britain's Christopher Froome. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Great Britain's Tour de France Champion Bradley Wiggins wins Olympic gold medal in the men's individual time trial in London ahead of Germany's Tony Martin and Great Britain's Christopher Froome. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Bradley Wiggins Takes Gold Medal in London Olympics

Bradley Wiggins won the gold medal in the time trial at the 2012 London Olympic Games earlier this afternoon, sealing his place in British Olympic history.

the first rider to win the Tour and the Olympic time trial in the same year, extending his already impressive run this season.

"I can't put it into words, it wouldn't do it justice," Wiggins told Roadcycling.com after realizing he had won the Olympic Gold medal and added "It was incredible. To win an Olympic gold in your own city in the velodrome or whatever with three of four thousand people cheering you on would have been incredible but to do it round the streets, phenomenal."

"Just going through Kingston there at the end the noise was amazing and I don't think my sporting career will ever top that. What a month it has been, I won the Tour de France and the time trial at the 2012 London Olympic Games, it is never going to get better than that," Wiggins continued.

According to Wiggins his sole focus today was on winning the Gold medal. Nothing else would count.

"It had to be gold today or nothing. What's the point of seven medals if they're not the right colour? Mainly it's about the four golds. Now I have to go to Rio (2016 Summer Olympics in Rio) and go for five."

A few minutes after Wiggins crossed the finish line, Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron hailed the cyclist in a message posted to Twitter. Wiggins "is a true British hero. First the Tour (de France) and now Olympic Gold."

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