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Rohan Dennis wins Stage 3 of Tour of California

Rohan Dennis wins Stage 3 of Tour of California

MOUNT DIABLO STATE PARK, Calif., May 14 (UPI) --Australian Rohan Dennis won Stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California on Tuesday after conquering Mount Diablo.
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Froome completes 100th Tour de France win

Froome completes 100th Tour de France win

PARIS, July 22 (UPI) -- Chris Froome captured the 100th Tour de France with a performance in which he excelled at time trials and mountain challenges.
Wiggins to miss Tour de France

Wiggins to miss Tour de France

LONDON, May 31 (UPI) -- Bradley Wiggins said Friday he won't defend his 2012 Tour de France title due to injury and illness.
Lance Armstrong doping allegations headline series of disciplinary actions

Lance Armstrong doping allegations headline series of disciplinary actions

The Tour de France crowned one champion in 2012 but lost its most decorated winner in seven-time champion Lance Armstrong, to doping violations.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London and the home-standing British athletes stood out at the 2012 Olympics but the spotlight was grabbed by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

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Middleton presents awards to athletes

Middleton presents awards to athletes

LONDON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Kate Middleton, the pregnant wife of Britain's Prince William, attended the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards show in London to present several awards.

2014 Tour de France to start in Britain

YORKSHIRE, England, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Organizers of the Tour de France say the 2014 bicycle race will start on the other side of the English channel in Great Britain for the second time ever.
British cycling coach struck by car

British cycling coach struck by car

MANCHESTER, England, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A coach for Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins was injured when a vehicle struck his bike in Britain only one day after Wiggins was hit by a van.

Tour de France champ Wiggins hurt in crash

ECCLESTON, England, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Tour de France cycling champion Bradley Wiggins was hospitalized Wednesday after his bike collided with a car on a road near his home in England, police said.
Cycle star Wiggins: 'A lot has changed'

Cycle star Wiggins: 'A lot has changed'

LONDON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- British cyclist Bradley Wiggins says it has taken some time getting used to the celebrity status he has enjoyed since the Tour de France and London Olympics.
Costumes and torches on Olympics site

Costumes and torches on Olympics site

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Fans of the 2012 London Olympics and its athletes can acquire memorabilia the modern way -- online through the Official London 2012 Auction site.
Olympic balls, torches auctioned

Olympic balls, torches auctioned

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Organizers of the London 2012 Olympics are auctioning items online including a badminton shuttlecock, a tennis ball and a basketball.
Olympic Roundup: Big crowds spur home team

Olympic Roundup: Big crowds spur home team

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Athletes from the United States enjoyed their best day of the Olympics Thursday and so did those representing the nation hosting the biggest show in sports.

Wednesday's Olympic Highlights

LONDON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Highlights of Wednesday's action at the Olympics:
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Bradley Wiggins
Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain beats Brad McGee of Australia to win gold in men's Individual Pursuit of cycling track at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games, August 21, 2004. (UPI Photo/ Heinz Ruckemann)
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Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE (born 28 April 1980) is a British professional track and road bicycle racer, currently riding for Team Sky. Wiggins' career began on the track, where he specialised in the pursuit and madison disciplines. He won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics, three further medals at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics, and two golds at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. In road cycling he turned professional in 2002, but his involvement was limited by his track cycling until 2007. After the 2008 Olympics Wiggins took a break from the track to focus on the road. Initially viewed as a time-trial specialist and a rouleur, Wiggins showed his ability in stage races when he came in fourth at the 2009 Tour de France. In 2010 he was hired as the leader for the new Team Sky. To date his biggest win has been the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné.

The son of a professional cyclist, Gary Wiggins, Bradley Wiggins was born in Ghent, Belgium and spent his childhood in London with his mother Linda and younger brother, Ryan. He started racing at south London's Herne Hill Velodrome aged 12. He lives in Chorley, Lancashire. He married his wife Catherine in Manchester in November 2004 and has two children, Ben and Isabella.

At 20, Wiggins won a bronze medal for Britain in the team pursuit at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

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