Wiggins Jr moved to London with his British mother, Linda, when he was a boy and took up cycling, inspired by the sight of Chris Boardman winning individual pursuit gold at Barcelona 1992. Retrieve your account details Forgotten password If you do not know your password, enter your username and we will send a password reset to your registered email address. The following year would be an entirely different story for the British rider, however, as he tasted both Tour and Olympic glory in the space of a few short weeks.
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While their time in the final was 0. Defending champion Hansen had looked impressive, winning the scratch race and the individual pursuit for maximum points after two events but dropping out first in the elimination race killed off his chances.
In a thrilling final, Great Britain won their second track cycling gold of the Games against a determined Australian quartet. Track cyclists Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish were disqualified from the women's team sprint for an illegal takeover during their semi-final contest with Ukraine. I saw Becky on the finish line and thought that I had the silver, but then I looked over at the big screen and saw my name at the top.
Need further help? His preparations included a successful attempt at the world hour record at the Lee Valley VeloPark in June 2015, with the British legend riding a new best of 54.
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Olympic golds for Britain in cycling, canoeing and shooting. Club Rides.