Representing Great Britain, Wiggins won gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. When pedalling his way to gold in the Individual Pursuit, Wiggins was four seconds quicker than his final opponent.
He was part of the GB Team Pursuit side that broke the world record three times in 2008, culminating in an astounding 3.53.314 time at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He won gold in the Individual and Team Pursuit at the Games.
Wiggins switched his focus to road cycling in 2009, and finished 4th in only his third ever appearance at the Tour de France. Lance Armstrong’s retrospective disqualification promoted him to 3rd.
In 2012, he won two stages en route to becoming the UK’s first winner of the Tour de France. In doing so he became the first rider in history to win Paris-Nice, the Tour de Romandie, the Criterium du Dauphine and the Tour de France in a single season.
After ringing the Olympic Bell at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London, Wiggins went on to claim gold in the Time Trial. In doing so he became the joint most decorated GB Olympian with seven medals, alongside Sir Chris Hoy
The cyclist was awarded an OBE in 2005, a CBE in 2009, and was made a Knight Bachelor in 2013.