King of the road: Bradley Wiggins adds Olympic gold to his Tour de France win

King of the road: Bradley Wiggins adds Olympic gold to his Tour de France win

King of the road: Bradley Wiggins adds Olympic gold to his Tour de France win
Bradley Wiggins rode further into the history books after adding yet another Olympic gold to his impressive haul of medals – and his jubilant Tour de France win.

The Londoner triumphed in the time trial, after previously declaring it would be "a doddle".

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Fears he would be too tired to take the top spot after completing 2,200 miles last month in the Tour de France turned out to be unfounded.

He whizzed through 27 miles of the Surrey countryside, beating his nearest competitor, German rider Gary Martin by 40 seconds.

Taking the bronze, meanwhile, at the Hampton Court finish was fellow Brit Chris Froome.

There were echoes of Bradley”s French win as he took to the winner”s podium to collect his medal.

Cheers rang out and Union Flags were waved. The sun even came out.

And just as in Paris, Bradley”s wife Cath and his children Ben and Isabella were waiting to shower him in congratulatory hugs and kisses.

The 32-year-old has now beaten Sir Steve Redgrave”s record as Britain”s most decorated Olympian. He has won four golds, one silver and two bronze medals.

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