Bradley Wiggins is a professional bicycle race hailing from the British Isles and competes for Team Sky in track and road events. Wiggins began his career on the track and he was considered a specialist when it came to the art of disciplines such as Madison as well as pursuit. Perhaps, some of his greatest moments were achieved at the Olympic Games where he earned himself a Bronze Medal at the Sydney Olympic Games of 2000, three more at the 2004 Athens Olympics and bagged the Ultimate prize, winning two Gold Medals at the Beijing Olympic Games of 2008. He became a professional road cyclist at the end of the 2001 season but his career on the road was much limited all through to the 2007 season mainly due to his involvement in track cycling.
After his Gold Medal winning campaign at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Bradley Wiggins decided to take a break from track cycling in order to focus on road cycling. Early into his career in road cycling, most people viewed Wiggins as a specialist in time trial as well as a rouleur, but with his fourth place finish at the 2009 Tour de France, he showed that he had the capability to compete in stage races as well. In fact, his fourth place at the 2009 Tour de France was joint highest finish ever recorded by a British rider in the famous race. At the beginning of the 2010 season, Wiggins was signed on by Team Sky to lead their team in road races and he repaid their faith in him by winning the Criterium du Dauphine in 2011, which is so far, the biggest victory in his career. Bradley Wiggins also earned himself a third place finish at the Vuelta a Espana, and wrote his name into the history books becoming only one of three British riders to have had a podium finish in a Grand Tour event.
Just ten days after his third place finish in that event, Wiggins won himself a Silver Medal at the World Road Cycling Championships in the time trial event, held in Copenhagen, Denmark. When Mark Cavendish won the 2011 UCI World Road race Championship, Bradley Wiggins was an integral part of the Great Britain team. He is undoubtedly one of the best British cyclists to have raced for the Union Jack and in spite of not winning the Tour de France even once, he is still considered as a legend in his home nation.