2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

Cycling - Track

Bradley Wiggins

Date of birth

1980-04-28

Birthplace

Ghent (Belgium)

Height

190 cm

Weight

77.0 kg

Teams

Linda McCartney Racing Team (2001), Française des Jeux (2002-2003), Crédit Agricole (2004-2005), Cofidis (2006-2007), Team High Road (2008), Garmin-Slipstream (2009), Team Sky (2010-2015), WIGGINS (2015-)

World records

  • 4 (4km team pursuit, Hour record) - up to 30/04/16

Tour de France

  • Overall: 1st (2012), 3rd (2009)
  • 2 stage wins (2 in 2012)

Giro d'Italia

  • 1 stage win (2010)

Vuelta a España

  • Overall: 3rd (2011)

Olympic Games (7 medals: 4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)

  • Individual time-trial (road): 1st (2012)
  • Individual pursuit: 1st (2004, 2008)
  • Team pursuit: 1st (2008), 2nd (2004), 3rd (2000)
  • Madison: 3rd (2004/with Rob Hayles)

World Championships (15 medals: 8 gold, 6 silver, 1 bronze)

  • Individual time-trial (road): 1st (2014), 2nd (2011, 2013)
  • Individual pursuit: 1st (2003, 2007, 2008)
  • Team pursuit: 1st (2007, 2008), 2nd (2000, 2001, 2003, 2016), 3rd (2002)
  • Madison: 1st (2008, 2016/with Mark Cavendish)

European Track Championships (1 medal: 1 gold)

  • Team pursuit: 1st (2015)

Other victories

GB Time-Trial Championships (2014), Tour of California (2014), Tour of Great Britain (2013), Tour de Romandie (2012), Paris-Nice (2012), GB Road Race Championships (2011), Critérium du Dauphiné (2011, 2012), Herald Sun Tour (2009), Duo Normand (2007), Cinturon a Mallorca (2001), Flèche du Sud (2001)

"Wiggo" hoping to finish on a high note

Bradley Wiggins, the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France (2012), is determined to finish his remarkable career on a high note in Rio.

"Wiggo", who is set to retire from elite-level racing at the end of 2016, already boasts an impressive Olympic record (7 medals, including 4 gold).

He is now targeting a place in British Olympic history: a 5th gold would put him level with rowing great Steve Redgrave, and just 1 behind another cycling legend, Chris Hoy (6 gold medals).

At 36, the hour world record holder (54.526km) has made the Rio Games a clear priority. He will be hoping to help Great Britain win team pursuit gold for the 3rd successive Olympics.

Results

Men's Team Pursuit

Men's Team Pursuit3:50.265 - WR
1Men's Team Pursuit, Qualification3:51.943 Q
1Men's Team Pursuit, 1st Round3:50.570 Q
1Men's Team Pursuit, 1st Round, Heat 43:50.570 Q
1Men's Team Pursuit, Final3:50.265

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2