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Sir Bradley Wiggins's Biography

 
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Sir Bradley Wiggins was born in Ghent, Belgium on 28 April 1980.

At just two years old, Bradley and his mother, Linda, moved to Kilburn in North London after his father, Gary, a professional track cyclist, left them.

His father had an alcohol and drugs problem and in 2008 was found beaten to death in his native Australia.

By the time Sir Bradley Wiggins retired from cycling at the end of 2016, he had amassed a Tour de France win, the one-hour record, and eight Olympic medals including 5 golds.

Wiggins was notable for his versatility in succesfully competing on the track and in road racing.

His extraordinary legacy was tarnished in the eyes of some by the leak of his therapeutic use exemption (TUE) certificates in 2016, which showed that he had been given corticosteroid triamcinolone before the 2011 and 2012 Tours de France and the 2013 Giro d’Italia.

The TUEs were, however, legitimate, as Wiggins used them to treat his pollen allergies.

In 2013, he released an autobiography, My Time.

In 2017, Sir Bradley Wiggins became one of the celebrities on Channel Four's The Jump.

However, he had to pull out of The Jump after sustaining a "small leg fracture" while taking part in snowcross training during the show.

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