Tributes to Bradley Wiggins

Great Bradley

Great Bradley WIggins formerly of Kilburn, London – now also a tiny village in Suffolk. Hat Tip

I hope our French, Australian, Italian, Dutch readers will forgive this little post tour indulgence in Wiggins mania. I promise it won’t last much longer, though if Cavendish wins the Olympic road race…

Bradley Wiggins on the podium.


Bradley Wiggins. Photo credit ASO / Credit Press Sport


The four jerseys – Peter Sagan (green / points) – Bradley Wiggins (yellow, overall) – Thomas Voekler (polka dot / mountains) – Tejay Van Garderen (white, young) Photo credit: ASO /  Credit Press Sport

Thanks to Le Coq Sportif for forwarding photos. Wiggins jersey is Le Coq Sportif.

How Did the Newspapers Back Home respond to Wiggins’ triumph?

wiggins Times

I think that roughly translates as the English go for a nice country walk and end up winning our cycle race.

Hat Tip CTC Nothamptonshire

All newspapers had Wiggins on the front  page – Except The Murdoch owned Sun (perhaps they were annoyed the grand finale was on ITV?)

Other Random Tributes

“Bradley Wiggins has scaled one of the great heights of British sporting achievement. It’s an immense feat of physical and mental ability and aptitude.”

- David Cameron

“I send you my warmest congratulations on becoming the first British cyclist ever to win the Tour de France.

“Your historic achievement of claiming overall victory in this prestigious event is a great testament to the efforts of you and your teammates.

- “ELIZABETH R.” (The Queen)

“Not bad, but I though your winning margin could have been a bit bigger. I don’t think you were trying hard enough in the mountains.”

- Bloke in pub

- “Joy as Wiggins and the Olympics push up house prices”

- Daily Mail

“I don’t see the point really, you wouldn’t find me cycling around France!”

- Jeremy Clarkson


6 Responses to Tributes to Bradley Wiggins

  1. mike August 2, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Thanks for posting this birilliant picture of the altered Grat Bradley sign (and giving the village website a namecheck). We thought that the picture was so good that we’ve made it the logo for the website instead of the usual village sign ~ as a tribute to the great man. Wonder if Froome will do the same…?

    • tejvan August 2, 2012 at 11:41 am #

      Great stuff, Great Bradley

  2. Ian July 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    And Cavendish is not that far from Great Bradley, if you know your Suffolk Villages

  3. Kevin Mayne July 26, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Thanks for coming by my web site and commenting on one of my TDF posts.

    I have suspended any prospect of being a rounded cycling blogger until this madness ends – probably after the Olympic TT next week. (But of course if Froome vs Contador takes off in Spain…..)

  4. Nic July 26, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    Long live the King of cycling! Absolutely brilliant, a real inspiration, fabulous teamwork and individual effort. We all should take these values into our own lives. Ride on…!

  5. Tom July 25, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    The Murdoch-owned Times had the biggest front page dedicated to Wiggins (which you’ve even pictured!), and has been the most vocal supporter of cycling as a mode of transport.

    People who read the Times are likely to appreciate cycling. People who read the Sun are not. It’s as simple as that – I’m surprised that someone of your intelligence would miss this obvious point.

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