Sportsthoughts (36) – There’s only one Bradley Wiggins…

Top moment of the Olympics so far for me. Wiggo winning the time trial. Congratulations too to Chris Froome on getting bronze, and Emma Pooley and Lizzie Armitstead being placed in the top ten of the women’s race.

Brad gold, Tony Martin (Germany) silver, Chris Foome bronze.

But Brad is the man. So impressive when you see him cycle. His body is perfectly still, above those pumping legs. The poise of a supreme athlete.


Wonderful too, when he cycled back onto the course, to salute the crowd… and find his family!

He has a column in the Guardian, and today there was all this technical stuff about cadences and torques. I had no idea what he was on about, but it was clearly all very important in producing a smooth and effective ride.

At least until tomorrow, Brad is our greatest Olympian in terms of number of medals. Chris Hoy in the Velodrome could hit back in the next few days. And Steve Redgrave still can claim the most golds (five vs Brad’s four). Let’s just say they are all magnificent!

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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2 Responses to Sportsthoughts (36) – There’s only one Bradley Wiggins…

  1. Yay!!!!!!!! (Has Canada won anything?)

    • John S says:

      BBC website tells me Canada has won six medals: bronzes in diving (2), judo, swimming, weightlifting and a silver in rowing. Long way to go. Athletics starts next week.

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