Tag Archives: Bradley Wiggins

Sportsthoughts (76) – Three stories about cycling

This year I’ve read three excellent books about the lives of professional cyclists. All of them are about brilliant achievements and struggle to get to the top. And in different ways, they are all about the scourge of doping. The … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (62) – “My Time” by Bradley Wiggins

I’ve just finished reading Bradley Wiggins’ autobiography, “My Time”, featuring his amazing 2012, when he won the Tour de France and the Olympic time trial gold. And three other top road races: Paris-Nice, the Tour de Romandie in Switzerland and … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (55) – And the BBC Sports Personality of the Year is… Bradley Wiggins!

Yes! That’s where my vote went.  Cyclist supreme.  First ever British winner of the Tour de France – the ultimate endurance test – and olympic Gold medallist in the men’s cycling time trial. And a personality and a very cool … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (41) – those Olympics!

Two weeks on from the closing ceremony and a few days before the opening of the Paralympics in London, I’ve stirred myself to sum up how I felt about the games. We left for a holiday in Spain that last … Continue reading

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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. But Brad … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (34) – The Olympic Road Race

So it didn’t work out for Team GB, and, specifically, Mark Cavendish, who was favourite for gold. What went wrong? Well, the peleton, led by GB, let the breakaway group go too far too fast, until it was uncatchable.  Lots … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (33) – Welcome to the Olympics!

Back from a lovely week in Holland just in time for the Olympic opening ceremony. Would it be good?  Would it rain? Would we feel proud at the end? Well the answer was YES! To all three, though thankfully, the … Continue reading

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