It has been a vintage year for Britain(***)s Bradley Wiggins who became the first Briton to win the Tour de France. Wiggins has been in form all year claiming victories in the Paris-Nice, Tour de Romandie and Dauphine races [EPA];*;Wiggins won the first of his six Olympic medals when he took bronze in the team pursuit at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 [GETTY];*;He started his road racing career in 2002 at French team Francaise des Jeux. At the Athens Oympics in 2004 he came the first Briton in 40 years to win three medals in one Games winning the individual pursuit, silver in the team pursuit and bronze in the Madison [EPA];*;Wiggins rode his first grand Tour when he took part in the Giro d(***)Italia in 2005, and first participated in the Tour de France in 2006 for Cofidis [GETTY];*;He left the 2007 Tour after Italian teammate Cristian Moreni failed a drugs test. Wiggins threw away his Cofidis jersey [GETTY];*;At the Beijing Games in 2008 Wiggins became the first rider to successfully defend his individual pursuit title, also winning the team pursuit [EPA];*;In 2009 Wiggins began in earnest to win the Tour de France. Joining American team Garmin he finished fourth overall [EPA];*;In 2010 he joined the newly launched Team Sky amidst lots of hype but only managed 23rd place overall. In 2011 he won the Criterium du Dauphine but crashed out of the Tour de France in the seventh stage [GETTY];*;(***)It(***)s gold or nothing in London now(***): With the Tour wrapped up, Wiggins is among the favourites for gold at the time trial on August 1 [EPA]
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