WIGAN cycling hero Bradley Wiggins’ triumphant success will be detailed in a Sky TV show, as well as two new books.
Bradley Wiggins – A Year In Yellow airs on Sky Atlantic HD on Wednesday, November 21 at 10pm.
The feature-length documentary, directed by John Dower, follows the 32-year-old throughout the year in which he became the first Briton to win the Tour de France.
Bradley said: “It’s good that John stalking me for an entire year has paid off.
“This film is a great insight into my life and my experiences training for and competing in the Tour de France and the Olympics.” John, whose previous work includes Thriller in Manila, added: “To be able to follow him over the last year, as he attempted this extraordinary double of the Tour de France Yellow Jersey and the Olympic Gold, and discover who he is was one of the highlights of my film-making career.”
Bradley whose wife, Catherine, hails from Shevington, is also to release a new autobiography – My Life – on Thursday, November 8.
The book promises to be an in-depth and intimate memoir following his life during the last three Tours, while also describing his training regimes, sacrifices, and the rush of his Olympic victory so soon after his Tour de France triumph.
It will be written with William Fotheringham, the sports writer and journalist and is Bradley’s second autobiography, following In Pursuit of Glory, which was published in 2008 after the Beijing Olympics.
He will also be featured in another book – 21 Days To Glory – which follows Team Sky’s campaign at this year’s Tour de France and includes exclusive interviews with the team’s riders.
The cyclist, who is a keen guitarist, has also collaborated with The Jam singer Paul Weller to record a one-off show hosted by Colin Murray to be broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music on Boxing Day.
Meanwhile, The Bradley Wiggins ‘throne’ on which he was presented with his gold medal this summer is today being auctioned at Sotheby’s, with the price expected to reach £20,000.