WIGAN’S newest adopted son takes centre stage at the Olympics today – and you can cheer him on by either wearing or rubbing his lucky sideburns!
The cycling superstar captured the hearts of the nation little more than a week ago when he became the first Brit to win the Tour de France.
The 32-year-old, married to Shevington girl, Cath, spoke of his love for Wigan and, in particular, Wigan Warriors during press conferences
The whole of the borough has been behind him since.
You can support Wiggo by getting our cutout sideys in today’s Wigan Evening Post.
Although his Team GB couldn’t spur Mark Cavendish to glory in the road race, today he turns to his personal attempt at glory in the Hampton Court time-trial.
Wiggins already has six Olympic medals – three of them gold – and the nation will today hold its breath as he bids for one more.
Wiggins’ time-trial performances on the Tour, which all but confirmed him as the first British winner of the yellow jersey, suggest he is in the form to add to his haul of Olympic medals.
As a result, he is the hot favourite going in to today’s 44km race.
Wiggins said: “The Tour is such a good boot camp for this.
“This is going to be a piece of cake compared to that.”