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Wiggins becomes Sir Bradley

Sir Bradley Wiggins is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace

Sir Bradley Wiggins is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace

SIR Bradley Wiggins received his knighthood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace - then insisted he wouldn’t be taking the evening off from training.

The 33-year-old Wigan-based rider was honoured for services to cycling in a career that has included seven Olympic medals and becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France.

Sir Bradley was joined at Buckingham Palace today (Tuesday) by his wife and two children but said celebrations would not get in the way of his demanding training schedule.

“I’m still shaking now, to be honest,” he said. “I’m glad it’s over. The Queen asked what I’m doing now, and it was an incredible summer last year.

“I mean it’s quite humbling, really, being here.

“I was just talking to some of the other people getting stuff, and asking them what they’ve been honoured for, and they’re historic things, ground-breaking sciences or whatever.

“I’ve won a bike race, you know, and I feel a little bit inferior to everyone, really.”

FULL STORY IN THE WIGAN EVENING POST (WEDNESDAY) ...

 

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