Wiggins becomes Sir Bradley

Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins who will receive a knighthood after being named in the New Year Honours list
Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins who will receive a knighthood after being named in the New Year Honours list

WHAT a year 2012 has been for Bradley Wiggins.

The first British winner of the Tour de France, one of the most decorated Olympians of all time after winning another gold in London this summer and the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year.

But now one award has topped the lot: A knighthood in the Queen’s new year’s honours.

It means his Shevington-born wife Cath receives the title Lady Catherine Wiggins as a result.

Sir Wiggo said: “I never ever imagined that I would ever become a knight, it’s an incredible honour.

“There’s a slight element of disbelief.

“It will take a while to sink in. It’s not something I’ll use on a daily basis but it’s nice to have it in the trophy cabinet as the ultimate accolade as a sportsman.”

There were a number of Wigan-related honours in the list too with people from sport, medicine and education all being recognised.

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