Wiggins wins gold

Bradley Wiggins
Bradley Wiggins

CYCLING hero Bradley Wiggins has become Britain’s greatest ever Olympian.

He was cheered on by Shevington-born wife Cath as he finished the 44km time trial in a time of 50mins 35 seconds, beating German Tony Martin by 42 seconds.

Team GB’s Chris Froome picked up the Bronze medal.

It is Wiggins’ seventh Olympic medal – his fourth gold – which means he overtakes Sir Steve Redgrave who won six.

The historic victory comes less than a fortnight after he became the first ever Brit to win the Tour de France.