Wiggins Overwhelmed by People’s Adulation

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins has been left overwhelmed and shocked by the immense adulation that he has received from the people of his native land after a summer where he achieved phenomenal success in his sport.

The 32 year old might have been a well known face in his own circuit previously, but he has seen his public profile soar to an all time high since he became the first British racer to win the prestigious Grand Tour de France and adding the Gold medal in the time trial at the Olympic Games in London.


British cyclist Bradley Wiggins has been left overwhelmed and shocked by the immense adulation that he has received from the people of his native land after a summer where he achieved phenomenal success in his sport.

The 32 year old might have been a well known face in his own circuit previously, but he has seen his public profile soar to an all time high since he became the first British racer to win the prestigious Grand Tour de France and adding the Gold medal in the time trial at the Olympic Games in London.

If you had bet at Bet Victor on Wiggins netting the Tour and the Gold in 2012, you could have made a fortune!

And this new found status as a celebrity is something that has left Wiggins almost stunned. Bradley Wiggins, who has now won seven medals in the Olympic Games, 4 of which are Gold, stated that when he left his home on the 22nd of June, hardly anybody knew who he was, not even people in his own village, except maybe a few. And then he went on to add that he came back at the end of the summer to overwhelming admiration and adulation of the people.

Wiggins also stated that the feeling is almost alien to him, adding that it is fantastic and brilliant but admitted that he wasn’t expecting such a reaction from the people. He even admitted that after his success at the Tour de France, seeing almost half of the global media camped at the end of his lane for around two days left him in a complete daze and he termed the feeling as ‘bizarre’.

Bradley Wiggins also stated that this was the fourth time that he had taken part in the Olympic Games and although he had won medals in the Games before, he had returned home to hardly any fanfare whatsoever and so, this new found success is slightly bemusing for him.

Wiggins is now focussing on his Team Sky cycling once more, witha Tour of Britain coming up in which he is one of the favourites according to the latest online betting from betvictor.com. Good luck Wiggo!