Team GB's Bradley Wiggins takes team's second gold with win in men's time trial and becomes Britain's greatest Olympian
Bradley Wiggins has today become the greatest British Olympian after winning gold in the time trial event at Hampton Court Palace.
The historic win takes him to the top of the all-time medal list, surpassing Sir Steve Redgrave with whom he was tied on six.
Wiggins, who last month was the first Briton to win the Tour De France, was cheered on by thousands of ardent supporters as he rode home in a time of 50:39.54.
Redgrave achieved five golds and one bronze in his illustrious rowing career.
However today's win takes Wiggins one ahead, with his medal haul now comprising four golds, one silver and one bronze.
The Londoner had boasted today's time trial around the narrow Surrey roads would be "a piece of p***" compared to the rigours of the Tour.
And so it proved, with the 32-year-old romping home 42seconds ahead of Germany's Tony Martin.
Wiggins' squad teammate Chris Froome claimed the bronze in a time of 51:47.87.
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