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Bradley Wiggins, 32, created history this summer by becoming the Tour's first British winner of the Tour de France.
Just 10 days later he stormed home to win Olympic gold in the men's time trial.
Wiggins has now won seven Olympic medals, including four golds.
Wiggins of Chorley, Lancashire, has now returned to training after he was knocked off his bike on November 8.

Tour de France departs to Yorkshire for 2014

Leeds expected to hold two stages, including the opening prologue

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Wiggins could ride the 2013 Tour for Team Sky as part of the support group for Chris Froome

Cycling: Bradley Wiggins targets back-to-back Tour de France victories

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