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Britain’s Bradley Wiggins Wins Olympic Cycling Time-Trial

Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain won the gold medal for the cycling time trial on day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London. Photographer: Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain won the gold medal for the cycling time trial on day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London. Photographer: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Bradley Wiggins, the first Briton to win the Tour de France, won the gold medal for the cycling time trial at the London Olympics today.

It’s the fourth Olympic gold medal for the 32-year-old, and his seventh in all. World champion Tony Martin of Germany was second and Chris Froome of Britain came third.

Wiggins completed the 27.3-mile course near Hampton Court, south of London, in 50 minutes, 39.54 seconds, 42 seconds ahead of Martin.

His total Olympic record haul is a British best, surpassing rower Steve Redgrave. Froome, Wiggins’s Team Sky teammate, finished second in the Tour de France 10 days ago.

It’s the second gold medal for Britain today after Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the women’s pairs rowing event.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Bob Bensch at bbensch@bloomberg.net

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