Olympic gold medalist Wiggins left ‘shaking’ after being knighted

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins has been knighted by Queen

Elizabeth II at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace that left last

year’s Tour de France and Olympic champion “shaking” and


Wiggins was honored for services to cycling after winning seven

Olympic medals and becoming the first Briton to win the Tour — the

sport’s biggest event.

The 33-year-old Wiggins says on Tuesday “I’m glad it’s over”

because “I’ve won a bike race, you know, and I feel a little bit

inferior to everyone, really.”

Sir Bradley, as he is now known, was awarded the knighthood in

the queen’s New Year’s honors list.