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.