SURREY, England -- Cyclist Bradley Wiggins is having quite a summer, and his British compatriots got to share in his joy on Wednesday.
Wiggins, the Tour de France winner, won the men’s Olympic time trial by covering the 44-kilometer course that began and ended at Hampton Court Palace in an impressive 50 minutes, 39.54 seconds.
It was the fourth gold and seventh Olympic medal overall for Wiggins, making him the most decorated Olympian in British history.
Crowds lined the course and roars broke out at the finish line as Wiggins earned the second gold medal of the day for British athletes. A few hours earlier, rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the women’s pairs event at the Eton Dorney rowing venue.