Bradley Wiggins Net Worth

Professional Road And Track Cycling Rider Bradley Wiggins Net Worth 2022: Income, Career & More Updates!

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Bradley Wiggins is a professional road and track cycling rider from the United Kingdom with a net worth of $5 million dollars. Bradley Wiggins was born in Ghent, Belgium, and began cycling when he was in elementary school. He won a bronze medal in the team pursuit at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Early Life and Career:

Gary Wiggins, an Australian father, and Linda Wiggins, a British mother, gave birth to Wiggins on April 28, 1980, in Ghent, Flanders, Belgium. His father worked as a professional cyclist in Belgium. Wiggins’ father abandoned the family when he was just two years old. Wiggins went with his mother to her parents’ home in Willesden Green’s Villiers Road, then to a Church Commission flat in Maida Vale’s Dibdin House estate. His mother worked as a secretary at St Augustine’s Church of England High School in Kilburn, where he was schooled. From his mother and her lover Brendan, he has a younger half-brother, Ryan. Wiggins was in his late teens when Brendan and Linda divorced.

Bradley Wiggins Net Worth

Football was his first love, and he was an Arsenal supporter, though he would occasionally see rivals Tottenham Hotspur play because several of his friends were Spurs fans. His mother encouraged him to watch the individual pursuit final of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, which was won by British cyclist Chris Boardman. She said that it was one of his father’s successful events. He continued to watch the rest of the Olympics and fell in love with both cycling and the Olympics.

He entered his first race, the West London Challenge 92, on the then-unopened A312 dual carriageway in Hayes, west London, when he was 12 years old. In a car accident later that year, he shattered his collarbone. For his injuries, he was awarded £1,700 in compensation. He gave his mum £700 and used the remaining funds to purchase his first racing bicycle. “I told my art instructor when I was 12 that I was going to be an Olympic champion and that I was going to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour,” he said.

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In the late 1970s, his father was a member of the Archer Road Club. He competed at Herne Hill Velodrome and on the streets surrounding Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Condor Cycles’ Olympia Sport and then Team Brite sponsored him domestically. As a youth, he competed in the London Youth Games for Westminster. In 2010, he was admitted into the London Youth Games Hall of Fame in honor of his early achievements.

At the 1996 junior national track championships at Saffron Lane sports center in Leicester, he won the 1 km (0.6 mi) time trial at the age of 16. Selectors invited him to practice at the Manchester Velodrome on weekends. He enrolled in a BTEC foundation degree in business studies after graduating from high school but dropped out owing to cycling commitments.

Bradley Wiggins Net Worth

He won the one-kilometer time trial, 3 km (1.9 mi) individual pursuit, points race, and scratch race at the 1997 Junior National Track Championships. In the 1997 Junior Track World Championships in Cape Town, he was the lone British competitor, finishing 16th in the solo pursuit and fourth in the points race.

At the age of 18, he broke through when he won the three-kilometer solo pursuit at the junior track world championships in Cuba in June 1998. He defended his titles at the junior national track championships the following week in Manchester. He finished fourth in the individual pursuit at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur and was a member of the squad that won silver in the team pursuit, his first senior medal. He became a full-time Lottery-funded athlete, receiving a yearly stipend of roughly £20,000 (equivalent to £36000 in 2022).

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In 1999, he joined the Great Britain team pursuit squad and rode his first stage event, the ProTour, now known as the Tour of Britain. In October, he competed in the track world championships in Berlin, finishing sixth in the team pursuit and tenth in the Madison with partner Rob Hayles, ensuring qualification for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics.

He earned a bronze medal in the team pursuit at the Olympics, defeating France in the bronze medal match, and he finished fourth in the Madison with Hayles. He won silver in the team pursuit at the track world championships in Manchester in October 2000, losing to Germany in the final by less than half a second.

Personal Life:

Bradley Wiggins Net Worth

Wiggins is married to Catherine, whom he initially met as a junior in 1997 and whom he married during the 2002 Commonwealth Games. They have three children together, Ben, Rebekah, and Isabella.

The family lives in Eccleston, Lancashire, near the Manchester Velodrome, which hosts British Cycling and the Ineos Grenadiers. Wiggins and his wife divorced in May 2020.

Since leaving the family when Bradley was two years old, Wiggins has had a tumultuous relationship with his father Gary Wiggins, who has made no attempt to contact him for 14 years.

Bradley had only heard that his father was a professional biker. Bradley met his two half-sisters from relationships his father had in Australia before and after the one with his mother at a training camp in Australia in 1999.

The next year, when Bradley was back in Australia training and had gone out three weeks ahead of time to stay with Gary, they finally met. Bradley got disillusioned with his father’s alcohol and drug addictions immediately, and the two never spoke again. Gary Wiggins passed away in 2008 in Aberdeen, New South Wales, at the age of 55. Bradley was not present at the funeral.