Sir Bradley Wiggins: ‘My most embarrassing moment? Post 2012, I had a few hissy fits’

The cyclist on the birth of his daughter, his estranged father, and former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson

Born in Belgium, Bradley Wiggins, 39, grew up in London. He became a junior world champion in 1998 and won Olympic bronze in 2000. In 2012, he was the first Briton to win the Tour de France and took his fourth Olympic gold medal in the time trial in London. He was knighted the following year. In 2016, he won gold in Rio, becoming Britain’s most decorated Olympian, and announced retirement. He is touring the UK with his show, Bradley Wiggins: An Evening With, until 6 October.

When were you happiest?
When my second child Bella was born in 2006. I missed my son Ben being born because I was racing, so seeing it for the first time was quite an experience.

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Mixed relay world championship drawing wait-and-see attitude

Some are giving the UCI’s novel mixed relay race the benefit of a doubt, but Belgian manager Patrick Lefevere isn’t one of them

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Valverde motivated but ‘realistic’ ahead of worlds defense

The Spanish world champion already has a world-record haul of seven worlds medals and he’s hoping for one more

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Olympic cycling champion faces army warning for bare-cheeked Trump taunt

  • Nino Schurter poked fun at White House with cheeky photo
  • Swiss faces possible warning from senior officers over incident
  • Schurter won gold in mountain bike cross-country at Rio 2016

Olympic cycling champion Nino Schurter faces being reprimanded by the Swiss Army after posting a photo on social media showing his bare bottom with the White House in the background.

The army confirmed details reported in Swiss media that the 33-year-old racer faces a possible warning from his senior officers over the incident this month, though any disciplinary action will not be announced.

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Para Cycling International will be a ‘game changer’ for disability sport, insist Yorkshire 2019 organsiers

Week in Tech: Roval’s extensive warranty, 3T’s affordable Exploros, Specialized’s climate strike

Roval goes big with its warranty program, and extends it to secondhand owners; 3T’s Exploro gets a friendlier price point.

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Commentary: Chloé Dygert Owen’s rainbow comeback

The crash, the recovery, the long comeback. After years of pushing herself, Chloé Dygert Owen is ready to win a rainbow jersey, again.

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Lizzie Deignan: ‘For me, cycling is less important than it’s ever been’

Being a parent has given the Yorkshire rider perspective, but with the world road race passing her parents’ house she is determined to put up a stern fight in her own backyard

When her rivals line up in Bradford next Saturday for the UCI world road race, Lizzie Deignan can be confident that none know the course like she does.

Every lump in the road, every tricky corner, every narrow bridge: she’s navigated them all, countless times. “I’ve ridden the route so many times just by accident, before it was even announced as the women’s road race,” she said this week. “Hundreds. Thousands. Every time I wheeled my bike out of my parents’ garage I turned right and I was on the worlds circuit.”

Related: Lizzie Deignan takes Women’s Tour glory by two seconds

Being a full-time mum would be the hardest job in the world, without a doubt. If you’re doing it properly, you’re all in

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The Outer Line: Former Giro director Acquarone cleared of fraud charges

The former Giro d’Italia chief told VeloNews that he is relieved to be exonerated of fraud charges. “I’m just glad to have my dignity and reputation returned.”

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USA juniors hit their stride ahead of Yorkshire worlds

Quinn Simmons, Megan Jastrab, and Magnus Sheffield all collect big wins ahead of the UCI World Championships.

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