Bradley Wiggins: Under new management

Bradley Wiggins on podium, Tour of Britain 2013, stage seven

Sir Bradley Wiggins has joined XIX Entertainment, the management and promotions company run by Simon Fuller, former manager of the Spice Girls and creator of Pop Idol and its US counterpart, American Idol.

Wiggins joins a host of top-tier sports clients at the company, including footballer David Beckham, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and tennis player Andy Murray.

The Tour de France winner and four-time Olympic gold medallist has signed a partnership with Fuller's company to "take advantage of the growth in global cycling participation and Wiggins' own unique position as one of the sport's most successful and iconic figures, to create innovative business opportunities worldwide".

Wiggins' 2013 season has been a quiet one in comparison to 2012, which saw him firmly become a household name after establishing himself as the first British Tour winner and then scooping a popular win in the London 2012 Olympic Games time trial. Nevertheless, his star factor has not waned and his appearance at the 2013 Tour of Britain in September, which he won, drew in record-breaking numbers of spectators.

"Bradley is an inspiring man of the people, who has endeared himself to followers worldwide through the scale and manner of his success," said Fuller. "He enjoys both an extraordinary past and a clear and ambitious view of the future through to Rio and beyond. We are thrilled to be partnering him at this exciting time for him and the Sport." 

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Nigel Wynn
Nigel Wynn

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.