Bradley Wiggins: 'I wanted it to end like this'

Gold in the team pursuit at the Rio Olympics means Bradley Wiggins bows out as Britain's most decorated Olympian

Bradley Wiggins celebrates winning his 5th Olympic gold. Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

Bradley Wiggins got the fairytale ending to his Olympic career that he had been dreaming of with his eighth medal - and fifth gold - in the team pursuit at the Rio Olympic Games.

With Ed Clancy, Owain Doull and Steven Burke, Great Britain were pushed to the very limit by arch-rivals Australia in a fitting climax to the team pursuit competition and the 36-year-old was delighted with his the final race of his Olympic career.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.