Search

Olympic hero Bradley Wiggins named Sports Personality of the Year

PUBLISHED: 09:59 17 December 2012

The winner of Sports Personality of the Year 2012, Bradley Wiggins. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

The winner of Sports Personality of the Year 2012, Bradley Wiggins. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Bradley Wiggins’ remarkable year came to a glorious end last night as he was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year - in the city where he cruised to Olympic glory this summer.

Having clinched gold in the time trial at London 2012 just 10 days after becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France, the Kilburn-born cyclist was always the strong favourite to win the prestigious award at London’s ExCeL Arena.

And he duly won last night’s public vote, beating Jessica Ennis and Andy Murray into second and third places on an evening which paid tribute to Britain’s Olympic stars.

The Duchess of Cambridge and David Beckham presented the top award.

Wiggins, 32, has enjoyed the finest year of a glittering career, winning the Tour, Olympic gold, Paris-Nice, the Tour of Romandy and the Criterium du Dauphine.

0 comments

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

Yesterday, 12:59

An organisation based in Wembley will be joining in the fun tonight as Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day goes live on television.

Yesterday, 09:25

Tottenham Hotspur moved closer to playing home games at Wembley Stadium next season after their application to host 27 matches at the full 90,000 capacity was approved despite overwhelming objection from local residents and businesses.

Thu, 17:05

More than 25 residents gathered on a green on Barn Rise, in Wembley, today to plant the last of 60 new trees in the area funded by the Greater London Authority.

Thu, 13:28

The flag at Brent Civic Centre is flying at half mast today in solidarity with all those killed and injured in yesterday’s alleged terror attack in Westminster, which saw four people die.

Thu, 12:36

Children and young people in Brent wishing to give their mothers something a little different this year are invited to be the first in the country to be specially gift-wrapped with boxes, ribbons and bows.

Thu, 10:15

Brent North MP Barry Gardiner has praised police and condemned the “sordid, shameful and vile” terrorist attack in Westminster yesterday.

Thu, 09:50

Notices have gone up on a demolished pub in Kilburn signalling a long-awaited start to rebuild it ‘brick by brick’.

Wed, 16:53

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has confirmed she is safe and well after a suspected terrorist attack near the Houses of Parliament.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read Kilburn News

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now