|Bradley Wiggins, Great Britain||Born
: 1980 in Ghent, Belgium. Wiggins along with Mark Cavendish
had been in the forefront of British cycling success.
He has transformed himself from a multi gold medallist at
track pursuit into a premier professional road racer. 2012
was his annus mirabilis. Victories in classic stage races
were a prelude to his historic victory in the Tour de
France. A week later he secured a gold medal in the Time
Trial at the London Olympics. The following year was a let
down with illness blighting the season. Unable to regain
form on the road, he completed a career swansong by breaking
the World 1 hour record. At the age of 36 he reurned to the
track winning a 5th gold medal at Rio becoming the greatest
ever British Olympian.