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Another golden title for Olympian Bradley

PUBLISHED: 10:36 02 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:45 07 September 2010

BEIJING - AUGUST 16:  Gold medalist Bradley Wiggins poses with his medal after finishing the Men's Individual Pursuit Finals at the Laoshan Velodrome on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

BEIJING - AUGUST 16: Gold medalist Bradley Wiggins poses with his medal after finishing the Men's Individual Pursuit Finals at the Laoshan Velodrome on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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MAIDA Vale Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins is among the recipients of the Queen s 2009 New Year Honours. The 28-year-old cyclist, who grew up on the Dibdin House Estate, has been awarded a CBE to go alongside his 2005 OBE for services to sport. Wig

MAIDA Vale Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins is among the recipients of the Queen's 2009 New Year Honours.

The 28-year-old cyclist, who grew up on the Dibdin House Estate, has been awarded a CBE to go alongside his 2005 OBE for services to sport.

Wiggins followed in the footsteps of his professional cyclist father, Gary Wiggins, and began racing at London's Herne Hill Velodrome at the age of 12.

Eight years later he made his first Olympic appearance as a member of the British team pursuit squad in Sydney in 2000, where he won bronze.

The cycling hero went on to win three medals at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and a further two - both gold - at last year's Olympics in Beijing.

And on December 14 Wiggins achieved 9th place in the race for the BBC Sports Personality Award. With 5,633 votes, it was the first time a double gold medal winner failed to finish in the top 3 of the awards.

The champion cyclist's success at last year's Olympics also led for calls for him to be awarded the Freedom of Westminster Borough, although the council offered him a commemorative plaque instead.

On hearing the news Wiggins told the Ham&High Series: "It's a wonderful gesture and I'm very flattered people think that much of me.


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