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Don't call me Sir says Wiggins

Post  Panda on Sat 29 Dec - 4:25

New Year Honours 2013: Don't call me Sir, says Wiggins after Knigthood


Bradley Wiggins, the Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist, has capped his "incredible" year with a Knighthood - but admitted he does not plan to use the title.








Sir Bradley heads a list of gold-medal winners including sailor Ben Ainslie, who has been given a Knighthood. Photo: EPA





By Steven Swinford

12:02AM GMT 29 Dec 2012




The cyclist, who is known affectionately to fans as "Wiggo", said that he "never saw myself as a Sir" and "probably never will".


Sir Bradley heads a list of gold-medal winners including sailor Ben Ainslie, who has been given a Knighthood, the paralympic cyclist Sarah Storey, who has been made a dame.


Jessica Ennis, the heptathelete, Victoria Pendleton, the cyclist, Mo Farah, the double gold winning runner and David Weir, the wheelchair athlete, have all been given CBEs.


Sir Bradley, who won won BBC Sport's Personality of the Year earlier this month, said: "It's quite something really. I never imagined that I would ever become a knight so it's an incredible honour but there's a slight element of disbelief, and it will take a while to sink in.


"There was never any doubt whether I'd accept it or not, it was more a case that I never saw myself as a sir, and I probably never will.

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