Video: Bradley Wiggins – A Year in Yellow

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Bradley Wiggins had a stunning year as he went from contender to dominator. Thwarted by injuries and misfortune and accidents in previous years, Bradley Wiggins stayed healthy and had a year to remember. In an era where the top riders focus and peak for just one race, Wiggins won and won often.

Watch this insightful film as a crew follows him through the year to help us understand the man, the athlete, Bradley Wiggins.

2012 has been the most successful year ever for Bradley Wiggins, as he became the first British winner of the Tour de France and took Gold in the London 2012 Olympics road time trial.

Over the course of this remarkable year, Sky and firector John Dower (Thriller In Manilla) were granted exclusive access to the Team Sky and Team GB rider, culminating in a feature-length film.

Bradley Wiggins – A Year In Yellow is an in-depth, no-holds barred documentary that explores the life of one of Britain’s brightest sport starts. Cameras follow Wiggins as he takes on some of Europe’s toughest races and tries to balance his professional and personal life. With exclusive access to those closest to him, the film captures the man behind all the headlines and sporting achievements, from his arduous training schedule that sees him taken away from his family for months at a time to struggling to cope with enormous media pressure.

Wiggins said of the film: “It’s good that John stalking me for an entire year has paid off. This film is a great insight into my life and my experiences training for and competing in the Tour de France and the Olympics”.

Director Dower added: “The first time I met Bradley he said, “I don’t know who me is”. To be able to follow him over the last year, as he attempted this extraordinary double of the Tour de France Yellow Jersey and the Olympic Gold, and discover who he is was one of the highlights of my filmmaking career”.


 

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a lugged commuter, ultralight carbon road steed, singlespeed or trail bike. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. This obsessive personality has also turned him into a bit of an addict when it comes to high quality coffee and IPAs.



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