Sir Bradley Wiggins announces retirement from professional cycling

Great Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins
Great Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins
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Sir Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from professional cycling in a statement.

Sir Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from cycling, ending a career that saw him win a British record eight Olympic medals as well as the country's first Tour de France title.

The 36-year-old posted a statement on his Instagram page on Wednesday afternoon, accompanying a picture of his collected race jerseys, medals and trophies.

In it, he said: "2016 is the end of the road for this chapter, onwards and upwards, 'feet on the ground, head in the clouds' kids from Kilburn don't win Olympic Golds and Tour de Frances! They do now."

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