Cycling legend Bradley Wiggins retiresUpdated 1:35 PM ET, Wed December 28, 2016 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: 'Wiggo': A career in picturesBradley Wiggins was the first Briton to win the Tour de France, triumphing in 2012. Hide Caption 1 of 11 Photos: 'Wiggo': A career in picturesWiggins celebrates victory after the final day of the 76th Six Days of Gent race at Kuipke Track Velodrome in November 2016.Hide Caption 2 of 11 Photos: 'Wiggo': A career in picturesWiggins is a picture of concentration as he competes in his final race in Britain in October 2016.Hide Caption 3 of 11 Photos: 'Wiggo': A career in picturesWiggins leads British teammates Edward Clancy and Steven Burke in the men's team pursuit qualifying track cycling event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.Hide Caption 4 of 11 Photos: 'Wiggo': A career in picturesA kiss for wife Catherine after Wiggins wins his fifth and final Olympic gold medal in the men's team pursuit final at the Rio Velodrome in August.Hide Caption 5 of 11 Photos: 'Wiggo': A career in picturesWiggins punches the air after winning the stage 19 time trial at the 2012 Tour de France.Hide Caption 6 of 11 Photos: 'Wiggo': A career in picturesWiggins celebrates setting a new world hour record in front of a capacity crowd at London's Olympic velodrome in 2015. Hide Caption 7 of 11 Photos: 'Wiggo': A career in picturesIn addition to his Olympic titles, Wiggins won seven world championship gold medals.Hide Caption 8 of 11 Photos: 'Wiggo': A career in picturesWiggins' everyman charm did much to win over sections of the British public wary of hosting the 2012 London Olympics.Hide Caption 9 of 11 Photos: 'Wiggo': A career in picturesAfter securing the 2012 Tour de France, Wiggins went on to win the men's individual time trial event at the London Olympics.Hide Caption 10 of 11 Photos: 'Wiggo': A career in picturesWiggins stands on the podium after winning the Tour de France in a historic first for a British rider -- he would be followed by former teammate Chris Froome, the victor in 2013, 2015 and 2016.Hide Caption 11 of 11The British rider, who has enjoyed a glittering career in track and road cycling, announced his retirement on Wednesday. More from SportLindsey Vonn reignites Olympic hopes with 79th World Cup winGerman skier pulls off surprise win in classic Kitzbuhel downhillHorse breeders struggling as Cape Town drought bitesWhat's happening in sport? Five things to knowSix Nations: What's behind France's 'disastrous' form?