The world time trial title has proved elusive to Sir Bradley Wiggins over the course of his career but the Briton finally stood on the top step of the podium in Ponferrada, Spain, after an unstoppable ride.
Wiggins has twice settled for silver behind Tony Martin at the World Championships – in 2011 and 2013 – but this time got the better of his rival to top the podium, with Martin second and rising star Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands third.
The 34-year-old Wiggins has had an up-and-down 2014, with victory at the Tour of California, a top ten at Paris-Roubaix and a strong ride at the Tour of Britain tempered by the disappointed of missing out on selection for Team Sky’s Tour de France squad.
But the year has ended on a golden high note for Wiggo, who is only the second British man to win world time trial gold after Chris Boardman 20 years ago.
These photos tell the story of Wiggins’ triumph in Ponferrada.