London 2012: Wiggins becomes Britain's most successful ever Olympian

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Cyclist Bradley Wiggins holding his London 2012 gold medalGetty Images

Bradley Wiggins has become Team GB's most successful Olympian ever, after winning the time trial.

Just ten days after he secured Britain's first ever victory in the 108-year-old Tour de France, Wiggins stormed to Olympic gold.

It was the seventh time in his career that he's won a medal at the Games

But there was even better news to come, as his team-mate Chris Froome grabbed third place and a bronze medal.

Chris FroomeGetty Images
Chris Froome won bronze in the event to add to his second place finish in the Tour de France

Wiggins finished an incredible 44 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, German rider Tony Martin.

He sped through the 44-kilometre course, that twisted and turned through the streets of London.

He's now won more medals than any other British athlete in Olympic history.

Sir Steve Redgrave has won more golds than him, but Wiggins has four golds, one silver and two bronzes, dating back to Sydney 2000.

It's hoped the double medal haul provides the perfect boost for Team GB's track cyclists, who begin their bid for gold in the Velodrome tomorrow.