Sir Wiggins, the 1st Brit rider to bag the coveted Tour France champion jersey last year would be honored with the prestigious “Knighthood” at the imperial Buckingham Palace on December 10, 2013.
Fondly nicknamed as “Wiggo” the Team Sky rider would be regarded for his legendary services towards cycling witnessed last year from his Olympic Gold & the celebrated Tour France victory. The 33-year-old was even felicitated with the coveted “BBC Sports Personality of 2012” award after he showed up as one amidst the highly decorated cyclists in the Brit sporting history.
Speaking after the announcement of his name on the Honours List for the New Year, Sir Bradley remarked- “It is quite something actually. I couldn’t ever imagine that I could ever become the knight- hence it is an unbelievable honor. But there is a slight disbelief & it would take time to grasp in. There’s never a doubt on whether I would be accepting it or I would not, It’s more of a scene that I actually never viewed myself as Sir & I probably never would. I do not prefer profiting from the status & so it is more like for my own family. It is great for my grandparents and parents to observe to everyone that I am a knight & for my children in future”.
Apart from Sir Bradley Winnings, artist Anish Kapoor, the esteemed Turner Prize winner and the man behind the famous red twisting sculpture of ArcelorMittal Orbit at Olympic Park, would be knighted as well alongside the 2012 Tour France champion.
Besides, the imperial Buckingham Palace has even announced to honor the first Brit-born Pakistani English professional cricketer Wasim Khan at the Knighthood ceremony. Khan had a significant role in the 1995 record-breaking Warwickshire team & would receive MBE as recognition of a noble involvement in Cricket Foundation organized “Chance to Shine” 50 million pounds worth campaign.