Bradley Wiggins was today left to reflect on becoming the first man to win the Tour de France and Olympic gold in the same year and reaching the peak of his sporting career.
After winning a fourth Olympic gold in a third different event with victory in the 44-kilometre time-trial at Hampton Court, just a few miles from where he grew up in Kilburn, the realisation hit Wiggins that no sporting achievement will surpass the last six weeks of his life.
The 32-year-old, who on July 22 became the Tour’s first British winner, said: “There is almost slight melancholy. I realised on the podium that that’s probably it for me.
“To go out there and put a performance like that together nine days after the Tour and win another Olympic title in another event, it is never, ever going to get any better than that. It’s been an amazing six weeks.”
Today we ask: Should Bradley Wiggins be knighted on the back of his Olympic gold medal and Tour De France victories?