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Gallery: Bradley Wiggins' Team Sky career

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Friends and former teammates Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish at the 2014 Tour of California

Friends and former teammates Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish at the 2014 Tour of California
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Bradley Wiggins on his Olympic gold medal Bolide at the Eneco Tour in 2013

Bradley Wiggins on his Olympic gold medal Bolide at the Eneco Tour in 2013
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Bradley Wiggins relaxing on the first rest day of the 2012 Tour de France

Bradley Wiggins relaxing on the first rest day of the 2012 Tour de France
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Bradley Wiggins' 2012 season also saw him win the Critérium du Dauphiné

Bradley Wiggins' 2012 season also saw him win the Critérium du Dauphiné
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Bradley Wiggins also won the 2012 Tour de Romandie

Bradley Wiggins also won the 2012 Tour de Romandie
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Bradley Wiggins claims a rare road race win at the 2012 Tour de Romandie

Bradley Wiggins claims a rare road race win at the 2012 Tour de Romandie
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Bradley Wiggins big 2012 season started with victory at Paris-Nice

Bradley Wiggins big 2012 season started with victory at Paris-Nice
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Bradley Wiggins with Richie Porte at the Volta ao Algarve after Porte won the stage

Bradley Wiggins with Richie Porte at the Volta ao Algarve after Porte won the stage
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Bradley Wiggins in the red leader's jersey at the Vuelta a España

Bradley Wiggins in the red leader's jersey at the Vuelta a España
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Bradley Wiggins celebrates overall at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné

Bradley Wiggins celebrates overall at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné
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British champion Bradley Wiggins during the 2011 Tour of Qatar prologue

British champion Bradley Wiggins during the 2011 Tour of Qatar prologue
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Bradley Wiggins at the start of his only day in the Giro d'Italia's maglia rosa

Bradley Wiggins at the start of his only day in the Giro d'Italia's maglia rosa
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Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky at the 2010 Tour of Qatar after winning the opening stage of the race

Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky at the 2010 Tour of Qatar after winning the opening stage of the race
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Bradley Wiggins Tour de France winner in 2012

Bradley Wiggins Tour de France winner in 2012
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Bradley Wiggins crashed out of the 2011 Tour de France on stage 7

Bradley Wiggins crashed out of the 2011 Tour de France on stage 7
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On course for victory at the 2014 Tour of California

On course for victory at the 2014 Tour of California
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Leading the Tour of Britain in 2013. He went onto win the race.

Leading the Tour of Britain in 2013. He went onto win the race.
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Bradley Wiggins waves goodbye to Team Sky

Bradley Wiggins waves goodbye to Team Sky
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Wiggins suffered through the Giro d'Italia in 2013 before retiring with injury

Wiggins suffered through the Giro d'Italia in 2013 before retiring with injury
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The pressure is on: Wiggins had to deal with the daily stress of leading the Tour de France

The pressure is on: Wiggins had to deal with the daily stress of leading the Tour de France
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Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins at the Tour in 2012

Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins at the Tour in 2012
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Wiggins credited weight loss as a main reason for his transformation into a stage race rider

Wiggins credited weight loss as a main reason for his transformation into a stage race rider
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Worlds apart: Wiggins and Froome at the Tour de France presentation in October 2012

Worlds apart: Wiggins and Froome at the Tour de France presentation in October 2012
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2012 culminated in an Olympic Gold medal in the time trial

2012 culminated in an Olympic Gold medal in the time trial
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Wiggins held his Tour de France right through until the Olympic Games in 2012

Wiggins held his Tour de France right through until the Olympic Games in 2012
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When Wiggins races in the United Kingdom the fans turn out to meet him

When Wiggins races in the United Kingdom the fans turn out to meet him
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Second on the podium in the Worlds time trial in 2013

Second on the podium in the Worlds time trial in 2013
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Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) made Paris-Roubaix his final objective

Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) made Paris-Roubaix his final objective
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Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) sets the pace in Paris-Roubaix

Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) sets the pace in Paris-Roubaix
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What might have been: WIggins at the finish of Paris-Roubaix

What might have been: WIggins at the finish of Paris-Roubaix
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Bradley Wiggins leads his rivals onto the velodrome in Roubaix

Bradley Wiggins leads his rivals onto the velodrome in Roubaix
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At the finish of the 2015 Paris-Roubaix

At the finish of the 2015 Paris-Roubaix
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Bradley Wiggins leads his rivals onto the velodrome in Roubaix

Bradley Wiggins leads his rivals onto the velodrome in Roubaix
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Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) in his final race for Team Sky

Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) in his final race for Team Sky
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Bradley Wiggins rides to the world time trial title in 2014

Bradley Wiggins rides to the world time trial title in 2014
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Bradley Wiggins rides to the world time trial title in 2014

Bradley Wiggins rides to the world time trial title in 2014
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Bradley Wiggins becomes Sir Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins becomes Sir Bradley Wiggins
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Heading for gold in the time trial at the London Olympics

Heading for gold in the time trial at the London Olympics
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Bradley Wiggins lines up for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic road race.

Bradley Wiggins lines up for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic road race.
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2011 and Wiggins starts the season well with wins in Paris-Nice and the Dauphine

2011 and Wiggins starts the season well with wins in Paris-Nice and the Dauphine
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Defeat: Bradley Wiggins cracked as leader of Team Sky at the 2010 Tour de France

Defeat: Bradley Wiggins cracked as leader of Team Sky at the 2010 Tour de France
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Bradley Wiggins' custom saddle from the 2010 Tour de France

Bradley Wiggins' custom saddle from the 2010 Tour de France
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Suffering through the mud and cobbles of the 2010 Giro d'Italia, a race Wiggins was using as training for the Tour de France

Suffering through the mud and cobbles of the 2010 Giro d'Italia, a race Wiggins was using as training for the Tour de France
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The Giro d'Italia started well for Team Sky and Wiggins in 2010

The Giro d'Italia started well for Team Sky and Wiggins in 2010
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Riding Fleche Wallone in 2010

Riding Fleche Wallone in 2010
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Bradley Wiggins and Dave Brailsford linked up in 2010

Bradley Wiggins and Dave Brailsford linked up in 2010
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First training rides for Wiggins in his Teaam Sky colours

First training rides for Wiggins in his Teaam Sky colours
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Wiggins rolls onto the stage as a Team Sky rider

Wiggins rolls onto the stage as a Team Sky rider
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Bradley Wiggins is presented as a Team Sky rider in 2010

Bradley Wiggins is presented as a Team Sky rider in 2010
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Bradley Wiggins takes shelter behind his Team Sky train

Bradley Wiggins takes shelter behind his Team Sky train
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Bradley Wiggins came into the Tour in 2011 after a number of stage race wins

Bradley Wiggins came into the Tour in 2011 after a number of stage race wins
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On the podium in Paris at the end of the 2012 Tour de France

On the podium in Paris at the end of the 2012 Tour de France
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Sealing the Tour de France win 2012

Sealing the Tour de France win 2012
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Liquigas try to crack Wiggins in the mountains of the 2012 Tour de France

Liquigas try to crack Wiggins in the mountains of the 2012 Tour de France
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I see you: Wiggins keeps a close eye on Vincenzo Nibali at the 2012 Tour de France

I see you: Wiggins keeps a close eye on Vincenzo Nibali at the 2012 Tour de France
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Edvald Boasson Hagen does the work for Sky and Wiggins at the 2012 Tour de France

Edvald Boasson Hagen does the work for Sky and Wiggins at the 2012 Tour de France
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Always at the centre of attention at the Tour de France (2012)

Always at the centre of attention at the Tour de France (2012)
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Riding with Mark Cavendish after the world champion joined Team Sky for 2012

Riding with Mark Cavendish after the world champion joined Team Sky for 2012
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Leading the Vuelta a Espana in 2011

Leading the Vuelta a Espana in 2011
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British road champion

British road champion
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Facing the media at a press conference ahead of the Tour de France in 2011

Facing the media at a press conference ahead of the Tour de France in 2011
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Waiting in the shadows: Wiggins and his new teammates at the first Team Sky presentation

Waiting in the shadows: Wiggins and his new teammates at the first Team Sky presentation
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British time trial champion Bradley Wiggins (Sky) powers to victory in the Giro's opening stage.

British time trial champion Bradley Wiggins (Sky) powers to victory in the Giro's opening stage.
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World Champion Bradley Wiggins was third on Tuesday in Qatar.

World Champion Bradley Wiggins was third on Tuesday in Qatar.
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The final podium in the 2011 Vuelta a España

The final podium in the 2011 Vuelta a España
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2012 Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins (Sky)

2012 Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins (Sky)
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Sky teammates Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome finish 5th and 6th on stage 14 and put time into their GC rivals.

Sky teammates Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome finish 5th and 6th on stage 14 and put time into their GC rivals.
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Bradley Wiggins finally brought the curtain down on his Team Sky career on Sunday with a solid 18th place in Paris-Roubaix.

The 2012 Tour de France winner has made the Classic his major objective for the last two springs and despite a daring attack with just over 30 kilometers to go on Sunday he was unable to make the winning break, with John Degenkolb taking a deserved victory.

Paris-Roubaix is always a lottery of a race but despite falling short in his final outing for Team Sky, Wiggins has undoubtedly been their most influential and successful rider since signing for them in 2010.

A huge transformation into a stage race rider in 2009 meant that the new British squad were always going to build a team around him and he duly delivered with their first Tour de France win in 2012.

There have been crashes, fallouts, losses of form and comebacks along the way, and in this gallery Cyclingnews looks back at Bradley Wiggins' entire racing career at Team Sky.