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Cycling champion Wiggins knighted in UK New Year Honours

Britain's Bradley Wiggins is seen competing in the men's cycling individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games in this August 1, 2012 file photograph. Wiggins is knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours, it was announced on December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/Files

Britain's Bradley Wiggins is seen competing in the men's cycling individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games in this August 1, 2012 file photograph. Wiggins is knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours, it was announced on December 29, 2012....more

Britain's Bradley Wiggins is seen competing in the men's cycling individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games in this August 1, 2012 file photograph. Wiggins is knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours, it was announced on December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/Files
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Gold medallist Britain's Bradley Wiggins is seen celebrating on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's cycling individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hampton Court Palace in this August 1, 2012 file photograph. Wiggins is knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours, it was announced on December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna/Files

Gold medallist Britain's Bradley Wiggins is seen celebrating on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's cycling individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hampton Court Palace in this August 1, 2012 file photograph....more

Gold medallist Britain's Bradley Wiggins is seen celebrating on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's cycling individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hampton Court Palace in this August 1, 2012 file photograph. Wiggins is knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours, it was announced on December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna/Files
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Britain's Bradley Wiggins is seen competing in the men's cycling individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games in this August 1, 2012 file photograph. Wiggins is knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours, it was announced on December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna/Files

Britain's Bradley Wiggins is seen competing in the men's cycling individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games in this August 1, 2012 file photograph. Wiggins is knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours, it was announced on December 29, 2012....more

Britain's Bradley Wiggins is seen competing in the men's cycling individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games in this August 1, 2012 file photograph. Wiggins is knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours, it was announced on December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna/Files
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