British Olympic legend a Rangers fan
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Sir Bradley Wiggins reveals he's a Rangers fan

British Olympic legend Sir Bradley Wiggins revealed he’s a Rangers fan in an interview with Talksport yesterday morning.

The Tour de France cycling hero said he began supporting the club after Paul Gascoigne joined in the 90s. Like everyone who follows Rangers, he hasn’t stopped since he started.

Also a Liverpool fan, Steven Gerrard’s move to the club has the now-retired Olympic gold medallist excited.

Cycling: 31st Rio 2016 Olympics / Track Cycling: Men’s Team Pursuit Finals Podium / Team AUSTRALIA (AUS)/ Alexander EDMONDSON (AUS)/ Michael HEPBURN (AUS)/ Sam WELSFORD (AUS)/ Jack BOBRIDGE (AUS) Silver Medal / Team GREAT BRITAIN (GBR)/ Edward CLANCY (GBR)/ Steven BURKE (GBR)/ Owain DOULL (GBR)/ Bradley WIGGINS (GBR) Gold Medal / Team DENMARK (DEN)/ Lasse Norman HANSEN (DEN)/ Niklas LARSEN (DEN)/ Frederik MADSEN (DEN)/ Casper VON FOLSACH (DEN)/ Celebration / Rio Olympic Velodrome / Summer Olympic Games /(Photo by Tim de Waele/Corbis via Getty Images)


Speaking to Jim White he said: “That goes back to my teenage years.

“If you were a fan of Gazza in the 90s…he perhaps had his best years at Rangers. That became my Scottish club as a teenager so I’ve followed them ever since.

“Steven Gerrard’s there now and there’s a feel-good factor around the place.

“It’s good to them doing well again. Not everyone will agree with that I’m sure.”

Wiggo welcome at Ibrox

Rangers fans will be delighted such an iconic British sportsperson is cheering on the club. The cyclist is one of the country’s greatest ever sportsmen and has had unique success both on the Olympic track and as a road cyclist.

Bradley Wiggins was the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France and the time trial at the Olympic Games in 2012. That year he also won the Vélo d’Or

In 2013 the cyclist was given a knighthood and eventually retired at the end of 2016.

In 2018 Wiggins was also named in a report by the British House of Commons Committee for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport who claimed he was involved in doping with Team Sky in 2012. It is a claim he strongly denies.

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