How Twitter reacted as Bradley Wiggins made history once again

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Sir Bradley Wiggins is now officially Britain’s greatest Olympian after the 36-year-old won Gold in the 4km pursuit in Rio, and naturally, Twitter went mad for it.

Wiggo now has eight Olympic medals – one more than Chris Hoy – and boasts five Golds in a haul which began way back at Sydney in 2000.

Alongside Ed Clancy, Owain Doull and Steven Burke, the British quartet lined up against Australia in last night’s final, and fought back to win a thrilling showpiece.

It all went down rather well on social media…

BBC presenter Clare Balding posed the question we were all thinking before last night’s final…

And Wiggans put both Hoy and Redgrave into the shade as GB prevailed in a nerve-wracking final…

Former England skipper Michal Vaughan was in support too…

Although fellow cycling legend Mark Cavendish wasn’t expecting much sleep…

Oh yeah, Wiggins and the team set a new world record too. What a night.

Not only is Wiggins now Britain’s greatest Olympian, he’s possibly the funniest too, and he couldn’t help himself during the podium ceremony…

There is certainly only one Sir Bradley Wiggins.

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.