Born in Ghent, Belgium, Wiggins became a professional road cyclist in 2001. In the 2006 Tour de France, he finished 124th. Three years later, in 2009, he was fourth. In 2012, Wiggins won the Paris-Nice, the Race to the Sun, matching the success of Tom Simpson some 45 years earlier.
To follow in Tom Simpsons footsteps and become the second British rider to win Paris-Nice is something special.
Created in 2012, this artwork commemorates the fifty-year anniversary of Tom Simpson becoming the first Briton to wear the maillot jaune (5th July, 1962).
• Bontrager cycling shoe, collage, acrylic, pen, aluminium chainset on board
• Shoe donated by Bradley Wiggins
• Dimensions 40 x 40 x 15 cm