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Cycling: Children of ex-Tour de France champion Wiggins 'taunted over Armstrong'

Published on Feb 5, 2014 7:04 PM
 
British cyclist Bradley Wiggins poses for a photograph with his Knighthood medal, awarded to him by Queen Elizabeth during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London. Bradley Wiggins has revealed that his children had to move schools after they were bullied in the wake of the Lance Armstrong drug revelations. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins has revealed that his children had to move schools after they were bullied in the wake of the Lance Armstrong drug revelations.

Wiggins became the first British winner of the Tour in 2012, seven months before American rider Armstrong was stripped of his seven victories in the race after finally admitting to extensive doping.

Wiggins said that his increased public profile in Britain, coupled with the fall-out from the Armstrong affair, made life "horrendous" for his two children.

"That (winning the Tour) changed everything," Wiggins told several British newspapers. "I left home pretty much unknown and came home the most famous man in the country for that week.

 
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