Cycling: Bradley Wiggins voted BBC sports personality of 2012
LONDON (AP) - Cyclist Bradley Wiggins was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2012 on Sunday after winning the Tour de France and Olympic time trial gold in the space of 11 days this summer.
"What a year - to stand on this stage with the people next to me is incredible," said Wiggins, who was presented with the prestigious award by the Duchess of Cambridge and football star David Beckham.
Wiggins is the second cyclist in successive years to win the prize, after Mark Cavendish in 2011 - capping another successful year for British cycling.
He became the first Briton to win the Tour - his sport's most gruelling race - and then the equal most decorated British Olympian after capturing gold at the London Games for his seventh medal.