A feature length documentary charting the groundbreaking year for Britain’s first Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will be broadcast on Sky Atlantic.
‘Bradley Wiggins – A Year In Yellow’ gives a no-holds barred look at how one of the country’s most colourful and charismatic sport stars has balanced his professional and personal life during the greatest year of his cycling career.
With exclusive access to those closest to him, the film captures the man behind all the headlines and sporting achievements, from his arduous training schedule that sees him taken away from his family for months at a time to struggling to cope with enormous media pressure.
Cameras follow Olympic Gold medallist Wiggins across some of Europe’s toughest races as he trains for the Tour De France and attempts to be the first British rider to win cycling’s most iconic professional race.
The 31-year-old was already the highest placed British rider ever at the Tour, jointly with Robert Millar, after his fourth place in 2009 (subsequently third after Lance Armstrong’s disqualification).
This one-off 90-minute documentary to be shown on Sky Atlantic, directed by acclaimed film maker John Dower, captures the personality of Wiggins as he trains and competes for the Tour, following his journey and speaking to those closest to him.
Many will describe 2012 as the greatest-ever year in British sport.
Penetrating the layers of the past 12 months brings back memories of Chelsea’s success in the UEFA Champions League, Europe’s incredible comeback on the final day of the Ryder Cup, and, of course, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
But in terms of groundbreaking moments, few would deny that one man’s achievements topped them all.
Bradley Wiggins made history when he became the first British cyclist to win the esteemed Tour de France.
And, just ten days after that momentous victory, he would fight through the pain and exhaustion to win Olympic gold in the men’s time trial.
This powerful documentary follows Wiggins and witnessing his dreams becoming reality.
Throughout the year, cameras captured his every move, from intense training and competing in races building up to the Tour de France, to his life as both a professional cyclist and a husband and father.
The four-time Olympic champion speaks openly about the highs and lows in his career, and there are in-depth interviews with the most influential people in his life, including Team Sky boss David Brailsford, trainer Shane Sutton, and wife Catherine.
Compelling and charged with emotion, this exclusive Sky Atlantic documentary, which follows on from the recently acclaimed ‘Team Sky – The Road to Glory’ series, reveals how the Wiggins etched his name into British sporting legend.
.Wednesday 21st November Bradley Wiggins: A Year In Yellow 10.00pm-11.30pm – Sky Atlantic / Sky Atlantic HD