Sir Bradley Wiggins reveals he was sexually groomed as a child by cycling coach
The Metro says five-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins has revealed he was sexually groomed as a child by his cycling coach and has opened up on his battle with depression.
The Tour de France winner has spoken in the past about his difficult and often traumatic childhood, having witnessed the murder of his secondary school headmaster when he was 15.
Such scenes were not uncommon on the Kilburn council estate Wiggins grew up on, while in 2008 his estranged father – who left the family when the cyclist was just 18 months old – was murdered in Australia.
Wiggins has always said he had a ‘dysfunctional’ upbringing, but now he has opened up for the first time on the sexual abuse he suffered as a teenager and how that has shaped his life.
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