Bradley Wiggins documentary: A Year in Yellow
Published 2 November 2012
2012 has been the most successful year ever for Bradley Wiggins, as he became the first British winner of the Tour de France and took gold in the London 2012 Olympics road time trial.
Over the course of this remarkable year, Sky and director John Dower (of 'Thriller In Manilla' fame) were granted exclusive access to the Team Sky and Team GB rider, culminating in a feature-length film.
‘Bradley Wiggins – A Year In Yellow’ is an in-depth, no holds barred documentary that explores the life of one of Britain’s brightest sport starts. Cameras follow Wiggins as he takes on some of Europe’s toughest races and tries to balance his professional and personal life. With exclusive access to those closest to him, the film captures the man behind all the headlines and the sporting achievements, from an arduous training schedule that sees him taken away from his family for months at a time, to struggling to cope with the enormous media pressure.
Wiggins said of the film: ‘It’s good that John stalking me for an entire year has paid off. This film is a great insight into my life and my experiences training for and competing in the Tour de France and the Olympics.’
Director Dower added: ‘The first time I met Bradley he said “I don’t know who me is”. To be able to follow him over the last year, as he attempted this extraordinary double of the Tour de France Yellow Jersey and the Olympic Gold, and discover who he is, was one of the highlights of my filmmaking career.’
‘Bradley Wiggins – A Year In Yellow’ will air exclusively on Sky Atlantic HD and Sky Atlantic + 1 on Wednesday 21 November at 10.00pm.