Not only has Bradley Wiggins become the first Brit to win the Tour de France in the same year that he scored an Olympic gold medal in London (and seemingly inspired some bike sales in the process), but Wiggins has also been named the UK's most influential man of 2012.
Polling a whopping 10,000 Brits for men's lifestyle website AskMen.com, the survey saw Wiggins triumph over Apple's influential designer Sir Jonathan Ive, 007 star Daniel Craig, headline grabbing Prince Harry and London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Unsurprisingly, the list features a number of sporting stars, including Andy Murray and Mo Farah.
“It’s been a monumental year for the United Kingdom, and it’s fantastic to see London 2012 shaping our list of most influential men – with the incredible Bradley Wiggins at number one," enthused Mike Goldstein, UK publisher of AskMen. "Boris Johnson is riding on the crest of post-Olympic support, but there was no such luck for Prime Minister Cameron who languishes behind footballing enigma, Mario Ballotelli.”
The top AskMen – Top 49 Most Influential Males 2012 -Top 10
1) Bradley Wiggins
2) Sir Jonathan Ive
3) Ben Drew
4) Daniel Craig
5) Prince Harry
6) Andy Murray
7) Christopher Bailey
8) Boris Johnson
9) Mo Farah
10) Peter Higgs
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