I have never heard of Wiggins before that TDF race. Wondering what has helped him improve that much... Maybe Vinokurov knows?
He was a pursuit specialist on the track until his late-twenties, mostly having success in the velodrome, then after Beijing, he switched to tour cycling fully.
Perhaps one of the greatest multi-discipline athletes ever?
He's been successful in the pursuit, team pursuit, madison. Thn he is also the best all-round tour cyclist out there today, being a beast in the time-trials and competent in the mountains.