Bradley Wiggins celebrated his Olympic gold medal last night by, in his own words, getting "blind drunk".

After informing a press conference of his intentions to down "a few" vodka tonics, the 32-year-old proceeded to do just that - tweeting a picture of himself at 1am with said drink aloft and making a victory sign, with St Paul's cathedral looming in the background.

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Well what a day, blind drunk at the minute and overwhelmed with all the messages, Thank You everyone it's been emotional X

Wiggins added to his Tour de France victory on Wednesday with a medal after he and his famous sideburns stormed through the streets to victory in the men's Olympic time trial.

Wearing a Team GB-styled riding helmet, topped with a Union Jack, he flew past screaming crowds towards the finish line and his seventh Olympic medal - making him Britain's most decorated Olympian.

Team-mate Chris Froome finished third to give Team GB a sensational boost in the Olympics medal table.

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Making Britain proud: Wiggins is the king of the time trial

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Wiggins won the Tour de France time trial this year - and the same event at London 2012

The silver medal went to Germany's Tony Martin, who clocked a time of 51:21.

Afterwards Wiggins commented that even if he was knighted he'd put his medal in the drawer and not use it.

He said: "I'll always be just Brad."

Wiggins, who was racing in his specialist discipline (and with a RAF mod symbol on the front of his helmet), clocked a time of 50:39 which easily beat his biggest rival Fabian Cancellara, who was three minutes behind him.

Froome, who finished second to Wiggins in the Tour de France clocked a time of 51:47:87.

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  • Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins kisses his medal after winning the Men's Individual Time Trial on day five of the London Olympic Games at Hampton Court Palace, London. (Photo credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.)

  • (L-R) Silver medallist Tony Martin of Germany, gold medallist Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and bronze medallist Christopher Froome of Great Britain celebrate during the victory ceremony after the Men's Individual Time Trial Road Cycling on day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

  • Gold medallist Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain celebrate during the victory ceremony after the Men's Individual Time Trial Road Cycling on day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo credit: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • Silver medallist Tony Martin (L) of Germany and gold medallist Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain celebrate during the victory ceremony after the Men's Individual Time Trial Road Cycling on day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo credit: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins (centre) poses with his gold medal after winning the Men's Individual Time Trial, with second placed Germany's Tony Martin and third placed Great Britain's Chris Froome (right) on day five of the London Olympic Games at Hampton Court Palace, London. (Photo credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.)

  • Britain's Bradley Wiggins celebrates after winning the gold medal at the end of the London 2012 Olympic Games men's individual time trial road cycling event in London on August 1, 2012. (Photo credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins sits on the throne as he celebrates winning the Men's Individual Time Trial on day five of the London Olympic Games at Hampton Court Palace, London. (Photo credit: PA)

  • Gold medallist Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain celebrates during the victory ceremony after the Men's Individual Time Trial Road Cycling on day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

  • Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins celebrates with his wife Cath after winning the Men's Individual Time Trial on day five of the London Olympic Games at Hampton Court Palace, London. Picture date: Wednesday August 1, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Cycling Road Women. (Photo credit: John Giles/PA Wire.)

  • Gold medalists Paul Manning, Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas and Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain celebrate after the Men's Team Pursuit Finals at the Laoshan Velodrome on Day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

  • Gold medalists Paul Manning, Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas and Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain compete in the Men's Team Pursuit Finals at the Laoshan Velodrome on Day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

  • Gold medalist Bradley Wiggins (L) and bronze medalist Steven Burke of Great Britain pose with their medals after finishing the Men's Individual Pursuit Finals at the Laoshan Velodrome on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Track cyclist Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain holds his gold medal on the podium of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games men's individual pursuit final at the Laoshan Velodrome in Beijing on August 16, 2008. (Photo credit: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Track cyclist Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain poses after receiving the gold medal won in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games men's individual pursuit final at the Laoshan Velodrome in Beijing on August 16, 2008. (Photo credit: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • British Rob Hayles (R) and Bradley Wiggins celebrate their bronze medal at the awards ceremony of the men's madison final in the Olympic Velodrome at the Olympic Games in Athens, 25 August 2004. Australian Graeme Brown and Stuart O'Grady won the gold ahead of Swiss Franco Marvulli and Bruno Risi. (Photo credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • (L-R) Bradley Wiggins, Steve Cummings, Paul Manning and Chris Newton of team Great Britain celebrate after receiving their silver medals in the men's track cycling team pursuit final against Australia on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Velodrome within the Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain bites the gold medal he received in the men's track cycling individual pursuit event on August 21, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Velodrome within the Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

  • (L-R) Brad McGee of Australia, silver medal, Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain, gold medal, and Sergi Escobar of Spain, bronze medal, stand on the podium with their medals after competing in the men's track cycling individual pursuit event on August 21, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Velodrome within the Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

  • Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain displays the gold medal he received in the men's track cycling individual pursuit event on August 21, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Velodrome within the Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

  • Briton Bradley Wiggins celebrates after winning the ogld medal at the end of the men's individual pursuit finals at the Athens velodrome during the cycling track competition at the 2004 Olympic Games, 21 August 2004. (Photo credit: MICHAEL KAPPELER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Briton Bradley Wiggins bites his gold medal on the podium at the end of the men's individual pursuit finals at the Athens velodrome during the cycling track competition at the 2004 Olympic Games, 21 August 2004. (Photo credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)


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