Bradley Wiggins Olympic Gold Medal Winner Celebrates With Boozy Night On The Town (PICTURES)

02/08/2012 08:12 BST | Updated 01/10/2012 10:12 BST

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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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


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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