Queen to knight Wig­gins, Ainslie

Austin American-Statesman - - C SPORTS -

Tour de France win­ner Bradley Wig­gins and Olympic cham­pion sailor Ben Ainslie were hon­ored with knight­hoods by Queen Elizabeth II in her New Year list.

Wig­gins be­came the first Brit to win the Tour de France, and won the Olympic time trial 11 days later in the Lon­don Games.

Ainslie won his fourth con­sec­u­tive gold medal to be­come the most suc­cess­ful Olympic sailor ever.

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