Wiggins won the public vote after becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France, cycling's ultimate prize, in July, followed days later by the Olympic Time Trial on the streets of Surrey.
Team GB Heptathlon gold medal-winner Jessica Ennis was second, with US Open tennis winner and Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray third.
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In an exclusive interview with ITV News, 100 metre world champion Justin Gatlin also said that booing at the World Championships "did hurt".
The 26-year-old had just given birth to her third child and was being transferred to a different floor when the tragedy happened.