Ennis and Murray finished in second and third

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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Wiggins wins Sports Personality

Tour de France and Olympic cycling gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has been crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The 32-year-old was presented with the trophy by the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge.