Bradley Wiggins ‘dwelling in a van’ after shedding all money – nevertheless it’s been trashed

Bradley Wiggins was living in a VW camper van after losing all his cash – but it was later found ‘trashed’ in a car park.

Wiggins, 44, became the first British winner of the Tour de France in 2012, when he conquered the slopes of the Alps and Pyrenees ahead of Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali.

However, Wiggo, who was once reportedly worth £13million has now been declared bankrupt with debts of around £1million. The ex-cyclist has seen his home repossessed and he was said to be sofa-surfing at friends’ homes.

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“Bradley’s bankruptcy has made sense of the chaos of last year when he went Awol with a loaned VW camper van. It was in a car park in Manchester for around 40 days,” a source close to Wiggins told The Sun.

“He left it unlocked with the back door open. When it was recovered the company said it was in a state.”

He had been loaned the vehicle last August in return for social media posts.

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Bradley Wiggins cuts a different physique to his Tour de France days

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Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France in 2012

“No one knew what was happening and why he wasn’t making his end of the deal. They think Bradley might have been sleeping in the van because he moved it a couple of times.”

Wiggins’ cycling career peaked with his Tour and Olympic success in 2012. He would leave Team Sky in 2015, after setting up his own Team Wiggins – and he would retire after one season with the outfit in 2016.

It’s believed his money woes started in 2020, during a split from his wife Cath. He’s been forced to sell the majority of his medals and cycling gear.

Alan Sellers, Wiggins lawyer, said: “It is a total mess. He’s lost absolutely everything. His home, his home in Majorca, his savings and investments.”