Bradley Wiggins dismounts bike and runs during stage two of the Tour of Britain

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Sir Bradley Wiggins amused cycling fans in the Lake District as he ran up a hill during stage two of the Tour of Britain.

It was a scene similar to that of the Tour de France earlier this year when champion Chris Froome was pictured running up Mont Ventoux after crashing his bike.   

Wiggins, who has gained a reputation for having one of the best personalities in sport, is filmed hopping off his bike before pushing it up the hill, which is a part of the course known as 'the struggle'.


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It's a 4.5km long climb, with an 8% average gradient, but has a maximum incline of 20%. 

His antics delighted a group of fans waiting in awful conditions, who cheered the Brit as he continued on through the tough course.

Team GB made history in the Rio Olympics last month, with Wiggins one of the key driving forces behind the country's success.

Great Britain set a world record in the Velodrome when they beat Australia to gold in the team pursuit, and Wiggins was part of that team, which also included Ed Clancy, Owain Doull, Steven Burke, and Mark Cavendish.       

Unfortunately, Wiggins hasn't been able to replicate his Olympic success so far during the Tour of Britain, and he finished fifth last after stage two.

You can see the cyclist dismounting his bike in the video below.

At the front, Julien Vermote out-sprinted Britain's Steve Cummings in an uphill finish to win the second stage and take the leader's yellow jersey overnight.       

Although he may not be impressing fans with his performances on the bike during this tour, for which he can be forgiven after having such a special Olympics, Sir Bradley is still delighting fans with his funny laid back style.

It's clear to see why he won the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year in 2012, and after another successful summer, he may be in the running for 2016's award come December.

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