miércoles, 30 de enero de 2013

THE PHOTO OF BORIS - Edmonton Journal

Musician Paul Weller says it feels "great" to have inspired an Olympian — cycling gold medallist Bradley Wiggins of Britain.

Wiggins, who took gold in the men's time trial on Wednesday after winning the Tour de France last month, is both a champion athlete and a well-known mod, a follower of the sharp-suited music and fashion movement epitomized by Weller's former band, The Jam.

Wiggins has cited Weller as a hero, and Weller — nicknamed the "Modfather" — says it feels great to have inspired "a fellow stylist."

Weller told the AP just before Wiggins' Olympic victory that "it's just nice to see an Englishman win something. But he's great, he's at the top of his game, isn't he?"

— Jill Lawless — Twitter http://twitter.com/JillLawless


EDITOR'S NOTE — "Eyes on London" shows you the Olympics through the eyes of Associated Press journalists across the 2012 Olympic city and around the world. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

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