Will the real Modfather please stand up Wiggins still revelling in gold triumph as he parties with idol Weller at secret Stone Roses gig
13:17 GMT, 7 August 2012
Team GB cycling gold medallist Bradley Wiggins hit the town on Monday night with one of his heroes: Paul Weller.
The Modfather and Wiggins showcased their matching mod hairstyles as they attended Adidas Underground in east London, where the Stone Roses played a secret gig.
The time trial gold medal winner was out with one of his idols in Weller, who was the lead singer of British band The Jam, and the pair posed for a number of photographs together.
Which is which Bradley Wiggins (left) partied with Paul Weller (left) at a secret Stone Roses gig
Golden generation: Wiggins posed with his gold medal at the Stone Roses gig, and with Jessica Ennis (left)
But Weller is clearly a fan of Wiggins too. After the 32-year-old took the gold medal as the penultimate rider of the time trial at the London Games earlier this month, Weller tweeted his congratulations for the Team GB cyclist.
He said on his official Twitter page: 'Gold for @bradwiggins! Huge congratulations from all at Paul Weller HQ'
Weller was one of the most influential figures in the late-Seventies mod movement which has clearly influenced Wiggins' styling and dress sense.
In fact, with his mutton chop sideburns, skinny tie and tailored, navy suit, all Wiggins is missing is a Vespa scooter to complete the mod look.
Like old pals: Wiggins and Weller stand arm in arm as they pose for pictures at the gig
Idols: Bradley Wiggins and Paul Weller have a similar style as they attended the party
Pete Reed (left) and Ennis looked as though they were enjoying the event
He towers over the 54-year-old rock star as the pair stand with their arms around one another.
Later in the night, Wiggins partnered up with another of Team GB's gold medal-winners, Jessica Ennis, for some pictures.
Ennis won the 800 metres event in the heptathlon on Saturday to claim gold, the first of three in track and field events on the day.
Greg Rutherford (long jump) and Mo Farah (10,000m) won their events to round off a memorable day for British athletics, as the team won a total of eight golds on Saturday.
Other medal winners turned up at the party in east London including rower Pete Reed.
Looking sharp: Wiggins donned a navy suit and skinny tie to complete the mod look
Here come the celebrities: Rapper Example (left) and Radio1 DJ Chris Moyles (right) also attended the party
The guests – among them celebrities including Chris Moyles,Daisy Lowe and Rosamund Pike – were treated to Absolut vodka cocktails and were serenaded by the vastly popular Manchester band The Stone Roses, who are coming off the back of their reunion tour.
Wiggins made history as he became the first man to win the Tour de France and the Olympic gold in the same year, and has been revelling in this since his time trial victory last Wednesday.
After appearing on stage in front of 100,000 people at Hyde Park after his victory, Wiggins told Absolute Radio: 'The one thing with an endurance sport, we aren't blessed with incredible bodies because we have to be very skinny.
'We have to look very lean and I think one of the great things about being an athletic sprinter like Chris Hoy is that you've got an amazing body to show off.
'We just look like Rodney Trotter. We don't look at all athletic.'
Wiggins partied on Monday night in the city where he began his path to cycling greatness. As a child, the Tour winner began cycling around Hyde Park, where he appeared in front of swathes of Team GB fans last week.
If you've got one, flaunt it: Reed shows off his two medals (left) and Ennis appears to have found hers