Sale no-go for Wiggo throne

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The gold throne that Bradley Wiggins sat on after winning gold at the Olympics failed to sell at auction yesterday.

The “magnificently kitsch” chair was expected to sell for £10,000 to £15,000 at Sotheby’s in central London.

But the maximum bid was for £9,500, and because it did not reach the reserve price, the throne was not sold.

Wiggins was pictured on the throne at Hampton Court, above, making V for victory signs with his fingers after winning the 2012 Olympics time trial.