The Tour de France winner and Olympic cycling champion took nearly a third of the phone votes during the event, which was broadcast live in front of an audience of more than 15,000 - the biggest in the show’s 59-year history.
Wiggins beat 11 other finalists to the title. Olympic heptathlon gold medalist Jessica Ennis was the runner-up.
Agency Unspun designed and produced the event. It contracted Showforce to deliver crewing services and Melville GES to lay carpet and create a temporary box office at Excel.
The evening was hosted by Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding, and the Duchess of Cambridge presented Wiggins with his trophy.
Excel made a fitting venue for the celebration of this year’s sporting achievements, after it held more Olympic and Paralympic events than any other during 2012.
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