Dave Brailsford, team GB's cycling head coach and the head of the team which helped Bradley Wiggins win the Tour de Francewill be presented with the Freedom of the Borough by Erewash Borough Council later.
The civic honour is only granted by a local authority to people who have achieved at the highest level.
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