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Winner Wiggins going for gold

Wiggins has a taste for success Photo: PA

A triumphant Bradley Wiggins is due back home in Lancashire after becoming the first British man to win the Tour de France.

But the country's new favourite cyclist will not be sliding out of the saddle and into the armchair just yet.

He is thought to be planning a ride on his local Lancashire roads and must later join his fellow cyclists in preparing for the Olympic road race this weekend.

The 32-year-old made history when he crossed the finish line on Paris's Champs-Elysees, telling reporters: "Job done".

David Cameron led congratulations, describing his victory as an "immense feat of physical and mental ability".

Wiggins' victory propels him into the league of Britain's greatest sportsmen, with calls for him to be knighted. He is already the bearer of six Olympic medals, three of them gold.

The final stage was the 13th consecutive day that he had worn the race leader's yellow jersey in the 99th edition of the gruelling 20 stage, 3,497 kilometre (2,173-mile) race.

He completed the day three minutes and 21 seconds ahead of Team Sky colleague Chris Froome, who became only the second Briton to take the podium in the history of the event.

Jubilant scenes were seen in the Lancashire village of Eccleston, near Chorley, where London-raised Wiggins lives with his wife Cath and children Ben and Isabella.

He made the move to the North West to be closer to Manchester's Velodrome where British Cycling is based.