The Queen has sent the following message to the Chorley cyclist Bradley Wiggins, who has become the first Briton to win the Tour de France.
– The Queen's message to Bradley Wiggins
I send you my warmest congratulations on becoming the first British cyclist ever to win the Tour de France. Your historic achievement of claiming overall victory in this prestigious event is a great testament to the efforts of you and your team-mates.
Mel Barham reports.
Bradley Wiggins is back home with his wife and children in Eccleston, after becoming the first British man to win the Tour de France.
He will soon join his Olympic team-mates to start preparing for the Olympic road race. Londoner Wiggins moved to Eccleston to be near the Manchester Velodrome, where the GB team is based.