Mark Cavendish had urine thrown at him by a spectator during today's time trial in the Tour de France.
Chorley knight Sir Bradley Wiggins has hinted he may never take part in the Tour de France again.
Manx cyclist Peter Kennaugh has been named in the Team Sky lineup for the Tour De France. It will be his debut in the competition.
British cyclist Mark Cavendish is aiming to win the first stage of the Tour de France, which would see him wear the yellow jersey for the first time.
In an interview with ITV.com, the 28-year-old said: “It’s everything to me to win as many stages as possible - and the green jersey – but stage 1 this year presents the first opportunity for a sprinter to wear the yellow jersey since the 60s.
“I’ve never yet worn the yellow jersey and I’m excited to try for that.”
Bradley Wiggins has pulled out of the 2013 Tour de France because of illness and injury. He pulled out of the Giro d'Italia earlier this month.
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.