The Queen sends congratulations to Bradley Wiggins

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.

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.

– The Queen's message to Bradley Wiggins

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Wiggins wins Tour de France

Bradley Wiggins is heading back to Lancashire today after becoming the first Britain to ever win the Tour de France. Far from putting his feet up and celebrating, he is back in training with his sights set on Olympic gold.