More than 62,000 people have signed a petition calling for a women's Tour de France version to be staged the day after Chris Froome rode into the history books as Britain's second consecutive winner of the men's race.
London-bron pro-rider and former world champion and 2008 Olympic time trial silver medallist Emma Pooley is one of four top riders who published a petition to resurrect the event, which has not been held since 2009.
The letter to Tour director Christian Prudhomme calls for women to be on the starting line of the 101st Tour de France in 2014.
London mayor Boris Johnson said: "It has been the most incredible epoch in the history of cycling that any of us can remember; and I am absolutely delighted that the world's greatest cycling race is coming to the capital.
"People will see London framed by shooting velocipedes for what will be a fantastic spectacle of sport. I am going to be in the crowd and I hope thousands more will too."
The Olympic connection will see another stage of the race end in the Mall in central London, the finishing line for the road races at the London 2012 Games, after doing a circuit of the Olympic Park in Stratford.
Bradley Wiggins made history today as he became the first British man to win the Tour de France. The 32-year-old punched his arms in the air and clapped as he crossed the finish line on Paris's Champs-Elysees.
Scores of jubilant cycling fans celebrated his win at the track where he first experienced the thrill of racing. Supporters cheered the 32-year-old to victory from the Herne Hill Velodrome, in south east London.
Wiggins grew up in the shadow of the venue after moving to London from Belgium as a boy and began his racing career at the 450m long track as a 12-year-old.
Prime Minister David Cameron said:
"To be the first person in 109 years to win the Tour de France is an immense feat of physical and mental ability and aptitude and I think the whole country wants to say well done, brilliant - the perfect backdrop and start to the Olympics."
Londoner Bradley Wiggins looks certain to be crowned winner of the Tour de France, making the first Briton to win the race in its 109 year history. The 32-year-old grew up in Kilburn and learnt to cycle in Herne Hill. He'll complete the final stage of the race later - a procession through Paris.