Wiggins eyes Olympic win

Bradley Wiggins has become the first British winner of the Tour De France in its 109 year history. He says he will now begin training for the London Olympics.

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The Queen congratulates Wiggins after Tour de France win

The Queen has sent a letter of congratulation to Bradley Wiggins after he became the first Briton to win the Tour de France.

In the message to the London rider, sent yesterday, Her Majesty wrote:

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 teammates.

– The Queen


Wiggins win boosts Tour de France TV audience

Bradley Wiggins' Tour De France win sparked a 25% rise in the TV audience for the legendary cycle race as a record number of people tuned in to see the historic victory.

A peak of 3.6 million watched the live coverage on ITV1 and ITV4 to see Wiggins lead the peleton home yesterday before teammate Mark Cavendish claimed a record fourth-consecutive final stage victory on the Champs-Elysees.

Wiggins became the first Briton to win the gruelling race.

Coverage on ITV4 - the TV home of the Tour De France - was up by a quarter on 2011 for the combined viewing figures for the live broadcasts, a nightly highlights shows and a morning repeat, ITV said.

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Bradley Wiggins back home after Tour triumph

Bradley Wiggins has been seen back in Britain a day after his historic Tour de France win.

The cyclist was spotted driving close to his home in Chorley, Lancashire.

He is expected to take to the local roads on two wheels later in the day as he begins his preparations for Saturday's Olympic Road Race.

Bradley Wiggins seen on four wheels close to his home. Credit: ITV News


Cycling chief expects Olympics success after Wiggins win

As Bradley Wiggins begins his preparation for more glory at the Olympics, the head of British Cycling refused to put a medal target for Team GB cyclists at the Games.

But Ian Drake told BBC Breakfast he expected his team to challenge across the board.

We will be in the best condition possible and what you will actually see, you will probably see a better spread of medals across other cycling disciplines potentially in BMXing and mountain biking.

– Ian Drake, CEO of British Cycling
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