According to the Daily Telegraph, clamour has now begun for Bradley Wiggins to be knighted and to see him crowned Sports Personality of the Year.
The Daily Mail reports that Wiggins, 32, could earn £20million in the next two years on the back of his historic victory. They say he will be ‘flooded’ with offers.
According to the Daily Star, fans have demanded that Bradley Wiggins be given the honour of firing up the Olympic cauldron at Friday’s opening ceremony.
Well done Bradley Wiggins. What a star. I did a cycling challenge in 2010 for Sport Relief and it was unutterably grueling. #chafing
Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins has told Sky News winning the 20-stage, 2,173-mile race was "goose-pimple stuff".
He also said of the final stage: "We had a job to do for Mark [Cavendish]. We were on a mission today, a mission from God.".
He added that he hoped his victory would give people hope and belief because cycling is a "fantastic sport and people love it and we've got a duty to give people something to aspire to".
Fantastic achievement by @bradwiggins - but I really struggle to find cycling even remotely interesting to watch, sorry.
Dave Brailsford, the Team Sky general manager and BritishCycling's performance director has said he is "thrilled" by the achievements of his riders.
He told ITV Sport: "I think what the team have done, the guys have done, the Olympic riders have done, and now Bradley capping it off here, it's just ... To see all the union jacks and all the people who are here, it's a real proud moment.
Wow. That is all.
Four-time Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy has tweeted:
A great moment today with the track team gathered round a small tv in track centre watching Bradley, Cav & the lads bring it home. Awesome.
After Bradley Wiggins' historic win in the Tour De France it seems he may remember part of his time on the podium for a different reason. Wiggins' face looked startled when Lesley Garrett began singing the National Anthem. It was a moment caught on camera. Take a look for yourself here.