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Britain cheers its first ever Tour de France winner


 

The Olympics in London haven’t even started and yet Britain has already found a new sports icon.

On Sunday, Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton to ever win the Tour de France in its 109 year history. The 32-year old London-native crossed the finish line in Paris wearing the yellow jersey and a winning margin of 3 minutes, 21 seconds, according to the official results. The Daily Mail is even suggesting that this achievement is worthy of Wiggins being awarded with knighthood.

Britain had an extra reason to celebrate their cycling achievements, as 27-year old Mark Cavendish won the final stage in Paris for a fourth consecutive year, writes the BBC.

“It’s a little weird to leave Paris without a party because it would be nice to spend time with the team and really enjoy it,” Wiggins told the AP.  There will be little time to celebrate for either, as they must both prepare for the Olympic Games which start on Friday.


 
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