I hope our French, Australian, Italian, Dutch readers will forgive this little post tour indulgence in Wiggins mania. I promise it won’t last much longer, though if Cavendish wins the Olympic road race…
Bradley Wiggins on the podium.
Bradley Wiggins. Photo credit ASO / Credit Press Sport
The four jerseys – Peter Sagan (green / points) – Bradley Wiggins (yellow, overall) – Thomas Voekler (polka dot / mountains) – Tejay Van Garderen (white, young) Photo credit: ASO / Credit Press Sport
Thanks to Le Coq Sportif for forwarding photos. Wiggins jersey is Le Coq Sportif.
How Did the Newspapers Back Home respond to Wiggins’ triumph?
Hat Tip CTC Nothamptonshire
All newspapers had Wiggins on the front page – Except The Murdoch owned Sun (perhaps they were annoyed the grand finale was on ITV?)
Other Random Tributes
“Bradley Wiggins has scaled one of the great heights of British sporting achievement. It’s an immense feat of physical and mental ability and aptitude.”
- David Cameron
“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.
- “ELIZABETH R.” (The Queen)
“Not bad, but I though your winning margin could have been a bit bigger. I don’t think you were trying hard enough in the mountains.”
- Bloke in pub
- “Joy as Wiggins and the Olympics push up house prices”
- Daily Mail
“I don’t see the point really, you wouldn’t find me cycling around France!”
- Jeremy Clarkson