Bradley Wiggins first Brit to win Tour de France
Bradley Wiggins has become the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France, arriving in Paris to a hero's welcome yesterday (July 22nd).
The 32-year-old said of taking the title: "It doesn’t get much bigger than this. You couldn’t write a better script. What a way to finish.”
Crowds lined the Champs Elysee to cheer on the Brit as he pedalled home to victory.
Earlier, Wiggins had beat his competition in the stage 19 time trial of the race, which helped him to cement his victory.
According to the cyclist, there was "a lot of emotion" in the final 10km of the race, as he realised he may take home first place.
Last year, Wiggins failed to complete the Tour de France, after he broke his collar bone and was forced to crash out of the tournament.
The first Tour de France was held in 1903, with Maurice Garin named the champion.