Bradley Wiggins celebrates historic Tour de France victory

Bradley Wiggins turned the primary British rider to win the Tour de France on at the present time in 2012.

Wiggins completed three minutes and 21 seconds forward of compatriot and Team Sky colleague Chris Froome to be topped champion within the 99th version of the race.

The then 32-year-old was left on the verge of historical past following his spectacular time-trial win on the penultimate day.

And there have been no slip-ups in the course of the twentieth and closing stage, the place Wiggins helped one other Team Sky rider Mark Cavendish to victory on the Champs-Elysees.

“I don’t know what to say, I’ve had 24 hours for it to soak in,” he mentioned following his win.

“I’m still buzzing from the Champs-Elysees, the laps go so quick. I’ve got to get used to that (being in the spotlight), it’s going to take a while.

“I’m just trying to soak it all in. You never imagine it will happen to you but it’s amazing.”

Wiggins, who ended his profession as a five-time Olympic gold medallist, had been favorite to win the earlier 12 months’s race, solely to be sidelined after breaking his collarbone in a crash.

Following three weeks and a couple of,173 miles raced, sporting the yellow jersey for 13 consecutive levels, he got here out on prime forward of Froome and third-placed Italian Vincenzo Nibali.

He was later named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Kenya-born Froome gained 4 of the subsequent 5 Tours, whereas Welshman Gerraint Thomas turned the third British champion in 2018.

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