In the news - Yellow jersey dreams of Olympic gold

Bradley Wiggins has won the Tour de France, becoming the first British man to do so in the cycling competition’s 75-year history.

In the news: Teaching resources - 23 July

Yellow jersey dreams of Olympic gold


Bradley Wiggins has won the Tour de France, becoming the first British man to do so in the cycling competition's 75-year history.

His victory over the 21-stage, 2,172-mile race has been described by fellow cyclist Sir Chris Hoy as "the greatest individual achievement in the history of British sport".

Wiggins' success adds to an already-fantastic year for British cycling; Mark Cavendish, who won three stages during the Tour, is also the current world champion.

The two men do not have time to celebrate their success, however, as both will be competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Wiggins, who with six medals equals Sir Steve Redgrave's tally of Olympic success, told The Daily Telegraph that he would not be resting on his laurels.

"If I'm 100 per cent honest, it's gold or nothing in London now."



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