The key moments from the British cyclist's historic victory
Team Sky leader Bradley Wiggins has become the first Briton in history to win the Tour de France. We take a look at the key moments of the race that secured his historic victory.
Well done to Bradley and the Sky Team
Also well done to Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish
Congratulations, the ultimate sporting achievment, 3 weeks of agony, shurly the fittest sportmen in the world.
with regard to the comments made by Gordon Shephard. Bradley may not deserve a knighthood but you can't dispute his achievements in the past 12 months 3 major tour wins 2012 Tour du Romandie, the 2012 Criterium du dauphine and now theTour de France.
I would like to see how you cope spending a total of 85 hours in the saddle up and down some of the highest mountains in europe so be proud to be british and give credit where credit is due.
WELL DONE BRADLEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tour de france fan
I am not really a cycling fan BUT the TOUR DE FRANCE come on!! We never beef up our nations great sportsmen and achievements. BE PROUD TO BE British and win AT LAST. Well done Bradley- hope you do get a Knighthood-fly the flag!!
So very very proud of what Bradley and the rest of the sky team achieved .Amazes me it doesnt get more coverage of what an achievement a British team and sportsman have achieved.If this had been football i would be plastered eveywhere yet the most grueling sporting compeition in the world get so little. shame on the British media.
BBC sports personality of the year will give us a chance to show how proud we are.
what a great win well done brad. all you whinging people out there get a life. a great british sporting hero. its great to cheer on a true chapion and lift the spirits a bit in this doom and gloom country
as the aussies say fair go mate and whinging poms which some of you out there are.. awesome bradley wiggins tour de france champion 2012 woooohooooooo
"With the greatest respect..... if "Sport is never ever going to be that important, in fact it doesn't register at all with me..." then why are you reading this article or more to the point, sharing your opinion with the rest of the world?
Everyone has to live within a budget, if you are that upset about how little money you have to provide food for your family then might I put forward that for one thing you could stop the payments for your internet connection? That would put an extra few meals on the table a month. It may not be much but it would be a start.
Attacking some one from the comfort of a keyboard is a very easy thing to do but if you feel that strongly about voicing your concerns then please feel free to read the following and take it from there...
world wide web (dot) foe (dot) co (dot) uk/resource/how_tos/cyw_59_protest law (dot) pdf
I hope that you could find it in your heart to applaud this achievement from every single rider in the Tour, it is a very real human achievement to even take part, let alone to finish it.
Have a nice day".
I have no doubt that your a decent enough chap,but i rather think you assume too much about me.
What makes you think i have the luxury of a home pc?.I maybe using a library pc or a friends (which is the case,because i couldn't keep up the cost of the internet connection.Thanks to this tory/dem goverments austerity measures i'm on the bones of my arse).
Also i don't need any pointers from you;i was very active on a number of political debating sites,but not as much now,for reasons stated.
And you may call it "a very real human achievement",but,what i see is a man on a bicycle fulfilling a very selfish dream and in no way benefits me or the rest of humanity;however the media and the likes of people like you say it is a great achievement.
You understand,i've never been one for this "we're all a team" sh*te,and it fills me with "national pride" and i'm so proud to be British -"let's pat eachother all on the back" rubbish.
The truth is i despise all forms of nationalism.It's what causes the hate and intolerance of "the other". and a plaque of endless conflicts and wars perpetrated by those in the west who feel it is within their right as a democratic country to subdue and rape another country of their natural resources and wealth,just because they believe they hold the moral high ground (says who?).Bullsh*t!..
All i have passion for is equality and justice;both sadly lacking in this "green and pleasant land".
There are those who have everything and those who have nothing,but,still those who have it all think it is their God given right to lord it over the rest of us.
I say no!-their no better than you or me.And if it takes a revolution to stop them,then so be it.
One last point:the reason i post on this site when i can is:In the vain hope that people will actually absorb what i and others are saying.
Good evening to you.
Great Brad--Sooo deserved----- Now all you cyclists in GB ( Wet world )-- come outand cycle the alps of Provence @Chez-Ray. Best value cycle holidays in France.