Bradley Wiggins has made history today by becoming the first ever British winner of the Tour de France.
The final stage of the world’s toughest cycle race finished in Paris this afternoon, after three weeks.
Wiggins, who lives in Eccleston with his wife Catherine and their two young children, went into the final stage more than three minutes ahead of his nearest rival.
Speaking after the historic win in the French capital, Wiggins, 32, said: “I don’t know what to say, I’ve had 24 hours for it to soak in.
“I’ve got to get used to that [being a legend 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.”
>> See Monday’s Lancashire Evening Post for full coverage of Wiggins’ victory.