Bring on the Olympics! Twitter reacts to Bradley Wiggins’ triumph

Bradley Wiggins becomes the first British rider to win the Tour de France, with the cyclist's feat roundly hailed on Twitter

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Bradley Wiggins is the first British rider to win the Tour de France Photo: British Cycling

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Bradley Wiggins became the first British rider to win the Tour de France on Sunday.

The 32-year-old finished in the chasing peleton around the streets of Paris, to secure the prestigious title by a winning margin of three minutes and 21 seconds.

Wiggins’ achievement, just a week before the start of the London Olympics, was roundly praised on Twitter, with seven-time winner Lance Armstrong leading the tributes.

Cycling legend Lance Armstrong (‏@lancearmstrong) heaps praise on Wiggins: “Congrats to @bradwiggins on his historic Tour de France victory. Very impressive.”

Lead singer of The Farm, Peter Hooton ‏(@TheFarm2012) offers Wiggins a prize for winning the Tour De France: “Congrats to Liverpool fan Bradley Wiggins! If he wants a ticket for the match he can have mine as long as comes and fixes my bike in the shed!”

Former England rugby star Brian Moore (‏@TAFKAbrianmoore) reckons Wiggins is now favourite to win the Sports Personality of the Year award: “Bradley Wiggins a winner and a personality – shall we give him SPOTY now?”

Leeds United’s Jordan Snodin ‏(@JordanSnodin) agrees: “Guaranteed that Bradley Wiggins wins Sports Personality of the year after winning #tourdefrance #easymoney!”

Welsh rock band Stereophonics ‏(@stereophonics) hail a great team effort: “Congrats to Bradley Wiggins @bradwiggins Mark Cavendish @MarkCavendish and Chris Froome @chrisfroome for their epic achievements! RJ x”

Brendan Gilbert ‏(@onlyoneboykie) hopes Wiggins will carry his form into the Olympics: “Man of the moment has to be Bradley Wiggins!! Sensational achievement, and to think they have the Olympics in 6 days #class!”

And Dan Onions ‏(@danonions) reckons 2012 will go down as a great year for British sport: “Well done Bradley Wiggins. What a great achievement! It is going to be a good year for British sport.”

Patrick Norris ‏(@PatrickNorris1) is impressed by Team Sky’s achievements: “A fantastic afternoon watching Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour de France. Well done Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome, a tremendous effort.”

David ‏(@DavidClearskies) recalls the success of Irishman Stephen Roche over two decades ago: “Well done Bradley Wiggins. It takes me back to Stephen Roche’s win back in 1987!”

While Alex Gordon ‏(@AlexGordon_) believes it is up there with the best British achievements in sport: “Bradley Wiggins take a bow son! One of the best achievements by a British sportsman ever. #inspiring”

Peter Spencer ‏(@PeterSpencer88) says bring on the Olympics: “Congratulations to ‘local lad’ Bradley Wiggins, what an achievement! Is this a sign of things to come over the next few weeks #jubilympics?”

Jude Pidgeon (‏@judepidge) is disappointed by the prospect of no more cycling to watch – at least for a week until the Olympics start: “Brilliant! Well done Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish. Don’t know what I’ll do now with no Tour to watch!”

Finally, Terry Hodgkinson ‏(@terry602000) cannot resist a dig at the French: “Bradley Wiggins wins the Tour de France but it is not even the lead story on French TV news. I wonder why? Bad losers, that’s why.”

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