June 19 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins has been hailed by the Queen – as calls mount for London rider to be knighted.
Odds have been slashed to 2/1 by bookmaker Coral on the Kilburn-born cyclist being awarded the honour.
In a message to Wiggins sent yesterday, the Queen said: “I send you my warmest congratulations on becoming the first British cyclist ever to win the Tour de France.
“Your historic achievement of claiming overall victory in this prestigious event is a great testament to the efforts of you and your teammates.”
Wiggins is set to be back on the saddle soon, as he competes in the Olympics for a medal in the men’s cycling road race on Saturday – which passes Buckingham Palace.
But he is not expected to spend long resting as he will be competing for an Olympic medal in the men’s cycling road race which starts and finishes in The Mall on Saturday and will pass Buckingham Palace.