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Mark Cavendish celebrates his fourth successive final-stage victory yesterday

Tour de France: Mark Cavendish enters history as best-ever Tour sprinter

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Tour de France 2012 winner, British Bradley Wiggins, rides with his son Ben during his parade at the end of the 120 km and last stage of the race

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John Lichfield on the Champs-Élysées watches the British cyclist complete a famous victory

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1980 - Born March 28 in Ghent, Belgium before growing up in London. Son of Australian former racing cyclist Gary Wiggins.

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Frank Schleck has once again protested his innocence after failing a doping test during this year's Tour de France.

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