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Yellow fever: Bradley Wiggins chats to Aussie rival Michael Rogers during a recce of the time-trial yesterday

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Why Britain lost out on cycling gold

Mark Cavendish in flying form, British morale on an all time high after Bradley Wiggins' victory in the Tour de France, four out of five riders stage winners in the Tour and an Olympic team regularly touted as the strongest team in the world... how could it possibly have gone so wrong for Team GB at Saturday's  road-race?

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Wiggins admitted to being shocked at the response of the British public and overwhelmed by the messages of support, which culminated with a letter from the Queen

Bradley Wiggins reveals secret of Tour de France win: He had 'God' and the Queen on his side

Briton overwhelmed by public support over recent days but says he's changed from the yellow jersey into his overalls as he tries to help Cavendish to gold tomorrow

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Bradley Wiggins win boosts Tour de France ITV audience

Bradley Wiggins' historic Tour De France win sparked a 25% rise in the TV audience for the gruelling contest, figures showed today.

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Tour de France: British riders to hold the yellow jersey

Bradley Wiggins became the first British winner of the Tour de France in Paris yesterday. Here Press Association Sport looks at the Britons who have worn the race leader's yellow jersey.

Great Britain's David Millar, reacts after crossing the finish line at the end of the 226 km and twelfth stage of the 2012 Tour de France

Tour de France: How the British riders rated

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Bradley Wiggins is proudly the champion of the 2012 Tour de France

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