25 Jul 2012

Wiggins Tour de France a panacea for Britons

6:19 am on 25 July 2012

Britons are still gushing over Bradley Wiggins' historic win in the Tour de France, rating it one of the country's greatest individual sporting achievements, and the perfect entree to the London Olympics.

Jonathan Edwards, a former Olympic triple jump gold medalist, rates it among the best of British sporting achievements, and it's helped take British minds off a wet summer and concerns over security and transport problems ahead of Friday's opening ceremony of the London Games.

In recognition of British cycling's current domination, it's been announced that the triple gold medal track cyclist Chris Hoy will carry the British flag at the opening ceremony.