Tour de France crowns British champ

Bradley Wiggins made history on the Champs Elysees Sunday, July 22, as

he became the first British rider to win cycling's Tour de France.

Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins of Britain, second left, best climber Thomas Voeckler of France, second right, best sprinter Peter Sagan of Slovakia, left, and best young rider Tejay van Garderen of the US, right, celebrate on the podium of the the Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, Sunday July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins of Britain, second left, best climber Thomas Voeckler of France, second right, best sprinter Peter Sagan of Slovakia, left, and best young rider Tejay van Garderen of the US, right, celebrate on the podium of the the Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, Sunday July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins of Britain, second left, best climber Thomas Voeckler of France, second right, best sprinter Peter Sagan of Slovakia, left, and best young rider Tejay van Garderen of the US, right, celebrate on the podium of the the Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, Sunday July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Bradley Wiggins, winner of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race, left, hugs teammate Michael Rogers of Australia, after the last stage of the the Tour de France cycling race over 120 kilometers (74.6 miles) with start in Rambouillet and finish in Paris, France, Sunday July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Bradley Wiggins, winner of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race, left, hugs teammate Michael Rogers of Australia, after the last stage of the the Tour de France cycling race over 120 kilometers (74.6 miles) with start in Rambouillet and finish in Paris, France, Sunday July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Bradley Wiggins, winner of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race, left, hugs teammate Michael Rogers of Australia, after the last stage of the the Tour de France cycling race over 120 kilometers (74.6 miles) with start in Rambouillet and finish in Paris, France, Sunday July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey is followed by teammate Mark Cavendish of Britain and Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey as they pass the Arc de Triomphe during the 20th stage of the the Tour de France cycling race over 120 kilometers (74.6 miles) with start in Rambouillet and finish in Paris, France, Sunday July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey is followed by teammate Mark Cavendish of Britain and Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey as they pass the Arc de Triomphe during the 20th stage of the the Tour de France cycling race over 120 kilometers (74.6 miles) with start in Rambouillet and finish in Paris, France, Sunday July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey is followed by teammate Mark Cavendish of Britain and Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey as they pass the Arc de Triomphe during the 20th stage of the the Tour de France cycling race over 120 kilometers (74.6 miles) with start in Rambouillet and finish in Paris, France, Sunday July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
The pack with Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes a field with sunflowers during the 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 222.5 kilometers (138.3 miles) with start in Blagnac and finish in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, Friday July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
The pack with Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes a field with sunflowers during the 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 222.5 kilometers (138.3 miles) with start in Blagnac and finish in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, Friday July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
The pack with Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes a field with sunflowers during the 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 222.5 kilometers (138.3 miles) with start in Blagnac and finish in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, Friday July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Thomas Voeckler of France, front right, and Sandy Casar of France, front left, lead the breakaway group with Fredrik Kessiakoff of Sweden, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, as they climb Aubisque pass during the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers (122.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Wednesday July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Thomas Voeckler of France, front right, and Sandy Casar of France, front left, lead the breakaway group with Fredrik Kessiakoff of Sweden, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, as they climb Aubisque pass during the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers (122.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Wednesday July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Thomas Voeckler of France, front right, and Sandy Casar of France, front left, lead the breakaway group with Fredrik Kessiakoff of Sweden, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, as they climb Aubisque pass during the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers (122.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Wednesday July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Cadel Evans of Australia, left, thanks teammate George Hincapie of The US, left, when crossing the finish line of the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers (122.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Wednesday July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Cadel Evans of Australia, left, thanks teammate George Hincapie of The US, left, when crossing the finish line of the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers (122.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Wednesday July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Cadel Evans of Australia, left, thanks teammate George Hincapie of The US, left, when crossing the finish line of the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers (122.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Wednesday July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Thomas Voeckler of France crosses the finish line to win the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers (122.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Wednesday July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Thomas Voeckler of France crosses the finish line to win the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers (122.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Wednesday July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Thomas Voeckler of France crosses the finish line to win the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers (122.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Wednesday July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Pierrick Fedrigo of France crosses the finish line to win the 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 158.5 kilometers (98.5 miles) with start in Samatan and finish in Pau, France, Monday July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Pierrick Fedrigo of France crosses the finish line to win the 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 158.5 kilometers (98.5 miles) with start in Samatan and finish in Pau, France, Monday July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Pierrick Fedrigo of France crosses the finish line to win the 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 158.5 kilometers (98.5 miles) with start in Samatan and finish in Pau, France, Monday July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, follows teammate Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway, left, as they speed down Granier pass during the 12th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 226 kilometers (140.5 miles) with start in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and finish in Annonay, France, Friday July 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, follows teammate Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway, left, as they speed down Granier pass during the 12th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 226 kilometers (140.5 miles) with start in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and finish in Annonay, France, Friday July 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, follows teammate Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway, left, as they speed down Granier pass during the 12th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 226 kilometers (140.5 miles) with start in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and finish in Annonay, France, Friday July 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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