Prime minister David Cameron 'absolutely delighted' by Wiggins' Tour win

Jersey winners, Tour de france 2012, stage 20

British prime minister David Cameron has said that he is 'absolutely delighted' with Bradley Wiggins' Tour de France win.

Cameron spoke to the BBC on Sunday shortly after Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour de France.

"Like everyone in the country, I'm absolutely delighted," said Cameron of Wiggins' victory. "Bradley Wiggins has scaled one of the great heights of British sporting achievement."

"It's an immense feat of physical and mental ability and aptitude and I think the whole country wants to say 'well done, brilliant', the perfect backdrop and start to the Olympics."

When asked what Wiggins' win will mean for the forthcoming Olympics, Camerson said: "I think it will put the country in right mood. It's going to be an incredible festival of sport we're going to see."

"Bradley and the whole team's great success in the Tour de France - I watched Mark Cavendish's great sprint finish as well - that whole team performance will lift the spirits of the country."

The London 2012 Olympic Games starts with the opening ceremony on Friday, July 27. On Saturday July 28, the men's road race takes place in London and Surrey. The British team of Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, Ian Stannard and David Millar will be hoping to propel Mark Cavendish to road race gold.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.