Congratulations to Bradley Wiggins, the first Briton to ever win the Tour De France. Wiggins ended the race three minutes and twenty one seconds ahead of team-mate Christopher Froome.
It's a great achievement... but what makes a champion?
It's a mixture of human and machine...
Explore how victory is won on two wheels in our four-part series, The Science Behind The Bike:
- The history of the Hour Record
- The technology of bike design
- The physiology of the cyclist
- The scientific forces faced by cyclists
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