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What does it take to be a champion cyclist?

Updated Monday 23rd July 2012

As Bradley Wiggins becomes the first British man to ever win the Tour De France, take a closer look at what makes a person a champion.

Bradley Wiggins wearing his Tour De France winner's yellow jersey Creative commons image Icon photogram under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license Bradley Wiggins on his victory lap following his Tour De France victory - July 22nd, 2012 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.

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