Congratulations Bradley Wiggins!

What a fantastic victory and a historic day for British cycling! The first British win in the Tour de France since it began in 1903, and a spectacular sprint finish by Mark Cavendish, led out in the Champs Elysees by Brad wearing the yellow jersey of the race leader. Impressive display of British cycling talent, just a few days before the London Olympics.

Chris Boardman’s reaction to camera on ITV4: “As a result of this, we are going to see a whole new generation turn to cycling!”

Here in the Costa Blanca it is already happening, as they queue up to look at the bicycle and imagine themselves repeating the British success on the Champs Elysees in Paris. Already they are beginning to get their hooves in trim.

Thanks to Eccles for supplying the following glimpse of the competition from the Rabobank team.


About Gareth Thomas

A fairly mixed career starting as an aircraft technician and later Franciscan friar eventually led into secondary school teaching. I settled in Spain where I teach Geography part-time and spend the rest of my time looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I have three blogs: a geography blog and a donkey blog begun in 2015, plus an old donkey blog which ran from 2010 to 2015.
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5 Responses to Congratulations Bradley Wiggins!

  1. I can’t find any pitchers of donkeys on bikes, but here is the next best fing:

  2. Frere Rabit says:

    Brilliant, Eccles! That’s going on the blog!

  3. karin says:

    So I’m assuming they’ll each be able to ride some sort of tandem bike!! They would be awesome!! Imagine the pedal power!!

  4. karin says:

    Heck….didn’t see the video of the horses doing it…I’ve been trumped…but perhaps the horses can help coach the donks!!

  5. You did well to take such a clear photo of Bradey Wigglins coming round that corner like that!
    I am a mere meerkat and don’t know much but I thought that Bradey Wigglins was born in Belgium?

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