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.