Campaign grows for Bradley Wiggins to be knighted

Monday July 23, 2012

After his historic Tour de France win, the campaign for Bradley Wiggins to receive a knighthood is swiftly gathering pace.

Leading the tributes to the 32-year-old cyclist – who is expected to make £20 million in sponsorship deals – was a delighted David Cameron.

"Bradley Wiggins has scaled one of the great heights of British sporting achievement," said the Prime Minister.

"To be the first person in 109 years to win the Tour de France is 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."

After he crossed the finish line on Sunday, Bradley's wife delcared that it was now time to drink as much champagne as possible.

Their five-year-old daughter Isabella, spoke for the nation when she said: "We need to give Daddy a high five don't we."

Also helping celebrate was the couple's seven year old son Ben, who had "Allez Wiggo" transfers on his cheeks.

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