What the French really think about Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins, on track to become the first of his countrymen to win the Tour de France, had a shaky start in the popularity stakes.

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If fans of Bradley Wiggins are fretting about his reception in Paris should he win the Tour de France on Sunday, they can relax. The French public may have started the race knowing next to nothing about the be-sideburned English cyclist - but the more they have seen over the last three weeks, the more they like, reports BBC News.