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Wiggins treated to enthusiastic rendition of national anthem

World of Sport

Bradley Wiggins began life as Tour de France champion by having to listen to Lesley Garrett's enthusiastic rendition of the national anthem.

Garrett, a classical singer, had been flown in especially to sing God Save The Queen for the first time on the 99th staging of the race, as Wiggins became Britain's first winner of the Tour.

But Wiggins, who's a noted fan of Mod music, watched on sheepishly as the 57-year-old zealously warbled the anthem.

Garrett's Union Jack dress was certainly in keeping with the many flags that flew on the Champs Elysees, as Britons turned out in force to see history being made.

And having made his way to the end of the anthem, Wiggins was left to address the crowd.

After joking that he would "draw the raffle numbers now", Wiggins left those in attendance with some sound advice.

"Have a safe journey home and don't get too drunk."

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