Wiggins focused on Olympics following Tour de France win

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Wiggins & CavendishBradley Wiggins will not celebrate his landmark Tour de France win and instead turn his focus to the Olympics and London 2012. The 32-year-old sealed Britain's first Tour victory on Sunday, finishing ahead of Sky team-mate Chris Froome. Londoner Wiggins will now target 2012 glory in the men's road race and the individual time trial.

The Team GB rider said "Everything turns to the Olympics and I'll be out on the bike on Monday. I've got an Olympic time trial to try and win. It's a little weird to leave Paris without a party because it would be nice to spend time with the team and really enjoy it."

Wiggins (11/10 to win Olympic Time Trial), whose main focus in the early part of his career was on the track, will compete in the Olympic road race on 28 July before taking part in the time trial on 1 August. The three-time Olympic track champion became Britain's first winner of the Tour de France by finishing three minutes and 21 seconds ahead of compatriot Froome, with Italian Vincenzo Nibali third.

Mark Cavendish's (Evens to win Olympic Road Race) third stage win of the 2012 Tour moved him to 23 overall, one ahead of seven-time champion Lance Armstrong and Frenchman Andre Darrigade, but still 11 behind record-holding Belgian Eddy Merckx.

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