Bishop of Blackburn congratulates Bradley Wiggins on his Tour de France win (From This Is Lancashire)
Bishop of Blackburn congratulates Bradley Wiggins on his Tour de France win
3:42pm Monday 23rd July 2012 in News
The Bishop of Blackburn has congratulated Lancashire cyclist Bradley Wiggins on winning the Tour de France.
The Rt Revd Nicholas Reade said: “I wholeheartedly congratulate Bradley Wiggins on winning the Tour de France. The Church of England in Lancashire joins with people from across the county, and especially in Eccleston, in celebrating the victory of not just an Englishman, but someone who lives and trains here in Lancashire. What a prelude to the London Olympics!
“To win a race over 3,947km shows not just athletic excellence but massive physical and mental endurance and stands as a real inspiration to us all. It was also the fruit of impressive teamwork amongst the athletes and the support team.
"In the Bible, St Paul looking back on his life writes, ‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.’ Bradley has certainly been exemplary in finishing this particular challenge. I pray that we will all be dedicated in pursuing the race that is set before us.”
Wiggins posted a message on his Twitter page that said: "Just had a message from God!!! Literally!!"