July 20, 2012

BRIVE-LA-GAILLARDE, France (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande is impressed by Bradley Wiggins' performances on the Tour de France and has accepted the rider's offer to perform a celebratory breakdance in Paris.

With two stages left, Wiggins is all but assured of becoming the first British rider to win cycling's most prestigious event. The three-week race ends Sunday on the Champs Elysees.

Before the race, Wiggins had said he would be glad to breakdance with the French president if he were to win. Asked about this possibility, Hollande said: "Why not? I just think I'll have to practice a bit."

Hollande visited the Tour during Friday's 18th stage between Blagnac and Brive-la-Gaillarde.

Wiggins leads Sky teammate Chris Froome by 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

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