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Bradley Wiggins at the 2012 Tour de France

Bradley Wiggins

The 2012 Tour de France was the 99th edition of the race, one of cycling’s Grand Tours. The 21race stages, including theprologue, covered 3,496.9 km (2,173 mi), from the Belgian city of Liège on 30 June to the Champs-Élysées in Paris on 22 July. Bradley Wiggins(pictured) from Team Skywon the overall general classification, becoming the first British rider to win the Tour. Wiggins’s teammateChris Froome placed second, and Vincenzo Nibali(Liquigas–Cannondale) was third. Wiggins maintained leadership of the race after stage seven, the first mountainous stage. Thepoints classification was won by Nibali’s teammate Peter Sagan, who won three stages, as did André Greipelof Lotto–Belisol and Team Sky rider Mark Cavendish.Team Europcar‘s Thomas Voeckler won the mountains classificationBMC Racing Team‘s Tejay van Garderen, in fifth place overall, won theyoung rider classification. The team classification was won by RadioShack–Nissan, and Chris Anker Sørensen(Saxo Bank–Tinkoff Bank) was given the award for the most combative rider. (Full article…)

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