Wiggins seals the deal for Britain

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Wiggins seals the deal for Britain

Tour leader dominates Saturday’s time trial
As he’s been all Tour long, Bradley Wiggins dominated Saturday’s individual time trial 33.2 miles from Bonneval to Chartres, France, pumping his fist as he crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 13 seconds in first place.
Bradley Wiggins essentially sealed the Tour de France with a dominating performance in the Stage 19 time trial. When the Tour ends today, he’ll be the first Briton to win cycling’s signature race. “I have a lot of emotion right now,” he said. “It’s the stuff of dreams to win the final time-trial and seal the Tour.”
Tour de France

CHARTRES, France – A brief look at Saturday’s 19th stage of the 99th Tour de France:
Stage: A 33-mile time trial from Bonneval to Chartres won by Bradley Wiggins. The 32-year-old former Olympic track champion asserted his authority on the Tour, beating his Sky teammate Christopher Froome by 1 minute, 16 seconds. Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain was third, 1:50 back.
Yellow Jersey: Wiggins increased his overall lead over Froome to 3:21 and is poised to become the first British champion after today’s largely ceremonial ride onto the Champs-Élysées in Paris for the finale of the three-week race. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali sits in third place, 6:19 behind.
Stat of the Day: 52 – Cadel Evans’ placing in the time trial, 5:54 behind Wiggins. The defending champion dropped to seventh overall, 15:51 off the pace.
Quote of the Day: “I think the Tour is a lot more human now with everything the UCI is doing,” said Wiggins, reflecting on the fight against doping and the so-called boredom of this year’s Tour.
Today’s Stage: The 20th and final stage will take the peloton from Rambouillet to Paris on a 74-mile trek. Mark Cavendish will try to win the sprint on the Champs-Élysées for a fourth consecutive time with the help of the Sky team.
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Wiggins seals the deal for Britain

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As he’s been all Tour long, Bradley Wiggins dominated Saturday’s individual time trial 33.2 miles from Bonneval to Chartres, France, pumping his fist as he crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 13 seconds in first place.
CYC
Bradley Wiggins essentially sealed the Tour de France with a dominating performance in the Stage 19 time trial. When the Tour ends today, he’ll be the first Briton to win cycling’s signature race. “I have a lot of emotion right now,” he said. “It’s the stuff of dreams to win the final time-trial and seal the Tour.”
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