Wiggins On His Way To Tour Title

By WISE Web Sports

Wiggins On His Way To Tour Title

July 21, 2012 Updated Jul 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM EDT

CHARTRES, France -- Bradley Wiggins all but sealed the Tour de France title Saturday, capturing the final time trial with a commanding show of authority. The Team Sky leader obliterated the pack in the 33 - mile ride from Bonneval to Chartres and punched the air as he crossed the Stage 19 finish line. He is set to become the first Briton to win cycling's most prestigious race when the three - week ride ends Sunday in Paris with a largely ceremonial ride onto the Champs - Elysees.

Wiggins was timed in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 13 seconds, for his second stage win of this Tour and second in a time trial. Countryman and teammate Christopher Froome was second, 1:16 behind. Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain was third, 1:50 back. Overall, Wiggins has a 3:21 lead over Froome, who is second. Italy's Vincenzo Nibali is third, 6:19 back.




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