Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Bradley Wiggins of Britain holds up his arm as he crosses the finish line during the individual time trial of the 19th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Bonneval and Chartres, July 21, 20
Wiggins becomes first Briton to win Tour de France
Posted : Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:30AM
PARIS (Reuters) - Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour de France when he claimed the 99th edition of the greatest cycling race on Sunday.
Wiggins finished safe in the bunch on the 20th and last stage, a 120-km ride from Rambouillet won by team mate and fellow Briton Mark Cavendish.
Overall, Wiggins led Sky team mate and compatriot Chris Froome by three minutes 21 and Italian Vincenzo Nibali by 6:19.
(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Mark Meadows)
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