Britain’s Bradley Wiggins wins historic Tour de France

Bradley Wiggins on Sunday became the first-ever Briton to win the Tour de France, maintaining his commanding overall lead, while fellow Briton Mark Cavendish won the Tour's final stage with a sprint victory on Paris’s Champs-Elysées.

Wiggins secured his win with a dominating performance in Saturday’s final time trial to extend his already commanding lead. Fellow Briton and Sky teammate Christopher Froome finished second, 3 minutes, 21 seconds behind overall. Vincenzo Nibali of Italy finished third, 6:19 off the pace.

The last time two riders from the same nation finished first and second in the Tour was in 1984, when Frenchman Laurent Fignon defeated Bernard Hinault.

Cavendish claimed his 23rd Tour stage win and third this year. He also became the first reigning world champion to win on the Champs-Elysees.


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