Wiggins all but clinches Tour de France victory by winning final time trial in Stage 19 - InfoNews

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Wiggins all but clinches Tour de France victory by winning final time trial in Stage 19

Mark Cavendish of Britain, left, sprints towards the finish line as he catches up with breakaway Luis-Leon Sanchez of Spain, center in orange, to win the 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 222.5 kilometers (138.3 miles) with start in Blagnac and finish in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, Friday July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
July 21, 2012 - 11:43 AM

CHARTRES, France - Bradley Wiggins has won the final time trial of the Tour de France, all but locking up overall victory in the three-week race.

The 32-year-old Team Sky leader obliterated the pack in Saturday's 53.5- kilometre ride from Bonneval to Chartres, and is poised to become the first Briton to take home the yellow jersey.

The race against the clock in Stage 19 sets up what is likely to be a largely ceremonial ride onto the Champs-Elysees in Paris for the finale of the three-week race on Sunday.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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