video21.07.2012 in 23:00Summary of the race
Stage summary21.07.2012 in 17:56Wiggins: in charge at Chartres
The dominant team of the 2012 Tour de France finished the second long time trial with three men in the top five. Any doubts about the ability of Bradley Wiggins were put to rest today when he dominated the 53km time trial from Bonneval to Chartres to win his second stage of the Tour de France and increase his lead in the general classification. He got to throw a victory salute, punching the air with his right hand as he crossed the line to beat the rider in second place overall, Chris...read more
video21.07.2012 in 16:00Interview - Stage Winner
Sporting stakes22.07.2012 in 11:00Overall victory sealed, now for another Sky stage win
We saw in Brive-la-Gaillarde at the end of stage 18 and emphatic display of sprinting. The three at the top of the points classification were the only men able to speed past the escapees in the final 100 metres. Mark Cavendish led Matt Goss and Peter Sagan to the line on a day when it seemed that the breakaway would actually survive.
Cavendish hasn't raced for the green jersey this year; rather the world champion formed part of the impressive armada that helped Bradley Wiggins be the...
interview21.07.2012 in 19:03Sky Procycling divides the gap
By achieving the double of Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome finishing first and second in the final time trial – and having Richie Porte in fifth place – Sky Procycling brings to a resounding victory for the team in the race against the clock from Bonneval to Chartres, which is the absolute litmus test of the Tour de France.
The advantage of 6'01” over Omega Pharma-Quick Step say a lot about the British team's superiority. RadioShack-Nissan, lost 8'03”, in the general rankings...
interview21.07.2012 in 18:58Van Garderen: «I still think [Cadel] has another Tour win in him
The winner of the white jersey in the 2012 Tour de France actually finished ahead of his team leader and the defending champion - both in the final time trial and the overall rankings - but Tejay van Garderen says he'll still support Cadel Evans in the 2013 Tour.read more
interview21.07.2012 in 18:45Voeckler: «It will be a great moment...»
He wouldn't be drawn into saying how he expects to feel after standing on the centre stage as the winner of the Tour de France's King of the Mountains but Thomas Voeckler does know it will be special...read more
interview21.07.2012 in 18:33Wiggins: «It's the Tour man, it doesn't get much bigger than
The significance of success in the Tour de France isn't lost on the rider who will be crowned champion of the 99th edition on 22 July in Paris. Bradley Wiggins is a fan of cycling and he wanted to know what it would feel like to win the biggest race of all. In Chartres, at the end of stage 19, he knows...read more
video21.07.2012 in 11:45Analysis of the stage
Sporting stakes21.07.2012 in 11:00Who will graduate from the final test?
The last big challenge of the 99th Tour de France is an individual time trial that comes after 3,314.5 kilometres of competition. Baring disaster, we effectively know who the winner of the 2012 ‘maillot jaune' is going to be but there's many other tests taking place on the roads between Bonneval and Chartres and much of it relates to the future. Can the two Frenchmen in the top 10, Pierre Rolland and Thibaut Pinot – limit their losses in a discipline that they haven't excelled in before?...read more
Jersey wearers after the stage 16
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With just 1'54" between the two at the top of the youth classification, who will wear the white jersey after stage 16?
- Tejay van Garderen69.78%
- Thibaut Pinot30.21%