2012 Tour de France: Bradley Wiggins Wins Country's 1st Title

The 99th Tour de France his finished and Bradley Wiggins is the winner.

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2012 Tour de France: Bradley Wiggins Wins First Title

Great Britain finally has a Tour de France champion. Bradley Wiggins successfully protected the yellow jersey in the final stage of the tour, which finished in the heart of Paris, as he helped teammate Mark Cavendish win the final stage, his third victory of the event. On Saturday, Wiggins all but cemented the Tour's crown by dominating the final time trail, which was his second stage win of the tour.

Wiggins beat the Tour's second-place finisher and teammate Christopher Froome, who finished three minutes and 21 seconds off the pace. Third place was earned by Italy's Vincenzo Nibali who was 6:19 back. For the first time since 1984, riders from the same country finished 1-2.

Overall, Britain earned seven stage victories during the 20-stage event as David Millar and Froome each earned stage victories.

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Tour de France Results 2012: Luis Leon Sanchez Takes Stage 14, Bradley Wiggins Still Overall Leader

Stage 14 of the Tour de France was completed Sunday morning, and Spaniard Luis Leon Sanchez was the winner. That wasn't the story of the day, however, as riders survived a dramatic day which featured unruly spectators throwing tacks on the course and causing tire damage to about 30 cyclists.

One of the riders effect was defending champion and leader Bradley Wiggins, who, despite finishing 15-plus minutes behind the leader, will still wear the yellow jersey.

Meanwhile, Queens, NY native George Hincapie finished Stage 14 in 44th place and is currently 41st overall. Hincapie trails the leader by one hour, five minutes and 55 seconds. Tejay Van Garderen is the top American racer as he is in seventh place overall.

For updated standings after Stage 14, visit http://tourdefrance.nbcsports.com/standings.

Stick with this StoryStream for results, updates and more from the 2012 Tour de France. For all things cycling, head over to SB Nation's cycling blog Podium Cafe.

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