Tour de France Results 2012: Bradley Wiggins Dominates Stage 19, Effectively Wins Tour

Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky secured victory in the 2012 Tour de France, winning the Stage 19 time trial by more than a minute in a dominant performance. Stage 20 will feature a sprint finish and never has an impact on the General Classification, so with Saturday's win Wiggins becomes the presumptive winner of the Tour. With the official victory on Sunday he will be the first British cyclist to ever win the Tour.

Wiggins first took the yellow jersey in Stage 7, and battled through the mountain stages with the help of his teammate Christopher Froome. He is an excellent time trial rider, and with his mountains performance and his dominant performances in the Stage 9 and 19 time trials there wasn't anyone close.

Second place in Stage 19 goes to Froome, with Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) in third place.

Stick with this StoryStream for recaps, updates and more from the 2012 Tour de France. For all things cycling, head over to Podium Cafe.

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