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.

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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