Wiggins leads Tour de France
- Published: 7 Jul 2012 at 22.48
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Race favourite Bradley Wiggins took command of the Tour de France Saturday as Sky teammate Christopher Froome secured a deserved maiden victory on stage seven.
Stage winner Christopher Froome is congratulated by teammate Bradley Wiggins (right) at the end of the seventh stage of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race starting in Tomblaine and finishing in La Planche des Belles Filles, eastern France.
Defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia finished second, with Wiggins in third only 2secs behind as Sky's pace on the final, 5.9 km climb to the race's first hilltop finish exacted a costly toll on some contenders.
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