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Tour de France 2012: Great Britian's Bradley Wiggins Collects Country's First Victory

As expected Sunday, Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins held on and collected his first Tour de France crown as he crossed the finish line of the event's final stage as the rider with the fastest overall time. Wiggins' victory, the countries first ever, was all but cemented on Saturday, when he dominated the final time trail.

Wiggins finished 3 minutes, 21 seconds ahead of teammate and second-place finisher Christopher Froome. Vincenzo Nibali of Italy came in third place as he was 6:19 off the pace. This was the first time since 1984 that teammates from the same country finished 1-2.

Overall, Wiggins collected two stages victories that helped give his country seven stage wins. Britain's Mark Cavendish finished with three victories, his last coming on Sunday, while both Froome and David Millar each earned victories.

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