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Tour de France 2012 Results: Stage 19 Time Trial Win Goes To Bradley Wiggins Of Team Sky

Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky seized his opportunity to grab a firm hold on a 2012 Tour de France title, as the general classification leader jumped out to a comfortable Stage 19 time trial win on Saturday. He and teammate Chris Froome are Nos. 1 and 2 in the Tour standings, marking a very successful event for Team Sky. Here is a bit more on the implications of Saturday's action, via SB Nation's cycling blog Podium Cafe:

Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky punctuated his impending Tour de France victory with an utterly dominant performance in the penultimate time trial, a 53km ride from Booneval to Chartres. By winning Stage 19 with over a minute to spare over teammate Chris Froome, Wiggins has silenced any inkling of doubt about his place in this race. Gone are the doubts that a Briton would ever win the Tour. Gone are the doubts about which Sky rider deserved the top spot. Gone are any doubts about Wiggins' ability to stay strong in a three week race. All that's left is a parade into Paris tomorrow... and perhaps a showdown with Alberto Contador starting in 49 weeks or so.

More details on the stage route and results can be found at the Tour de France website. Here is a look at the list of top-10 finishers for Stage 19 time trial (full standings):

Pos. Rider Time Gap
1 Bradley Wiggins 01h 04' 13''
2 Christopher Froome 01h 05' 29'' + 01' 16''
3 Luis Leon Sanchez 01h 06' 03'' + 01' 50''
4 Peter Velits 01h 06' 15'' + 02' 02''
5 Richie Porte 01h 06' 38'' + 02' 25''
6 Patrick Gretsch 01h 06' 41'' + 02' 28''
7 Tejay Van Garderen 01h 06' 47'' + 02' 34''
8 Vasili Kiryienka 01h 06' 59'' + 02' 46''
9 Rein Taaramae 01h 07' 03'' + 02' 50''
10 Jérémy Roy 01h 07' 18'' + 03' 05''

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