Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wiggins still leading stage 17 Tour de France

 Nicolas Bouvy / EPA / July 18, 2012

Our bike shop in Ontario, California is following the Tour de France in the final three days!
Briton Bradley Wiggins endured the trying, mountainous 17th stage of the race on Thursday, and said sensed the race is "pretty much over". 
With just three stages remaining in the Tour de France of 2012, Wiggins seems to be secure in his lead. Wiggins finished 3rd in stage 17, with a two minute five second overall lead ahead of his teammate Christopher Froome, who came in ahead of Wiggins in the 17th stage, in 2nd place. 
The remaining stages in the Tour de France are two flat stages and a time trial, which Wiggins is expected to do well in. With any luck, Wiggins will, in 3 days, be the first Tour de France winner of Great Britain.
Alejandro Valverde of Spain enjoyed an emotional win in the 17th stage, after returning from a two-year doping ban, and a rough start to the tour, surviving three crashes. A teary Valverde said of his victory, “It erases all of the past.”

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