Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins, Tour de France 2012

Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins, Tour de France 2012

Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France 2012 in a dominant style with the help of Chris Froome.

Prior to the 2012 Tour, Wiggins’s highest finishes in a Grand Tour were third in the 2011 Vuelta a España and fourth in the 2009 Tour (later promoted to third after Lance Armstrong’s result was annulled in October 2012). Wiggins had shown his form in the lead-up to the Tour by winning the general classifications in three stage races in the 2012 season: the Paris–Nice, the Tour de Romandie and the Dauphiné. As a time trialist, Wiggins was thought to be the rider most suited to the race’s course.

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