Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain riding for Sky Procycling races to first place in the individual time trial in stage nineteen and defends the race leader's yellow jersey in the 2012 Tour de France from Bonneval to Chartres on July 21, 2012 in Chartres, France. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

2012 Tour De France: Bradley Wiggins Wins Yellow Jersey

Bradley Wiggins is the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France. It happened in the 99th edition of the Tour.

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Tour de France 2012: Bradley Wiggins Becomes 1st British Cyclist To Win Maillot Jaune

It took 99 tries, but a British cyclist has finally won the Tour de France. Bradley Wiggins of Sky Procycling is the 2012 Tour de France winner after the ride to the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Sunday. His winning time was 87:37:47, three minutes and 21 seconds better than teammate and second-place finisher Christopher Froome

Wiggins took over the yellow jersey lead at the conclusion of Stage 7, taking the item of clothing from Fabian Cancellara, who had worn it since capturing victory on the prologue in Liege, and never looking back. Over that span, Wiggins saw his lead eventually stretch to over three minutes while capturing two stage victories. On Stages 9 and 19, Wiggins won those individual time trials.

Peter Sagan won the points competition and wears the green jersey (maillot vert) on the final podium with 421 points, 141 points better than second-place finisher Andre Greipel. He has worn that jersey since the end of Stage 2, taking it away from Fabian Cancellara. Thomas Voeckler is the King of the Mountains and Colorado resident Tejay Van Garderen wears the white jersey as the top youth rider in the race. He defeated Thibaut Pinot by six minutes and 13 seconds.

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Garmin-Barracuda Changes Team Name To Garmin-Sharp

John Henderson of the Denver Post is reporting that the Denver-based cycling team, Garmin-Barracuda, has changed sponsors and likewise changed names. The team is averaging over one name change per year, and the latest change comes as the Barracuda sponsorship drops from the title in favor of the tech company Sharp.

The new name, Garmin-Sharp, will accompany new team uniforms, to be unveiled before the Tour de France. The team has already announced its Tour de France roster and will otherwise not change: Despite dropping from the team name, Barracuda will not end its sponsorship of the club. It remains a so-sponsor of the team, as reflected by the new website logo at their homepage, SlipStreamSports.com:

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