2012 Tour de France Results: Bradley Wiggins Wins Stage 19 Time Trial

The 2012 Tour de France has one ride left in it on Sunday and after Saturday's time trial ride from Bonneval to Chartres Bradley Wiggins showed why he will be the Tour winner on Sunday when the final podium ceremony takes place in Paris. Wiggins was the last rider to start the trial and he finished +1:16 ahead of Chris Froome, who held the lead for only a matter of seconds.

Froome, who is in second place overall, was the penultimate rider to take the course. Froome knocked Luis Leon Sanchez out of first place when he finished 34 seconds ahead of him at the finish line.

Barring a massive crash or an injury, Wiggins will become the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France ... and it only took 99 tries! He now holds a +3:21 lead over Froome and a +6:19 lead ahead of Vincenzo Nibali. Peter Sagan has a 120-plus-point lead in the points competition for the green jersey while Colorado resident Tejay Van Garderen is the best youth rider with over a six-minute lead ahead of Thibaut Pinot.

There should be no surprises on Sunday when these riders make a victory lap around Paris.

Here is the top 20 (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''
11 David Zabriskie 01h 07' 25'' + 03' 12''
12 Matthieu Sprick 01h 07' 33'' + 03' 20''
13 Ruben Plaza Molina 01h 07' 37'' + 03' 24''
14 Daniel Oss 01h 07' 40'' + 03' 27''
15 Anthony Roux 01h 07' 47'' + 03' 34''
16 Vincenzo Nibali 01h 07' 51'' + 03' 38''
17 Christian Vande Velde 01h 07' 53'' + 03' 40''
18 Bert Grabsch 01h 07' 56'' + 03' 43''
19 Andréas Kloden 01h 08' 02'' + 03' 49''
20 Jens Voigt 01h 08' 02'' + 03' 49''

SB Nation Denver is your source for 2012 Tour de France updates on Team Garmin-Sharp, and be sure to visit cycling blog Podium Cafe as well.

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