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2012 Tour de France Results: Bradley Wiggins Wins Stage 9, Maintains Yellow Jersey

The cyclists in the 2012 Tour de France receive a well-deserved day off on Tuesday following a prologue and nine stages of riding through Belgium and France to start this year's competition. On Monday, Bradley Wiggins captured a stage victory with a time trial victory on the course from Arc-et-Senans to Besançon. He outpaced his competition by 35 seconds and more. Christopher Froome finished in second while Fabian Cancellara came in third place, 57 seconds behind.

Cancellara had the lead for a good portion over the final stretch of sendoffs for the riders, but Wiggins went at the end since he wore the yellow jersey. Knowing the time he needed to beat, Wiggins didn't hesitate. He now holds not only a stage victory but also the yellow jersey for a third straight day. He has a 1:53 over Cadel Evans.

Here are the top 10 finishers for the stage (full results here):

Rank Rider Time Gap
1 Bradley Wiggins 51' 24''
2 Christopher Froome 51' 59'' + 00' 35''
3 Fabian Cancellara 52' 21'' + 00' 57''
4 Tejay Van Garderen 52' 30'' + 01' 06''
5 Sylvain Chavanel 52' 48'' + 01' 24''
6 Cadel Evans 53' 07'' + 01' 43''
7 Peter Velits 53' 23'' + 01' 59''
8 Vincenzo Nibali 53' 31'' + 02' 07''
9 Denis Menchov 53' 32'' + 02' 08''
10 Andreas Klöden 53' 33'' + 02' 09''

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