Bradley Wiggins Powers to Stage 9 Time Trial Victory in 2012 Tour de France
Team Sky Procycling's Bradley Wiggins showed he's the man to beat at the Tour de France, winning the first big time trial and cementing his hold on the yellow jersey he wants to take home in two weeks.
and added "We just considered it a normal time trial and did our own race. Two minutes, two weeks - we have time."
On one of the warmest days so far in this Tour de France, many riders crossed the finish with white spittle ringing their lips, a sign of dehydration. Unlike usual road stages, time trials require solo efforts, placing additional importance on form, concentration and rhythm.
After 10 straight days of racing, the 178-rider Tour de France peloton gets its first rest day Tuesday. The field then faces two hard days in the Alps, including a summit finish Thursday that is likely to shake up the standings even further.
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