July 18, 2012; Pau-Bagneres de Luchon, FRANCE; Thomas Voeckler (FRA) celebrates after winning stage sixteen of the 2012 Tour de France between Pau and Bagneres de Luchon. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Prevost/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE

Tour de France 2012: Bradley Wiggins Wins Stage 19, Is Unofficial Overall Winner

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Tour de France 2012: Great Britian's Bradley Wiggins Earns Countries First Crown

History was made at the Tour de France Sunday, as Great Britian's Bradley Wiggins earned his country its first crown. Wiggins protected his yellow jersey by finishing the tour's final stage, which heads into the heart of Paris. On Saturday, Wiggins all but cemented his victory by dominating the tour's final time trail.

Wiggins' teammate Christopher Froome finished in second place -- 3 minutes, 21 seconds behind Wiggins -- while Italy's Vincenzo Nibali came in third. This was the first time since 1984 that riders from the same team finished 1-2.

The winner of the final stage was Wiggins' teammate Mark Cavendish, who collected his third victory of the tour. Overall, Wiggins earned two victories during the tour. Meanwhile, his Briton teammates hauled in a country record seven victories as riders David Millar and Froome each collected wins.

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Tour de France 2012 Results: Luis Leon Sanchez Wins Stage 14, Bradley Wiggins Still Race Leader

Tacks and nails, oh my. That was the story Sunday at the 2012 Tour de France, as unruly fans spoiled a Stage 14 victory for Spaniard Luis Leon Sanchez. According to reports from race director Jean-Francois Pecheux, 30 bicyclist suffered flat tires or damage to their bikes when fans tossed tacks and nails onto the road.

One of those riders impacted by the sabotage was overall leader Bradley Wiggins, who despite finishing 15 minutes behind the leader will still wear the yellow jersey heading into Stage 15. Wiggins still owns a two minute and five second lead over second-place Christopher Froome.

Tejay Van Garderen is the top American rider as he sits in 7th place overall, and sits six minutes and 57 seconds behind Wiggins.

For complete 2012 Tour de France standings, visit NBCSports.com.

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