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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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