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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Saturday, 21 July 2012

2012 Tour de France: Bradley Wiggins 1st and Chris Froome 2nd

Bradley Wiggins confirmed this afternoon that he will be the first Briton to win the Tour de France by riding very impressively to win the time trial stage from Bonneval to Chartres. Chris Froome underlined the dominance of Sky with second place. Wiggins demonstrated that he was the strongest rider overall in this year's Tour.

Bradley scorched around the 53.5K course in 1.04.13 followed by Chris Froome 1.16 back with long time leader Luis-Leon Sanchez, who did a fine ride, holding on to third 1.50 back on Wiggins. The next two riders were Peter Velits on 2.02 and Richie Porte, another Sky rider, on 2.25. Cadel Evans had another miserable day finishing 5.54 down. It looked halfway through that he might lose even more but was able to pull himself together in the second part. 

Overall Bradley Wiggins now leads Chris Froome by 3.21 followed by Vincenzo Nibali on 6.19, Jurgen Van den Broeck on 10.15, Tejay Van Garderen (11.04), Haimar Zubeldia (15.43), Cadel Evans (15.51), Pierre Rolland (16.31), Janex Brajkovic (16.38) and young Thibaut Pinot holding on to his 10th place at 17.17.  



Anonymous said...

Great news as usual Jim. Will celebrate with the `09 Reuilly les Chenes from Jamain.

Bob Alberta.

Jim Budd said...

Hi Bob. Yes excellent news. Better keep a few bottles aside as there won't be much 2012 due to April frost.