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2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Tour de France 2012: Cav wins in Paris – Bradley Wiggins wins Tour

Mark Cavendish gained his fourth successive stage victory on the Champs-Élysées this afternoon. Cav went for a long sprint and held everyone else off, although it was a bit closer than some of his previous Parisian vistories. Mark is the first world race champion to win the final stage of the Tour in Paris.

First 8 on the Champs-Élysées: Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan, Matthew Goss, Juan José Haedo, Kris Boekmans, Gregory Henderson, Borut Bozic and André Griepel. This win takes Mark Cavendish's total stage wins to 23. Only three riders have won more stages – Eddy Merckx (34), Bernard Hinault (28) and André Leducq (25). See here.  

In the bunch behind Cav, Bradley Wiggins safely crossed the finishing line to be the first Briton to win the Tour de France in the 99th edition with Chris Froome in second place. Fantastic achievement and a remarkable team effort!  

Final race standings.

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