Cycling

Wiggins leads Romandie tour

2012-04-25 18:42
Bradley Wiggins (File)

La Chaux-de-Fonds - Bradley Wiggins won a sprint finish on the second stage of the six-day Tour de Romandie on Wednesday and took the overall leader's yellow jersey.

The British pre-race favourite made his move 150m from the line and held off Lieuwe Westraof the Netherlands by a bike's length in 4 hours, 50 minutes, 23 seconds.

Paulo Tiralongo of Italy was third in the same time after a 184.5km trek from Morges to La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Wiggins used a 10-second time bonus for the stage win to lead overall by seven seconds from Team Sky colleague Michael Rogers of Australia.

Dutchman Bauke Mollema trails Wiggins by nine seconds in third.

Wiggins gave Sky their second straight victory after Geraint Thomas won Tuesday's prologue.

Provisional result and overall standings after the 184.5km first stage of the Tour de Romandie from Morges to La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland on Wednesday:

1. Bradley Wiggins (Britain / Team Sky) 4hrs 50mins 23secs 2. Lieuwe Westra (Netherlands / Vacansoleil) same time 3. Paolo Tiralongo (Italy / Astana) 4. Tejay Van Garderen (U.S. / BMC Racing) 5. Maciej Paterski (Poland / Liquigas) 6. Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus / Movistar) 7. Serge Pauwels (Belgium / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 8. Daniele Pietropolli (Italy / Lampre) +1sec 9. Ryder Hesjedal (Canada / Garmin) 10. Pieter Weening (Netherlands / GreenEdge)

Overall standings:

1. Bradley Wiggins (Britain / Team Sky) 4hrs 53mins 51secs 2. Michael Rogers (Australia / Team Sky) +7secs 3. Bauke Mollema (Netherlands / Rabobank) +9" 4. Stef Clement (Netherlands / Rabobank) 5. Andrew Talansky (U.S. / Garmin) +11"

NEXT ON SPORT24X

No comment on Oscar - IAAF

2014-10-21 14:28

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Adventure holidays you HAVE to put on your bucket list

Need a break from your usual boring routine? Consider one of these places for your next adventure holiday.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Top 10 water sports to try before you die
6 impressive camping tips
Free outdoor yoga classes
Watch: 5 skills to improve your BMX riding
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.