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Wiggins wins Romandie tour

2012-04-29 17:33

Crans-Montana, Switzerland - Bradley Wiggins took overall victory in the six-day Tour de Romandie on Sunday, after winning the race-ending individual time-trial stage.

Wiggins overcame early mechanical trouble to finish in 28 minutes, 56 seconds on the 16.5km circuit around the ski resort of Crans-Montana.

The British rider was one second faster on Sunday than Andrew Talansky of the United States, who climbed to second overall trailing Wiggins by 12 seconds.

Rui Costa of Portugal finished third overall, 36 seconds behind Wiggins, after placing fourth on Sunday.

Overnight leader Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain held a nine-second advantage on Wiggins but faded against the clock to finish 10th overall.

Results on Sunday from the sixth and final stage of the Tour de Romandie, a 16.5km  individual time-trial circuit of Crans-Montana:

1. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky, 28 minutes, 56.60 seconds.
2. Andrew Talansky, United States, Garmin-Barracuda, 0.70 seconds behind.
3. Richie Porte, Australia, Sky, 16.59.
4. Rui Costa, Portugal, Movistar, 22.84.
5. Roman Kreuziger, Czech Republic, Astana, 40.18.
6. Sylwester Szmyd, Poland, Liquigas-Cannondale, 41.60.
7. Michael Rogers, Australia, Sky, 42.88.
8. Thibaut Pinot, France, Francaise des Jeux, 52.17.
9. Thomas de Gendt, Belgium, Vacansoleil, 53.59.
10. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Astana, 54.63.

Final Standings (After 6 stages):

1. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky, 18 hours, 5 minutes, 40 seconds.
2. Andrew Talansky, United States, Garmin-Barracuda, 12 seconds behind.
3. Rui Costa, Portugal, Movistar, 0:36.
4. Richie Porte, Australia, Sky, 0:45.
5. Michael Rogers, Australia, Sky, 0:50.
6. Roman Kreuziger, Czech Republic, Astana, 0:59.
7. Sylwester Szmyd, Poland, Liquigas-Cannondale, 1:03.
8. Simon Spilak, Slovenia, Katusha, 1:13.
9. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Astana, 1:14.
10. Luis Leon Sanchez, Spain, Rabobank, 1:15.

AP