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Tour De France 2012: Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky Are Stealing the Show

MACON, FRANCE - JULY 10:  Tour de France race leader Bradley Wiggins (left) of Great Britain and SKY Procycling rides with team mate Chris Froome at the front of a team training ride on the first rest day of the 2012 Tour de France on July 10, 2012 in Macon, France.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistJanuary 25, 2015

It may be the Tour de France, but right now the race has been owned at the top by British riders Bradley Wiggins and Christopher Froome.

I think it's safe to say it has been a good Tour thus far for Team Sky.

Wiggins currently sits in first place overall, a spot many thought would be occupied by last year's winner, Cadel Evans. But after Thursday's ride, the defending champion had dropped to fourth place, sitting a sizable three minutes and 19 seconds off the pace.

Meanwhile, one of the more interesting moments in Thursday's Stage 11 was Christopher Froome, who shot up the mountain at one point and left Wiggins in the dust. However, it was thought he received instruction from his radio to wait and support Wiggins, and he slowed his pace.

However, that raised questions as to who the strongest rider in Team Sky actually is and, at the same time, some critiques of Froome's ride on Thursday. From Peter Scrivener of BBC:


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