Tour De France 2012 Stage 11 Results: Winner, Leaderboard and Highlights

Austin GreenCorrespondent IJuly 12, 2012

LA TOUSSUIRE, FRANCE - JULY 12:  Race leader Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and SKY Procycling in action on stage eleven of the 2012 Tour de France from Albertville to La Toussuire on July 12, 2012 in La Toussuire, France.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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The Brits are ruling the 2012 Tour de France.

Bradley Wiggins retained the yellow jersey and extended his overall lead in Stage 11, while his compatriot and fellow Team Sky member Christopher Froome moved into second place overall.

Froome finished third in the stage, while Wiggins finished sixth. It wasn't his best performance, but Wiggins should be very happy with his result, as he survived the grueling climbing stage and even improved his overall lead. Froome is currently two minutes and five seconds behind Wiggins in the quest for the yellow jersey.

Stage 11 was won by Frenchman Pierre Rolland, who posted a blazing time of four hours, 43 minutes and 54 seconds. He is now sitting at ninth overall, and you can watch the highlights from his victory below:

Rolland is joined in the overall top 10 by countryman Thibaut Pinot. With their current standing, the French and British are the only nations to have two riders in the top 10.

Here is how the top of the leaderboard currently looks:

Rider Country Time Team Age
1. Bradley Wiggins Great Britain 48:43:53  Sky 32
2. Christopher Froome Great Britain 48:45:58  Sky 27
3. Vincenzo Nibali Italy 48:46:16  LIQ 27
4. Cadel Evans Australia 48:47:12 BMC 35
5. Jurgen Van Der Broeck Belgium 48:48:41 LTB 29
6. Haimar Zubeldia Spain 48:50:08 RNT 35
7. Tejay van Garderen United States 48:50:50 BMC 23
8. Janez Brajkovic Slovenia 48:51:23 AST 28
9. Pierre Rolland France 48:52:24 EUC 25
10. Thibaut Pinot France 48:52:44 FDJ 22

Click here for the complete 2012 Tour de France leaderboard.

What's Next?

Friday's Stage 12 will be on of the most pivotal of the entire race. At 225 kilometers, it is the longest stage of the race, and it will be a prime opportunity for several racers to make up ground on those at the top of the leaderboard.

The stage will begin in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and conclude in Annonay Davezieux. The action will kick off at 6:30 a.m. ET and will be televised live on NBC Sports Network.