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:
|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.
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.
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