Wiggins storms to victory in Critérium du Dauphiné

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins' prospects for next month's Tour de France are looking rosy, as the Brit claimed 'the biggest win of his career' by holding off a strong field at the Critérium du Dauphiné race in the Alps on Sunday.

As Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver won the seventh and final stage of the race, it meant Wiggins had won the race overall. In what must bode well for the Tour de France, which starts on 2 July, the former track and Olympic cycling champion Wiggins performed especially well in the mountains.

Rodriguez Oliver was unassailable in the last stage, as he cycled clear of the chasing pack during the last kilometre of the 117.5km ride from Pontcharra to La Toussuire. France's Thibaut Pinot came second, while Dutchman Robert Gesnick clinched third.

It meant that Australian rider Cadel Evans was second overall behind Wiggins, with Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan claiming third place.

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