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Bradley Wiggins wins Tour of Britain time trial

Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) blitzed the16km time trial course on stage 3 of the Tour of Britain to move into the overall race lead. The 2012 Tour de France champion completed the course in a time of 19:54, finishing 32 seconds clear of teammate Ian Stannard, and 42 seconds ahead of Garmin-Sharp’s Jack Bauer.

Wiggins’ time was enough to see him move into the race leader’s golden jersey after overnight leader Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka) could only manage 34th on the stage, 1:51 down on Wiggins.

Wiggins now leads Ian Stannard by 33 seconds, with Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling) in third.

“It’s not been a great season up to now, for one reason or another. But the minute I was not riding the Tour [de France] I was training locally. This was always on my mind and it was great to get out there and do a performance like that after the last two days,” Wiggins said at the finish.

In wet conditions it was Wiggins’ aggression through the technical sections that saw him establish an early lead as he zipped through the opening corners and accelerated out of the saddle at the exit from each apex. His commitment on the slick roundabouts that littered the course, coupled with his improving form, saw him complete the opening half of the time trial in 9:17.

His pre-race competition, Alex Dowsett (Movistar) had started minutes before the Olympic champion and having beaten Wiggins at the Giro d’Italia time trial to Polsa in May was expected to once again challenge. However the Movistar rider, who will line up with Wiggins in the individual time trial at the Worlds next week, was never able to challenge Wiggins' time and finished fourth on the stage.

Earlier on in the day Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani Valvole-CSF) briefly led. The Italian was eventually edged out by Jack Bauer in a time of 20:36. And when Dowsett and the impressive Nairo Quintana (Movistar) failed to take the lead, only Wiggins and Stannard stood in the New Zealander’s way to a surprise win.

Stannard, having set off before his team leader, was first over the line, 10 seconds ahead of Bauer, but Wiggins was fast approaching the finish and by the time he crossed the line in 19:54 the stage win was secure.

Full Results
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling0:19:54
2Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:36
3Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp0:00:42
4Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:54
5Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team0:00:56
6David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling0:01:16
7Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:20
8Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:01:22
9Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka0:01:25
10Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:26
11Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:28
12Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Team UK Youth0:01:29
13Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun0:01:30
14Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:32
15Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:01:33
16Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain
17Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain
18Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
19Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:34
20Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:01:35
21Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling0:01:37
22Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction
23David Lelay (Fra) Sojasun0:01:38
24Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:40
25Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
26Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:01:42
27Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:43
28Mark McNally (GBr) An Post-Chainreaction0:01:44
29Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling
30Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:01:46
31Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:47
32Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain0:01:49
33Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:51
34Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka
35Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:52
36Peter Williams (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:01:53
37Shem Rodger (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing0:01:54
38Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) Team IG-Sigma Sport
39Thomas Scully (NZl) Team Raleigh0:01:55
40Aaron Gate (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction
41Steven Lampier (GBr) Node 4-Giordana Racing0:01:56
42Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:01:59
43Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun0:02:02
44Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:02:03
45Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling
46Alex Peters (GBr) Madison Genesis
47Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor0:02:04
48Andrew Tennant (GBr) Madison Genesis0:02:05
49Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
50Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor0:02:06
51Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:02:07
52Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura0:02:10
53Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:02:12
54Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:02:13
55Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain0:02:14
56Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor
57Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura0:02:17
58Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:02:18
59Adam Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:02:20
60Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:23
61Jonathan Mould (GBr) Team UK Youth0:02:25
62Lachlan Norris (Aus) Team Raleigh0:02:27
63Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:02:28
64Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
65Liam Holohan (GBr) Madison Genesis
66Shane Archbold (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction0:02:29
67George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain0:02:30
68Meron Russom (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka0:02:32
69Thomas Moses (GBr) Team Raleigh0:02:33
70Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team UK Youth0:02:34
71Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:35
72Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:02:36
73Ian Bibby (GBr) Madison Genesis0:02:38
74Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura
75Chris Opie (GBr) Team UK Youth
76Luke Grivell-Mellor (GBr) Rapha Condor0:02:39
77Michael James Northey (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing0:02:40
78Evan Oliphant (GBr) Team Raleigh0:02:43
79Sean Downey (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction0:02:46
80Mark Christian (GBr) Team Raleigh0:02:47
81Robert Partridge (GBr) Team UK Youth0:02:48
82Alexandre Blain (Fra) Team Raleigh0:02:50
83Nicolas Vereecken (Ned) An Post-Chainreaction0:02:53
84Will Stephenson (GBr) Rapha Condor0:02:58
85Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:03
86Nicolò Martinello (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
87Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling0:03:08
88Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:03:12
89Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:15
90Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:23
91Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:03:29
92Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:03:30
93Ben Greenwood (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport
94Yanto Barker (GBr) Team UK Youth0:03:32
95James Moss (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:03:34
96Dean Downing (GBr) Madison Genesis0:03:37
97James Williamson (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing0:03:42
98Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:03:44
99Peter Hawkins (Irl) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:03:54
100Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Sojasun0:03:55
101Christophe Laborie (Fra) Sojasun0:03:56
102Roman Van Uden (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing0:03:58
103Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling
DNFPhilip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team

1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling15pts
2Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling14
3Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp13
4Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling12
5Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team11
6David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling10
7Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura9
8Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox8
9Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka7
10Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6
11Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step5
12Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Team UK Youth4
13Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun3
14Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team2
15Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox1

Young riders
1Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain0:21:27
2Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain
3Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:11
4Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain0:00:16
5Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:00:30
6Alex Peters (GBr) Madison Genesis
7Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain0:00:41
8Adam Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:00:47
9Jonathan Mould (GBr) Team UK Youth0:00:52
10George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain0:00:57
11Thomas Moses (GBr) Team Raleigh0:01:00
12Luke Grivell-Mellor (GBr) Rapha Condor0:01:06
13Will Stephenson (GBr) Rapha Condor0:01:25

1Sky Procycling1:01:34
3IAM Cycling0:02:22
4Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:02:35
6Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:02:49
7Team NetApp-Endura0:02:54
8Great Britain0:03:03
10AN Post Chain Reaction0:03:24
11MTN Qhubeka0:03:56
12Rapha Condor JLT0:04:32
13Team UK Youth0:04:36
14Node 4 Giordana Racing0:04:38
16Madison Genesis0:04:44
17Team Raleigh0:05:03
19Team IG Sigma Sport0:05:24

General classification after stage 3
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling11:25:54
2Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:37
3Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:47
4Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp0:00:55
5Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team0:00:57
6David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling0:01:17
7Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:18
8Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka
9Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka0:01:21
10Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura
11Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:01:23
12Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:01:26
13Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
14Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Team UK Youth0:01:30
15Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun0:01:31
16Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:33
17Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:01:38
18Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:01:39
19Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:41
20Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:44
21Mark McNally (GBr) An Post-Chainreaction0:01:45
22Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:52
23Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:53
24Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:01:56
25Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:57
26Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:02:00
27Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:02:04
28Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura0:02:11
29Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura0:02:13
30Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:02:14
31Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain0:02:15
32Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:02:16
33Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor0:02:21
34Thomas Scully (NZl) Team Raleigh
35Liam Holohan (GBr) Madison Genesis0:02:29
36Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:02:30
37Andrew Tennant (GBr) Madison Genesis0:02:31
38Thomas Moses (GBr) Team Raleigh0:02:34
39Steven Lampier (GBr) Node 4-Giordana Racing0:02:42
40David Lelay (Fra) Sojasun0:02:47
41Peter Williams (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport
42Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling0:02:50
43Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:02:51
44Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:02:52
45Nicolas Vereecken (Ned) An Post-Chainreaction0:02:54
46Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:04
47Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:09
48Robert Partridge (GBr) Team UK Youth0:03:14
49Shem Rodger (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing0:03:24
50Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:03:42
51Evan Oliphant (GBr) Team Raleigh0:03:48
52Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:03:52
53Sean Downey (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction0:04:32
54Alexandre Blain (Fra) Team Raleigh
55Yanto Barker (GBr) Team UK Youth0:04:41
56Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor0:05:22
57Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:06:40
58Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain0:07:08
59Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:07:24
60Michael James Northey (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing0:08:03
61Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team UK Youth0:08:09
62Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:08:24
63Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction0:08:32
64Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:08:58
65Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:09:12
66Meron Russom (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka0:09:25
67Will Stephenson (GBr) Rapha Condor0:09:55
68Aaron Gate (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction0:10:37
69Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain0:10:51
70Christophe Laborie (Fra) Sojasun0:11:05
71Shane Archbold (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction0:12:17
72Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:12:25
73Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:59
74Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:13:40
75Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:13:41
76Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:13:43
77Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:14:11
78Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:14:33
79Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team0:14:41
80James Moss (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:14:52
81Dean Downing (GBr) Madison Genesis0:14:55
82Lachlan Norris (Aus) Team Raleigh0:15:00
83James Williamson (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing
84Nicolò Martinello (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:15:09
85Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling0:15:16
86Ian Bibby (GBr) Madison Genesis0:15:55
87Alex Peters (GBr) Madison Genesis0:15:58
88Roman Van Uden (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing0:16:31
89Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling
90Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor0:17:33
91Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Sojasun0:19:08
92Ben Greenwood (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:19:50
93Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun0:20:59
94Chris Opie (GBr) Team UK Youth0:21:13
95Luke Grivell-Mellor (GBr) Rapha Condor0:21:18
96Mark Christian (GBr) Team Raleigh0:21:22
97Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling0:21:43
98George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain0:22:13
99Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:26:07
100Adam Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:32:30
101Peter Hawkins (Irl) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:34:12
102Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:37:06
103Jonathan Mould (GBr) Team UK Youth0:38:29

Points classification
1Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka28pts
2Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp23
3Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling21
4Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox21
5Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step16
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling15
7Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling15
8Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling14
9Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka14
10Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction14
11Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step14
12Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun13
13Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling13
14Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain12
15Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team11
16Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling11
17David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling10
18Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step10
19Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura9
20Shane Archbold (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction9
21Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox8
22Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain8
23Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp7
24Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6
25James Williamson (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing6
26Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox5
27Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura5
28Andrew Tennant (GBr) Madison Genesis5
29Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Team UK Youth4
30Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp4
31Dean Downing (GBr) Madison Genesis3
32Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team2
33Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox2
34Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team UK Youth1
35Christophe Laborie (Fra) Sojasun1

Young riders classification
1Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain11:27:17
2Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:00:41
3Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain0:00:52
4Thomas Moses (GBr) Team Raleigh0:01:11
5Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain0:05:45
6Will Stephenson (GBr) Rapha Condor0:08:32
7Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain0:09:28
8Alex Peters (GBr) Madison Genesis0:14:35
9Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling0:15:08
10Luke Grivell-Mellor (GBr) Rapha Condor0:19:55
11George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain0:20:50
12Adam Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:31:07
13Jonathan Mould (GBr) Team UK Youth0:37:06

Teams classification
1Sky Procycling34:19:37
2IAM Cycling0:02:03
4Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:02:16
6Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:02:28
7Team NetApp-Endura0:02:49
8AN Post Chain Reaction0:03:07
10Team UK Youth0:06:09
12Team Raleigh0:06:32
13Great Britain0:08:26
14MTN Qhubeka0:08:53
15Team IG Sigma Sport0:12:10
16Node 4 Giordana Racing0:12:14
17Rapha Condor JLT0:13:23
18Madison Genesis0:14:11

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