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Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins clinched his second successive Criterium du Dauphine title today

Updated: Sunday, 10 Jun 2012 14:51 | Comments

Bradley Wiggins secured his second successive Criterium du Dauphine today
Bradley Wiggins secured his second successive Criterium du Dauphine today

Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins clinched his second successive Criterium du Dauphine title today.

The 32-year-old Briton, favourite for the Tour de France which begins later this month, held a lead of one minute and 20 seconds over team-mate Michael Rogers heading into the seventh and final stage.

And he never looked like surrendering that advantage as he safely finished in the pack to retain his title.

The stage victory went to Daniel Moreno of the Katusha team, who completed the 124.5-kilometre ride from Morzine to Chatel in a time of two hours, 59 minutes and 37 seconds.

Moreno's fellow Spaniard Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) was second on the day following a sprint finish, with Australian Cadel Evans of BMC Racing third.

Wiggins' overall triumph capped an impressive race for Team Sky, for whom Rogers took runners-up spot and Chris Froome was fourth behind Evans.

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