Bradley Wiggins wins Tour de Romandie in Impressive Style

Bradley WigginsBradley Wiggings has won the Tour de Romandie title after an astonishing time trial to win Sunday’s 16.5km stage.

The Brit, who rides for Team Sky, started 9 seconds behind the Spanish leader Luis Leon Sanchez and had to change his bike early on after a mechanical problem.

Bradley WigginsBradley Wiggings has won the Tour de Romandie title after an astonishing time trial to win Sunday’s 16.5km stage.

The Brit, who rides for Team Sky, started 9 seconds behind the Spanish leader Luis Leon Sanchez and had to change his bike early on after a mechanical problem.

However he dug deep and finished with a time of 28 mins and 56 seconds to win the stage by just 1 second and take the overall race by 12 seconds.

Wiggins was delighted with his victory and said: “It was a true test of a rider, it had a bit of everything in it plus a mechanical problem.

“I’m pleased with the way I handled that moment because a few years ago I might have thrown my toys out of the pram and chucked my bike down the ravine!

“It was a good test for the bigger races coming up and I’m delighted.”

Team Sky also won the event, finishing 2 mins and 16 seconds ahead of second place Astana and third place Movistar.

Dave Brailsford, head of Team Sky said: “Obviously Bradley is now demonstrating that he can perform at the highest level in these races, but I think more importantly, from my perspective, is I’m interested in how the overall team performs.”

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