Sky Delivers One-Two Punch in ITT

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07/10/2012| 0 comments
by Gerald Churchill
Team Sky Procycling's Bradley Wiggins wins stage 9 individual time trial in 2012 Tour de France and increases overall Tour de France lead. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Team Sky Procycling's Bradley Wiggins wins stage 9 individual time trial in 2012 Tour de France and increases overall Tour de France lead. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Sky Delivers One-Two Punch in ITT

Team Sky has tightened its grip in the Tour de France.

a regrouping mode, but there was no sign of panic. "In comparison to the other time trialists like Fabian Cancellara and Tony Martin and so on, it seems as if I wasn't so far off the mark," Evans said. "But Sky had two very, very strong riders today. We'll reassess the situation day by day, and of course we don't give up, that's for sure. There's still a lot more racing until Paris."

BMC directeur sportif John Lelangue sounded a similar note. "We just considered it a normal time trial and did our own race," he said. "Two minutes, two weeks--we have time."

In the overall, Wiggins leads Evans by 1:53 and Froome by 2:07. Tomorrow is the 2012 Tour's first rest day. On Wednesday, Stage 10 will take the riders 194.5 km from Macon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine. The stage will have three categorized climbs--the Category 2 Cote de Corlier at 90 km, the hors categorie Col du Grand Colombier at 151.5 km, and the Category 3 Col de Richemond at 174 km. The stage seems tailor-made for an escape by a group of no-hope climbers. Who will the fugitives be? Check in at www.roadcycling.com and find out!

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