Bradley Wiggins entered the 2012 Tour de France as one of the top favourites for overall victory. Wiggins began the Tour with second place in the prologue, behind Fabian Cancellara but taking time from all of his general classification rivals, finally taking the yellow jersey by finishing third on the first mountain top finish on stage 7. In doing so, he became only the second British rider to have led all three Grand Tours after David Millar. Wiggins won stage 9, an individual time trial, which ultimately helped him increase his lead over his competitors.
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