PARIS - Bradley Wiggins has become the first Briton to win the Tour de France by safely protecting the yellow jersey during Sunday's final processional ride into Paris — and even helping Sky teammate Mark Cavendish earn his fourth straight sprint victory on the Champs-Elysees.
Wiggins secured his win with a dominating performance in Saturday's final time trial to extend his already commanding lead. Fellow Briton and Sky teammate Christopher Froome finished second, 3 minutes, 21 seconds behind overall. Vincenzo Nibali of Italy finished third, 6:19 off the pace.
The last time two riders from the same nation finished first and second in the Tour was in 1984, when Frenchman Laurent Fignon defeated Bernard Hinault.
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