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  • The 2012 Tour de France was the 99th edition of the Tour de France. It began with a prologue time trial in the city of Liège in Belgium, and finished on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. As well as the prologue, the first two road stages took place in Belgium, and one stage finished in Switzerland. Bradley Wiggins won the overall race, and became the first British rider to win the Tour. Wiggins finished 3' 21" clear of compatriot and teammate Chris Froome, making them the first British riders to finish in the top three in the general classification, although some months later Wiggins was retrospectively promoted to 3rd in the 2009 Tour following the disqualification of Lance Armstrong. The yellow jersey was worn for the first week by Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara, who won the prologue. Wiggins, second in the prologue, took the leadership of the race on stage 7, the first mountainous stage, which was won by Froome, and maintained his lead throughout the rest of the race, winning both the long time trials, and not losing time to his main challengers for the overall title in the mountains.
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