Wiggins wins Criterium du Dauphine

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Wiggins_Dauphine AFP Britain's Bradley Wiggins (centre) celebrates his win with Michael Rogers (left) and Cadel Evans.

Chatel, France – British rider Bradley Wiggins won the Criterium du Dauphine race in the French Alps for the second straight year on Sunday.

The three-time Olympic gold medalist successfully defended his title in the mountainous week-long stage race, finishing 1 minute, 17 seconds ahead of Sky teammate Michael Rogers of Australia. Tour de France champion Cadel Evans finished third, 1:26 behind Wiggins.

Spanish rider Daniel Moreno won the 124.5-kilometre seventh stage from Morzine to Chatel after making a late attack on the final climb. Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain and Evans were next. – Sapa-AP

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