Tour de France stage nineteen: photo gallery

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Tour de France stage nineteen: photo gallery

Stage nineteen was the day on which Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) cemented his victory in the 2012 Tour de France by winning the final time trial.

Riding at speeds of 40mph to crush his rivals, Wiggins delivered a masterclass in riding against the clock to win the stage by 1.16 seconds from highly talented teammate, Chris Froome.

The time trial champion of Spain, Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) was third after setting an early time that withstood the onslaught of all but the champion elect and runner-up.

Here are the key moments of the stage, captured by official UCI WorldTour photographer, Stefano Sirotti.

Vincenzo Nibali finished only 16th, 3.38 down on Wiggins, but remained third on GC

Pierre Roland looks over his shoulder, but remained eighth on GC 

Tejay Van Garderen enjoyed a successful day, finishing seventh on the stage for fifth overall after passing team leader, Cadel Evans, on the road

Chris Froome delivered yet another impressive performance to finish second, 1.16 seconds behind team and race leader, Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins is never short of supporters, all of whom had something to cheer after today’s emphatic victory

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