Wiggins: 'I went too hard at the start'

Bradley Wiggins Giro 2009 stage 12

Bradley Wiggins (Garmin) slumped to the ground after finishing seventh in the Cinque Terre Giro d'Italia time trial, asking for water after 90 minutes of total effort.

He had hoped for a place in the top five and perhaps even better. But finishing just five seconds behind Danilo Di Luca (LPR), who was racing to keep the pink jersey, shows how impressive Wiggins? performance really was.

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