Monte Terminillo: Wiggins' first mountaintop finish since Ventoux

Bradley Wiggins, Giro d'Italia 2010, stage 8

Bradley Wiggins faced his first mountaintop finish today since the Mont Ventoux at last year's Tour de France. He finished one minute 22 seconds behind winner Chris Anker Sørensen on the Giro d'Italia's stage to Monte Terminillo, but more importantly, he maintained the pace with his Tour de France rivals.

"I am pretty pleased with that, I hung in there as long as 1,500 metres out and then I couldn't go with the accelerations the guys were making," Wiggins told Cycling Weekly. "I think we were about eight or nine riders at that point, so I was pretty pleased to be there in that company."

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