Bradley Wiggins, Tour de France 2012, stage nine

Bradley Wiggins destroyed the opposition to win his first Tour de France stage in the 41.5km individual time trial from Arc-et-Senans to Besancon this afternoon.

The Team Sky rider beat team-mate Chris Froome by 35 seconds, while early pace setter Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Nissan) had to settle for third.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.