Wiggins' special yellow Tour de France time trial skinsuit

Bradley Wiggins, Tour de France 2012, stage nine

Bradley Wiggins won his first Tour de France stage yesterday in Besançon wearing a custom skinsuit that Sky designed with the race organiser's and cycling federation's approval.

The team of marginal gains planned for the yellow kit months in advance in case Wiggins would be leading the race in one of the key time trials. "He has the right to ride in his own kit," Event Director Jean-François Pescheux told Cycling Weekly, "so did Lance Armstrong and Miguel Indurain."

Sky played down the kit yesterday after Wiggins won the time trial. Sky's Head of Business Operations, Fran Millar worked with ASO to prepare a team model. However, she was tight-lipped when approached yesterday about it, referring the questions to ASO.

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