Wiggins gets through tough sprint day in Vuelta

Bradley Wiggins and Thomas Lofkvist, Vuelta a Espana 2011, stage 12

Bradley Wiggins' first full stage in the red jersey as leader of the 2011 Vuelta a Espana on Thursday was marked by a tricky bunch sprint at the end of a hard day's racing.

As Wiggins pointed out as he rode towards the team bus in Pontevedra after the finish, the stage was anything but flat, and the draggy uphill sprint was just the sort of terrain where the bunch would split.

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