Updated: 10/07/2012 09:42 | By pa.press.net

Wiggins not taking Tour win for granted



Bradley Wiggins (© pictured)

Bradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurels

Tour de France leader Bradley Wiggins insisted the road cycling race for the yellow jersey is far from over despite taking a commanding lead with victory on stage nine.

Wiggins (Team Sky) clocked 51 minutes 24 seconds to triumph on the 41.5-kilometre race against the clock from Arc-et-Senans to Besancon, enhancing his hold on the fabled maillot jaune with his first Tour stage success.

The 32-year-old triple Olympic gold medal winner now leads defending champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) by 1min 53secs entering the Tour's first rest day on Tuesday. But Wiggins said: "It's never over until the fat lady sings and she hasn't entered the room yet."

Evans entered the day 10 seconds behind Wiggins, but finished sixth on the stage to lose 1:43 as the Briton took pole position in the race to Paris on July 22.

Wiggins' team-mate Chris Froome placed second in 51:59 to move up to third overall, 2:07 behind.

Despite his comfortable lead ahead of Wednesday's resumption, the 194.5km 10th stage from Macon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, Wiggins is taking nothing for granted.

He added: "This is just another day at the Tour. There's a long way to go.

"It's a fantastic position to be in, but there's always the possibility of a bad day. This race is far from over.

"Cadel is not going to give up until Paris."

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Wiggins not taking Tour win for grantedTour de France leader Bradley Wiggins insisted the road cycling race for the yellow jersey is far from over despite taking a commanding lead with victory on stage nine.pa.press.net2012-07-10T09:42:422012-07-10T09:42:42Bradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsTour de France leader Bradley Wiggins insisted the road cycling race for the yellow jersey is far from over despite taking a commanding lead with victory on stage nine.Wiggins (Team Sky) clocked 51 minutes 24 seconds to triumph on the 41.5-kilometre race against the clock from Arc-et-Senans to Besancon, enhancing his hold on the fabled maillot jaune with his first Tour stage success.The 32-year-old triple Olympic gold medal winner now leads defending champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) by 1min 53secs entering the Tour's first rest day on Tuesday. But Wiggins said: "It's never over until the fat lady sings and she hasn't entered the room yet."Evans entered the day 10 seconds behind Wiggins, but finished sixth on the stage to lose 1:43 as the Briton took pole position in the race to Paris on July 22.Wiggins' team-mate Chris Froome placed second in 51:59 to move up to third overall, 2:07 behind.Despite his comfortable lead ahead of Wednesday's resumption, the 194.5km 10th stage from Macon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, Wiggins is taking nothing for granted.He added: "This is just another day at the Tour. There's a long way to go."It's a fantastic position to be in, but there's always the possibility of a bad day. This race is far from over."Cadel is not going to give up until Paris."seo_keywordsTdF Wiggins****Tu6Bradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurelsBradley Wiggins (pictured) is refusing to rest on his laurels

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