Oakley Cyclist Bradley Wiggins Pedals His Way To Victory At The Paris-Nice Race

Cycling: 70th Paris - Nice 2012 / Stage 2

Spanning eight days and covering 155.5 kilometers, the 70th edition of the Paris-Nice was no walk (or ride) in the park. Oakley rider Bradley Wiggins found this out first hand, narrowly riding away with the overall victory by a margin of just eight seconds. The 31-year-old Bradley outlasted his Dutch rival, Lieuwe Westra, in the final and decisive mountain time trial stage, finishing just two seconds ahead, securing the overall title for the first time in his career.

“I know the history of cycling – it’s a massive thing for me,” Bradley said about his win in France. “It’s a historic race and it’s an honor for me to join my idol Tim Simpson on the Paris-Nice list.”

Bradley, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, became just the second Briton to win the Paris-Nice, following in the footsteps of his childhood idol Tom Simpson, 45 years later. Considered the favorite on the classic climb overlooking Nice, Bradley lived up to the hype while clinching the overall victory. Expected to be among the contenders for this year’s Tour de France, Bradley is clearly taking all the right steps towards winning the most coveted event in cycling.

Oakley riders claimed six of the top ten finishing spots in the Paris-Nice. Congratulations go out to Bradley on his big win and to all of the Oakley cyclists that represented at the highest level in the Paris-Nice.

Final Results Summary

1. WIGGINS Bradley SKY PROCYCLING 28h 12’ 16" OAKLEY
2. WESTRA Lieuwe VACANSOLEIL-DCM + 00’ 08"

3. VALVERDE Alejandro MOVISTAR TEAM + 01’ 10"

4. SPILAK Simon KATUSHA TEAM + 01’ 24" OAKLEY
5. VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC RACING TEAM + 01’ 54" OAKLEY
6. JEANNESSON Arnold FDJ-BIGMAT + 02’ 13"

7. MONFORT Maxime RADIOSHACK-NISSAN + 02’ 21" OAKLEY
8. CHAVANEL Sylvain OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 02’ OAKLEY
9. KISERLOVSKI Robert ASTANA PRO TEAM + 03’ 30"

10. VICIOSO Angel KATUSHA TEAM + 03’ 59" OAKLEY

Author

John Ohail

Date

March 21, 2012

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