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Wiggins takes Tour of California
Bradley Wiggins earns victory at Tour of California
Associated Press
2014-05-19 03:42 AM

THOUSAND OAKS, California (AP) -- Bradley Wiggins secured his first race victory in eight months Sunday with a pack finish in the eighth and final stage of Tour of California won by compatriot Mark Cavendish.

Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France winner who rides for Sky, held the race lead for the final week and defeated Australian Rohan Dennis of Garmin-Sharp by 30 seconds.

American Lawson Craddock of Giant-Shimano was third overall, 1 minute and 48 seconds behind.

Cavendish, who rides for Omega Pharma Quick-Step, claimed his second stage of the race by a few inches and completed the 76.1-mile circuit race, in 2 hours, 53 minutes, 50 seconds.

German rider John Degenkolb of Giant Shimano was second in the final stage, with Slovakian Peter Sagan of Cannondale third in the same time as Cavendish.

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