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Wiggins Keeps Tour de France Lead; Tacks on Road Cause Chaos

July 15, 2012

Bradley Wiggins of Britain kept the overall lead in the Tour de France after a day marked by punctures caused by metal tacks on the road. Spain’s Luis Leon Sanchez won the 14th stage.

Race organizers confirmed that tacks were found on the road and have begun an investigation into possible sabotage, Eurosport said. A number of punctures were caused, the broadcaster said, although the incident did not ultimately affect the leaders’ race placings.

Today’s 191-kilometer (118-mile) route from Limoux to Foix was the first in the Pyrenees and featured two category-one climbs including the final Mur de Peguere, which had an incline of 18 percent in places.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Peter-Joseph Hegarty at phegarty@bloomberg.net


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