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Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins , CBE (born 28 April 1980), nicknamed " Wiggo ", is a British professional road and track racing cyclist who rides for the UCI ProTeam Team Sky . [ 5 ] Wiggins began his career on the track, but has made the transition to road cycling and is one of the few cyclists to gain success in both forms of professional cycling. Wiggins was born in Ghent , Belgium, before moving to London, where he began track cycling. He has won six gold medals at the Track World Championships , his first in 2003 and his most recent in 2008; three in the individual pursuit , two in the team pursuit and one in the madison .
The 99th Tour de France runs from Saturday 30th June to Sunday 22nd July 2012. This race will be made up of 1 prologue and 20 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,497 kilometres (2,172 miles).
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By Cyclingnews.com | Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 2.12pm Johnny Hoogerland suffered serious injuries after he was knocked off by a Euro Media car during last year's Tour de France (Laurent Rebours/AP/Press Association Images)
The route Running from Saturday June 30 th to Sunday July 22 th 2012, the 99 th Tour de France will be made up of 1 prologue and 20 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,497 kilometres. These stages have the following profiles: 9 flat stages 4 medium mountain stages - one with a summit finish 5 mountain stages - two with a summit finish 2 individual time-trial stages 1 prologue 2 rest days