Unless something totally bizarre happens, it's all over for the this year's version of the Tour de France but the last sprint down the Champs-Elysee, the popping of the champagne and the final kiss-kiss on the podium. Brit rider Bradley Wiggins of the Sky team stands poised to claim the overall winner for the Tour de France on the second last day of the race.
After a rough and tumble first week and a half, Wiggins put on the yellow jersey and has never really been in danger of losing it. He is 2:05 ahead of the second place rider, teammate Chris Froome.
Others holding individual titles in the race at this point as indicated by the traditional colors of the jerseys they wear:
- Green jersey - Peter Sagan (sprinter)
- White jersey - Tejay van Garderen (best young rider)
- Polka dot jersey - Thomas Voeckler (King of the Mountain/best climber)
One final note, if future ambitions and Tour de France fever has set in for you to the point that you want to ensure your young'uns have a good start, check out this collection of Tour de France licensed bikes and other gear. Everything from a 15" bike for the littlest like racers to full-sized road bikes. These little bikes are so cute I can hardly stand it. They remind me of that dinky kids bike Jens Voigt commandered a couple years back so he could finish after crashing on his real race bike.
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