>>>THE TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 IN 100 PICTURES<<<

Yesterday Bradley Wiggins became the first British rider to win the Tour De France, cyclings biggest race. Wiggins and his Sky team dominated the 3 weeks of cycling through the French fields and mountains. Sky won 6 stages, 2 for Wiggins, 1 for Froome and 3 for World Champion Cavendish. The opposition simply had no answer to their tactics. These are 100 pictures that hopefully give you a slight idea of what all the riders have to go through to finish in Paris.
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The peloton cycles past the Eiffel tower in Paris during the final 20th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rambouillet and Paris. BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS

The peloton cycles past the Eiffel tower in Paris during the final 20th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rambouillet and Paris. BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS

Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Wiggins of Britain cycles on the Champs Elysees during the finish line after the final 20th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rambouillet and Paris. BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS

Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Wiggins of Britain cycles on the Champs Elysees during the finish line after the final 20th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rambouillet and Paris. BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS

The pack of riders cycles past sunflowers during the 18th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Blagnac and Brive-La-Gaillarde. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

The pack of riders cycles past sunflowers during the 18th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Blagnac and Brive-La-Gaillarde. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Wiggins of Britain rides with his son on the Champs Elysees after winning the 99th Tour de France cycling race in Paris. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Wiggins of Britain rides with his son on the Champs Elysees after winning the 99th Tour de France cycling race in Paris. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Wiggins of Britain cycles ahead of riders in the Pyrenees mountains during the 16th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Pau and Bagneres-de-Luchon. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Wiggins of Britain cycles ahead of riders in the Pyrenees mountains during the 16th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Pau and Bagneres-de-Luchon. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

100. Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Wiggins of Britain celebrates on the Champs Elysees after winning the 99th Tour de France cycling race in Paris. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

100. Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Wiggins of Britain celebrates on the Champs Elysees after winning the 99th Tour de France cycling race in Paris. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

BMC Racing Team rider Gilbert of Belgium cycles during the individual time trial of 19th stage of 99th Tour de France cycling race between Bonneval and Chartres. BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS

BMC Racing Team rider Gilbert of Belgium cycles during the individual time trial of 19th stage of 99th Tour de France cycling race between Bonneval and Chartres. BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS

Sky Procycling rider Cavendish of Britain holds up his arms as he wins the final 20th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rambouillet and Paris. JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER/REUTERS

Sky Procycling rider Cavendish of Britain holds up his arms as he wins the final 20th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rambouillet and Paris. JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER/REUTERS

Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Wiggins of Britain holds up his arm as he crosses the finish line during the individual time trial of the 19th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Bonneval and Chartres. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Wiggins of Britain holds up his arm as he crosses the finish line during the individual time trial of the 19th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Bonneval and Chartres. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

Team Europcar rider and best climber's polka dot jersey holder Voeckler of France celebrates on the podium after the final 20th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race in Paris July 22, 2012. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

Team Europcar rider and best climber's polka dot jersey holder Voeckler of France celebrates on the podium after the final 20th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race in Paris July 22, 2012. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

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