2012 Tour de France Results, Stage 12: David Millar Wins, Bradley Wiggins Still In Yellow

David Millar has captured his fourth career stage victory in the Tour de France, defeating four other riders in a sprint at the end of Stage 12. Bradley Wiggins' Team Sky and the rest of the peloton allowed the five-man breakaway to stay away, and Millar defeated Jean-Christophe Peraud at the line to take the stage. It's the fifth stage win of the Tour for Millar's team, Garmin-Sharp.

Matthew Goss finished in sixth place, beating Peter Sagan at the line in a sprint when the peloton reached the finish line. That helped Goss gain on Sagan in the race for the green jersey, but Sagan still holds a significant lead of 56 points.

The stage featured two Category 1 climbs, but they came at the beginning of the stage. Because there was such a long period of relatively flat riding between the second climb and the end of the stage, it wasn't worthwhile for Wiggins' main competitors, Vincenzo Nibali and Cadel Evans, to launch an attack. The three finished with the same time, nearly eight minutes behind Millar, along with Wiggins' second-placed teammate Christopher Froome.

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