Another thrilling Tour de France has come to an end. With the final sprint to the Champs-Elysees on Sunday, the 2012 edition of the most well-known Grand Tour came to an end. Bradley Wiggins became the first British-born rider to ever capture the title and wear the yellow jersey on the podium.
Wiggins and Team Sky dominated the Tour, as was expected from the outset. Wiggins was tagged as the early favorite to win before the event even began. Over the course of the Tour, Wiggins steadily gained time over his biggest threat, last year's champion Cadel Evans. Evans attempted several unsuccessful attacks throughout the Tour.
Wiggins had a very strong lieutenant in the race, as teammate Chris Froome rode in support of his captain and took second place in the general classification.
Peter Sagan established early on that he was gunning for the green jersey. He ended up capturing three different stage wins to secure his spot as the leader in the points classification and never let up. The Liquigas rider also placed second in the final stage on Sunday and well outpaced the second-place finisher in the points classification, Andre Greipel, whose 280 points were a far cry from the 421 that Sagan was able to rack up.
Thomas Voeckler once again proved himself to be a monster on the climbs, as he captured the polka-dot jersey of the King of the Mountains ahead of Frederick Kessiakoff. The white jersey went to Tejay Van Garderen as the best Young Rider.