Millar joins British show in Tour de France

ANOTHER member of Great Britain’s Olympic pool clinched a stage win on the 2012 Tour de France, David Millar winning the sprint to rule Stage 12.

Overall leader Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome had earlier scored stage victories and Millar added to the British show in France by topping the 226-kilometer ride from St-Jean-de-Maurienne to Annonay in the Ardeche.

The 35-year-old Scottish rider, a former British national road champion, outsprinted Frenchman Jean-Christophe Peraud, both riders registering times of five hours, 42 minutes and 46 seconds.

There was no change at the top of the overall individual classification after Tour’s longest stage, with Wiggins and Froome finishing with rivals Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Cadel Evans of Australia, nearly eight minutes off the pace.

Wiggins leads Froome by 2:05 with Nibali in third at 2:23 and Evans fourth at 3:19.

Stage 13 is a 217-km race from St. Paul Trois Chateaux to Le Cap d’Adge.