It's pretty hard to write a stage review from Paris without a laptop and therefore no access to time gaps and intermediate check points, buy suffice to say, Stage 19, the Individual Time Trial, played out exactly as planned for Team Sky.
Bradley Wiggins rode like a man possessed with only victory on his mind. Averaging 31kph around the 53.5km course between Bonnevale and Chartres, he led at all checkpoints and finished at 1'04"13, 1'16" ahead of his nearest rival, team mate and wing man Chris Froome.
Cadel Evans was suffering on the day, being caught and passed by his BMC team's protege Tejay Van Garderen who went on to finish in the Top 10 whilst the Australian could only languish at 52nd spot losing nearly 6 minutes to Wiggins.
Rabobank's Luis Leon Sanchez led for most of the day but had to watch as Froome shattered his time followed by Wiggins who punched the air with a roar of pure emotion as he crossed the line.
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