Wiggins extends Tour lead with victory in Stage 9

Sky teammate Christopher Froome finished second at 35secs with defending yellow jersey champion Cadel Evans way off the pace at 1min 43sec.

Bradley Wiggins on his way to victory yesterday. Pic/Getty Images

Team Sky leader Wiggins took a 10sec lead over Evans into the 41.5 km race against the clock between Arc-et-Senans and Besancon and clocked a winning time of 51min 24sec.

He now has a 1min 53sec lead over the Australian, who sits in second place, with Froome moving up to third at 2:07 behind Wiggins.

Armstrong sues USADA to end charges
Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong filed a lawsuit yesterday in US District Court to stop US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) officials from pushing forward with doping charges against him. The legal move, coming in the US cycling legend’s hometown, claims USADA rules are a violation of his US constitutional right to a fair trial and that USADA lacks jurisdiction in his specific case.

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