Belfast Telegraph

Tour de France: Brit pack move on

As Alberto Contador celebrates a third Tour de France title and Lance Armstrong enters retirement for a second – and probably final – time, British riders will reflect on unfulfilled expectations.

The Tour began on July 3 with Bradley Wiggins seeking a podium place and Mark Cavendish the points classification’s green jersey.

However, Wiggins finished 24th after struggling in the high mountains, where the race is won, and Cavendish fell 12 points short of the maillot vert.

Cavendish will now look to the International Cycling Union Road World Championships in Australia.

Three-times Olympic champion Wiggins is expected to return to the track for the 2012 Games and may opt in to the team pursuit squad for November’s European Championships.

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