Result: Sir Bradley Wiggins claims first win of season

Sir Bradley Wiggins of Sky and Great Britain prepares to ride during stage one of the 2013 Giro d'Italia on May 4, 2013
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Sir Bradley Wiggins picks up his first win of the season with success in the Tour of California today.

Sir Bradley Wiggins has picked up his first win of the season with victory in the Tour of California today.

Wiggins finished in the front group of stage eight of the tour this afternoon, crossing the line 30 seconds ahead of Rohan Dennis.

The former Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist was quick to pay tribute to the contribution of his teammates after his success.

"I say it every day, but without those guys I wouldn't be in this position. You can't do it on your own and, as strong as my performance was individually in the time trial, my team have taken the strain all week," he told Team Sky's website.

"Those young Americans in my team, Joe [Dombrowski], Ian [Boswell] and Danny [Pate] have done a fantastic job. Even today they didn't give up the chase and came back after they'd been distanced on the climbs. This is a fantastic way to finish."

Compatriot Mark Cavendish won the final stage despite having fallen behind the leading pack late in the 121.7km race.

Bradley Wiggins wins the Tour De France on July 22, 2012
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