Chartres, France (Sports Network) - Bradley Wiggins is on the verge of becoming the first British rider to win the Tour de France after winning Saturday's Stage 19, an individual time trial.
Wiggins finished the 53.5-kilometer course from Bonneval to Chartres in a time 1 hour, 4 minutes and 13 seconds. His teammate Christopher Froome and Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain finished second and third, respectively.
Wiggins, who also won the first time trial of the 2012 Tour, taking Stage 9, heads into the final stage with a 3:21 lead over Froome.
Vincenzo Nibali of Italy sits in third in the overall standings. Defending champion Cadel Evans is seventh heading into Stage 20.
Sunday's traditional ride along the Champs Elysees in Paris will be an emotional one for Wiggins.
"This is everything. It's a lifestyle," Wiggins added. "And I've learned to live this lifestyle these last few years at the sacrifice of so many other things in my life, including the people around me who live with me and know me. This is as much because of their sacrifice and it's huge."
07/21 14:07:35 ET