2 Jul 2012

Cancellara wins Tour de France opener

11:40 am on 2 July 2012

The Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara has won the first stage of the Tour de France, beating second-placed Bradley Wiggins by seven seconds in the time trial course at the Belgian city of Liege.

Defending champion Cadel Evans finished 13th, 17 seconds behind Cancellara.

New Zealand's Greg Henderson finished 23rd.