2012 Tour de France Results: Fabian Cancellara Takes Yet Another Tour Prologue

Fabian Cancellara won the Prologue of the 2012 Tour de France, making it the fifth Tour Prologue win for the former world time trial champion. The Swiss rider had a monster run, finishing the short course a full seven seconds ahead of second place finisher Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky). To give some sense of perspective, seven seconds past Wiggins' time was enough to fit the next 10 men in the standings.

Pacific Northwest local Tyler Farrar of Team Garmin-Sharp finished 21 seconds back, good for 30th place. As a sprinter, he'll have his eye on flat stages like Sunday's Stage 1. Chris Horner (Radioshack-Nissan), another local, finished in 113th place, 34 seconds out of the lead.

Defending champion Cadel Evans (BMC) finished nine seconds down on Cancellara, leaving him in 13th place. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas), Denis Menchov (Katusha) and Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) were other contenders who had a good day, while Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Frank Schleck (Radioshack-Nissan) both had dissapointing runs, finishing 28 and 38 seconds out, respectively.

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