Before the 2012 Tour de France even got underway, British rider Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky was projected as the clear favorite to win it all. 22 days and 20 stages later, Wiggins did indeed climb the podium in the yellow jersey to become the first Briton to ever win the general classification at the most prestigious cycling event in the world.
Wiggins knew heading into the race that his biggest competition would be 2011 winner Cadel Evans. Wiggins and Team Sky teammate (and eventual runner-up) Chris Froome were able to continually hold Evans at bay and gradually pad their lead throughout the Tour. Wiggins eventually ended up winning by over three minutes.
In the points classification, Peter Sagan literally sprinted away with the green jersey, thanks in part to winning three separate stages during the Tour. He finished 141 points higher than runner-up Andre Greipel.