Cycling: Frustrated Wiggins forced into third

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The Independent Online

Bradley Wiggins finished third in the prologue to the Criterium du Dauphine, a 5.4-km time trial yesterday, after Dutchman Lars Boom clocked six minutes 18 seconds to beat Kazakh Alexandre Vinokourov of the Astana team by two seconds to win the stage.

Wiggins, who suffered a mechanical problem, finished five seconds off the pace for Team Sky, smashing his handlebar in frustration after crossing the line.

Boom was surprised by his performance. "I was not sure I would win this because I suffered some knee pains during the Tour of California [last month]," he said.