Wiggins extends lead at Tour of California

Fri May 16, 2014 11:57pm EDT
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(Reuters) - Bradley Wiggins extended his Tour of California lead on Friday to close in on the title while Colombian Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio claimed stage six.

Tour de France winner Wiggins began the day with a 28-second lead overall but pushed it to 30 after finishing fifth with two stages left. Chaves set the pace by finishing in four hours, nine minutes and 13 seconds ahead of Spaniard David De La Cruz Melgarejo and third-placed American Tom Danielson.

The race continues on Saturday with a 143-kilometer stage from Santa Clarita to Pasadena.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner; Editing by Ian Ransom)

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins poses for photographers during a press day for the Giro d'Italia cycle race at the Kilhey Court hotel in Standish, northern England April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Noble