Unfortunately for Wiggins, the man who finished second in Monday’s time trial through Folsom was up to the task and then some.
Stage three featured climbs totally 10,000 feet up Mt. Hamilton and Mt. Diablo in temperatures that reached the low 90’s.
Wiggins is a fan favorite for both his riding ability and his dry humor with the press.
Wiggins finished ninth, but still leads Dennis by 24 seconds with five stages remaining.