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Wiggins completed the 47 kilometers course around the city in a time of 56 minutes and 25 seconds, finishing a convincing 26 seconds ahead of the German rider Nike Air Max 270 Flyknit Noir Orange Pas Cher , Tony Martin, who had been the favorite to win the race after winning for the previous three years.


Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin finished in third place a further 14 seconds behind Martin.


34-year-old Wiggins had finished second in the race behind Martin in 2011 and 2013, but had taken revenge when he won the gold medal in the 2012 Olympic Games.


He becomes the first British rider to win gold medal in the World Championship time trial since Chris Boardman' s triumph 20 years ago in 1994.


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Wiggin' s win will come as consolation after he once again was not picked by the Sky cycling team for this year' s Tour de France, despite winning the Tour of California in May.




WELLINGTON, June 29 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand engineers will be legally obliged to report building faults following the collapse of a building that killed 115 people -- most of them young students from Asia -- in the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.


Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith on Wednesday tabled in Parliament a strengthened code of conduct for engineers requiring them to inform regulatory authorities of serious deficiencies in buildings or structures.


The changes, which take effect from July 1, also require engineers to inform authorities if they believe other engineers have violated the code.


"The tragedy of the CTV building, which claimed the lives of 115 people when it collapsed, is that engineers had identified flaws in its design. This was many years earlier during a pre-purchase check, but this information was not passed on to regulatory authorities," Smith said in a statement.


"The code will make plain that this obligation overrides any commercial contract or confidentiality agreement with a client. This change is an important step in improving New Zealand's engineering systems and safety in managing complex risks, such as earthquakes."


The New Zealand Police are still investigating the collapse of the CTV building.


A report by the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission of Inquiry detailed how the six-storey building, which was designed in 1986 and completed around 1988, had a "design that was deficient in a number of important respects" and should never have been issued with a construction permit because it failed to comply with building regulations.


The commission also found the building was never properly structurally assessed after being damaged in strong earthquakes on Sept. 4 and Dec. 26, 2010, despite being inspected by three building officials.


Most of the 185 people killed in the 6.3-magnitude quake of February 2011 died in the building when it collapsed and caught fire.


The CTV victims included 64 Asian students studying at an English language school: 17 students from the Chinese mainland, 28 from Japan, 10 from the Philippines, six from Thailand, two from the Republic of Korea, and one from China's Taiwan.


The New Zealand government bought the CTV site in 2014 and plans to include it in a mainly residential area on the edge of the city's new central business district.


Tensions in the South and East China Seas continued to rise following last week's security summit in Singapore and ahead of an international court ruling on a South China Sea arbitration case filed by the Philippines.


Chinese Ambassador to Japan Cheng Yonghua dismissed Japanese protests over a Chinese warship's entry in waters near the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, China Central Television reported Friday.


Japan summoned the Chinese ambassador on Thursday after reports that a Chinese and three Russian warships had entered what Japan called the "contiguous zones" near the Diaoyu Islands almost at the same time.


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Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei on Wednesday told a regular press conference that "it is hoped that this drill is conducive to regional peace, security and stability."


Hong also responded to a US claim on Tuesday to China's "unsafe" interception of a US reconnaissance plane over the East China Sea, noting that "the US' frequent reconnaissance over Chinese waters Homme Nike Air Max 270 Trainers Noir Rouge Pas Cher , which severely undermines China's maritime and air safety, is the real source of danger."


Bringing the dispute between China and the Philippines to the Permanent Court of Arbitration would give the US "the leverage to continue its provocative patrols in the South China Sea," Rod Kapunan Homme Nike Air Max 270 Hot Punch Noir Pas Cher , a Philippine columnist, wrote in an article published Saturday in The Standard, a Manila-based English-language newspaper.


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