Bradley Wiggins turns up the heat after clinching Tour of Algarve

Bradley Wiggins continued preparations for the most momentous year of his career by clinching the final stage of the Tour of Algarve.

Wiggins edged out Germany's Tony Martin to win Sunday's 25.8 kilometre stage from Laoa to Portimao.

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It is only early in the season but we've beaten some really strong riders here

Sean Yates

Team Sky team-mate Richie Porte landed the overall title, with triple-Olympic champion Wiggins finishing third.

Wiggins is aiming for an overall win at the Tour de France in July, before the Olympic Games time trial in London .

Team Sky sports director Sean Yates praised the efforts of Wiggins and Porte.

"We've dominated the race," said Yates.

"The boys rode fantastic and it is a massive display from the team.

"It is only early in the season but we've beaten some really strong riders here.

"We've got to keep our feet on the ground but the boys rode relaxed, in control. They communicated and dominated."