Vincenzo Nibali Puts a Stranglehold On The Tour de France

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PARIS, July 27, 2014 (AFP) – Vincenzo Nibali fought back tears as he stood
on the Tour de France winner’s podium and described the moment as better than
he ever expected.

Nibali completed his victory at the 2014 Tour by finishing safely in the
pack on Sunday’s 21st and final stage from Evry to Paris, won by German Marcel
Kittel.

“It’s the most important and the best moment, I never imagined it could
feel this good because when you find yourself on this podium on the Champs
Elysees, it’s unique,” said Nibali, reading a prepared statement.

“Now that I’m here it’s even better than I imagined. I fought for this
every day, I started building from a long way out with a winter preparation
with the team because we had decided this was our objective.

“Some people might think it’s normal but I want to thank my (Astana) team
because when you achieve an objective, you do so together, not just those here
with me but also those back in Italy.

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“It’s a success that I want to dedicate to all the staff in the team and to
my family, my wife Rachelle and my daughter Emma.

“If it hadn’t been for my parents who have supported me since the beginning
then I wouldn’t have been here.

“I’ve never felt more emotional in my career.”

After crossing the finish line, Nibali went straight up to his wife and
baby to embrace both.

By winning the final stage, German sprint king Kittel matched Nibali’s
achievement of winning four stages on this Tour.

The Giant-Shimano sprinter thus equalled his feat from last year when he
also won four stages — including both the first and last — and wore the
yellow jersey for a day on stage two.

In the final sprint he initially looked to have been caught and passed by
Alexander Kristoff before finding a second wind to power through and win.

Norwegian Kristoff, who won two previous stages, finished second with
Lithuania’s Ramunas Navardauskas, who also claimed a stage, coming third.

“It was actually my strategy for the sprint,” said Kittel.

“I was meant to start not too early so when Kristoff passed me he had
already had a little more time to accelerate and gain more speed.

“That was the reason why I was a bit behind him but then I could really
start my sprint and accelerate and I noticed the moment when Kristoff couldn’t
go faster any more.

“That was the moment to pass him again. It was close, there was a moment I
thought it really wasn’t enough at the end but I’m super happy.”

Kittel, 26, paid tribute to his lead out team who put him in the position
to win with 300m left.

“It’s incredible, I’m really proud of all the team. The guys worked really
hard today, they put me in a perfect position,” he added.

“It’s been a great Tour in our team, and I don’t forget my teammate (Ji
Cheng) who fell, but we’ll celebrate tonight.”

The day’s events started, as ever for the processional final stage, at a
pedestrian pace as Nibali sipped champagne with his teammates and posed for
photos with the other jersey winners.

Slovakian Peter Sagan won the green sprinters’ points jersey for the third
year in a row while young Pole Rafal Majka claimed the king of the mountains
polkadot jersey.

Frenchman Thibaut Pinot won the young riders’ white jersey and also
finished third overall, behind compatriot Jean-Christophe Peraud.

While Ji, who crashed on the cobbles along the Champs Elysees and was even
lapped as the peloton made eight circuits around the famous Parisian avenue,
achieved more than just becoming the first Chinese rider to compete at and
indeed finish a Tour.

He came 164th and last but also managed the largest gap between first and
last since 1954, finishing 6hr 02min 24sec behind Nibali.


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Results from the 21st and final stage
of Tour de France, a 137.5km ride from Evry to Paris on Sunday:

Stage
1. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 3hr 20min 50sec
(average: 41.1 km/h)
2. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) at 0:00.
3. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 0:00.
4. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 0:00.
5. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 0:00.
6. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 0:00.
7. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
8. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 0:00.
9. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 0:00.
10. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
11. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 0:00.
12. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.
13. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 0:00.
14. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 0:00.
15. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 0:00.
16. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 0:00.
17. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 0:00.
18. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:04.
19. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 0:04.
20. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 0:04.
21. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 0:06.
22. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 0:06.
23. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 0:06.
24. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 0:06.
25. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 0:09.
26. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 0:09.
27. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 0:09.
28. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 0:09.
29. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 0:09.
30. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 0:09.
31. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 0:09.
32. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 0:09.
33. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 0:09.
34. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 0:09.
35. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 0:09.
36. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 0:09.
37. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 0:09.
38. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 0:09.
39. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 0:09.
40. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 0:15.
41. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 0:15.
42. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM) 0:15.
43. Michael Albasini (SUI/ORI) 0:15.
44. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 0:15.
45. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 0:15.
46. Michael Schär (SUI/BMC) 0:15.
47. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 0:15.
48. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 0:15.
49. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 0:15.
50. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 0:15.
51. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 0:15.
52. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 0:15.
53. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 0:15.
54. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 0:15.
55. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 0:15.
56. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 0:15.
57. Jan Bárta (CZE/APP) 0:15.
58. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 0:15.
59. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 0:15.
60. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 0:15.
61. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 0:15.
62. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 0:15.
63. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 0:15.
64. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 0:15.
65. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 0:15.
66. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 0:15.
67. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 0:15.
68. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE) 0:24.
69. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 0:24.
70. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 0:24.
71. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 0:24.
72. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 0:24.
73. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 0:24.
74. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 0:24.
75. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 0:24.
76. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 0:24.
77. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 0:24.
78. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 0:24.
79. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 0:24.
80. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 0:24.
81. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 0:24.
82. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 0:24.
83. Marcel Wyss (SUI/IAM) 0:24.
84. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 0:24.
85. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 0:24.
86. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 0:24.
87. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 0:24.
88. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 0:24.
89. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 0:24.
90. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 0:24.
91. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 0:24.
92. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 0:24.
93. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 0:24.
94. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 0:24.
95. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 0:24.
96. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 0:24.
97. Rubén Plaza (ESP/MOV) 0:24.
98. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 0:24.
99. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 0:24.
100. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 0:24.
101. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 0:24.
102. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 0:24.
103. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 0:24.
104. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 0:24.
105. Sébastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 0:24.
106. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 0:24.
107. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 0:34.
108. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 0:36.
109. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 0:39.
110. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 0:39.
111. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 0:41.
112. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 0:41.
113. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 0:41.
114. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 0:41.
115. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 0:45.
116. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 0:47.
117. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 0:47.
118. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 0:47.
119. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 0:55.
120. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 0:55.
121. José Mendes (POR/APP) 0:57.
122. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 0:57.
123. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 0:57.
124. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 0:57.
125. Sébastien Reichenbach (SWI/IAM) 0:57.
126. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 0:57.
127. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 0:57.
128. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 0:57..

129. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 0:57.
130. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 0:57.
131. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 0:57.
132. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 1:02.
133. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 1:02.
134. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 1:04.
135. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 1:06.
136. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 1:08.
137. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 1:12.
138. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 1:17.
139. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 1:17.
140. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 1:20.
141. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 1:20.
142. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 1:20.
143. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 1:20.
144. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 1:20.
145. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 1:20.
146. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 1:20.
147. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 1:20.
148. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 1:20.
149. Jérôme Pineau (FRA/IAM) 1:20.
150. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 1:20.
151. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 1:20.
152. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 1:20.
153. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 1:20.
154. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 1:20.
155. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 1:26.
156. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 1:30.
157. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 1:41.
158. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 1:51.
159. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 1:56.
160. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 1:59.
161. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 3:39.
162. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 4:05.
163. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 4:33.
164. Ji Cheng (CHN/GIA) 9:25.

Overall standings after the 21st and
final stage of the Tour de France, a 137.5km ride from Evry to Paris on Sunday:

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 89hr 59min 06sec
2. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) at 7:37.
3. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 8:15.
4. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 9:40.
5. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 11:44.
6. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 11:46.
7. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 14:32.
8. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 17:57.
9. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 18:11.
10. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 21:15.
11. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 23:07.
12. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 25:48.
13. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 34:01.
14. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 36:41.
15. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 38:15.
16. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 43:59.
17. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 44:31.
18. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 46:31.
19. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 47:30.
20. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 52:11.
21. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 58:00.
22. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 59:14.
23. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 1h01:08.
24. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 1h06:28.
25. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 1h08:47.
26. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 1h17:53.
27. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 1h19:38.
28. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 1h21:55.
29. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 1h29:24.
30. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 1h33:27.
31. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 1h36:52.
32. Marcel Wyss (SUI/IAM) 1h38:27.
33. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 1h48:00.
34. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 1h48:13.
35. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 1h52:36.
36. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 1h54:50.
37. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 1h56:28.
38. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 1h56:34.
39. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 1h58:45.
40. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 1h59:02.
41. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 2h00:50.
42. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 2h08:38.
43. Michael Schär (SUI/BMC) 2h09:43.
44. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 2h17:53.
45. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 2h19:13.
46. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 2h21:18.
47. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 2h25:35.
48. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 2h29:06.
49. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 2h31:40.
50. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 2h32:48.
51. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 2h34:22.
52. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 2h34:54.
53. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 2h41:59.
54. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 2h45:17.
55. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 2h49:03.
56. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 2h49:20.
57. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 2h49:28.
58. Jérôme Pineau (FRA/IAM) 2h51:46.
59. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 2h52:00.
60. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 2h52:52.
61. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 2h53:18.
62. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 2h53:20.
63. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 2h53:44.
64. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 2h54:18.
65. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 2h55:27.
66. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 2h55:47.
67. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 2h56:12.
68. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 2h58:00.
69. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 2h58:41.
70. Michael Albasini (SUI/ORI) 3h05:51.
71. Jan Bárta (CZE/APP) 3h07:18.
72. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 3h08:03.
73. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 3h08:12.
74. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 3h08:40.
75. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM) 3h12:10.
76. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 3h14:41.
77. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 3h19:34.
78. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 3h20:48.
79. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 3h21:04.
80. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 3h21:16.
81. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 3h22:48.
82. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 3h23:41.
83. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 3h25:46.
84. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 3h26:23.
85. Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI/IAM) 3h27:52.
86. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 3h30:23.
87. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 3h30:36.
88. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 3h35:01.
89. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 3h36:33.
90. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 3h38:04.
91. Rubén Plaza (ESP/MOV) 3h38:27.
92. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 3h38:52.
93. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 3h38:56.
94. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 3h39:04.
95. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 3h39:28.
96. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 3h40:46.
97. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 3h41:24.
98. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 3h41:58.
99. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 3h42:23.
100. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 3h43:25.
101. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE) 3h43:37.
102. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 3h44:22.
103. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 3h44:45.
104. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 3h45:13.
105. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 3h45:54.
106. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 3h46:12.
107. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 3h46:35.
108. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 3h46:37.
109. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 3h46:56.
110. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 3h47:16.
111. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 3h52:39.
112. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 3h52:52.
113. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 3h55:38.
114. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 3h55:53.
115. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 3h58:08.
116. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 3h58:23.
117. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 4h01:09.
118. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 4h01:21.
119. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 4h01:53.
120. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 4h04:00.
121. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 4h05:13.
122. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 4h05:59.
123. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 4h06:42.
124. José Mendes (POR/APP) 4h07:34.
125. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 4h11:46.
126. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 4h13:21.
127. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 4h18:43.
128. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 4h19:11..

129. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 4h22:07.
130. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 4h22:33.
131. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 4h22:52.
132. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 4h24:15.
133. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 4h24:21.
134. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 4h26:29.
135. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 4h29:14.
136. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 4h29:43.
137. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 4h29:57.
138. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 4h30:52.
139. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 4h33:45.
140. Sébastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 4h34:29.
141. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 4h37:42.
142. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 4h39:03.
143. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 4h39:40.
144. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 4h40:06.
145. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 4h41:21.
146. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 4h42:28.
147. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 4h42:48.
148. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 4h44:47.
149. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 4h44:54.
150. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 4h45:04.
151. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 4h46:28.
152. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 4h46:31.
153. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 4h47:52.
154. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 4h48:40.
155. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 4h53:23.
156. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 4h58:20.
157. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 4h58:30.
158. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 4h59:57.
159. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 5h00:29.
160. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 5h03:46.
161. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 5h06:27.
162. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 5h10:40.
163. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 5h11:58.
164. Ji Cheng (CHN/GIA) 6h02:24.

Class standings from the 21st stage of
the Tour de France, a 137.5km ride from Evry to Paris on Sunday:

Points:
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 431 pts
2. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 282
3. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 271
4. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 222
5. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 211
6. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 182
7. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 169
8. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 157
9. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 153
10. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 117

King of Mountains:
1. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 181 pts
2. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 168
3. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 112
4. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 89
5. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 85
6. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 78
7. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 61
8. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 54
9. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 48
10. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 48

Team stage:
1. BMC 10h02:34.
2. Garmin at 0:06.
3. Omega Pharma 0:11.
4. Lampre 0:14.
5. Giant 0:17.

Team overall:
1. AG2R La Mondiale 270h27:02.
2. Belkin at 34:46.
3. Movistar 1h06:10.
4. BMC 1h07:51.
5. Europcar 1h34:57.
6. Astana 1h36:27.
7. Sky 1h40:36.
8. RadioShack 2h06:00.
9. FDJ.fr 2h30:37.
10. Lampre 2h32:46.
11. Tinkoff 2h59:36.
12. IAM Cycling 3h21:32.
13. NetApp 3h24:11.
14. Omega Pharma 3h26:34.
15. Lotto 3h36:07.
16. Cofidis 3h37:12.
17. Katusha 4h02:46.
18. Bretagne-Séché 4h52:09.
19. Garmin 5h52:54.
20. Orica – GreenEdge 7h03:46.
21. Cannondale 7h20:37.

Best young riders (stage):
1. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 3h20:50.
2. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) at 0:00.
3. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.
4. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 0:00.
5. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 0:00.

Best young riders (overall):
1. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 90h07:21.
2. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) at 3:11.
3. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 1h13:40.
4. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 1h39:45.
5. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 1h52:35.
6. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 2h09:38.
7. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 2h26:07.
8. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 2h33:44.
9. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 2h41:05.
10. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 2h44:37.

Aggressivity (overall):
1. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN)

Factfile of 2014 Tour de France winner
Vincenzo Nibali:

Full name: Vincenzo Nibali
Date of birth: November 14, 1984
Place of birth: Messina, Italy
Height: 1m80
Weight: 65kg
Nickname: Lo Squalo (the Shark)

Teams:
Fassa Bortolo (2005), Liquigas (2006-2012), Astana (2013-present)

Major victories:
Grand Tours – Tour de France (1st 2014, 3rd 2012, 6th 2009), Giro d’Italia
(1st 2013, 2nd 2011, 3rd 2010), Vuelta a Espana (1st 2010, 2nd 2013, 7th 2011)
Stage races – Giro del Trentino (2008, 2013), Settimana Internazionali di
Coppi e Bartali (3rd in 2008), Tour de San Luis (2010), Tour of Slovenia
(2010), Tirreno-Adriatico (2012, 2013), Giro di Padania (2012), Tour of Oman
(2nd in 2012)
Day races – Giro di Toscana (2007), Giro del’Appennino (2009),
Liege-Bastogne-Liege (2nd in 2012), Milan-San Remo (3rd in 2012), World Road
Race Championships (4th in 2013), National Road Race Championships (2014)

Awards:
Italian rider of the year (2010, 2012, 2013)

Photos:Corvos

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