Vincenzo Nibali Stamps His Authority On The Tour de France

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN

HAUTACAM, France, July 24, 2014 (AFP) – Vincenzo Nibali emphasised his
total domination of the 2014 Tour de France with a fourth stage victory on
Thursday.

The 29-year-old Italian had admitted on Wednesday that he was riding within
himself but on the 144.5km 18th stage from Pau to Hautacam, he decided to put
on a demonstration.

And it was precisely on the final 13.6km hors category climb to the finish
where Nibali turned on the after-burners and showed just how gaping the chasm
between him and the competition is.

“On the last climb I possibly went too soon but I was in good shape,” said
Nibali.

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“The pace had been fast because I didn’t want to let the breakaway get too
far ahead. It was really important for me to win this prestigious stage on the
Hautacam.

“I’m really happy I did it and I dedicate it to my team because they worked
so hard for me.”

Seemingly the only danger to Nibali, who stretched his overall lead to more
than seven minutes, came not from his rivals but from spectators.

On the climb, Nibali hit a woman who stepped out in front of him to try to
take a picture.

The Italian’s shoulder caught the young woman’s arm but the Astana leader
was unharmed and continued on to victory.

Although he admitted the Tour is as good as won, with only three stages
left before the finish in Paris, Nibali said that incident showed he cannot
count his chickens just yet.

“I’m very happy with this stage win and certainly I’ve accumulated a
healthy advantage so I can remain calm for the next stages and Saturday’s
timetrial,” he said.

“I caught her but it wasn’t too bad. But this is the Tour de France, it
goes very fast and people have to be careful because this can be very
dangerous, for her as well as me.

“This happened on a climb but it could have happened on a descent where we
go much faster.”

A large breakaway had formed early in the day but it was down to just two
riders when it reached the foot of the Hautacam.

Spaniard Mikel Nieve then left French escape companion Blel Kadri behind
and struck out for home.


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But with Nibali’s Astana team controlling the peloton, the Spaniard’s lead
was down to about 1min 30sec by that time.

Nibali attacked with around 10km left and soon gobbled up Nieve, after
which he rode on alone to a comprehensive victory.

Behind him the true battle for the Tour podium places was firing up.

Thibaut Pinot drove on behind and crossed the line second at 1:10 to move
up from third to second overall at 7:10.

Pole Rafal Majka, the winner of two mountain stages, was third at 1:12 to
secure victory in the King of the Mountains competition.

Jean-Christophe Peraud made it two Frenchmen on the podium as he came home
fourth at 1:15.

The 37-year-old is just 13sec behind Pinot and 2sec ahead of Alejandro
Valverde, who had started the day second.

It means three riders are separated by just 15sec in the battle for second
place, which should be decided on Saturday in the 54km timetrial.

Although Pinot, 24, is second, he is widely regarded as the weakest of the
three against the clock.

“Peraud knows how to ride timetrials and Valverde’s the Spanish timetrial
champion. There’s only 15sec between us so you can say we’re as good as
starting level,” said Pinot.

American Tejay Van Garderen came home fifth in the same time as Peraud to
boost his chances of finishing in the top five overall.

He is sixth and trails 23-year-old Frenchman Romain Bardet by just over two
minutes but the American is a far better timetriallist.

Results from the 18th stage of the
Tour de France, a 145.5km ride from Pau to Hautacam on Thursday:

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 4hr 04min 17sec
(average: 35.7km/h)
2. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) at 1min 10sec
3. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 1:12.
4. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 1:15.
5. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 1:15.
6. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 1:53.
7. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 1:57.
8. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 1:57.
9. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 1:59.
10. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 1:59.
11. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 1:59.
12. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 3:30.
13. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 3:30.
14. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 3:30.
15. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 4:24.
16. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 4:28.
17. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 4:30.
18. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 4:33.
19. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 4:40.
20. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 4:40.
21. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 4:59.
22. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 5:20.
23. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 5:23.
24. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 5:25.
25. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 6:40.
26. Marcel Wyss (SUI/IAM) 7:22.
27. Luis Ángel Mate (ESP/COF) 8:15.
28. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 8:35.
29. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 8:55.
30. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 10:10.
31. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 10:43.
32. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 11:12.
33. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 11:54.
34. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 11:54.
35. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 13:21.
36. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 13:50.
37. Michael Schär (SUI/BMC) 14:14.
38. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 14:14.
39. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 14:14.
40. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 14:14.
41. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 14:14.
42. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 16:12.
43. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 16:12.
44. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 16:16.
45. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 17:35.
46. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 19:01.
47. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 19:01.
48. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 19:01.
49. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 19:01.
50. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 19:01.
51. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 19:01.
52. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 19:01.
53. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 19:01.
54. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 19:01.
55. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 19:01.
56. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 19:01.
57. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 19:01.
58. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 19:01.
59. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 19:01.
60. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 19:01.
61. Sébastien Reichenbach (SWI/IAM) 19:25.
62. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 19:59.
63. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 20:14.
64. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 20:38.
65. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 20:38.
66. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 21:04.
67. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 21:08.
68. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 21:08.
69. José Mendes (POR/APP) 21:45.
70. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 21:45.
71. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 21:45.
72. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 22:04.
73. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 22:04.
74. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 22:04.
75. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 22:28.
76. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 23:02.
77. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 23:02.
78. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 23:02.
79. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 23:02.
80. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 23:02.
81. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 23:02.
82. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 23:42.
83. Jérôme Pineau (FRA/IAM) 24:39.
84. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 24:39.
85. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 24:39.
86. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 24:39.
87. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 26:29.
88. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 26:29.
89. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 27:26.
90. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 28:14.
91. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 28:41.
92. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE) 28:41.
93. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 28:41.
94. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 29:19.
95. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 30:57.
96. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 31:01.
97. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 31:01.
98. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 31:01.
99. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM) 31:01.
100. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 31:01.
101. Michael Albasini (SUI/ORI) 31:01.
102. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 31:01.
103. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 31:01.
104. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 31:01.
105. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 31:01.
106. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 31:01.
107. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 31:01.
108. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 31:01.
109. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 31:01.
110. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 31:01.
111. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 31:01.
112. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 31:01.
113. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 31:01.
114. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 31:01.
115. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 31:01.
116. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 31:01.
117. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 31:01.
118. Jan Bárta (CZE/APP) 31:01.
119. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 31:01.
120. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 31:01.
121. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 31:01.
122. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 31:01.
123. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 31:01.
124. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 31:01.
125. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 31:01.
126. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 31:01.
127. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 31:01.
128. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 31:01.
129..
Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 31:01.
130. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 31:01.
131. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 31:01.
132. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 31:01.
133. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 31:01.
134. Rubén Plaza (ESP/MOV) 31:01.
135. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 31:01.
136. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 31:01.
137. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 31:01.
138. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 31:01.
139. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 31:01.
140. Sébastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 31:09.
141. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 31:09.
142. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 31:09.
143. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 31:09.
144. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 31:09.
145. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 31:09.
146. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 31:09.
147. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 31:09.
148. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 31:09.
149. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 31:09.
150. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 31:09.
151. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 31:28.
152. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 32:03.
153. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 32:03.
154. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 32:04.
155. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 32:04.
156. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 32:04.
157. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 32:04.
158. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 32:04.
159. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 32:04.
160. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 32:04.
161. Cheng Ji (CHN/GIA) 32:04.
162. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 32:14.
163. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 32:14.
164. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 32:14.

Overall standings after the 18th
stage of the Tour de France, a 145.5km ride from Pau to Hautacam, on Thursday:

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 80hr 45min 45sec
2. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) at 7min 10sec
3. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 7:23.
4. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 7:25.
5. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 9:27.
6. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 11:34.
7. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 13:56.
8. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 14:15.
9. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 14:37.
10. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 16:25.
11. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 17:48.
12. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 21:33.
13. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 29:58.
14. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 32:30.
15. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 34:30.
16. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 37:37.
17. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 39:28.
18. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 41:34.
19. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 41:41.
20. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 50:01.
21. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 50:34.
22. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 52:40.
23. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 56:26.
24. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 57:15.
25. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 1h01:06.
26. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 1h08:55.
27. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 1h12:36.
28. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 1h18:27.
29. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 1h24:55.
30. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 1h26:53.
31. Marcel Wyss (SUI/IAM) 1h30:53.
32. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 1h31:50.
33. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 1h41:10.
34. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 1h44:47.
35. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 1h47:29.
36. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 1h47:55.
37. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 1h52:35.
38. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 1h52:47.
39. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 1h52:52.
40. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 1h52:57.
41. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 1h53:40.
42. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 1h54:08.
43. Michael Schär (SUI/BMC) 2h04:23.
44. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 2h07:48.
45. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 2h07:50.
46. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 2h15:10.
47. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 2h19:25.
48. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 2h21:10.
49. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 2h21:58.
50. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 2h22:45.
51. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 2h24:15.
52. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 2h27:47.
53. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 2h30:57.
54. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 2h35:03.
55. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 2h38:36.
56. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 2h38:45.
57. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 2h41:14.
58. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 2h41:55.
59. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 2h43:32.
60. Jérôme Pineau (FRA/IAM) 2h45:38.
61. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 2h46:05.
62. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 2h48:00.
63. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 2h48:43.
64. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 2h49:10.
65. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 2h50:17.
66. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 2h50:59.
67. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 2h51:03.
68. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 2h53:12.
69. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 2h57:07.
70. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 2h57:57.
71. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 2h58:05.
72. Michael Albasini (SUI/ORI) 3h01:44.
73. Jan Bárta (CZE/APP) 3h01:47.
74. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 3h02:44.
75. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM) 3h05:14.
76. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 3h06:12.
77. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 3h06:21.
78. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 3h06:35.
79. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 3h10:10.
80. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 3h13:27.
81. Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI/IAM) 3h13:28.
82. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 3h14:02.
83. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 3h14:20.
84. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 3h14:36.
85. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 3h15:56.
86. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 3h16:23.
87. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 3h21:29.
88. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 3h25:57.
89. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 3h26:17.
90. Rubén Plaza (ESP/MOV) 3h26:44.
91. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 3h27:27.
92. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 3h28:24.
93. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 3h29:41.
94. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 3h30:04.
95. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 3h30:29.
96. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 3h31:36.
97. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 3h31:42.
98. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 3h33:59.
99. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 3h34:18.
100. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 3h35:20.
101. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 3h35:31.
102. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE) 3h35:45.
103. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 3h36:10.
104. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 3h36:12.
105. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 3h36:15.
106. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 3h36:27.
107. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 3h39:02.
108. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 3h40:08.
109. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 3h40:34.
110. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 3h42:38.
111. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 3h44:38.
112. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 3h45:14.
113. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 3h46:24.
114. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 3h47:06.
115. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 3h47:23.
116. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 3h47:24.
117. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 3h47:54.
118. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 3h52:02.
119. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 3h54:25.
120. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 3h55:23.
121. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 3h57:20.
122. José Mendes (POR/APP) 3h58:45.
123. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 3h59:12.
124. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 3h59:56.
125. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 4h01:00.
126. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 4h03:16.
127. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 4h06:06.
128. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 4h06:45.
129..
Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 4h08:27.
130. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 4h10:14.
131. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 4h10:15.
132. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 4h12:41.
133. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 4h14:30.
134. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 4h15:08.
135. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 4h18:33.
136. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 4h19:32.
137. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 4h19:46.
138. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 4h20:45.
139. Sébastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 4h22:05.
140. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 4h24:24.
141. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 4h28:04.
142. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 4h30:04.
143. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 4h30:11.
144. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 4h31:29.
145. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 4h31:35.
146. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 4h31:45.
147. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 4h32:05.
148. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 4h33:57.
149. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 4h34:01.
150. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 4h34:55.
151. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 4h37:01.
152. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 4h38:14.
153. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 4h38:17.
154. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 4h40:02.
155. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 4h41:07.
156. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 4h46:29.
157. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 4h47:35.
158. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 4h48:11.
159. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 4h48:41.
160. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 4h49:25.
161. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 4h53:25.
162. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 4h55:07.
163. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 5h05:24.
164. Cheng Ji (CHN/GIA) 5h30:36.

Class standings after the 18th
stage of the Tour de France, a 145.5km ride from Pau to Hautacam, on Thursday:

Points:
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 408 pts
2. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 253
3. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 217
4. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 177
5. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 169
6. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 153
7. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 147
8. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 143
9. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 105
10. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 99

King of Mountains:
1. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 181 pts
2. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 168
3. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 112
4. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 89
5. Jean-Christophe Péraud (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. Belkin 12h20:17.
2. AG2R La Mondiale at 0:10.
3. FDJ.fr 12:22.
4. Europcar 12:22.
5. BMC 13:02.

Team overall:
1. AG2R La Mondiale 242hr 40min 57sec
2. Belkin at 28:33.
3. Movistar 1h05:47.
4. BMC 1h12:25.
5. Europcar 1h26:50.
6. Sky 1h32:46.
7. Astana 1h39:06.
8. Trek 2h05:49.
9. Lampre 2h29:02.
10. FDJ.fr 2h30:20.
11. Tinkoff 2h52:42.
12. IAM 3h15:06.
13. NetApp 3h18:42.
14. Omega Pharma 3h26:22.
15. Lotto 3h30:33.
16. Cofidis 3h34:10.
17. Katusha 3h59:38.
18. Bretagne-Séché 4h44:05.
19. Garmin 5h44:30.
20. Orica 7h00:47.
21. Cannondale 7h11:39.
22. Giant 7h35:47.

Best young riders (stage):
1. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 4h05:27.
2. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) at 0:02.
3. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:43.
4. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 4:10.
5. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 17:51.

Best young riders (overall):
1. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 80h52:55.
2. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) at 2:17.
3. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 1h01:45.
4. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 1h40:19.
5. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 1h45:47.
6. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 2h00:40.
7. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 2h20:37.
8. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 2h27:53.
9. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 2h31:35.
10. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 2h41:33.

Aggressivity (stage):
Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY)

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