Sunday July 6th, 2014

Stage 2York / Sheffield

Start 11h20 (Local time)

Key moments

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Summary

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Stage summary06.07.2014

Shark attack in Sheffield

The Shark of the Strait, aka Vincenzo Nibali, claimed his first stage victory at the Tour de France as he rode away from the main peloton with 2km to go into stage 2 to Sheffield after surviving all the climbs of West and South Yorkshire. The Italian champion is the new race leader with an advantage of two seconds over Peter Sagan who lost the stage but took the lead in the points classification, which is his main goal this year.

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News from the sick bay…06.07.2014

Westra the hardest hit

The few crashes in this tricky second stage amidts huge crowds were finally not too harsh on the peloton...

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The Tour de France leaves Yorkshire after two exceptional days which allowed the favourites to gauge themselves...

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Alberto Contador attacked sharply in the finale before Vincenzo Nibali's victorious move and he said he felt in good shape in this satrting Tour de France.

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Most agressive rider.

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interview06.07.2014

Chris Froome: "I'm tired"

On the attack in the finale like most other favourites, Tour de France champion Chris Froome admitted he was a bit worn out by two tough days of racing in Yorkshire.

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4th in stage 2, 2nd overall, leader of the points classification.

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Cyril Lemoine: "It's magic!"

King of the Mountains.

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"This is wonderful victory! It pays me off for all the sacrifices. The beginning of the season has been a difficult one for me but I've trained hard with my team-mates for the Tour de France and my confidence is now boosted by the two victories I just got, at the Italian championship and here today. But I want to keep working with serenity. My main goal is to get a good result at the end of the Tour de France. I don't want to lose my head. The Tour is a very hard race. I'm superstitious so I...

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Off the bus quotes06.07.2014

Cavendish: «That's cycling...»

The media scrum of the day took place around the Omega Pharma Quick Step bus...

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Stage Analysis by Bernard Hinault

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The of the town06.07.2014

Amazed by the crowd

The huge crowds lining the roads of the first stage of the Tour to Harrogate were on everybody's lips at the start of stage 2 at the York racecourse...

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If you believe race director Thierry Gouvenou but also local experts, the second Yorkshire stage amounts to a small Liege-Bastogne-Liege...

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How was the first time ?05.07.2014

Simon Yates (OGE) - The youngest debutant

The youngest Tour newcomer at 21, even though he is not the youngest rider in the race - Dutchman Danny van Poppel made his Tour debut at 20 a year ago...

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Focus on a team05.07.2014

BMC also eye goals in the first week

Of course the long-term plan of Team BMC is to lead Tejay Van Garderen to the best possible position in Paris in three weeks...

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Nine categorized climbs are listed on the route of stage 2 that will pass through Haworth, the village of the Brontë sisters, the famous novelists, but riders will find it hard to recover between the climbs as there's no flat terrain on that itinerary from York to Sheffield. French cycling legend Bernard Hinault described the race as “the equivalent of Liège-Bastogne-Liège” when he went to reconnoitre it on his bike in March with local pros Russel and Dean Downing. “The badger”...

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