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.read more
News from the sick bay…06.07.2014
The few crashes in this tricky second stage amidts huge crowds were finally not too harsh on the peloton...read more
The Tour de France leaves Yorkshire after two exceptional days which allowed the favourites to gauge themselves...read more
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.read more
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.read more
4th in stage 2, 2nd overall, leader of the points classification.read more
"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...read more
Off the bus quotes06.07.2014
The media scrum of the day took place around the Omega Pharma Quick Step bus...read more
The of the town06.07.2014
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...read more
See you at XXX km06.07.2014
If you believe race director Thierry Gouvenou but also local experts, the second Yorkshire stage amounts to a small Liege-Bastogne-Liege...read more
How was the first time ?05.07.2014
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...read more
Focus on a team05.07.2014
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...read more
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”...read more
Jersey wearers after the stage 21
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