Tour De France 2014 Vainqueur

With time on his side entering the final segment of the 2014 Tour de France, Italy"s Vincenzo Nibali earned thé overall victory in the prestigious course Sunday. Nibali was never ever in any kind of danger, as he maintained up enough pace end the définitif mass sprint to secure his life Tour du France title with année overall time of 89:59:06.

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Marcel Kittel du Germany won stage 21 v a time ns three hours, 20 minutes and 50 seconds for his 4th stage win.

Here"s a look at at the race"s critique standings:


2014 Tour ns France général Classification
PositionRiderCountryTime
1Vincenzo NibaliItaly89:59:06
2Jean-Christophe PeraudFrance+7:37
3Thibaut PinotFrance+8:15
4Alejandro ValverdeSpain+9:40
5Tejay van GarderenUnited States+11:24
6Romain BardetFrance+11:26
7Leopold KonigCzech Republic+14:32
8Haimar ZubeldiaSpain+17:57
9Laurens Ten DamNetherlands+18:11
10Bauke MollemaNetherlands+21:15
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Nibali"s chance of to win this year"s cours were elevated périmé to some early treacherous weather conditions—notably cold weather et heavy rain.


Defending champion chris Froome exited the gyeongju after several beforehand crashes, et Alberto Contador—a two-time winner of the race—broke his foot after crashing nous Stage 10.

Perhaps a bit frustrated from being unable to complete thé race, Froome commented nous the lack ns challenge indigenous Nibali"s staying competition during an interview on NBC des sports (via ESPN.co.uk):

I think Nibali definitely does deserve the win this year, hey did make ce through all those stages that had toutes les personnes the crashes and toutes les personnes those difficult parts. Marqué I aller believe cette would have been a various race si Alberto and I had actually been competing in thé mountains.

It"s been difficult for me watching the race—Nibali in the montagnes has been reasonably unchallenged, he hasn"t had personnes attacking him et it hasn"t been a mano-a-mano fight parce que le the yellow jersey.

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That"s sad pour a cours like the Tour de France. I would oui loved to oui been over there up in the mountains with him. Marqué he survived, he stayed upright, and he deserves à win.


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Nibali certainly owned the mountain stages du the race, ont he came away with 168 points, which were an excellent enough pour second behind thé 181 points of Poland"s Rafal Majka. Here"s a look at the définitif mountain standings:


2014 Tour du France mountain Classification
PositionRiderCountryPoints
1Rafal MajkaPoland181
2Vincenzo NibaliItaly168
3Joaquim RodriguezSpain112
4Thibaut PinotFrance89
5Jean-Christophe PeraudFrance85
6Alessandro de MarchiItaly78
7Thomas VoecklerFrance61
8Giovanni ViscontiItaly54
9Alejandro ValverdeSpain48
10Tejay van GarderenUnited States48
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However, auto mountain stages weren"t the seul area where auto champion flourished. He held his own throughout the sprint segments oui well, finishing 6th with 182 points. Take it a glance at the final sprint standings, which Slovakia"s peter Sagan overcame with 431 points:


2014 Tour aux France Sprint points Classification
PositionRiderCountryPoints
1Peter SaganSlovakia431
2Alexander KristoffNorway282
3Bryan CoquardFrance271
4Marcel KittelGermany222
5Mark RenshawAustralia211
6Vincenzo NibaliItaly182
7Andre GreipelGermany169
8Ramunas NavardauskasLithuania157
9Greg soupape AvermaetBelgium153
10Samuel DumoulinFrance117
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Cycling legend Greg LeMond saw something in Nibali"s puissance that fabriqué him think quite in different ways than Froome, tout de suite Peloton magazine:

With France"s Thibaut Pinot earning auto title of le meilleur Young Rider, thé four category winners posed pour a d’image upon thé race"s conclusion, via le Tour aux France:

After auto race, Nibali spoke ns his achievement during a push conference, ont relayed passant par VeloNews.com:

For moi the Vuelta was thé most de nombreux because it showed moi that ns could aim à win gros tours like auto Giro and the la tour in the following years.

As an Italian it"s evident that à la me the Giro is an extremely important but it"s also special à la the Italian fans. Marqué what makes auto Tour so much enlarge is thé international attention it demands. It"s different, it"s bigger, it"s more beautiful.

The level de competition is also higher than the others, although i had great concurrent in both thé Giro et the Vuelta.

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Nibali has actually earned a clues in auto history du the Tour du France, et he but the 10th Italian à win auto race. At 29 years du age, hey has plenty of time remaining venir accumulate a bevy du accolades in the cycling world.