After 21 days of competition, the 2014 Tour de France ends. Nibali (Astana) is the overall winner with a time of 89:59:06. He becomes the 6th cyclist to win all three Grand Tours at least once and the first Italian to win since 1998. Nibali says this this year’s Tour layout “was almost made to measure for me. ”
The entire list of classifications for this year’s race is here.
Italy’s Nibali (Astana) wins stage 18 of the race with a time of 04:04:17. The route runs from Pau to Hautacam and is 89.8 miles (144.5 km). Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) comes in second and Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) takes the third place spot.
After his biggest rival, Alberto Contador, crashes and leaves the race, Nibali wins with a time of 4:27:26. The course starts in Mulhouse and finishes in La Planche des Belles Filles, and is 100.351 miles (161 km). With this win, Nibali regains the overall lead from France’s Tony Gallopin.
Nibali of Italy wins the second stage of the race through the Yorkshire countryside and receives his first yellow jersey.
It was a fabulous day for me, I led a good action. It was difficult. There was a lot of headwind … I had the luck to attack at the right moment.