Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) has claimed his second victory of the 2014 Tour de France, winning a bunch sprint in wet conditions in front of London’s Buckingham Palace. After finishing safely in the bunch on stage 3 Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) maintains the overall lead that he secured with his win on stage 2.
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Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) has started the 2014 Tour de France in the same manner he started last year’s race, sprinting to victory on stage 1 after a crash-marred finale in Harrogate. Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), one of the pre-stage favourites, crashed heavily with roughly 400m to go after coming into contact with Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge), […]
The wait is over. This year’s Tour de France is at the door and we should be in for quite a show. Most likely, this will be the best fight for the overall win that we have seen in decades. In this post Mikkel Conde previews the route, the race and the riders that we […]
In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Kittel – “Cavendish is still a very good sprinter…he is enemy number one”; David Millar left out of Garmin-Sharp Tour de France squad; Ted King returns to the Tour de France to support Peter Sagan; Movistar announces Tour de France team in support of Valverde; […]
Although Mark Cavendish was eclipsed by Marcel Kittel in last year’s Tour de France, netting two stages to Kittel’s four and losing his mantle of the fastest rider in the world, the German sprinter has said he remains very wary of the Briton and sees him as the rider to beat in this year’s race. […]