Vincenzo Nibali

Majka wins again as Tinkoff-Saxo go back-to-back at Le Tour

Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) has taken a second stage win at the 2014 Tour de France, winning solo on the uphill finish to Pla d’Adet on stage 17, just four days after his victory to Risoul. Majka had been part of a 22-rider lead group that came together after descending the first of the day’s four […]


Michael Rogers wins stage 16 after late attack off the Port de Bales

Michael Rogers (Tinkoff-Saxo) has added a Tour de France stage victory to the two wins he took at the Giro d’Italia earlier this year, attacking on a long descent to the finish of stage 16 to take a thrilling solo victory. Rogers was part of a 21-rider escape group that got away on the first […]


Kristoff wins again as Bauer and Elmiger fall agonisingly short

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) has taken his second stage victory in the 2014 Tour de France, outsprinting his rivals on a wet finish into Nimes. The day’s breakaway of Jack Bauer (Garmin-Sharp) and Martin Elmiger (IAM) was caught heartbreakingly close of the finish line, with an exhausted Bauer overtaken less than 50m before the line. Vincenzo […]


Rafal Majka climbs to stage 14 victory in his first Tour de France

Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) has become just the second Polish rider to win a stage of the Tour de France, taking victory on the summit finish to Risoul on stage 14 of his first Tour de France. Majka had been part of the stage-long breakaway before he attacked from the disintegrating group on the final climb […]


Tour de France stage 13 in photos

It was the big day we were all waiting for and stage 13 certainly didn’t disappoint. The racing at the front of the field as outstanding, however Richie Porte’s hopes and dreams for a podium spot on the Champs-Élysées came to an abrupt end. C’est la vie, as they say. There will be many more […]


Nibali climbs to a third stage win and stamps his authority on Le Tour

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) has taken a third stage win and increased his overall lead in the Tour de France after putting in another dominant performance on the slopes of the final climb to Chamrousse on stage 13. Nibali attacked from a thinned-out elite field with 6.6km to race and joined the two leaders up the […]


Sean Kelly Tour de France blog: I know exactly how Sagan feels

In his latest Tour de France blog for CyclingTips, four-time Green Jersey winner Sean Kelly analyses the frustration felt by Peter Sagan, assess where he and the team could be going wrong, discusses the withdrawals of Chris Froome and Alberto Contador and weighs up Vincenzo Nibali’s prospects of winning the Tour.


Kristoff sprints to his first Tour de France stage win into Saint-Etienne

Norwegian sprinter Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) has taken his first victory at a Grand Tour, winning the bunch sprint into Saint-Etienne on stage 12 of the Tour de France. Kristoff proved fastest in a slightly messy dash to the line, taking the victory ahead of perennial almost-man Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and Arnaud Demare (


Gallopin wins stage 11 of Le Tour after a perfectly timed late attack

Just days after taking and then losing the overall lead in the Tour de France, Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Belisol) has taken a thrilling victory on stage 11 with a last-ditch solo attack. The Frenchman attacked on a short uncategorised climb roughly 13km from the finish before being caught and then attacking again about 3km from the […]


Tour de France stage 10 in photos

The anticipated showdown between Chris Froome and Alberto Contador before the Tour de France has quite literally disappeared. Five days after Froome abandoned the race due to a wrist injury, Contador has seen the same fate and was forced to leave the Tour after breaking his tibia. This race of attrition has come down to […]