Vincenzo Nibali

Tour de France climbing speeds analysed: what does it all mean?

The dust has settled, the riders are recovering and the fans are already thinking of next year while also looking forward to a star-studded Vuelta a España. The exploits of the 2014 Tour de France still burn bright in the memory, though, and the analysis continues as to what was on show and how it […]


Nibali wins the 2014 Tour as Kittel takes another Champs-Elysees victory

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) has become just the sixth rider in history to win all three of cycling’s Grand Tours, after winning the 2014 Tour de France in Paris on Sunday. Nibali finished safely in the bunch on stage 21 as Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) won the bunch sprint on the Champs-Elysees for the second year in […]


Audio: Full Nibali press conference – Italian on Tour success and more

Vincenzo Nibali will today end a 16 year drought for Italy in the very top echelon of the sport, netting what will be the tenth Tour de France victory in history from that country. Nibali will join Ottavio Bottecchia (1924 & 1925), Gino Bartali (1938 & 1948), Fausto Coppi (1949 & 1952), Gastone Nencini (1960), […]


Martin wins Tour TT as Peraud and Pinot secure overall podium

Three-time world time trial champion Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) has taken a comfortable victory in the stage 20 ITT at the Tour de France. The German covered the 54km course from Bergerac to Perigueux in 1:06:21, clocking an average speed of 48.8km/h on a course that included four short climbs. Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Shimano) was second […]


Navardauskas wins solo after late attack on a wet stage 19 of Le Tour

Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp) has won stage 19 of the Tour de France after attacking on the day’s only climb less than 14km from the finish. The Lithuanian rider broke clear of the peloton on the 1.3km climb and joined his teammate Tom-Jelte Slagter up the road, the latter having been part of the day’s main […]


Tour de France stage 18 in photos

On stage 18 of the Tour de France Vincenzo Nibali once again showed that he is the strongest rider in the race when he rode away from past and present rivals on the Hautacam climb to claim the last stage in the Pyrenees. The race for yellow has been decided for over a week now […]


Nibali takes a fourth stage victory as the Tour leaves the Pyrenees

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) has closed out the high mountain stages in the 2014 Tour de France with another commanding performance on stage 18, claiming his fourth stage victory of the race. The Sicilian attacked on the stage-ending climb to the Hautacam ski resort and put considerable time into all his rivals while, further down the […]


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 […]