On Monday, Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali made full use of the absence of some of the most important competitors and won the stage 10 of Tour de France 2014 in a comprehensive style. The race involved a distance of more than 161.5 km, from Mulhouse, France to La Planche, Pays De La Loire, France. During an attack on his last climb of the day, Nibali mounted the slope, and in the process, increased the distance between himself and the rest of the contestants significantly, thus, increasing his chances of winning.
This is the second time that Nibali has won a stage in this year. He attacked more smartly in the ending stages on comparatively steeper slopes of Planche des Belles Filles, and afterwards overhauled Spain’s Joaquim Rodrisuez to confirm his victory.
Earlier, the stage 10 turned worst, when Spain’s Alberto Contador was crashed out of the competition. The two time winner, fell on his knee, and the doctors treated him for a long time, after which he returned to his bike.
Later, after a Rest-Day, in stage 11 Tony Gallopin of France finished first.
Stage 12 will start at 13:05 (local time) on Thursday from Bourg-en-Bresse till Saint-Étienne, covering a total distance of 185.5km.