7 Jul 2014

Nibali claims Tour lead on stage two

5:50 am on 7 July 2014

The Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali claimed the overall lead on the Tour de France after a late attack earned him victory on the second stage.

Two of the favourites Alberto Contador and defending champion Chris Froome attacked on the last climb, but Nibali made the smartest move.

The stage started without Briton sprint specialist Mark Cavendish, who was ruled out after crashing yesterday.