Tour de France

July 14, 2014 

Tour de France

Stage: A 100-mile trek from Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles featuring four Category 1 ascents -- concluding with a punishingly steep uphill finish -- raced in dangerously wet conditions that took their toll on riders.

Winner: Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali attacked near the end for his second stage win of the race. Meanwhile, two-time champion Alberto Contador abandoned the race after crashing and injuring his right knee, becoming the second race favorite to pull out after defending champion Chris Froome withdrew on stage 5.

Yellow jersey: Nibali reclaimed the yellow jersey from Tony Gallopin of France, who had taken it from him the day before.

Next stage: Today is a much-needed rest day after a crash-marred stage where Geraint Thomas and Michele Scarponi also fell. Unlike Contador, they were able to continue. Wednesday's 11th stage is a slightly hilly 116.3-mile route in eastern France from Besancon to Oyonnax and features four moderate climbs toward the end.

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