2014 Cyclingnews Reader Poll: Tour de France cobbled stage voted moment of the year

For once, the reality outstripped the hype. In the months leading up to the Tour de France, speculation mounted as to the impact stage 5 across the cobbles might have on the general classification picture but nobody could have anticipated just how pivotal it would prove to be.

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#Header Cell - Column 1 Result
1An epic day of racing on stage 5 of the Tour de France on the cobbles25.45%
2Alberto Contador comes back from a fractured leg to win the Vuelta a Espana19.42%
3Jens Voigt breaks the Hour Record15.86%
4Bradley Wiggins ends Tony Martin’s dominance in the time trial at the World Championships8.17%
5Andrew Talansky racing away to the win at the Dauphine8.06%
6A women’s peloton racing on the Champs-Elysees for La Course6.99%
7The French renaissance at the Tour de France5.21%
8Dan Martin crashing out of Liege-Bastogne-Liege on the final corner4.82%
9Nairo Quintana “attacks” on the descent of the Stelvio3.93%
10Andy Schleck retiring from professional cycling2.10%

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