Tour de France: Nibali comes up short in the Pyrenees

Vincenzo Nibali was given the combativity award after stage 7 of the Tour de France to Lac de la Payolle as a sign of recognition for his aggressive riding during the stage. For the 2014 Tour de France champion it was of little consolation after missing out on the stage victory. The spotlight forced him to answer questions about his form, his individual tactics, and his apparent lack of desire to work for Astana teammate Fabio Aru.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.