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Nibali wins stage 2 of the Tour de France

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Vincenzo Niabli (Astana) ways from the podium

Vincenzo Niabli (Astana) ways from the podium
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Nibali shakes hands with the UCI president Brian Cookson

Nibali shakes hands with the UCI president Brian Cookson
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A very happy Vincenzo Nibali

A very happy Vincenzo Nibali
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Vincenzo Niabli (Astana) concentrating adds the yellow jersey to his collection

Vincenzo Niabli (Astana) concentrating adds the yellow jersey to his collection
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A kiss for the LCL lion

A kiss for the LCL lion
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A first ever yellow jersey for Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)

A first ever yellow jersey for Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)
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Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis) collects his KOM jersey

Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis) collects his KOM jersey
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Most agressive, Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale)

Most agressive, Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale)
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Peter Sagan (Cannondale) in the best young riders jersey

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) in the best young riders jersey
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Peter Sagan (Cannondale) on the podium

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) on the podium
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Another green jersey for Sagan's collection

Another green jersey for Sagan's collection
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Peter Sagan (Cannondale) in the green jersey

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) in the green jersey
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Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) after stage 2

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) after stage 2
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The huge crowds of stage 2

The huge crowds of stage 2
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Trying to squeeze through the crowds

Trying to squeeze through the crowds
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Pinot leads home the chasers

Pinot leads home the chasers
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Chris Froome has a little dig

Chris Froome has a little dig
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Cote de Holme Moss in ll its glory

Cote de Holme Moss in ll its glory
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The crowds on Cote de Holme Moss

The crowds on Cote de Holme Moss
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Cote de Holme Moss

Cote de Holme Moss
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The view from Cote de Holme Moss

The view from Cote de Holme Moss
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Andriy Grivko (Astana) leading the peloton

Andriy Grivko (Astana) leading the peloton
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Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale) gets into an aero tuck

Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale) gets into an aero tuck
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Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale)

Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale)
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Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling)

Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling)
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Tejay van Garderen (BMC)

Tejay van Garderen (BMC)
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Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis) and Armindo Fonseca (Bretagne-Séché Environnement)

Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis) and Armindo Fonseca (Bretagne-Séché Environnement)
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The cobbled climb in Oxenhope

The cobbled climb in Oxenhope
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Italian Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) claims stage 2

Italian Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) claims stage 2
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Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis) gets aero

Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis) gets aero
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Welcome...

Welcome...
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Dutch champion Sebastian Langeveld

Dutch champion Sebastian Langeveld
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Matthew Busche (Trek) in the breakaway

Matthew Busche (Trek) in the breakaway
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Peter Sagan clad in white

Peter Sagan clad in white
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The two Lampre-Merida Portuguese riders; Rui Costa and Nelson Oliveira

The two Lampre-Merida Portuguese riders; Rui Costa and Nelson Oliveira
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Bryan Coquard (Team Europcar) keeping the green jersey warm

Bryan Coquard (Team Europcar) keeping the green jersey warm
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Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) was clad in yellow today

Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) was clad in yellow today
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Getting a good view of stage 2

Getting a good view of stage 2
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A polka dot pained house during stage 2

A polka dot pained house during stage 2
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Bryan Coquard (Team Europcar) interviewed before the start of stage 2

Bryan Coquard (Team Europcar) interviewed before the start of stage 2
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Marcel Kittel at the sign on in York

Marcel Kittel at the sign on in York
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Marcel Kittel kept safe by his Giant-Shimano teammates

Marcel Kittel kept safe by his Giant-Shimano teammates
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A very yellow Marcel Kittel

A very yellow Marcel Kittel
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Steven Kruijswijk (Belkin) congratulates Marcel Kittel

Steven Kruijswijk (Belkin) congratulates Marcel Kittel
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Luca Paolini (Katusha) at the start

Luca Paolini (Katusha) at the start
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Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar)

Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar)
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Joaquim Rodriguez checks his lines before an interview

Joaquim Rodriguez checks his lines before an interview
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Cavendish's car all packed and ready to go

Cavendish's car all packed and ready to go
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No mistaking the yellow jersey of Marcel Kittel

No mistaking the yellow jersey of Marcel Kittel
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Another addition for the Giant-Shimano bus

Another addition for the Giant-Shimano bus
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Reminders of the 2015 Grande depart in Utrecht

Reminders of the 2015 Grande depart in Utrecht
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Kittel also had a yellow SRM for stage 2

Kittel also had a yellow SRM for stage 2
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Sir Dave Brailsford

Sir Dave Brailsford
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A camera on one the Orica-GreenEdge bikes for stage 2

A camera on one the Orica-GreenEdge bikes for stage 2
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Chris Froome's Pinarello F8

Chris Froome's Pinarello F8
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Note to fans. This is how to take a selfie with the riders

Note to fans. This is how to take a selfie with the riders
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Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale) collects the most combative prize

Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale) collects the most combative prize
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Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff-Saxo)

Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff-Saxo)
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The peloton stretched out

The peloton stretched out
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The crowds cheers on the yellow jersey of Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano)

The crowds cheers on the yellow jersey of Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano)
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The depart of stage 2 in York at the race track

The depart of stage 2 in York at the race track
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Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale) was awarded with the most combative prize today

Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale) was awarded with the most combative prize today
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The breakaway out on the road

The breakaway out on the road
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The breakaway during stage 2

The breakaway during stage 2
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The breakaway at the intermediate sprint point

The breakaway at the intermediate sprint point
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Fans cheers on the breakaway

Fans cheers on the breakaway
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Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis) adds more KOM points to his tally

Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis) adds more KOM points to his tally
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 Christian Prudhomme and Gary Verity

Christian Prudhomme and Gary Verity
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The jersey wearers roll out from York

The jersey wearers roll out from York
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New for this year, every morning the winner of stage eve receives a frame plate as Marcel Kittel show his off

New for this year, every morning the winner of stage eve receives a frame plate as Marcel Kittel show his off
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Team Sky collect the best team prize in York

Team Sky collect the best team prize in York
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Tejay van Garderen (BMC) checks his glasses

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) checks his glasses
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The queue for the riders to sign on for stage 2

The queue for the riders to sign on for stage 2
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Once again, huge crowds lined the roads in Yorkshire

Once again, huge crowds lined the roads in Yorkshire
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Tejay van Garderen finishes up

Tejay van Garderen finishes up
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Pierre Rolland, Mathias Frank, Cedric Pineau, and Geraint Thomas

Pierre Rolland, Mathias Frank, Cedric Pineau, and Geraint Thomas
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Peter Sagan and Michal Kwiatkowski finish up

Peter Sagan and Michal Kwiatkowski finish up
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Peter Sagan and Michal Kwiatkowski finish up

Peter Sagan and Michal Kwiatkowski finish up
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Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 2 of the Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 2 of the Tour de France
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Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 2 of the Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 2 of the Tour de France
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Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 2 of the Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 2 of the Tour de France
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Mark Cavendish by the Omega Pharma Quickstep team bus

Mark Cavendish by the Omega Pharma Quickstep team bus
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Mark Cavendish officially withdrew this morning from the Tour de France

Mark Cavendish officially withdrew this morning from the Tour de France
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Mark Cavendish was around before the start, with his arm in a sling

Mark Cavendish was around before the start, with his arm in a sling
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Pierre Rolland finishes up

Pierre Rolland finishes up
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The other favorites for the stage win let Vincenzo Nibali get too much of a gap and couldn't get him back before the line

The other favorites for the stage win let Vincenzo Nibali get too much of a gap and couldn't get him back before the line
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Vincenzo Nibali gets ready to celebrate

Vincenzo Nibali gets ready to celebrate
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Chris Froome sets the pace

Chris Froome sets the pace
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Chris Froome puts some pressure on his rivals

Chris Froome puts some pressure on his rivals
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Tony Martin on a descent

Tony Martin on a descent
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Tony Martin flies downhill

Tony Martin flies downhill
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Bart de Clercq

Bart de Clercq
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Perrig Quemeneur

Perrig Quemeneur
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Perrig Quemeneur

Perrig Quemeneur
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Yuri Trofimov

Yuri Trofimov
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Vincenzo Nibali points out his national title

Vincenzo Nibali points out his national title
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Chris Froome on the attack

Chris Froome on the attack
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Peter Velits

Peter Velits
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Joaquim Rodriguez

Joaquim Rodriguez
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Tony Martin

Tony Martin
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Daniel Oss

Daniel Oss
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Mark Cavendish leaves the Tour de France after separating his shoulder

Mark Cavendish leaves the Tour de France after separating his shoulder
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Richie Porte

Richie Porte
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Vicenzo Nibali

Vicenzo Nibali
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Tejay van Garderen

Tejay van Garderen
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Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas
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Sebastien Langeveld

Sebastien Langeveld
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Michael Schar

Michael Schar
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The yellow jersey on display

The yellow jersey on display
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Team Sky bikes all ready for action

Team Sky bikes all ready for action
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Greg van Avermaet with Andy Rihs

Greg van Avermaet with Andy Rihs
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Andrew Talansky

Andrew Talansky
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Johan van Summeren

Johan van Summeren
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Laurens Ten Dam

Laurens Ten Dam
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Michal Kwiatkowski

Michal Kwiatkowski
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Arnaud Demare

Arnaud Demare
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Elia Viviani

Elia Viviani
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Chris Froome

Chris Froome
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Kevin Reza

Kevin Reza
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Matteo Trentin

Matteo Trentin
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Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 2 of the Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 2 of the Tour de France
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Vincenzo Nibali holds off his chaser to win stage 2

Vincenzo Nibali holds off his chaser to win stage 2
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Vincenzo Nibali waves to fans

Vincenzo Nibali waves to fans
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Vincenzo Nibali on the podium

Vincenzo Nibali on the podium
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Vincenzo Nibali gets the yellow jersey

Vincenzo Nibali gets the yellow jersey
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Vincenzo Nibali puts on his new yellow jersey

Vincenzo Nibali puts on his new yellow jersey
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Vincenzo Nibali in yellow

Vincenzo Nibali in yellow
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Vincenzo Nibali in yellow

Vincenzo Nibali in yellow
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Alberto Contador sets the pace on a climb

Alberto Contador sets the pace on a climb
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Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 2 of the Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 2 of the Tour de France
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Marcel Kittel and Jens Voigt

Marcel Kittel and Jens Voigt
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Peter Sagan, best young rider

Peter Sagan, best young rider
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Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde
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Marcel Kittel

Marcel Kittel
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Yellow jersey Marcel Kittel

Yellow jersey Marcel Kittel
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Yellow jersey Marcel Kittel

Yellow jersey Marcel Kittel
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Marcel Kittel

Marcel Kittel
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador
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Fabian Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara
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Jens Voigt in polka dots

Jens Voigt in polka dots
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Lots of people were out again for the Tour's visit to the UK.

Lots of people were out again for the Tour's visit to the UK.
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Mark Cavendish with his arm in a sling.

Mark Cavendish with his arm in a sling.
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Rafal Majka

Rafal Majka
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Vincenzo Nibali and Giovanni Visconti chat at the start.

Vincenzo Nibali and Giovanni Visconti chat at the start.
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Peter Sagan's white jersey on display

Peter Sagan's white jersey on display
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The Cofidis team says thanks to Yorkshire for hosting

The Cofidis team says thanks to Yorkshire for hosting
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Luca Paolini signs autographs

Luca Paolini signs autographs
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Tejay van Garderen

Tejay van Garderen
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Vicenzo Nibali and Alexandre Vinokourov

Vicenzo Nibali and Alexandre Vinokourov
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Vicenzo Nibali and Michele Scarponi

Vicenzo Nibali and Michele Scarponi
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Marcel Kittel in yellow before the start

Marcel Kittel in yellow before the start
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Marcel Kittel signs autographs

Marcel Kittel signs autographs
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Marcel Kittel rides to the start

Marcel Kittel rides to the start
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Andre Greipel

Andre Greipel
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) leads the Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) leads the Tour de France
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in the yellow jersey

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in the yellow jersey
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in the yellow jersey

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in the yellow jersey
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) checks on his rivals

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) checks on his rivals
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) wins stage 2

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) wins stage 2
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) takes stage two of the Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) takes stage two of the Tour de France
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) wins after a brave solo move

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) wins after a brave solo move
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) wins stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) wins stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) wins stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) wins stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France
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David Millar was at the start

David Millar was at the start
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Nibali and Scarponi

Nibali and Scarponi
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Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)
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Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) at the start of stage 2

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) at the start of stage 2
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Yellow jersey Marcel Kittel

Yellow jersey Marcel Kittel
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World Champion Rui Costa

World Champion Rui Costa
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Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo)

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo)
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Brian Coquard (Europcar)

Brian Coquard (Europcar)
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Marcel Kittel (Giant Shimano)

Marcel Kittel (Giant Shimano)
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Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)
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Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) at the start

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) at the start
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Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) is out of the Tour de France

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) is out of the Tour de France
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Chris Froome in York for the start of stage 2

Chris Froome in York for the start of stage 2
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) at the start

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) at the start
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Andy Schleck (Trek Factory Racing)

Andy Schleck (Trek Factory Racing)
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World champion Rui Costa (Lampre)

World champion Rui Costa (Lampre)
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Race leader Marcel Kittel (Giant Shimano)

Race leader Marcel Kittel (Giant Shimano)
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Peter Sagan (Cannondale)

Peter Sagan (Cannondale)
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Richie Porte (Team Sky)

Richie Porte (Team Sky)
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Peter Sagan (Cannondale) in white

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) in white
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) was the surprise winner on stage two of the Tour de France after jumping clear from a group of favourites with a late attack. The Italian champion also took over the race lead, as he finished the stage two seconds ahead of Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQS).

Overnight leader Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) was unable to survive the day’s nine climbs and was dropped on the stage with Nibali’s two second lead enough to move him into yellow and head of Peter Sagan (Cannondale).

There were multiple attacks on the final climb, Jenkin Road, with Alberto Contador, Chris Froome, and Tejay van Garderen all featuring. Pre-stage favourite Peter Sagan carefully marked a number of attacks but he had no answer when Nibali attacked inside the final two kilometres.

The Italian established a small gap on his rivals and despite another late effort from Froome and world champion Rui Costa, he had enough to seal the win and Italy's first yellow jersey since 2009. 

Nibali called it a "wonderful victory! It pays me off for all the sacrifices. The beginning of the season has been a difficult one for me but I've trained hard with my team-mates for the Tour de France and my confidence is now boosted by the two victories I just got, at the Italian championship and here today."

It was also Nibali's first Tour stage win, and the first stage win by an Italian national champion since 1999.

Kittel had never been seriously expected to defend his race lead, but was able to hang on to the lead group until the fifth of the day’s nine climbs. He fell back into the grupetto, finally crossing the finish line over 15 minutes down.

"Despite 3,000 altitude metres I had a good time on the bike," said Kittel after the stage. "The fans were incredible, there are no words for that and it was an awesome day. I was in front and there were so many people I just yelled at them to tell them to be even louder pretending like I couldn't hear them – I thought I lost my hearing."

Welcome to Yorkshire

The peloton took off from York without Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) who was forced out of the race after a crash near the end of the first stage left him with a serious shoulder injury. He was at the start, his arm in a sling, as he briefly talked to the media before departing.

The break of the day formed almost straight after the flag was dropped with Matthew Busche (Trek Factory Racing), Blel Kadri (AG2R La Mondiale), Perrig Quemeneur (Team Europcar), David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Team NetApp-Endura), Armindo Fonseca (Bretagne-Séché Environnement) and Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis, Solutions Credits) going clear. Bart de Clerq (Lotto Belisol) soon made contact, to make it seven leaders.

The peloton seemed happy with this group and let them go, with Giant-Shimano relaxed at the front. The gap peaked at just over three minutes and was hovering around the two minute mark at the day’s only intermediate sprint.

The break didn’t contest the sprint but it was more fast and furious when the peloton came by with Bryan Coquard (Europcar) taking it ahead of Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) and Peter Sagan (Cannondale).

There were a number of minor crashes along the way, with even yellow jersey Kittel hitting the deck at one point.

Lemoine had taken the one point on offer at the first climb, the Blubberhouses. Quemeneur was determined to grab the two points at the second climb, so he took off and picked them up in a solo move, with Lemoine getting the one point for second place.

The third climb, Hebden Bridge, saw huge crowds, and also Lemoine taking the points ahead of de la Cruz. That put the Frenchman in a tie with Jens Voigt for the KOM, and there were still six more climbs to go. The gap was again around the two minute mark.

That climb looked to have been the cue for the field to wake up though and the gap soon dropped to one minute and then kept falling.

As they started up the day’s only category 2 climb of Holme Moss Greipel was spotted dropping off the back with 62km to go, and yellow jersey Kittel was the next to go.

The attacks start

Thomas Voeckler then attacked. Most of the break had been reeled in as the Europcar rider caught the only remaining rider, Kadri, but the AG2R rider crested the climb alone, while Voeckler was joined by Nicolas Edet (Cofidis), who took second on the climb.

The peloton was 1:15 back and Kittel over three minutes down, having also punctured.

Voeckler and Edet moved back into a high-powered chase group, which also included Tony Martin (Omega Pharma QuickStep), Marcus Burghardt (BMC) and Cyril Gautier (Europcar), less than 30 seconds back.

Sagan was over a minute back in the peloton and slowly realized that such riders as Martin and Burghardt could prove dangerous to his dreams of a stage win and the yellow jersey. Cannondale turned up the speed and caught themwith Kadri captured soon after.

Garmin-Sharp then moved to the head of the field, as they led up the day’s sixth climb, the Midhopestones. Tom-Jelte Slagter and Andrew Talansky took the few points available on the category three climb.

The increased tempo and the continuous climbing took its toll. The lead group, headed by Garmin, held only some 20 to 30 riders, including Froome and Contador. With 30km to go, Froome sent his teammates to the front to take control.

The last four climbs were bunched fairly close together. Climb number seven, Bradfield (cat. 4), saw Sky move to the front again and drive towards Oughtibridge.

Pierre Rolland (Europcar) took the two points, and Ag2r’s Jean-Christophe Peraud the next point, as they pulled away from the field.

The French duo continued their attack on the descent, sensing an opportunity.

Sky, Cannondale and BMC were up front in the chasing group. Peraud was caught first, and Rolland hung desperately to his slim lead, taking 14 seconds into the final 10km. He was caught within 2km.

One more climb remained, Jenkin Road, topping out with 5km to go. Only a category four, it nevertheless seemed destined to play a role.

Orica Green-Edge took over the lead work, working for Michael Albasini, but Cannondale wasn’t going to let this one get away. Then Contador moved to the front, with Nibali and Froome right behind him.

Froome attacked as they neared the top, catching his rivals by surprise. Van Garderen led the others back up to him, but the Sky rider was first over the climb.

Fuglsang took off on the descent, with Froome then leading the chase to neutralize him.

Attack followed attack, with Sagan marking them all. With 2km to go, Nibali jumped and quickly pulled away. Porte and Sagan looked at one another in the chase, but it appeared that no one could organize anything to catch the Italian champion. By the time the group turned up the speed again, it was too late and Nibali pulled off the upset.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team5:08:36
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:02
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale
5Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol
6Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica Greenedge
7Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp
8Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling
9Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
10Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
11Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol
12Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
13Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo
14Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida
15Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing
16Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
17Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team
18Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp-Endura
19Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
20Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team Sky
21Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky
22Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:16
23Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky
24Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre - Merida
25Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
26Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling
27Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing
28Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar
29Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura
30Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha
31Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo
32John Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team
33Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling
34Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling
35Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team
36Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale
37Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:00:35
38Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
39Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
40Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
41Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team
42Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha
43Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr
44Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale
45Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling
46Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
47Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
48Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura
49Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
50Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:56
51Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:01:19
52Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida
53Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing
54Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling
55Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team
56Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling0:01:45
57Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin - Sharp
58Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica Greenedge
59Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
60Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle (Col) Garmin - Sharp
61Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team
62Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:34
63Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:02:42
64Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale
65Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp-Endura
66Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:03:40
67Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica Greenedge
68Simon Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge0:04:34
69David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky
70Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha
71Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr0:05:46
72Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
73Rafael Valls (Spa) Lampre - Merida0:06:34
74Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team
75Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar0:07:05
76Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:08:40
77Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling
78Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:10:31
79Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol
80Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale
81Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling
82Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team
83Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team
84José Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team
85Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
86Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
87Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
88Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
89Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
90Benjamin King (USA) Garmin - Sharp
91Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura
92Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team
93Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre - Merida
94Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
95Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
96Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
97Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team
98José Serpa (Col) Lampre - Merida
99Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling
100John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano
101Benat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team
102Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing
103Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling
104Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
105Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar
106Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
107Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
108Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr
109John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team
110Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:12:03
111Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:48
112Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar
113Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
114Edward King (USA) Cannondale
115Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
116Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol
117Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar
118Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar
119Markel Irizar Arranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing
120Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
121Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing
122Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
123Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp
124Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
125Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
126Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling
127Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing
128Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp
129Lars Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol
130Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling
131Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky
132Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin - Sharp
133Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
134Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha
135Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling
136Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo
137Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
138Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
139Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
140Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team
141Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha
142Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar
143Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
144Svein Tuft (Can) Orica Greenedge0:15:39
145Christian Meier (Can) Orica Greenedge
146Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha
147Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp-Endura
148Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica Greenedge
149Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
150Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr
151Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling
152Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling
153Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
154Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica Greenedge
155Jesus Alberto Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo
156David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team Netapp-Endura
157Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky
158Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo
159Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo
160Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
161Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team
162Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo
163Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale
164Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:18:33
165Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:19:50
166Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano
167Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
168Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura
169Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing
170Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-Belisol
171André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol
172José Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team Netapp-Endura
173Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin - Sharp
174Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Sharp
175Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
176Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano
177Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
178Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
179Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
180William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr
181Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr
182Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr
183Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr
184Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida
185Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale
186Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
187Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale
188Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
189Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano
190Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol
191Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team Katusha
192Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha
193Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky
194Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky
195Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling
196Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre - Merida0:22:22
DNFSacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre - Merida
DNSMark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step

Sprint 1 - Keighley, 68.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20pts
2David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team Netapp-Endura17
3Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar15
4Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing13
5Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement11
6Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol10
7Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9
8Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar8
9Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha7
10André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol6
11Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale5
12Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar4
13Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha3
14Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale2
15Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale1

Sprint 2 - Sheffield, 201km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team30pts
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team25
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step22
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale19
5Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol17
6Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica Greenedge15
7Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp13
8Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling11
9Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team9
10Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7
11Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol6
12Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team5
13Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo4
14Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida3
15Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing2

Mountain 1 - Côte de Blubberhouses, 47km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1

Mountain 2 - Côte d'Oxenhope Moor, 85km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar2pts
2Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1

Mountain 3 - Côte de Ripponden, 112.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2pts
2David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team Netapp-Endura1

Mountain 4 - Côte de Greetland, 119.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2pts
2David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team Netapp-Endura1

Mountain 5 - Côte de Holme Moss, 143.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5pts
2Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3
3Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar2
4Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1

Mountain 6 - Côte de Midhopestones, 167km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin - Sharp2pts
2Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp1

Mountain 7 - Côte de Bradfield, 175km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team1

Mountain 8 - Côte d'Oughtibridge, 182km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar2pts
2Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1

Mountain 9 - VC - Côte de Jenkin Road, 196km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky1

Most combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale

Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step5:08:38
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale
3Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:14
5Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
6Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling
7Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:33
8Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:01:43
9Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
10Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team
11Simon Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge0:04:32
12Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:10:29
13Benjamin King (USA) Garmin - Sharp
14Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre - Merida
15John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano
16Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar0:14:46
17Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team
18Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:15:37
19David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team Netapp-Endura
20Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo
21Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:19:48
22Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
23Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr
24Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida
25Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale
26Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
27Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement

Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sky15:25:54
2Astana Pro Team0:00:12
3BMC Racing Team0:00:14
4Trek Factory Racing0:00:47
5Cannondale
6Team Netapp-Endura
7IAM Cycling0:01:01
8Team Katusha0:01:20
9Lampre - Merida0:01:31
10Belkin Pro Cycling
11Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:46
12Garmin - Sharp0:03:26
13Orica Greenedge0:04:23
14Ag2R La Mondiale0:05:44
15FDJ.fr0:06:31
16Team Europcar0:07:50
17Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:44
18Lotto-Belisol0:10:29
19Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:02
20Movistar Team0:12:12
21Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:13:29
22Team Giant-Shimano0:25:29

General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team9:52:43
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale0:00:02
3Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica Greenedge
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling
7Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol
8Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo
9Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
10Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
11Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team
12Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp-Endura
13Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida
14Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
15Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing
16Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky
17Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
18Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team Sky
19Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol
20Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
21Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp
22Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:00:16
23Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura
24Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr
25Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team
26Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo
27Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling
28Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar
29Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing
30Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre - Merida
31Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling
32John Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team
33Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha
34Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
35Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling
36Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:00:35
37Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha
38Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling
39Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura
40Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr
41Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team
42Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
43Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
44Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
45Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
46Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
47Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
48Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale
49Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:56
50Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling0:01:19
51Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing
52Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
53Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida
54Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team
55Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle (Col) Garmin - Sharp0:01:45
56Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
57Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling
58Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin - Sharp
59Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team
60Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica Greenedge
61Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:02:21
62Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:34
63Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:02:42
64Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp-Endura
65Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale
66Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:03:40
67Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica Greenedge
68Simon Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge0:04:34
69David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky
70Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha
71Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:46
72Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr
73Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team0:06:34
74Rafael Valls (Spa) Lampre - Merida
75Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar0:07:05
76Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:08:40
77Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
78José Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:31
79Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
80Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura
81Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling
82Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team
83Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre - Merida
84Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol
85José Serpa (Col) Lampre - Merida
86Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing
87Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
88Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
89Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
90Benjamin King (USA) Garmin - Sharp
91Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
92John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano
93Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team
94Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr
95Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team
96Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
97Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
98John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team
99Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale
100Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team
101Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling
102Benat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team
103Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling
104Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
105Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
106Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
107Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar
108Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:12:03
109Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:12:25
110Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol0:13:00
111Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar0:14:48
112Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
113Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team
114Markel Irizar Arranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing
115Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
116Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing
117Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar
118Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling
119Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
120Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol
121Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
122Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
123Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky
124Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
125Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar
126Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
127Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing
128Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling
129Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha
130Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp
131Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar
132Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
133Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
134Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo
135Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
136Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha
137Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin - Sharp
138Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
139Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
140Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp
141Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling0:15:08
142Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling0:15:39
143Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
144Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale
145Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team
146Christian Meier (Can) Orica Greenedge
147Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky
148Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
149Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr
150Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo
151Svein Tuft (Can) Orica Greenedge
152Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica Greenedge
153Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling
154Jesus Alberto Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo
155Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo
156Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica Greenedge
157Lars Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol0:16:16
158Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:17:09
159Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp-Endura
160Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo
161Edward King (USA) Cannondale0:17:17
162Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:17:54
163David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team Netapp-Endura0:18:50
164Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:19:50
165Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Sharp
166André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol
167Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing
168Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
169Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
170Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin - Sharp
171Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr
172Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha
173Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-Belisol
174William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr
175Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr
176Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
177Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky
178Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano
179José Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team Netapp-Endura
180Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura
181Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr
182Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
183Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale
184Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:20:55
185Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:21:20
186Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:21:40
187Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
188Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale0:21:55
189Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:22:15
190Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol0:22:19
191Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling0:22:29
192Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano0:23:27
193Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team Katusha0:23:37
194Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:28:42
195Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:33:59
196Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre - Merida0:36:31

Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale69pts
2Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar47
3Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano45
4Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team31
5Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team30
6Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Sharp30
7Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica Greenedge27
8Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha25
9Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step22
10Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo22
11Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20
12Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing20
13Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky20
14Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol17
15Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits17
16David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team Netapp-Endura17
17André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol17
18Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling16
19Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar15
20Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement15
21José Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team14
22Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp13
23Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing13
24Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar12
25Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling11
26Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement11
27Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing10
28Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol10
29Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team9
30Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9
31Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura8
32Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7
33Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale7
34Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step7
35Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol6
36Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale6
37Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team5
38Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale5
39Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo4
40Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling4
41Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida3
42Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol3
43Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha3
44Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing2
45Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2
46Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol2
47Lars Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol1

Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6pts
2Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5
3Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing4
4Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4
5Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar2
6Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin - Sharp2
7Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar2
8Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar2
9David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team Netapp-Endura2
10Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky1
11Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team1
12Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement1
13Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1
14Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp1
15Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1
16Lars Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol1

Young riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale9:52:45
2Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:14
5Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
6Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling
7Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:33
8Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:01:43
9Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin - Sharp
10Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team
11Simon Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge0:04:32
12Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre - Merida0:10:29
13Benjamin King (USA) Garmin - Sharp
14John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano
15Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
16Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar0:14:46
17Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team
18Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:15:37
19Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:17:07
20David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team Netapp-Endura0:18:48
21Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:19:48
22Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
23Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr
24Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
25Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale0:21:53
26Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:22:13
27Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:28:40

Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sky29:38:15
2Astana Pro Team0:00:12
3BMC Racing Team0:00:14
4Team Netapp-Endura0:00:47
5Trek Factory Racing
6Cannondale
7IAM Cycling0:01:01
8Team Katusha0:01:20
9Belkin Pro Cycling0:01:31
10Lampre - Merida
11Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:46
12Garmin - Sharp0:03:26
13Orica Greenedge0:04:23
14Ag2R La Mondiale0:05:44
15FDJ.fr0:06:31
16Team Europcar0:07:50
17Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:44
18Lotto-Belisol0:10:29
19Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:02
20Movistar Team0:12:12
21Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:13:29
22Team Giant-Shimano0:25:29

 

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