Vincenzo Nibali pulled off a surprise attack to win his first Tour stage and take over the yellow jersey. A difficult parcours taking in some wonderfully named Yorkshire hills – Côte de Blubberhouses, anyone? – prompted the top GC contenders into some brilliant racing over the final kilometres.
Our first ‘Who is …?’ of the 2014 Tour de France needs little introduction. But it was too good an opportunity not to feature the first leader of the King of the Mountains classification, the man who made a catchphrase out of “Shut up, legs!”: 42-year-old Jens Voigt.
This stage is classified as flat but it has nine climbs so it’s up and down all day before they hit Sheffield. Continue reading