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Nibali a class above Tour de France field

It was supposed to be a battle in 3 between reigning Tour de France champion Team Sky’s British leader Chris Froome, 2 time winner Saxo-Tinkoff’s Spanish ace Alberto Contador and reigning Giro d’ Italia champion Italian Vincenzo Nibali of Team Astana, but as is so often the case in professional cycling this one didn’t go according to script.  By the end of the 10th stage of this years edition of the Tour de France Froome and Contador would both be at home licking their various wounds, the former a couple of broken bones in his wrist and hand and the latter a fractured leg, leaving Astana’s Nibali to dominate the race and win largely unchallenged.

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Le Tour de Couch – Week 1 Tour de France Wrap

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The first week and a bit of the 2014 Tour de France is done and dusted (or drowned more appropriately), and what a nine days of racing we’ve seen.  As we approach the first rest day we figured it was time to take stock.

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