Alexander Kristoff wins Tour de France stage 15

Heartbreak for escapees Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger as they are caught on the line - Vincenzo Nibali maintains lead as overall classification remains unchanged

Alexander Kristoff wins stage fifteen of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) won his second stage of the 2014 Tour de France, after the break of the day was heart-breakingly caught just metres from the finish line.

Up until the final few seconds it looked as though Jack Bauer (Garmin-Sharp), one of the two riders in the day’s break, was going to win the stage, but with about 30 metres to go an onrushing peloton finally caught the distraught New Zealander.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.