Vincenzo Nibali happy to let go of Tour de France lead

Astana happy not to have to work during Monday's mountains stage, letting Tony Gallopin wear the yellow jersey

Vincenzo Nibali on stage nine of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Vincenzo Nibali and his Astana team made a tactical move on the roads to Mulhouse in eastern France. Instead pulling an escape in, they let the Tour de France's yellow jersey slip away to escapee Tony Gallopin.

"We paid for the jersey, its normal, we took it on the second day," the Sicilian said.

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