Vincenzo Nibali reclaims Tour de France lead, Alberto Contador out

Vincenzo Nibali wins mountain stage to move back into yellow jersey as Alberto Contador withdraws due to injury

Vincenzo Nibali on the podium after winning Stage 10 of the 2014 Tour de France and regaining the yellow jersey.

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) won stage 10 of the Tour de France in an epic mountain ride to reclaim the overall race lead as rival Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) was forced to abandon after crashing heavily.

It might have been Bastille Day but the French ended it with neither stage victor nor yellow jersey. Instead, it was another massive day of shocks on the Tour, which saw yet another pre-race favourite crash out of the race. After Chris Froome on stage five, today it was Contador who crashed, wrecking his knee and his 2014 Tour de France.

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