Vincenzo Nibali secures 2014 Tour de France title after time trial

With just the final stage to Paris left, Vincenzo Nibali has all but sewn up the 2014 Tour de France win

Vincenzo Nibali on stage twenty of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Vincenzo Nibali time trialled through the land of wine, truffles and fois gras to secure his Tour de France win on Saturday in Périgueux. The Italian must only take a flight from western France to Paris and complete the final parade stage up the Champs-Élysées to make the result official.

"I didn't think to put my name in the history just by winning the Tour, but in the big classics, by winning the Vuelta a España and the Giro d'Italia," Nibali told a packed pressroom.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.