Vincenzo Nibali takes Tour de France lead after stage two win

Late attack nets Vincenzo Nibali the stage win ahead of his general classification rivals

Vincenzo Nibali wins stage two of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) launched a late attack in the final two kilometres of the second stage of the 2014 Tour de France to win the stage in Sheffield and put himself into the race lead.

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) came home for second place, with Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) in third.

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