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- 1. Vincenzo NIBALI, Astana, in 4:04:17
- 2. Thibaut PINOT, FDJ.fr, at 1:10
- 3. Rafal MAJKA, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 1:12
- 4. Jean-Christophe PERAUD, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 1:15
- 5. Tejay VAN GARDEREN, BMC Racing, at 1:15
- 6. Romain BARDET, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 1:53
- 7. Bauke MOLLEMA, Belkin, at 1:57
- 8. Leopold KONIG, NetApp-Endura, at 1:57
- 9. Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, Trek Factory Racing, at 1:59
- 10. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, Movistar, at 1:59
- 11. Laurens TEN DAM, Belkin, at 1:59
- 12. Frank SCHLECK, Trek Factory Racing, at 3:30
- 13. Steven KRUIJSWIJK, Belkin, at 3:30
- 14. Tanel KANGERT, Astana, at 3:30
- 15. Arnold JEANNESSON, FDJ.fr, at 4:24
- 16. Ben GASTAUER, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 4:28
- 17. Yury TROFIMOV, Katusha, at 4:30
- 18. Pierre ROLLAND, Europcar, at 4:33
- 19. Christopher HORNER, Lampre-Merida, at 4:40
- 20. John GADRET, Movistar, at 4:40
- 21. Peter STETINA, BMC Racing, at 4:59
- 22. Rudy MOLARD, Cofidis, at 5:20
- 23. Brice FEILLU, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 5:23
- 24. Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE, Sky, at 5:25
- 25. Cyril GAUTIER, Europcar, at 6:40
- 26. Marcel WYSS, IAM Cycling, at 7:22
- 27. Luis Angel MATE MARDONES, Cofidis, at 8:15
- 28. Perrig QUEMENEUR, Europcar, at 8:35
- 29. Nicolas ROCHE, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 8:55
- 30. Sylvain CHAVANEL, IAM Cycling, at 10:10
- 31. Bartosz HUZARSKI, NetApp-Endura, at 10:43
- 32. Jan BAKELANTS, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 11:12
- 33. Thomas VOECKLER, Europcar, at 11:54
- 34. Yukiya ARASHIRO, Europcar, at 11:54
- 35. Biel KADRI, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 13:21
- 36. Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK, Lotto-Belisol, at 13:50
- 37. Michael SCHÄR, BMC Racing, at 14:14
- 38. Michael ROGERS, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 14:14
- 39. Giovanni VISCONTI, Movistar, at 14:14
- 40. Imanol ERVITI, Movistar, at 14:14
- 41. Matthieu LADAGNOUS, FDJ.fr, at 14:14
- 42. Greg VAN AVERMAET, BMC Racing, at 16:12
- 43. Julien SIMON, Cofidis, at 16:12
- 44. Alessandro DE MARCHI, Cannondale, at 16:16
- 45. Christophe RIBLON, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 17:35
- 46. Jérémy ROY, FDJ.fr, at 19:01
- 47. Benjamin KING, Garmin-Sharp, at 19:01
- 48. Gatis SMUKULIS, Katusha, at 19:01
- 49. Tom Jelte SLAGTER, Garmin-Sharp, at 19:01
- 50. Johan VAN SUMMEREN, Garmin-Sharp, at 19:01
- 51. Matthew BUSCHE, Trek Factory Racing, at 19:01
- 52. Richie PORTE, Sky, at 19:01
- 53. Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU, Trek Factory Racing, at 19:01
- 54. Kristijan DURASEK, Lampre-Merida, at 19:01
- 55. David LOPEZ GARCIA, Sky, at 19:01
- 56. Bram TANKINK, Belkin, at 19:01
- 57. Geraint THOMAS, Sky, at 19:01
- 58. Adam HANSEN, Lotto-Belisol, at 19:01
- 59. Florian GUILLOU, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 19:01
- 60. Jean-Marc BIDEAU, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 19:01
- 61. Sébastien REICHENBACH, IAM Cycling, at 19:25
- 62. Lars BOOM, Belkin, at 19:59
- 63. Rein TAARAMAE, Cofidis, at 20:14
- 64. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, Katusha, at 20:38
- 65. Cédric PINEAU, FDJ.fr, at 20:38
- 66. Paul VOSS, NetApp-Endura, at 21:04
- 67. Kévin REZA, Europcar, at 21:08
- 68. Tony GALLOPIN, Lotto-Belisol, at 21:08
- 69. José Joao PIMENTA COSTA MENDES, NetApp-Endura, at 21:45
- 70. Tiago MACHADO, NetApp-Endura, at 21:45
- 71. Nelson Filipe SANTOS SIMOES OLIVEIRA, Lampre-Merida, at 21:45
- 72. Andriy GRIVKO, Astana, at 22:04
- 73. Jakob FUGLSANG, Astana, at 22:04
- 74. Michele SCARPONI, Astana, at 22:04
- 75. Matteo MONTAGUTI, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 22:28
- 76. Jon IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI, Movistar, at 23:02
- 77. Matteo TOSATTO, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 23:02
- 78. Sébastien MINARD, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 23:02
- 79. Andreas SCHILLINGER, NetApp-Endura, at 23:02
- 80. Jesus HERRADA LOPEZ, Movistar, at 23:02
- 81. Daniel OSS, BMC Racing, at 23:02
- 82. Lieuwe WESTRA, Astana, at 23:42
- 83. Jérôme PINEAU, IAM Cycling, at 24:39
- 84. Amaël MOINARD, BMC Racing, at 24:39
- 85. Peter VELITS, BMC Racing, at 24:39
- 86. Michal GOLAS, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 24:39
- 87. Marco MARCATO, Cannondale, at 26:29
- 88. Peter SAGAN, Cannondale, at 26:29
- 89. Niki TERPSTRA, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 27:26
- 90. Arnaud GERARD, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 28:14
- 91. Sergio Miguel MOREIRA PAULINHO, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 28:41
- 92. Grégory RAST, Trek Factory Racing, at 28:41
- 93. Daniele BENNATI, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 28:41
- 94. Albert TIMMER, Giant-Shimano, at 29:19
- 95. Bryan COQUARD, Europcar, at 30:57
- 96. André GREIPEL, Lotto-Belisol, at 31:01
- 97. Tony MARTIN, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 31:01
- 98. Simon CLARKE, Orica-GreenEdge, at 31:01
- 99. Martin ELMIGER, IAM Cycling, at 31:01
- 100. Christian MEIER, Orica-GreenEdge, at 31:01
- 101. Michael ALBASINI, Orica-GreenEdge, at 31:01
- 102. Roy CURVERS, Giant-Shimano, at 31:01
- 103. Alex HOWES, Garmin-Sharp, at 31:01
- 104. Dmitriy GRUZDEV, Astana, at 31:01
- 105. Kristijan KOREN, Cannondale, at 31:01
- 106. Armindo FONSECA, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 31:01
- 107. Anthony DELAPLACE, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 31:01
- 108. Maxim IGLINSKY, Astana, at 31:01
- 109. William BONNET, FDJ.fr, at 31:01
- 110. Tom DUMOULIN, Giant-Shimano, at 31:01
- 111. Elia VIVIANI, Cannondale, at 31:01
- 112. Lars Ytting BAK, Lotto-Belisol, at 31:01
- 113. Maarten WYNANTS, Belkin, at 31:01
- 114. Jens KEUKELEIRE, Orica-GreenEdge, at 31:01
- 115. Fabio SABATINI, Cannondale, at 31:01
- 116. Jose Rodolfo SERPA PEREZ, Lampre-Merida, at 31:01
- 117. Jens VOIGT, Trek Factory Racing, at 31:01
- 118. Jan BARTA, NetApp-Endura, at 31:01
- 119. Mikael CHEREL, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 31:01
- 120. Svein TUFT, Orica-GreenEdge, at 31:01
- 121. Danny PATE, Sky, at 31:01
- 122. Cyril LEMOINE, Cofidis, at 31:01
- 123. Alessandro PETACCHI, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 31:01
- 124. Thomas LEEZER, Belkin, at 31:01
- 125. Michael MORKOV, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 31:01
- 126. Samuel DUMOULIN, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 31:01
- 127. Luke DURBRIDGE, Orica-GreenEdge, at 31:01
- 128. Sep VANMARCKE, Belkin, at 31:01
- 129. Jurgen ROELANDTS, Lotto-Belisol, at 31:01
- 130. Zakkari DEMPSTER, NetApp-Endura, at 31:01
- 131. Benoit JARRIER, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 31:01
- 132. Nicolas EDET, Cofidis, at 31:01
- 133. Ramunas NAVARDAUSKAS, Garmin-Sharp, at 31:01
- 134. Ruben PLAZA MOLINA, Movistar, at 31:01
- 135. Florian VACHON, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 31:01
- 136. Benat INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA, Movistar, at 31:01
- 137. Vasil KIRYIENKA, Sky, at 31:01
- 138. Mickael DELAGE, FDJ.fr, at 31:01
- 139. Yohann GENE, Europcar, at 31:01
- 140. Sebastian LANGEVELD, Garmin-Sharp, at 31:09
- 141. Jack BAUER, Garmin-Sharp, at 31:09
- 142. Bernhard EISEL, Sky, at 31:09
- 143. Alessandro VANOTTI, Astana, at 31:09
- 144. Adrien PETIT, Cofidis, at 31:09
- 145. Romain FEILLU, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 31:09
- 146. Marcus BURGHARDT, BMC Racing, at 31:09
- 147. Marcel SIEBERG, Lotto-Belisol, at 31:09
- 148. Alexandre PICHOT, Europcar, at 31:09
- 149. Luca PAOLINI, Katusha, at 31:09
- 150. Jean Marc MARINO, Cannondale, at 31:09
- 151. Mark RENSHAW, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 31:28
- 152. Matteo TRENTIN, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 32:03
- 153. John DEGENKOLB, Giant-Shimano, at 32:03
- 154. Koen DE KORT, Giant-Shimano, at 32:04
- 155. Tom VEELERS, Giant-Shimano, at 32:04
- 156. Marcel KITTEL, Giant-Shimano, at 32:04
- 157. Arnaud DEMARE, FDJ.fr, at 32:04
- 158. Alexander KRISTOFF, Katusha, at 32:04
- 159. Vladimir ISAICHEV, Katusha, at 32:04
- 160. Roger KLUGE, IAM Cycling, at 32:04
- 161. Cheng JI, Giant-Shimano, at 32:04
- 162. Michal KWIATKOWSKI, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 32:14
- 163. Maciej BODNAR, Cannondale, at 32:14
- 164. Davide CIMOLAI, Lampre-Merida, at 32:14
- DSQ Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL, Movistar
- DNF Heinrich HAUSSLER, IAM Cycling
- Alison Zimmer(Lincoln, Vt./VT Gravity Racing-Xprezo) and Kevin Aiello(Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./KHS Factory Racing) claimed the top spots in the 2014 USA CyclingPro Gravity Tour (Pro GRT)standings after podium finishes at the penultimate Pro GRT event, theBikes, Brews and Viewsat Beech Mountain, N.C., on July 20.
Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) won the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.
Nibali, who now has a lead of more than 7 minutes in the GC standings, launched a daring attack with 9.5km remaining in the stage on the steep slopes of the Hautacam.
After leaving Chris Horner (Lampre-Merida) in his wake, Nibali picked off Mikel Nieve (Sky) a kilometer later and then rode by himself at the front of the race the rest of the way up the hors category climb to capture his fourth stage win of the race.
Thibaut Pinot (FDJ.fr) was second at 1:10 back, while Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) finished third at 1:12.
Overall, Nibali holds a lead of 7:10 over Pinot, with Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r-La Mondiale) in third at 7:23 back. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), who began the day in second at 5:26, struggled on the final climb and is now 7:25 behind Nibali in fourth.
“Today wasn’t for the rankings. I just wanted another stage win,” Nibali said. “The team has worked so hard for me throughout these three weeks. To win a stage in the Pyrénées is very important. It’s for the whole team.”
Nibali was riding with several of the race’s top climbers when Horner attacked with 10km left. Nibali followed and got on his wheel as the pair began to distance itself from the group.
But Nibali did not spend much time glued to the 42-year-old’s wheel. Half a kilometer later, as Nieve rode by himself at the front of the race, Nibali attacked and immediately surged ahead of Horner.
Nibali quickly made up time, and with 8.4km left he was just 15 seconds behind Nieve. At the 8m to go mark, Nibali caught up to the Spaniard, increased his cadence dramatically, and floated past him up the left side of the road.
With the rest of the GC contenders left scrambling to attack each other, Nibali continued to turn the pedals over as he climbed to the finish line.
“I’m pretty happy about [second overall]. But it’s only 15 seconds so it’s pretty close,” Pinot said. “The [stage 20] time trial is not going to be easy but I will fight as hard as I can to get them. Fifteen seconds is a very small advantage.”
Nibali’s teammate Michele Scarponi, who won the 2011 Giro d’Italia after winner Alberto Contador was stripped of his title because of a positive test for a prohibited substance, said Nibali has the Tour title wrapped up.
“Vincenzo is a real champion. He has done an extraordinary Tour,” Scarponi said. “Won the last mountain stage with a huge demonstration of strength. We try to put him in the best place to win, and let’s say mission accomplished.”
Majka, others chase
Majka, who won Wednesday’s stage 17 and who leads the mountains classification, attacked the peloton with around 7.5km remaining in the stage. He quickly passed Nieve, who was now riding backwards after Nibali surged past him. Majka, who eventually finished third, needed to place in the top 6 in order to keep the polka dot jersey.
With 6km to go, meanwhile, Pinot accelerated from the peloton.The Frenchman, who began the day third overall at 6:00 behind Nibali, was just 34 seconds behind Valverde in the GC.
Peraud, who started the stage fourth at 6:08 back, along with the sixth-placed Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing), matched Pinot’s move. With the trio now riding together, Valverde began to struggle and lose time behind them.
With 4km to go, the Pinot group had Majka in its sights. A kilometer and a half later, the threesome caught up to the Polish rider and swallowed him up.
But the gap to Nibali was too great, and the group of four finished more than a minute behind him.
“The day before yesterday, Nibali said he was doing good, started thinking about the finish to Hautacam,” Astana sport director Giuseppe Martinelli said. “He wanted to finish the Tour with some panache. You could see in his face he really wanted it.”
The Tour resumes with Friday’s 208.5km stage 19 from Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour to Bergerac.
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GLASGOW, Scotland (AFP) — Bradley Wiggins returned to track cycling for the first time since 2008 at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday and helped lead England to the final of the men’s 4000m team pursuit at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.
England will battle it out with fierce rival Australia, who set the fastest time in qualifying, for the gold medal.
Wiggins, competing in his first Commonwealth Games since Manchester 2002, is looking for his first ever gold medal at the Games to go with his Tour de France and four Olympic titles.
Canada and New Zealand will face each other in the bronze medal event.
England’s Jason Kenny, the current Olympic sprint champion, scraped into the quarterfinals of the men’s sprint after claiming a place through a first round repechage along with compatriot Matthew Crampton.
They will join New Zealand trio Sam Webster, Matthew Archibald, and Eddie Dawkins, Australians Matthew Glaetzer and Peter Lewis, and Malaysian Mohd Awang in Friday’s quarterfinals.
English rider Philip Hindes, who was part of the Great Britain team that claimed team sprint gold at the 2012 London Olympics, failed to qualify after finishing last in his first round repechage.
The day got off to a flying start with the men’s sprint Commonwealth Games record being smashed four times during qualifying.
Lewis was the first to better compatriot Shane Perkins previous record of 10.058 when he went under 10 seconds for the first time at the Games, clocking in at 9.975.
His record stood for less than five minutes before Kiwi Webster went faster in 9.933, only to see teammate Eddie Dawkins better it with a time of 9.818.
However, Glaetzer, saved the best until last as he flew round the track in 9.779 to set down a marker to the rest of the riders.
Para-cycling is making its Games debut in Glasgow and host nation Scotland will take on fierce rivals England in the Women’s para-tandem sprint final.
The Scottish team of Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston will face Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott for the gold medal while the battle for bronze will be an all Australian affair as Felicity Johnson and Holly Takos take on Brandie O’Connor and Breanna Hargrave.
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