Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France stage 10, reclaims yellow jersey

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 201 km second stage of the 101th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2014 between York and Sheffield
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Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 10 of the Tour de France to reclaim the yellow jersey.

Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali has won stage 10 of the Tour de France to reclaim the overall leader's yellow jersey.

The Astana man, who lost the yellow jersey for the first time since stage two yesterday in Mulhouse, proved to be the best climber on the Planche des Belles Filles on a wet day in the Alps.

Nibali has now also lost his two nearest competitors for the main title after Alberto Contador joined last year's winner Chris Froome in crashing out of the Tour.

France's Tony Gallopin, of Lotto-Belisol, wore the yellow jersey on Bastille Day but finished almost five minutes behind Nibali.

Team Sky's Richie Porte is now in second place overall, two minutes and 23 seconds behind Nibali, with Gallopin dropping to fifth.

Stage winner Blel Kadri of France and AG2R La Mondiale celebrates on the podium after winning the eighth stage of the 2014 Tour de France on July 12, 2014
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