Race leader Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 13 of Tour de France

Stage winner Italy's Vincenzo Nibali celebrates on the podium after winning the 197.5 km thirteenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 18, 201
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Leader Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 13 of the Tour de France, his third of the race.

Race leader Vincenzo Nibali has won stage 13 of the Tour de France from Saint-Etienne to Chamrousse.

The 29-year-old Astana rider stayed within the peloton for most of the day, but managed to move to the front of the pack with five kilometres to go.

Nibali, who retains the yellow jersey, produced a large gap between his competitors with around three kilometres left to ride before becoming the first Italian to win back-to-back mountain stages since 1998.

Rafal Majka finished second and Leopold Konig third.

Alexander Kristoff of Norway and Team Katusha celebrates winning stage twelve of the 2014 Tour de France, a 186km stage between Bourg-en-Bresse and Saint-Etienne, on July 17, 2014
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