Tony Gallopin takes stage 11 at Tour de France

Lotto-Belisol rider Tony Gallopin wins the 11th stage of the Tour de France.

Frenchman Tony Gallopin has won the 11th stage of the Tour de France, 48 hours after losing the yellow jersey to Vincenzo Nibali.

Stage winner France's Tony Gallopin celebrates on the podium after winning the 187.5 km eleventh stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 16, 201© Getty Images

The Lotto-Belisol rider broke away from the peloton towards the end of the 187.5km race from Besancon to Oyonnax before crossing the line.

However, Nibali will keep the yellow jersey heading into Thursday's 12th stage from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Etienne.

Giant's John Degenkolb finished in second place behind Gallopin, while Omega Pharma-Quick Step's Matteo Trentin came in third.

Daniele Bennati of Team Tinkoff-Saxo and Simon Gerrans of Orica-GreenEdge completed the top five.

Matteo Trentin of Italy and the Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team celebrates on the podium after winning stage seven of the 2014 Le Tour de France from Epernay to Nancy on July 11, 2014
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