Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has won the Tour de France, becoming the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race in 16 years by chiselling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. Nibali is only the sixth rider to win all three Grand Tours - France, Italy and Spain - and is the first Italian to win the Tour de France since Marco Pantani in 1998. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Marianne Vos of the Netherlands has won the inaugural women's version of the Tour de France on Sunday, a 55-mile (88.5 km) circuit on the famous cobblestones of Paris'Champs-Elysees. The Rabobank-Liv team rider said after the race "my team was upfront all the time -- we were in every breakaway so I could stay relaxed. It gave me extra motivation to be there in the final sprint and to push maximum power." Full Story.
All But Over
Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France by retaining a lead of several minutes from the penultimate stage, a time trial won by German speedster Tony Martin. The race drama in Stage 20 was about who would join Nibali on the podium after a largely ceremonial ride on Sunday to the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Full Story.