It was an eventful Stage 10 at the Tour de France on Monday, though it wasn't all positive. Alberto Contador had a rough crash during the stage and suffered a broken tibia. He's officially out of the race going forward. Contador, a two-time champion of the race, fell down between Mulhouse and La Planche des Belles Filles.
Stage 10 was regarded as one of the tougher stages in the tour, with four Category 1 climbs. It was Contador's second fall of the day. Contador was one of the favorites to win the general classification, along with reigning champ Chris Froome, who also withdrew due to injuries back in the fifth stage.
Vincenzo Nibali reclaimed his yellow jersey with a stunning victory in the stage. Nibali attacked late, in the final minutes of the race, and he quickly put everyone else behind him. With a kilometer to go, Nibali passed Joaquim Rodriguez; the Spaniard attempted to regain, but Nibali attacked once more to finish and left Rodriguez behind.
It's Nibali's second stage win of this year's tour. He now has a gap of over two minutes on second place, held by Richie Porte of Team Sky. Nibali is now the heavy favorite to take it all this year. We've got some results from the stage and overall below, but be sure to check out Podium Cafe and the official tour website:
|1||Vincenzo Nibali||04h 27' 26''|
|2||Thibaut Pinot||+ 00' 15''|
|3||Alejandro Valverde Belmonte||+ 00' 20''|
|4||Jean-Christophe Peraud||+ 00' 20''|
|5||Romain Bardet||+ 00' 22''|
|1||Vincenzo Nibali||42h 33' 38''|
|2||Richie Porte||42h 36' 01''||+ 02' 23''|
|3||Alejandro Valverde Belmonte||42h 36' 25''||+ 02' 47''|
|4||Romain Bardet||42h 36' 39''||+ 03' 01''|
|5||Tony Gallopin||42h 36' 50''||+ 03' 12''|
|1||Peter Sagan||287 pts|
|2||Bryan Coquard||156 pts|
|3||Marcel Kittel||146 pts|
|4||Alexander Kristoff||117 pts|
|5||Mark Renshaw||101 pts|