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2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Sunday, 13 July 2014

2014 Tour de France: amazing win by Tony Martin – Tony Gallopin – Yellow

Great ride and fabulous solo win by Tony Martin today plus Frenchman Tony Gallopin takes Yellow from Vincenzo Nibali and will wear it on Bastille Day (14th July). It had been thought that today's stage might be quiet before tomorrow's tough mountain finish on La Planche des Belles Filles. Martin's ride will surely be added to the Tour's annals of famous solo rides. He also takes over the King of the Mountains Jersey. 

Overall Tony Gallopin now leads Vincenzo Nibali by 1:34 with Tiago Machado (2:40) and Pierre Rolland (4:07) also moving back into contention. Nibali and the Astana team obviously decided not to defend the Yellow Jersey being prepared to make a 'temporary loan' of it. However, the picture will surely change tomorrow with a tough, moutainous stage to come.

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