Tour de France 2014

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Tour de France 2014
Racing series UCI WorldTour
Host country FranceFrance France United Kingdom Belgium Spain
United KingdomUnited Kingdom 
Competition period July 5th to July 27th
Stages 21st
overall length 3660.5 km
Starting field 198 from 34 nations in 22 teams
(164 of them arrived at the finish)
Overall rating 1. Vincenzo Nibali 89:59:06 h 2. Jean-Christophe Péraud + 7:37 min 3. Thibaut Pinot + 8:15 minItalyItaly 
Team evaluation FranceFrance Ag2r La Mondiale 270: 27: 02 h
Scoring jerseys
Scoring Scoring SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
Mountain scoring Mountain scoring PolandPoland Rafał Majka
Young talent evaluation Young talent evaluation FranceFrance Thibaut Pinot
Tour de France 2014 map
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The Tour de France 2014 took place from July 5 to July 27, 2014 and was the 101st staging of the most important stage cycle race in the world. The tour started in Leeds and ended after 21 stages on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris . For the second time since 2007 , the Grand Départ of the Tour took place in England . After the first three stages in Great Britain , the race ran clockwise through France , Belgium and Spain . The planned total length was originally 3663.5 kilometers. Due to a brief change in the route of the 5th stage , this was shortened to 3660.5 kilometers.

The overall winner was the Italian Vincenzo Nibali , who won his first Tour de France and was the sixth cyclist ever to be victorious in all three Grand Tours . In addition, with Jean-Christophe Péraud and Thibaut Pinot , French riders were again represented on the tour podium for the first time after the 1997 Tour .

Starting position

Composition of the field of participants

All 18 ProTeams were entitled to start . On January 28, 2014, the organizer gave ASO wildcards to four Professional Continental Teams . The French team Bretagne-Séché Environnement , the Swiss team IAM Cycling , which was founded only last year, and the German team NetApp-Endura took part in the Tour de France for the first time. The 198 riders came from 34 different nations, traditionally most of them were French. In addition to the 44 starters from the home country of the tour, 20 others came from Spain and 17 each from Italy and the Netherlands. There were also ten Germans, nine Swiss and one Austrian at the start.

The German Jens Voigt was not only the oldest starter at the age of 42, but with his 17th tour participation also set the record for the American George Hincapie and the Australian Stuart O'Grady , who also competed 17 times in the Tour of France were. Also 42 years old was Chris Horner and thus the second oldest starter of the tour. The Dutchman Danny van Poppel turned 21 on the day of the 20th stage of the tour. As in the previous year, he was the youngest of almost 200 starters. The average age of the drivers on this tour edition was around 30 years. In the junior competition, 27 athletes (around 14 percent of the field) were born in 1989 or later. This value was somewhat lower than in previous years.

A detailed start list with an overview of the nationalities, successes, overall placements and exits of the individual drivers and teams during the Tour de France 2014 can be found on the separate page Driver Field 2014 .

Overview of the participating teams
FranceFrance Ag2r La Mondiale (ALM)
KazakhstanKazakhstan Astana Pro Team (AST)
NetherlandsNetherlands Belkin-Pro Cycling Team (BEL)
United StatesUnited States BMC Racing Team (BMC)
ItalyItaly Cannondale (CAN)
FranceFrance Team Europcar (EUC)
FranceFrance (FDJ)
NetherlandsNetherlands Team Giant-Shimano (GIA)
United StatesUnited States Garmin Sharp (GRS)
RussiaRussia Team Katusha (KAT)
ItalyItaly Lampre-Merida (LAM)
BelgiumBelgium Lotto Belisol (LTB)
SpainSpain Movistar Team (MOV)
AustraliaAustralia Orica GreenEdge (OGE)
BelgiumBelgium Omega Pharma-Quick Step (OPQ)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Team Sky (SKY)
RussiaRussia Tinkoff Saxo (TCS)
United StatesUnited States Trek Factory Racing (TFR)
Professional Continental Teams
FranceFrance Brittany-Séché Environnement (BSE)
FranceFrance Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (COF)
SwitzerlandSwitzerland IAM Cycling (IAM)
GermanyGermany Team NetApp-Endura (TNE)


Last year's winner Chris Froome (SKY) and the two-time tour winner Alberto Contador (TCS) were named as favorites for the tour win . Contador already won the France-tours in 2007 and 2009. For the favorites counted also the Italian champion Vincenzo Nibali (AST), the last year the Giro d'Italia won and second in the Vuelta a España was he already in 2010 had won .

Prospect of finishing in the top ten were the captain of the Movistar team , Alejandro Valverde , the sixth-place finisher last year's Tour, Bauke Mollema (BEL) from the Netherlands, Tejay van Garderen was (BMC), the 2012 best young rider of the Tour, and World champion Rui Costa (LAM) from Portugal, who won the Tour de Suisse in 2014 . In addition, Joaquim Rodríguez (KAT), third in 2013, and Andrew Talansky (GRS), winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné 2014, had a chance of a top ten placement. The extended circle of favorites also included Pierre Rolland (EUC), Romain Bardet (ALM), Jakob Fuglsang (AST), Daniel Navarro (COF) and Thibaut Pinot (FDJ).

Altogether, with Contador, Froome, Rodríguez and Nibali as well as the brothers Andy and Fränk Schleck, six drivers took part in the 101st Tour de France, who have already stood on the podium once at the Tour of France. Contador, Nibali, Froome, Valverde, Andy Schleck, Chris Horner and Michele Scarponi were among the starters who have already won a Grand Tour .

German four-time tour stage winner Marcel Kittel (GIA) and 25-time stage winner Mark Cavendish were the main candidates for sprint wins . Also André Greipel (LTB), Peter Sagan (CAN) and Alexander Kristoff (KAT) were mentioned as possible winners of flat stages in the mass sprint.

Tour itinerary


Cobblestone at the Carrefour de l'Arbre

The program included a stage over cobblestones and five stages with a mountain finish. There was no prologue and a team time trial. The penultimate stage was the only time trial of this edition.

The race started in Leeds with one stage without any particular difficulties. The first two stages led through the county of Yorkshire . The goal of the second stage was Sheffield . On the third stage, the field of drivers headed for the British capital London , where the 2007 tour had already started. The race then continued in France. The fifth stage led over a length of 13 kilometers over cobblestones. Seven of the so-called pavé sectors of Paris – Roubaix were driven in the opposite direction of the spring classic. Starting with this stage as far as the Vosges , the Tour de France followed, to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War 100 years earlier, the course of the Franco-German front that had remained unchanged for several years.

On the 14th stage in the Alps , the Col d'Izoard represented the highest point of this year's tour, which is why the souvenir Henri Desgrange was awarded in this mountain classification . In the Pyrenees , mountain ratings of the highest category had to be climbed on stages 16 and 18 , including the climbs to the Port de Balès and the Col du Tourmalet . The 17th stage contained four mountain classifications in the first category, including the Col de Peyresourde and the mountain arrival at Pla d'Adet .

stage date route Type a Distance (km) Time (h: min: s) Stage winner Jersey red number.svg Most combative driver
1 05th July 2014 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Leeds - HarrogateUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom Stage without particular difficulties 190.5 4:44:07 GermanyGermany Marcel Kittel GermanyGermany Jens Voigt
2 0July 6, 2014 United KingdomUnited Kingdom York - SheffieldUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom hilly stage 201.0 5:08:36 ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali FranceFrance Blel Kadri
3 07th July 2014 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Cambridge - LondonUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom Stage without particular difficulties 155.0 3:38:30 GermanyGermany Marcel Kittel Czech RepublicCzech Republic Jan Bárta
4th 0July 8, 2014 Le Touquet-Paris-Plage - Villeneuve-d'Ascq Stage without particular difficulties 163.5 3:36:39 GermanyGermany Marcel Kittel FranceFrance Thomas Voeckler
05 b 0July 9, 2014 BelgiumBelgium Ypres - Arenberg-Porte du Hainaut Short, hilly stage 152.5 3:18:35 NetherlandsNetherlands Lars Boom NetherlandsNetherlands Lieuwe Westra
6th July 10, 2014 Arras - Reims Stage without particular difficulties 194.0 4:11:39 GermanyGermany André Greipel SpainSpain Luis Ángel Maté
7th July 11, 2014 Épernay - Nancy Stage without particular difficulties 234.5 5:18:39 ItalyItaly Matteo Trentin SwitzerlandSwitzerland Martin Elmiger
8th July 12, 2014 Tomblaine - Gérardmer hilly stage 161.0 3:49:28 FranceFrance Blel Kadri FranceFrance Blel Kadri
9 July 13, 2014 Gérardmer - Mulhouse hilly stage 170.0 4:09:34 GermanyGermany Tony Martin GermanyGermany Tony Martin
10 July 14, 2014 Mulhouse - Planche des Belles Filles Stage with particular difficulties 161.5 4:27:26 ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali GermanyGermany Tony Martin
R. 15th July 2014 Rest day in Besançon Rest day
11 July 16, 2014 Besançon - Oyonnax hilly stage 187.5 4:25:45 FranceFrance Tony Gallopin IrelandIreland Nicolas Roche
12 17th July 2014 Bourg-en-Bresse - Saint-Etienne Stage without particular difficulties 185.5 4:32:11 NorwayNorway Alexander Kristoff AustraliaAustralia Simon Clarke
13 July 18, 2014 Saint-Etienne - Chamrousse Stage with particular difficulties 197.5 5:12:29 ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali ItalyItaly Alessandro De Marchi
14th 19th July 2014 Grenoble - Risoul Stage with particular difficulties 177.0 5:08:27 PolandPoland Rafał Majka ItalyItaly Alessandro De Marchi
15th 20th July 2014 Tallard - Nîmes Stage without particular difficulties 222.0 4:56:43 NorwayNorway Alexander Kristoff SwitzerlandSwitzerland Martin Elmiger
R. July 21, 2014 Rest day in Carcassonne Rest day
16 July 22, 2014 Carcassonne - Bagneres-de-Luchon hilly stage 237.5 6:07:10 AustraliaAustralia Michael Rogers FranceFrance Cyril Gautier
17th 23rd July 2014 Saint-Gaudens - Saint-Lary-Soulan / Pla d'Adet Short stage with particular difficulties 124.5 3:35:23 PolandPoland Rafał Majka FranceFrance Romain Bardet
18th July 24, 2014 Pau - Hautacam Short stage with particular difficulties 145.5 4:04:17 ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali SpainSpain Mikel Nieve
19th July 25, 2014 Maubourguet - Bergerac Stage without particular difficulties 208.5 4:43:41 LithuaniaLithuania Ramūnas Navardauskas NetherlandsNetherlands Tom-Jelte Slagter
20th July 26, 2014 Bergerac - Périgueux Individual time trial 054.0 1:06:21 GermanyGermany Tony Martin not forgiven
21st July 27, 2014 Évry - Paris Champs-Élysées Stage without particular difficulties 137.5 3:20:50 GermanyGermany Marcel Kittel not forgiven
Total kilometers: 3660.5

Notes on the table

aThe names of the stages and the profile pictures follow the official regulations of the Tour de France. The fifth stage, categorized as "hilly", however, had no mountain rating.
b route changed at short notice

Ratings in the course of the tour

The table shows the leader in the respective classification or the wearer of the classification jerseys or colored back numbers at the end of the respective stage. The individual stage articles, which are linked in the first column, offer a more detailed overview of the placements after a stage.

stage Yellow jersey
Overall rating
Green jersey
Dotted jersey
Mountain scoring
White jersey
Young talent evaluation
Yellow number on the back
Team evaluation
1. GermanyGermany Marcel Kittel GermanyGermanyMarcel Kittel 1 GermanyGermany Jens Voigt SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan 2 , 3 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Team Sky
2. ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan FranceFrance Cyril Lemoine
5. KazakhstanKazakhstan Astana Pro Team
8th. FranceFrance Blel Kadri PolandPoland Michał Kwiatkowski
9. FranceFrance Tony Gallopin GermanyGermany Tony Martin
10. ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali SpainSpain Joaquim Rodríguez FranceFrance Romain Bardet FranceFrance Ag2r La Mondiale
13. ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali 4
14th SpainSpain Joaquim Rodríguez
16. PolandPoland Rafał Majka FranceFrance Thibaut Pinot
winner ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan PolandPoland Rafał Majka FranceFrance Thibaut Pinot FranceFrance Ag2r La Mondiale

Notes on the table:

1On stage 2, Bryan Coquard was third in the points classification and wore the green jersey, as Marcel Kittel was already wearing the yellow jersey and the runner-up Peter Sagan was wearing the white jersey.
2On the 3rd, 4th and 5th stages, Romain Bardet wore the white jersey as second in the junior competition, as Peter Sagan was already wearing the green jersey.
3On the 6th, 7th and 8th stages Michał Kwiatkowski wore the white jersey as second in the junior ranking, as Peter Sagan was already wearing the green jersey.
4thOn the 14th stage, Joaquim Rodríguez wore the dotted jersey as second in the mountain classification, while da Vincenzo Nibali was already wearing the yellow jersey.

Race course

First week

The first stage ended with the victory of sprinter Marcel Kittel (GIA) and a momentous fall of Mark Cavendish (OPQ), who was the favorite for the points classification . He was unable to start the following day due to the injuries he sustained. Kittel won the first yellow jersey and also the lead in the points classification . The green jersey was then worn by day runner-up Peter Sagan (CAN) on the second stage and was not handed in until Paris because he himself took the lead in this classification on the second stage.

The second stage led over hilly terrain. Vincenzo Nibali (AST) pulled away from a group of around 20 people two kilometers from the finish, won the stage by two seconds and won the yellow jersey for the first time. The situation in the two most important ratings did not change on the two subsequent stages, as the sprinters dominated the final in each case: Marcel Kittel won both stages, while Peter Sagan was able to extend his lead in the points classification with a second place on the third stage.

The route for the fifth stage was changed at short notice due to heavy rainfall. Two of the nine cobblestone sections that are also used at Paris – Roubaix were not passable. After 80 kilometers, last year's winner Chris Froome crashed for the third time within two days and gave up the race. Of the other favorites for the Tour win, Vincenzo Nibali got along best on the cobblestones . He crossed the finish line 19 seconds behind winner of the day Lars Boom (BEL) and extended his lead over his main rivals in the fight for the yellow jersey to over two minutes.

After two flat stages won by sprinters ( André Greipel and Matteo Trentin ), the eighth stage led over two climbs of the second category over the last 30 kilometers and ended with an ascent of the third category in Gérardmer . With the victory by Blel Kadri (ALM), an outlier prevailed for the first time. Second was Alberto Contador (TCS), who pulled away from Vincenzo Nibali in the last few meters of the descent and reached the finish three seconds ahead of the Italian.

Second week

On the ninth stage, a large group (almost 30 drivers) managed for the first time to reach the finish in front of the main field. The winner through a joint advance with Alessandro De Marchi (CAN) from this group was Tony Martin (OPQ) on his own. Tony Gallopin (LTB) took over the yellow jersey , with which a Frenchman wore the maillot jaune on the French national holiday . Martin was voted the most combative driver of the stage, and he also took the lead in the mountain classification .

The first mountain stage with a total of seven mountain ratings , four of which were in the first category with a mountain arrival in Planche des Belles Filles , was on the program on the tenth day of the tour. 95 kilometers from the finish, Alberto Contador had a hard crash on a descent. After a long treatment, he tried to continue the race, but gave up after a few kilometers. As it turned out later, Contador had broken his right shin.

At the same time, a shift in the racing events became apparent in the second week: While the leader, Vincenzo Nibali, defended his position and was able to slightly improve his position, the drivers in positions two to five developed a dispute over the podium positions. Nibali captured the stage win of the tenth stage with 15 seconds ahead of Thibaut Pinot (FDJ). Not only did he get back the yellow jersey he had lost the day before from Gallopin, but he was also able to consolidate his lead in the overall standings with a lead of over two minutes over Richie Porte (SKY) and Alejandro Valverde (MOV). Joaquim Rodríguez (KAT) took the lead in the mountain classification, Romain Bardet (ALM) took the white jersey and ag2r La Mondiale took the lead in the team classification .

The first of two rest days was scheduled for July 15th. Tony Gallopin narrowly won the next eleventh stage in hilly terrain, but he did not manage to shorten the gap to Nibali and the other favorites. The next day, Alexander Kristoff (KAT) from Norway won a Tour de France stage for the first time. Since this twelfth stage went without major mountain ratings, nothing changed in the classifications. The 13th and 14th stages were both Alpine stages with mountain arrivals. The 13th stage from Saint-Étienne to Chamrousse was dominated again by Vincenzo Nibali, who was able to get rid of his competitors on the final climb and won the stage ahead of Rafał Majka (TCS) and Leopold König (TNE). Nibali thus also took the lead in the mountain classification from Rodríguez, who wore the dotted jersey the next day, as Nibali was the overall leader at the same time.

On the 14th stage, the Col d'Izoard had to be driven among other things . This stage was mainly dominated by the fight for the dotted jersey. Joaquim Rodríguez wanted to take the lead in this classification from Nibali again and was therefore in the top group. He first won a mountain classification in the first category and was then also first on the Col d'Izoard. Also in this top group was Majka, who was fifth in the mountain classification after the stage the day before. Before reaching the mountain, Majka shook off his only remaining competitors for the day's victory, Rodríguez and Alessandro De Marchi , and thus won his first tour stage. Like the day before, De Marchi was named the most combative driver. In the mountain classification, Majka now had the same score as Rodríguez, but the Spaniard was three places ahead in the overall classification (about 7:40 min) and therefore led this classification again. Nibali managed once more to distance his pursuers. He was second in the stage ahead of Jean-Christophe Péraud (ALM).

Third week

The 15th stage, held on July 20th, was almost consistently led by the two outliers Martin Elmiger (IAM) and Jack Bauer (GRS), who could only be set by the sprinters in the last few meters. Alexander Kristoff won this sprint again. The leader in the points classification, Peter Sagan, achieved third place and still had a comfortable lead of over 150 points over the runner-up Bryan Coquard (EUC). Before we went to the Pyrenees , the tour included another day of rest in Carcassonne . This is where the 16th stage was started, which, as a low mountain range stage, had an ascent of the highest category. Rafał Majka was able to win the first mountain classification of the day for one point and ended up with this one point ahead of Rodríguez in the mountain classification, who had to hand over the dotted jersey to the Pole. Michael Rogers (TCS) won the day, an outlier. The 16th stage also had an impact on the junior ranking. Romain Bardet was unable to follow Thibaut Pinot's pace on the last climb and thus lost the white jersey to the French. At the same time, Jean-Christophe Péraud was able to overtake the American Tejay van Garderen (BMC) in the overall classification, so that at the end of the stage three French riders (Pinot, Péraud, Bardet) were among the top five of the tour.

Then two difficult stages in the Pyrenees were on the program. The 17th stage was won again by Rafał Majka, who defended himself against the attacks of Joaquim Rodríguez, who was one point behind, and defended the dotted jersey. Vincenzo Nibali was able to shake off all of his pursuers except Péraud and now had a lead of over five minutes on second-placed Alejandro Valverde and a realistic chance of winning the Tour. He also made clear his ambitions in this regard on the 18th stage from Pau to Hautacam . He attacked in the final climb and distanced all other favorites by over a minute. Valverde lost almost two minutes on this stage and thus lost his second place in the overall standings. The French Pinot and Péraud were now in second and third place. In second place, Pinot was over seven minutes behind Nibali. The Italian's overall victory was practically impossible to take away, as only two flat stages and a time trial had to be mastered.

Ramūnas Navardauskas (GRS) from Lithuania won the flat 19th stage, which was carried out in heavy rain at times, with an attack a few kilometers from the finish. The individual time trial held the next day again offered opportunities for changes in the overall classification. Behind Nibali, positions two to four (Pinot, Péraud, Valverde) were only fifteen seconds apart. A second place would still have been possible for Valverde. However, he was unable to take any time from Péraud and Pinot on the 54-kilometer course, which time trial world champion Tony Martin completed the fastest, and so he stayed in fourth place. However, thanks to his time trial performance, Jean-Christophe Péraud Thibaut Pinot pushed it to third place. At the bottom of the top ten, the two Dutch riders Laurens ten Dam and Bauke Mollema fell behind, while Leopold König and Haimar Zubeldia (TFR) moved up.

Traditionally, the overall standings were no longer attacked on the last stage to Paris. On the Champs-Élysées there was a mass sprint, which Marcel Kittel won. Together with Vincenzo Nibali, he was the most successful driver after winning stages with four wins each. In total, German riders won seven stages in the 2014 Tour de France, more than ever before on a tour of France.

Final score

Final result after the 21st stage
Overall rating ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali (AST) 89:59:06 h
(40.679 km / h)
2. FranceFrance Jean-Christophe Péraud (ALM) + 07:37 min
3. FranceFrance Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) + 08:15 min
4th SpainSpain Alejandro Valverde (MOV) + 09:40 min
5. United StatesUnited States Tejay van Garderen (BMC) + 11:24 min
6th FranceFrance Romain Bardet (ALM) + 11:26 min
7th Czech RepublicCzech Republic Leopold König (TNE) + 14:32 min
8th. SpainSpain Haimar Zubeldia (TFR) + 17:57 min
9. NetherlandsNetherlands Laurens ten Dam (BEL) + 18:11 min
10. NetherlandsNetherlands Bauke Mollema (BEL) + 21:15 min
Scoring SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan (CAN) 431 P.
2. NorwayNorway Alexander Kristoff (KAT) 282 P.
3. FranceFrance Bryan Coquard (EUC) 271 P.
Mountain scoring PolandPoland Rafał Majka (TCS) 181 P.
2. ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali (AST) 168 P.
3. SpainSpain Joaquim Rodríguez (KAT) 112 P.
Young talent evaluation FranceFrance Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) 90:07:21 h
2. FranceFrance Romain Bardet (ALM) + 03:11 min
3. PolandPoland Michał Kwiatkowski (OPQ) + 73:40 min
Team ranking FranceFrance Ag2r La Mondiale 270: 27: 02 h
2. NetherlandsNetherlands Belkin-Pro Cycling Team + 34:46 min
3. SpainSpain Movistar team + 66:10 min
Most combative driver ItalyItaly Alessandro De Marchi (CAN)

The 101st Tour de France was completed by 164 of the 198 riders who had started, with around 83% of the participants reaching the finish in Paris . The Italian Vincenzo Nibali (AST) completed the total of 3660.5 kilometers as the fastest in a time of 89 hours, 59 minutes and six seconds, which corresponds to an average speed of 40.679 kilometers per hour. This success in the overall standings makes Nibali the sixth cyclist (after Jacques Anquetil , Felice Gimondi , Eddy Merckx , Bernard Hinault and Alberto Contador ) to complete the three major tours (consisting of the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España ). Here, Nibali clearly distanced his competitors: With a gap of seven minutes and 37 seconds, the Frenchman Jean-Christophe Péraud (ALM) came second on the tour, just ahead of his compatriot Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), who was eight minutes and 15 seconds behind had on Nibali. Fourth was the Spaniard Alejandro Valverde (MOV), who was traded as Nibali's worst opponent after the exits of last year's winner Chris Froome (SKY) and former Tour winner Alberto Contador (TCS), nine minutes and 40 seconds behind. American Tejay van Garderen (BMC) finished fifth, eleven minutes and 24 seconds behind. The French Romain Bardet (ALM), the Czech Leopold König (TNE), the Spaniard Haimar Zubeldia (TFR), as well as the two Dutch Laurens ten Dam and Bauke Mollema (BEL) followed in sixth to tenth place .

The score was won by the Slovak Peter Sagan (CAN) with 431 points, although he did not win a stage; it is his third success in a row. With a gap of 149 and 160 points respectively, the Norwegian Alexander Kristoff (KAT) and the French Bryan Coquard (EUC) follow in second and third . Fourth was the German Marcel Kittel (GIA), fifth was the Australian Mark Renshaw (OPQ).

Surprisingly, Pole Rafał Majka (TCS) celebrated winning the mountain classification . Only when he came into the team as a replacement for Roman Kreuziger did he just keep the upper hand with 181 points over the overall winner Vincenzo Nibali, who only managed 13 points less. Third place went to Spaniard Joaquim Rodríguez (KAT), who was second in the overall ranking last year, 69 points behind Majka. Fourth and fifth were the French Thibaut Pinot and Jean-Christophe Péraud.

The youth classification won Thibaut Pinot with a time of 90 hours seven minutes and 21 seconds. He had a lead of three minutes and eleven seconds over compatriot Romain Bardet. All other drivers were more than an hour behind in this ranking, followed by Pole Michał Kwiatkowski (OPQ), Dutchman Tom Dumoulin (GIA) and Spaniard Jon Izaguirre (MOV).

The team score secured the French team AG2R La Mondiale with a total time of 270 hours 27 minutes and two seconds. The Dutch Belkin-Pro Cycling Team came in second, 36 minutes and 46 seconds behind, while the Spanish Movistar Team came in third, over an hour behind. Fourth and fifth were the US BMC Racing Team and the French team Europcar .

The Italian Alessandro De Marchi (CAN) was honored as the most combative driver . De Marchi was in breakaway groups five times, and he was awarded the red number twice.

The Lanterne Rouge went to the Chinese Ji Cheng (GIA), who was the first Chinese to compete in the Tour de France. He achieved his declared goal of finishing last in 164th place, 6:02:24 behind the overall leader.

See also

Web links

Commons : Tour de France 2014  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

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