ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Tour de France Standings 2014 sent the riders today from Pau to Hautacam. Eventually, Stage 18 results today July 24, 2014 were won by Vincenzo Nibali. The 146 km race featured two category 3 assents and two massive HC assents and significant downward descents. Coming into the second assent today, Kadri and Nieve led the field by roughly two minutes. But in the end your Tour de France Stage 18 winner was Vincenzo Nibali, once again.
Who is going to be the winner of the Tour de France 2014? The latest Tour de France Standings 2014 have continued to suggest that Vincenzo Nibali could be the TDF 2014 winner. Peter Sagan and maybe Rafal Majka could be your eventual winners as well in their respective classes. Stage to stage, there has been no change in the Tour de France Standings 2014 for the General Classifications (Yellow Jersey) and the Points Classification (Green Jersey). Meantime the race for the King of the Mountain (Polka Dot Jersey) has started to widen. Today, Tour de France Standings 2014 started with Nibali as the leader in the General Classification followed by Valverde, Pinot, Peraud, and Bardet. Nibali extended his lead yesterday to 5’26”.
Then Tour de France Standings 2014 for the Points Classification featured a widening lead by Peter Sagan, now at 408 points. He is followed still by Coquard, at 253, and Kristoff and Kittel. Of note, Nibali is back in sixth position as well. Then the Tour de France Standings 2014 for the KOM (King of the Mountain) Classification spread out further. Two day ago, we had two riders tied, and a third only two points back. Now we have a far bigger separation forming. Majka before today was sported 149 points followed by Nibali with 118 points followed by Rodriquez at 112.
But before today’s race, Le Tour noted the extending lead in KOM points by Majka. “Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) has seriously increased his lead in the King of the Mountains competition as he won at Pla d’Adet yesterday. He had only one point as an advantage over Joaquim Rodriguez in the morning. He now enjoys 31 points difference with runner up Vincenzo Nibali who is not trying to beat him on that ranking but might as well do so, shall he win at Hautacam where 50 points are up for grab.” Le Tour added “Rodriguez is 37 points down. He needs to get rid of Majka and deliver a great result at Hautacam to be the King of the Mountains of the Tour de Franc.” For updated standings click HERE.