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2014 Tour de France
101st edition: July 5- July 27, 2014

Stage 14 results and photos

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Saturday, July 19: Stage 14, Grenoble - Risoul, 177 km (hilltop finish)

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Rafal Majka wins stage 14

Rafal Majka wins stage 14. Photo ©Sirotti

Major ascents:

The Race: Vincenzo Nibali had predicted that this would be a fearsomely difficult stage. He was sure right about that.

The speed was high from the gun and very soon seventeen riders were clear, none of whom presented a GC threat.

Wanting to take back his leadership in the mountains classification, break member Joaquin Rodriguez was first over the Col du Lautaret. After the Lautaret's descent the break's lead, which had been as much as five minutes, was down to two minutes 33 seconds.

Rodriguez was also first over the mighty Izoard, getting both the KOM points and the 5,000 Euro Souvenir Henri Desgrange prize for being the first over the Tour's highest point.

On the Izoard's descent Romain Bardet and his Ag2r teammates attempted to split the yellow jersey group. There was a furious scramble and before the final ascent to Risoul had begun, there was a general regoupment. The front break was down to eleven riders, 1 minute 47 seconds ahead of the peloton.

Sky's Geraint Thomas slaved away at the front of the break, trying to set things up for teammate Mikel Nieve. But Rafal Majka had other plans. He went solo up the final climb while in the yellow jersey group the attacks started firing off.

With four kilometers to go Nibali attacked with Jean-Christophe Péraud stuck to him like a limpet. A half-minute back Thibaut Pinot, Romain Bardet, Tejay Van Garderen with Alejandro Valderde for company were chasing. Then, astonishingly, Valverde cracked. He was dropped.

Rafal Majka is enjoying terrific form. The Tinkoff-Saxo rider crossed the line alone. A half-minute later Nibali, refusing to give any presents, beat Péraud to the line for second.

Nibali has tightened his grip on the yellow jersey. And despite faltering on the final climb, Valverde remain in second place, followed by the two feisty Frenchmen, Bardet and Pinot. What a terrific day of racing!

Complete Results:

Winner's average speed: 34.4 km/hr

1 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO 5hr 8min 27sec
2 Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM @ 24 seconds
3 Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE + 00' 26''
4 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR + 00' 50''
5 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE
6 Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM + 00' 54''
7 Frank Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING + 01' 01''
8 Laurens Ten Dam BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 01' 07''
9 Leopold Konig TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 01' 20''
10 Alejandro Valverde MOVISTAR TEAM + 01' 24''
11 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre TREK FACTORY RACING
12 Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR
13 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM + 02' 18''
14 Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO + 02' 34''
15 John Gadret MOVISTAR TEAM + 02' 37''
16 Bauke Mollema BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 02' 40''
17 Ben Gastauer AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02' 44''
18 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.FR + 03' 09''
19 Yury Trofimov TEAM KATUSHA
20 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 03' 20''
21 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE + 03' 25''
22 Steven Kruijswijk BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 03' 31''
23 Brice Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 03' 57''
24 Rui Alberto Costa  LAMPRE - MERIDA + 04' 46''
25 Tony Gallopin LOTTO-BELISOL + 04' 59''
26 Jurgen Van Den Broeck LOTTO-BELISOL
27 Richie Porte TEAM SKY + 05' 16''
28 Marcel Wyss IAM CYCLING + 06' 17''
29 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY + 06' 37''
30 Mikel Nieve Iturralde TEAM SKY
31 Joaquim Rodriguez TEAM KATUSHA + 06' 52''
32 Alessandro De Marchi CANNONDALE + 06' 55''
33 José Serpa LAMPRE - MERIDA + 07' 08''
34 Michele Scarponi ASTANA PRO TEAM
35 Luis Angel Mate  COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 07' 30''
36 Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP + 08' 55''
37 Cyril Gautier TEAM EUROPCAR + 09' 07''
38 Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM + 10' 13''
39 Peter Velits BMC RACING TEAM + 10' 18''
40 Mikael Cherel AG2R LA MONDIALE
41 Peter Stetina BMC RACING TEAM
42 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
43 Amaël Moinard BMC RACING TEAM
44 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM + 10' 27''
45 Jan Bakelants OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 10' 57''
46 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
47 Jérôme Pineau IAM CYCLING
48 Michael Schär BMC RACING TEAM + 11' 36''
49 José Joaquin Rojas MOVISTAR TEAM + 12' 48''
50 Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 12' 59''
51 Tanel Kangert ASTANA PRO TEAM + 13' 18''
52 Rein Taaramäe COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
53 Sylvain Chavanel IAM CYCLING + 13' 22''
54 Jakob Fuglsang ASTANA PRO TEAM + 13' 34''
55 Christopher Horner LAMPRE - MERIDA + 13' 39''
56 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING + 13' 47''
57 Reto Hollenstein IAM CYCLING
58 Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
59 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
60 Ruben Plaza Molina MOVISTAR TEAM
61 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL
62 Imanol Erviti Ollo MOVISTAR TEAM
63 Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR
64 Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR
65 Matthew Busche TREK FACTORY RACING + 14' 28''
66 Florian Vachon BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 15' 22''
67 Johan Van Summeren GARMIN - SHARP
68 Florian Guillou BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
69 Sergio Paulinho  TINKOFF-SAXO + 15' 32''
70 Nicolas Roche TINKOFF-SAXO
71 Christian Meier ORICA GREENEDGE + 16' 11''
72 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE + 16' 52''
73 Christophe Riblon AG2R LA MONDIALE
74 Bartosz Huzarski TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 17' 30''
75 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR + 17' 38''
76 Jan Barta TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 18' 25''
77 Jérémy Roy FDJ.FR + 18' 51''
78 Jens Keukeleire ORICA GREENEDGE
79 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE + 21' 41''
80 Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM
81 Matteo Montaguti AG2R LA MONDIALE
82 Michal Golas OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
83 Matteo Tosatto TINKOFF-SAXO + 21' 54''
84 Koen De Kort TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
85 Markel Irizar Arranburu TREK FACTORY RACING
86 David Lopez Garcia TEAM SKY
87 Matthieu Ladagnous FDJ.FR
88 José Pimenta Costa Mendes TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
89 Adam Hansen LOTTO-BELISOL
90 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM
91 Gatis Smukulis TEAM KATUSHA + 22' 07''
92 Gregory Rast TREK FACTORY RACING
93 Lars Boom BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 22' 40''
94 Bram Tankink BELKIN PRO CYCLING
95 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE + 25' 24''
96 Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE
97 Sébastien Minard AG2R LA MONDIALE
98 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL
99 Alessandro Vanotti ASTANA PRO TEAM
100 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING
101 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM
102 Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE
103 Simon Clarke ORICA GREENEDGE
104 Tiago Machado TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
105 Simon Gerrans ORICA GREENEDGE
106 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
107 Kristijan Durasek LAMPRE - MERIDA
108 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
109 Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING
110 Roy Curvers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
111 Svein Tuft ORICA GREENEDGE
112 Simon Spilak TEAM KATUSHA
113 Lieuwe Westra ASTANA PRO TEAM
114 Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE
115 Jean-Marc Bideau BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
116 Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE
117 Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA
118 Danny Pate TEAM SKY
119 Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE
120 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR
121 Cedric Pineau FDJ.FR
122 Alex Howes GARMIN - SHARP
123 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR
124 Jack Bauer GARMIN - SHARP
125 Tom Jelte Slagter  GARMIN - SHARP
126 Arnaud Gerard BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
127 Julien Simon COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
128 Michael Morkov TINKOFF-SAXO
129 Yukiya Arashiro TEAM EUROPCAR
130 Dmitriy Gruzdev ASTANA PRO TEAM
131 Thomas Leezer BELKIN PRO CYCLING
132 Maxim Iglinskiy ASTANA PRO TEAM
133 Albert Timmer TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
134 Yohann Gene TEAM EUROPCAR
135 Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 25' 33''
136 Vasili Kiryienka TEAM SKY + 26' 45''
137 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 27' 07''
138 Bernhard Eisel TEAM SKY + 27' 40''
139 Kristijan Koren CANNONDALE
140 Marcus Burghardt BMC RACING TEAM
141 Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
142 André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL
143 Alessandro Petacchi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
144 Vladimir Isaichev TEAM KATUSHA
145 Marcel Sieberg LOTTO-BELISOL
146 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
147 Romain Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
148 Tom Veelers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
149 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
150 Benat Intxausti MOVISTAR TEAM
151 Andreas Schillinger TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
152 Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA
153 Mickaël Delage FDJ.FR
154 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE
155 Daniele Bennati TINKOFF-SAXO
156 Heinrich Haussler IAM CYCLING
157 Mark Renshaw OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
158 Roger Kluge IAM CYCLING
159 Zakkari Dempster TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
160 Cheng Ji TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
161 Maarten Wynants BELKIN PRO CYCLING
162 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
163 William Bonnet FDJ.FR
164 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR
165 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA
166 Jean Marc Marino  CANNONDALE
167 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
168 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING
169 Luca Paolini TEAM KATUSHA
170 Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP
171 Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN - SHARP

GC after Stage 14: 2,531 km raced so far at an average speed of 40.910 km/hr

1 Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM 61hr 52min 54sec
2 Alejandro Valverde MOVISTAR TEAM @ 4'min 37sec
3 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE + 04' 50''
4 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR + 05' 06''
5 Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM + 05' 49''
6 Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE + 06' 08''
7 Bauke Mollema BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 08' 33''
8 Leopold Konig TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 09' 32''
9 Laurens Ten Dam BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 10' 01''
10 Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR + 10' 48''
11 Jurgen Van Den Broeck LOTTO-BELISOL + 11' 02''
12 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre TREK FACTORY RACING + 11' 10''
13 Rui Alberto Costa  LAMPRE - MERIDA + 12' 57''
14 Frank Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING + 14' 37''
15 Richie Porte TEAM SKY + 16' 03''
16 Yury Trofimov TEAM KATUSHA + 19' 12''
17 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 19' 24''
18 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY + 20' 18''
19 Brice Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 21' 00''
20 Mikel Nieve Iturralde TEAM SKY + 21' 04''
21 Steven Kruijswijk BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 22' 30''
22 Christopher Horner LAMPRE - MERIDA + 23' 59''
23 John Gadret MOVISTAR TEAM + 32' 55''
24 Tanel Kangert ASTANA PRO TEAM + 39' 12''
25 Ben Gastauer AG2R LA MONDIALE + 41' 28''
26 Peter Velits BMC RACING TEAM + 45' 33''
27 Jakob Fuglsang ASTANA PRO TEAM + 48' 00''
28 Jan Bakelants OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 49' 03''
29 Cyril Gautier TEAM EUROPCAR + 50' 17''
30 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 52' 08''
31 Tony Gallopin LOTTO-BELISOL + 52' 10''
32 Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO + 53' 05''
33  Luis Angel Mate  COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 01h 06' 28''
34 Bram Tankink BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 01h 08' 30''
35 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.FR + 01h 11' 33''
36 Marcel Wyss IAM CYCLING + 01h 11' 34''
37 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 01h 14' 09''
38 Peter Stetina BMC RACING TEAM + 01h 16' 59''
39 José Joaquin Rojas  MOVISTAR TEAM + 01h 19' 49''
40 Sylvain Chavanel IAM CYCLING + 01h 22' 19''
41 Michael Schär BMC RACING TEAM + 01h 24' 26''
42 Michal Golas OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 01h 25' 19''
43 Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM + 01h 25' 27''
44 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM + 01h 25' 51''
45 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM + 01h 27' 22''
46 Mikael Cherel AG2R LA MONDIALE + 01h 28' 23''
47 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR + 01h 29' 36''
48 Nicolas Roche TINKOFF-SAXO + 01h 31' 52''
49 Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 01h 32' 09''
50 Michele Scarponi ASTANA PRO TEAM + 01h 33' 50''
51 Alessandro De Marchi CANNONDALE + 01h 35' 04''
52 Amaël Moinard BMC RACING TEAM + 01h 35' 12''
53 José Serpa LAMPRE - MERIDA + 01h 38' 39''
54 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE + 01h 41' 03''
55 Joaquim Rodriguez TEAM KATUSHA + 01h 41' 06''
56 Kristijan Durasek LAMPRE - MERIDA + 01h 42' 38''
57 Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP + 01h 48' 14''
58 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO + 01h 48' 40''
59 Adam Hansen LOTTO-BELISOL + 01h 49' 23''
60 Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 01h 52' 17''
61 Jérôme Pineau IAM CYCLING + 01h 52' 25''
62 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING + 01h 53' 12''
63 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 01h 53' 19''
64 Florian Guillou BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 01h 53' 40''
65 Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM + 01h 56' 31''
66 Tom Jelte Slagter  GARMIN - SHARP + 01h 56' 32''
67 Jens Keukeleire ORICA GREENEDGE + 01h 57' 13''
68 Simon Gerrans ORICA GREENEDGE + 01h 59' 17''
69 Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE + 02h 01' 52''
70 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL + 02h 04' 01''
71 Markel Irizar Arranburu TREK FACTORY RACING + 02h 06' 23''
72 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE + 02h 06' 52''
73 Jan Barta TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 02h 07' 21''
74 Jérémy Roy FDJ.FR + 02h 08' 24''
75 Lieuwe Westra ASTANA PRO TEAM + 02h 08' 28''
76 Tiago Machado TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 02h 10' 11''
77 Ruben Plaza Molina MOVISTAR TEAM + 02h 10' 36''
78 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM + 02h 11' 30''
79 Yukiya Arashiro TEAM EUROPCAR + 02h 12' 51''
80 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE + 02h 15' 05''
81 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 02h 16' 23''
82 Matteo Montaguti AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02h 16' 40''
83 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02h 16' 49''
84 Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR + 02h 16' 58''
85 Simon Spilak TEAM KATUSHA + 02h 17' 28''
86 Johan Van Summeren GARMIN - SHARP + 02h 18' 00''
87 Sergio Paulinho   TINKOFF-SAXO + 02h 18' 11''
88 Koen De Kort TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 02h 18' 21''
89 Matthieu Ladagnous FDJ.FR + 02h 20' 03''
90 Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING + 02h 20' 23''
91 Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 02h 20' 48''
92 Bartosz Huzarski TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 02h 22' 51''
93 Imanol Erviti Ollo MOVISTAR TEAM + 02h 24' 50''
94 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 02h 25' 05''
95 Daniele Bennati TINKOFF-SAXO + 02h 25' 30''
96 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR + 02h 25' 56''
97 Julien Simon COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 02h 26' 21''
98 Heinrich Haussler IAM CYCLING + 02h 27' 28''
99 Rein Taaramäe COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 02h 28' 00''
100 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 02h 28' 26''
101 Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02h 29' 42''
102 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR + 02h 30' 08''
103 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING + 02h 30' 43''
104 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 02h 31' 17''
105 Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE + 02h 31' 17''
106 Lars Boom BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 02h 31' 19''
107 Gregory Rast TREK FACTORY RACING + 02h 31' 32''
108 Sébastien Minard AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02h 31' 46''
109 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM + 02h 31' 53''
110 Vasili Kiryienka TEAM SKY + 02h 32' 59''
111 Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE + 02h 33' 02''
112 Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA + 02h 34' 01''
113 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL + 02h 34' 02''
114 Reto Hollenstein IAM CYCLING + 02h 34' 24''
115 Roy Curvers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 02h 34' 32''
116 Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR + 02h 34' 41''
117 David Lopez Garcia TEAM SKY + 02h 34' 59''
118 Simon Clarke ORICA GREENEDGE + 02h 35' 32''
119 Maarten Wynants BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 02h 36' 12''
120 Gatis Smukulis TEAM KATUSHA + 02h 37' 00''
121 Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE + 02h 41' 16''
122 Cedric Pineau FDJ.FR + 02h 41' 20''
123 Matthew Busche TREK FACTORY RACING + 02h 41' 35''
124 Jean-Marc Bideau BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 02h 41' 43''
125 Florian Vachon BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 02h 44' 00''
126 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 02h 45' 51''
127 Benat Intxausti MOVISTAR TEAM + 02h 46' 18''
128 Christian Meier ORICA GREENEDGE + 02h 47' 08''
129 Matteo Tosatto TINKOFF-SAXO + 02h 48' 17''
130 Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA + 02h 49' 26''
131 Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN - SHARP + 02h 53' 11''
132 Svein Tuft ORICA GREENEDGE + 02h 54' 20''
133 Yohann Gene TEAM EUROPCAR + 02h 55' 10''
134 Thomas Leezer BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 02h 56' 48''
135 Dmitriy Gruzdev ASTANA PRO TEAM + 02h 57' 30''
136 José Pimenta Costa Mendes TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 02h 59' 17''
137 Luca Paolini TEAM KATUSHA + 02h 59' 54''
138 Kristijan Koren CANNONDALE + 03h 00' 04''
139 Alex Howes GARMIN - SHARP + 03h 00' 39''
140 Maxim Iglinskiy ASTANA PRO TEAM + 03h 02' 57''
141 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 03h 04' 11''
142 Arnaud Gerard BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 03h 04' 37''
143 Bernhard Eisel TEAM SKY + 03h 06' 19''
144 Michael Morkov TINKOFF-SAXO + 03h 07' 30''
145 Christophe Riblon AG2R LA MONDIALE + 03h 07' 42''
146 Jack Bauer GARMIN - SHARP + 03h 08' 00''
147 Marcel Sieberg LOTTO-BELISOL + 03h 11' 06''
148 Alessandro Vanotti ASTANA PRO TEAM + 03h 12' 36''
149 Mark Renshaw OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 03h 14' 52''
150 Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP + 03h 16' 09''
151 Marcus Burghardt BMC RACING TEAM + 03h 16' 12''
152 Zakkari Dempster TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 03h 16' 14''
153 Vladimir Isaichev TEAM KATUSHA + 03h 16' 50''
154 Mickaël Delage FDJ.FR + 03h 18' 03''
155 Albert Timmer TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 03h 18' 07''
156 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 03h 18' 21''
157 Romain Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 03h 20' 37''
158 Tom Veelers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 03h 21' 25''
159 Andreas Schillinger TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 03h 21' 35''
160 Alessandro Petacchi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 03h 21' 58''
161 André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL + 03h 22' 01''
162 Roger Kluge IAM CYCLING + 03h 22' 40''
163 Danny Pate TEAM SKY + 03h 23' 14''
164 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR + 03h 25' 33''
165 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 03h 26' 15''
166 Jean Marc Marino CANNONDALE + 03h 31' 33''
167 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE + 03h 33' 29''
168 William Bonnet FDJ.FR + 03h 34' 39''
169 Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 03h 34' 57''
170 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA + 03h 36' 31''
171 Cheng Ji TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 04h 00' 57''

Points Classification:

1 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE 361 points
2 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR 191
3 Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA 172
4 Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 167
5 Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM 134
6 Mark Renshaw OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 118
7 André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL 117
8 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM 115
9 Tony Gallopin LOTTO-BELISOL 87
10 José Joaquin Rojas  MOVISTAR TEAM 81
11 Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE 80
12 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 76
13 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR 74
14 Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM 70
15 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR 68
16 Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP 64
17 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE 63
18 Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE 63
19 Alessandro De Marchi CANNONDALE 60
20 Lieuwe Westra ASTANA PRO TEAM 56
21 Alejandro Valverde  MOVISTAR TEAM 55
22 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE 55
23 Sylvain Chavanel IAM CYCLING 55
24 Romain Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 55
25 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING 53
26 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 51
27 Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM 50
28 Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE 50
29 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO 47
30 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 44
31 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 43
32 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 43
33 Daniele Bennati TINKOFF-SAXO 42
34 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING 41
35 Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR 40
36 Simon Gerrans ORICA GREENEDGE 39
37 Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR 35
38 Cyril Gautier TEAM EUROPCAR 34
39 Jakob Fuglsang ASTANA PRO TEAM 32
40 Simon Clarke ORICA GREENEDGE 32
41 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE 32
42 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 31
43 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR 31
44 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 31
45 Lars Boom BELKIN PRO CYCLING 30
46 Leopold Konig TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 30
47 Luis Angel Mate  COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 30
48 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 30
49 Bauke Mollema BELKIN PRO CYCLING 29
50 Richie Porte TEAM SKY 29
51 Matteo Montaguti AG2R LA MONDIALE 28
52 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR 28
53 Heinrich Haussler IAM CYCLING 28
54 Mikael Cherel AG2R LA MONDIALE 27
55 Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 26
56 Jurgen Van Den Broeck LOTTO-BELISOL 26
57 Steven Kruijswijk BELKIN PRO CYCLING 26
58 Matthew Busche TREK FACTORY RACING 26
59 Alessandro Petacchi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 25
60 Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO 24
61 Arnaud Gerard BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 24
62 Jan Barta TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 23
63 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE 22
64 Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE 22
65 Christophe Riblon AG2R LA MONDIALE 21
66 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING 20
67 Jean-Marc Bideau BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 20
68 Florian Vachon BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 20
69 Thomas Leezer BELKIN PRO CYCLING 20
70 Jan Bakelants OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 20
71 Amaël Moinard BMC RACING TEAM 20
72 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE 20
73 Tom Veelers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 20
74 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY 19
75 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 19
76 Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR 18
77 Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE 18
78 Gregory Rast TREK FACTORY RACING 17
79 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 17
80 Laurens Ten Dam BELKIN PRO CYCLING 16
81  Rui Alberto Costa LAMPRE - MERIDA 16
82 Joaquim Rodriguez TEAM KATUSHA 16
83 Frank Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING 15
84 Jérôme Pineau IAM CYCLING 15
85 Jens Keukeleire ORICA GREENEDGE 15
86 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 15
87 Adam Hansen LOTTO-BELISOL 14
88 Jérémy Roy FDJ.FR 14
89 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA 14
90 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre TREK FACTORY RACING 13
91 Markel Irizar Arranburu TREK FACTORY RACING 13
92 Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM 12
93 Rein Taaramäe COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 12
94 Brice Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 11
95 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.FR 11
96 Yohann Gene TEAM EUROPCAR 11
97 Albert Timmer TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 11
98 Mikel Nieve Iturralde TEAM SKY 10
99 Bartosz Huzarski TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 10
100 Zakkari Dempster TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 10
101 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM 9
102 Christian Meier ORICA GREENEDGE 8
103 Kristijan Koren CANNONDALE 8
104 Tanel Kangert ASTANA PRO TEAM 7
105 Michele Scarponi ASTANA PRO TEAM 7
106 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL 7
107 Roy Curvers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 7
108 Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN - SHARP 7
109 Cheng Ji TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 5
110 Bram Tankink BELKIN PRO CYCLING 4
111 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL 4
112 Sergio Paulinho   TINKOFF-SAXO 4
113 Reto Hollenstein IAM CYCLING 4
114 John Gadret MOVISTAR TEAM 3
115 Marcel Wyss IAM CYCLING 3
116 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM 3
117 Nicolas Roche TINKOFF-SAXO 3
118 Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 3
119 Koen De Kort TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 3
120 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM 3
121  Jean Marc Marino CANNONDALE 3
122 José Serpa LAMPRE - MERIDA 2
123 Dmitriy Gruzdev ASTANA PRO TEAM 2
124 Mickaël Delage FDJ.FR 1
125 Alessandro Vanotti ASTANA PRO TEAM -4
126 Tom Jelte Slagter  GARMIN - SHARP -5
127 Sébastien Minard AG2R LA MONDIALE -5
128 Tiago Machado TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA -13
129 Andreas Schillinger TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA -20

Mountains Classification:

1 Joaquim Rodriguez TEAM KATUSHA 88 points
2 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO 88
3 Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM 86
4 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR 49
5 Alejandro Valverde  MOVISTAR TEAM 40
6 Alessandro De Marchi CANNONDALE 38
7 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR 34
8 Leopold Konig TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 32
9 Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE 29
10 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 26
11 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE 24
12 Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM 24
13 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE 18
14 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE 17
15 Mikel Nieve Iturralde TEAM SKY 16
16 Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM 14
17 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM 14
18 Laurens Ten Dam BELKIN PRO CYCLING 12
19 Amaël Moinard BMC RACING TEAM 12
20 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 12
21 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 11
22 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY 10
23 José Serpa LAMPRE - MERIDA 10
24 Nicolas Roche TINKOFF-SAXO 9
25 Luis Angel Mate  COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 9
26 Jan Bakelants OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 9
27 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 6
28 Sylvain Chavanel IAM CYCLING 6
29 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING 5
30 Christophe Riblon AG2R LA MONDIALE 5
31 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING 4
32 Frank Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING 4
33 Steven Kruijswijk BELKIN PRO CYCLING 4
34 Jérôme Pineau IAM CYCLING 4
35 Lieuwe Westra ASTANA PRO TEAM 4
36 Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR 2
37 Tom Jelte Slagter  GARMIN - SHARP 2
38 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR 2
39 Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN - SHARP 2
40 Simon Clarke ORICA GREENEDGE 2
41 Brice Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 2
42 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE 2
43 Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 2
44 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM 1
45 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM 1
46 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 1
47 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 1
48 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL 1
49 Tiago Machado TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 1
50 Rein Taaramäe COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 1
51 Gregory Rast TREK FACTORY RACING 1

Young Rider Classification:

1 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE 61hr 57min 44sec
2 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR @ 16 seconds
3 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 14' 34''
4 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 47' 18''
5 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM + 01h 22' 32''
6 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE + 01h 36' 13''
7 Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP + 01h 43' 24''
8 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO + 01h 43' 50''
9 Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 01h 47' 27''
10 Tom Jelte Slagter GARMIN - SHARP + 01h 51' 42''
11 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM + 02h 06' 40''
12 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE + 02h 10' 15''
13 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 02h 11' 33''
14 Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING + 02h 15' 33''
15 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR + 02h 25' 18''
16 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 02h 26' 27''
17 Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA + 02h 29' 11''
18 Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE + 02h 36' 26''
19 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 02h 41' 01''
20 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 02h 59' 21''
21 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 03h 13' 31''
22 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR + 03h 20' 43''
23 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 03h 21' 25''
24 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE + 03h 28' 39''
25 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA + 03h 31' 41”  

Team Classification:

1 Ag2R La Mondiale 185hr 56min 38sec
2 Belkin Pro Cycling @ 12min 42sec
3 Team Sky + 38' 16''
4 Astana Pro Team + 46' 10''
5 Movistar Team + 47' 44''
6 BMC Racing Team + 51' 01''
7 Trek Factory Racing + 01h 15' 07''
8 Team Europcar + 01h 15' 51''
9 Lampre - Merida + 01h 22' 13''
10 Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 01h 31' 56''
11 Lotto-Belisol + 01h 53' 01''
12 FDJ.Fr + 01h 53' 22''
13 Cofidis, Solutions Credits + 01h 59' 41''
14 Iam Cycling + 02h 07' 53''
15 Team Netapp-Endura + 02h 08' 51''
16 Tinkoff-Saxo + 02h 08' 56''
17 Team Katusha + 02h 15' 23''
18 Bretagne-Seche Environnement + 03h 31' 38''
19 Garmin - Sharp + 03h 54' 47''
20 Orica Greenedge + 04h 05' 34''
21 Cannondale + 04h 26' 44''
22 Team Giant-Shimano + 04h 31' 49''  

Stage 14 photos:

Alessandro De MArchi and Joaquin Rodriguez

Alessandro De Marchi and Joaquin Rodriguez. Photo ©Sirotti

Rafal Majka

Rafal Majka is well and truly gone. Photo ©Sirotti

Nibali adn Peraud

Nibali chases Majka with Jean-Christophe Péraud on his wheel. Photo ©Sirotti

Thibaut and Romain Bardet

Thibaut Pinot and Romain Bardet. Photo ©Sirotti

Alejandro Vavlerde

Alejandro Valverde. Photo ©Sirotti

Pierre Rolland

Pierre Rolland. Photo ©Sirotti

Bauke Mollema

Bauke Mollema. Photo ©Sirotti

Rui Costa

Rui Costa. Photo ©Sirotti

Richie porte

Richie Porte hadn't recovered from yesterday and came unhitched again. Photo ©Sirotti

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas did a huge amount of work in the break. Photo ©Sirotti

Michele Scarponi  and Jose Serpa

Michele Scarponi and José Serpa. Photo ©Sirotti

Rafal Majka wins stage 14

Ooh, that must have hurt! Rafal Majka held everyone off to win stage 14. Photo ©Sirotti

Vincenzo Nibali and JC peraud

Vincenzo Nibali and J.C. Péraud cross the line a half-minute after Majka. Photo ©Sirotti

Thibaut Pinot and Romain Bardet

Thibaut Pinot beats Romain Bardet for fourth place. Photo ©Sirotti

Tejay Van Gardeen

Tejay Van Gardeen finished 6th today, he's now 5th in the GC. Photo ©Sirotti

Frank Schleck

Frank Schleck did really well today, finishing 7th. Photo ©Sirotti

Laurens Ten Dam

Laurens Tem Dam looks gassed. But he finished 8th today. Photo ©Sirotti

Rafal Majka

Stage winner Rafal Majka. Photo ©Sirotti

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali has survived the Alps with his lead intact. Next week, the Pyrenees and the time trial. Photo ©Sirotti

Joaquin Rodriguez

Joaquin Rodriguez is tied with Rafal Majka at 88 KOM points. But I"m assuming that Rodriguez' better GC placing was used as a tie-breaker. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 14 live updates:

Weather at Risoul at 1:05 local time: A little nicer than yesterday 23C (73F), wind from the south at 16 km/h (10 mph). No rain in the last 24 hours and only a 10% chance of rain during the day. There is light drizzle on the Col du Lautaret. 51% humidity.

Km 0: This is the second and final day in the high Alps. The consensus is that today will be harder even than yesterday.

173 riders signed on, including Astana's Jakob Fuglsang, who crashed spectacularly yesterday after hitting a bottle that fell out of Jurgen Van den Broeck's bottle cage. Fuglsang is covered in bandages.

Very quickly after the stage start, Lampre rider Rafael Valls abandoned, unable to continue after an earlier crash injured his left knee.

Km 25: The race was active from the gun. The results of the hard riding in a stage that started climbing the Col du Lautaret almost from the start was a split in the peloton. There are 17 riders about three minutes ahead of the peloton with the yellow jersey. Peter Sagan is in the front end of the split, as is Rodriquez. The intermediate sprint is coming up shortly.

In the front group: Mikel Nieve and Geraint Thomas (Sky), Jesus Herrada (Movistar), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), Rafal Majka and Nicolas Roche (Tinkoff), Peter Sagan and Alessandro De Marchi (Cannondale), Steven Kruijswijk (Belkin), Christophe Riblon (AG2R), Albert Timmer (Giant), José Serpa (Lampre), Amaël Moinard (BMC), Cyril Gautier (Europcar), Nicolas Edet and Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis) and Simon Yates (Orica).

Though there are many fine riders in this group, none present a threat to the GC. Geraint Thomas is the highest ranked, 18th @ 14min 5sec. 

Km 36: The gap to the 17 riders is 3min 29sec. Neither the break nor the chasing peloton seems to be driving hard at the moment.

Km 43: The break did not contest the intermediate sprint, which Peter Sagan easily took. The Astana-led peloton passed the line 3min 40sec after the break. The race is 1hr 2min old. Average speed so far has been 41.6 km/hr.

Km 45.4: The race is passing through Bourg d'Oisons, just a couple of kilometers from the start proper of the Col du Lautaret.

Km 50: The race is on the 34-km Lautaret. The speed remains moderate. The pack isn't strung out yet. The gap to the 17 riders up the road is 3min 14sec.

Astana still has all nine team members in the race.

Km 56: The 17 riders are 4 minutes ahead of the peloton.

Km 64, 113 km remaining: The race has been fairly calm. The gap is four minutes. Sagan is in the front group of 17 twiddling a small gear. Astana continues to lead the peloton. There is a little drizzle as the Col du Lautaret is ascended.

Km 74: FDJ had momentarily added little horsepower to the chase, but the front of the peloton is back to being all Astana. Despite the brisk start to the stage, the race is now about three minutes behind the projected schedule. The group of 17 leaders is 4min 47sec ahead of the peloton.

Km 79: The gap has gone out to 5 minutes with just a few kilometers left of the Lautaret. The race is 2hr 25min old. Average speed had gone down to 32.6 km/hr.

Km 110: Of course, Joaquin Rodriguez was first over the summit of the Lautaret, scarfing up the 10 KOM points. Though Rodriguez is wearing the polka dots, Vincenzo Nibali actaully leads the KOM classification.But Nibali's torso is covered with yellow.

At the bottom of the high-speed descent of the Lautaret the 17 riders have a reduced lead of 2min 33sec. NetApp-Endura is leading the peloton's chase.

Km 114: The break has arrived at the base of the Izoard. The first rider to the top will get 5,000 Euros because it is the highest point of the Tour, the Souvenir Henri Desgrange.

The great Louison Bobet believed that it is on the Izoard that riders should forge their legacy. In 1953 Bobet performed one of cycling's great set-pieces on the Izoard, a ride that earned him the first of his three yellow jerseys.

Km 117: As the Izoard begins to bite, riders are being shelled, both from the break and the peloton. Up front Sagan and Albert Timmer are shelled. NetApp still leads the peloton with Astana in close attendance.

Km 124, 53 km to go: The break, now down to 15 riders, is 2min 40sec ahead of the peloton. The last NetApp-Endura rider has pulled off and now Astana is back at the job of leading the peloton. The NetApp riders who had been pacing the pack are now having trouble maintaining contact with the peloton. NetApp must have ambitions to advance Leopold Konig's cause.

Km 127: NetApp has returned to the front of the yellow jersey group. There are about 10 kms left of the Izoard. Geraint Thomas is hammering away at the front of the break. Is he trying to set things up for breakawy companion and teammate Mikel Nieve? That would be a good result for Sky, which now has about zero GC possibilities.

Km 129: The pressure from NetApp has really reduced the peloton, which is now in a line as they ascend the Izoard's final kilometers. Nibali is near the front, looking unstressed. Joaquin Rodriguez is at the front of the break. With 5,000 Euros (6,750 USD) available to the first man to the top, I'm sure Rodriguez will have to fight for the KOM points waiting at the top.

The break is three minutes ahead of the field. Riders are being shelled form the lead group. Nicolas Edet was just dropped.

Back in the peloton, Ag2r has brought Romain Bardet to the front.

Km 132: Michal Kwiatkowski is having trouble staying with the yellow-jersey group.

Up front: Rodriquez is leading as the break approaches the Izoard's summit. He gets it. Rodriquez at this point is the leader of the KOM classification with 88 points to Nibali's 70.

Km 134: Thibaut Pinot led the yellow jersey group over the Izoard 2min 55sec after the break crested the mountain. Has Pinot overcome his fear of high-speed technical descents? FDJ has been working with him to overcome his difficulties getting down mountains.

The break is down to 10 riders: Geraint Thomas (Sky), Jesus Herrada (Movistar), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), Rafal Majka (Tinkoff), Alessandro De Marchi (Cannnondale), Steven Kruijswijk (Belkin), José Serpa (Lampre), Amaël Moinard (BMC) and Simon Yates (Orica).

Km 140: The riders are descending at 90 km/hr.

BAM! Romain Bardet has attacked on the descent. Jakob Fuglsang and Nibali have closed up to him.

Pinot is chasing hard.

Km 146: Riders are making it up to the Bardet/Nibali group.

Km 148: Jean-Christophe Peraud is leading his teammate Bardet. Pinot has made contact with the Bardet/Nibali group. It looks like Tejay Van Garderen has missed the move.

Thre are 11 riders in the front group, 8 in the Bardet/Nibali chase, 1min 47sec back.

The peloton with Van Garderen has just made it up to the Yellow Jersey group.

Dries Devenyns has crashed and abandoned.

Km 157: Next up, the final first-category ascent to the hilltop finish at Risoul. The eleven leaders are 1min 32sec ahead of the yellow jersey group, which has grown as dropped riders scramble to regain contact.

Km 162: Geraint Thomas has done a ton of work leading the break, but the lead is just 68 seconds. Ag2r is full of vim and vigor and fear no rider. They are driving the peloton.

The break has just started the final climb.

Richie Porte has been dropped from the peloton.

Km 165: The break has just 40 seconds. Rui Costa has been dropped from the peloton. Ag2r has three riders at the front of the peloton to help Bardet. Nibali is right with Bardet.

Up at the break, Alessandro de Marchi has attacked, taking José Serpa with him.

10 km to go: De Marchi and Serpa are 46 seconds ahead of the yellow jersey group. De Marchi has dropped Serpa. Rafal Majka has caught De Marchi. Makja taps De Marchi on the back and tells him to come along. Rodriguez is closing in on De Marchi and Majka.

The Ag2r-led peloton is 36 seconds back

Majka has dropped De Marchi.

8 km to go: Rodriguez has caught Majka.

Scarponi has been dropped by the yellow jersey group. Nibali has no teammates.

7 km to go: It's Majka in the lead, Rodriguez and De Marchi @ 19 seconds, then the yellow jersey group another 27 seconds back.

5 km to go: Majka is tapping out a wonderful rhythm. He's 56 seconds ahead of the yellow jersey group.

Bam! Pierre Rolland attacks. Jean-Christophe Peraud marks him. The pair is brought back.

4 km to go: Majka has 62 seconds. Rolland goes again, this time in the big ring.

Double Bam! Nibali just rides away. Peraud seems to easily mark him. Rodriguez and De Marchi have been passed.

Now Valverde goes after Nibali with Van Garderen in hot pursuit. Pinot and Bardet have made it up to Valverde as well. Majka has 53 seconds.

Konig has been dropped. So has Rolland.

2 km to go: Majka has 47 seconds. Nibali attacks Peraud and Peraud closes back up.

Majka has 32 seconds now.

Valverde has been dropped from the Van Garderen chase.

1 km to go: Majka is 29 seconds ahead of Nibali and Peraud. The Bardet/Pinot/Van Garderen group is another half-minute back. Valverde is 25 seconds behind Bardet.

The finish: Rafal Majka crosses the line alone. Nibali won't gift Peraud second place as they cross the line a half-minute later. Pinot and Bardet fight it out, it looks like Pinot beat his compatriot. Van Garderen is just behind them.

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