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Nibali attacks to claim stage and Tour lead

Nibali attacks to claim stage and Tour lead

SHEFFIELD, England - Italian Vincenzo Nibali claimed the overall lead on the Tour de France after a late attack earned him victory in the second stage on Sunday. The Astana rider powered away about two kilometres from the finish and held off the peloton, with Belgian Greg van Avermaet and Pole Michal Kwiatkowski finishing second and third respectively. The top favorites showed their muscles in the finale, with Alberto Contador and defending champion Chris Froome attacking on the last climb, but Nibali's move was the smartest. Nibali leads pre-stage favorite Peter Sagan of Slovakia, who took fourth place, by two seconds. Froome and Contador are also two seconds off the pace, in...