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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian rider to do so since Marco Pantani in 1998.

The Tour was highlighted by a spate of crashes that early on eliminated some of the biggest names in the field. Defending champ Chris Froome dropped out after three crashes, while three-time winner Alberto Contador broke his leg after ramming into a pothole.

The 29-year-old Nibali won four stages of the tour, three of them in the grueling mountain phase.