There was a home winner on the eighth stage of the Tour de France while Vincenzo Nibali remains in the yellow jersey after a thrilling battle with Alberto Contador.
Defending champion Chris Froome has abandoned the 2014 Tour de France after a third crash in two days.
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali launched a late attack to win stage two of the Tour de France in Sheffield today and claim the race leader's yellow jersey.
A devastated Mark Cavendish ruled himself out of the Tour de France after suffering a shoulder injury in a crash on Saturday's opening stage to Harrogate.
Bradley Wiggins has confirmed he is likely to miss this year’s Tour de France as Team Sky focus their efforts around defending champion Chris Froome.