Nibali wins Tour de France 10th stage to take overall lead as Contador quits after crash

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Alberto Contador es atendido por los médicos tras sufrir una caída durante la 10ma etapa del Tour de Francia el 14 de julio del 2014. El español abandonó la prueba a raíz del percance. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) — Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has stamped his dominance on the Tour de France by winning the 10th stage in the Vosges mountains on Monday — shortly after his biggest rival for the title, two-time champion Alberto Contador, crashed out due to injury.

Nibali has regained the overall race lead from France's Tony Gallopin, who had taken the leader's yellow jersey from the Italian a day earlier.

The departure of Contador, a 31-year-old Spaniard with Tinkoff-Saxo Bank, follows that of defending champion Chris Froome of Britain who crashed out in Stage 5. Before the race began this year, Froome and Contador were seen as the top two favorites.

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