Vincenzo Nibali claimed his third stage win of this year's Tour de France to increase his lead in the overall classification at the end of stage 13 on Friday.
There were Bastille Day fireworks on stage 10 of the Tour de France on Monday as Alberto Contador abandoned following a crash and Vincenzo Nibali reclaimed the yellow jersey with a tremendous victory at La Planche des Belles Filles.
Stage 2 winner Vincenzo Nibali believes his victory in Sheffield proves he has the capabilities to challenge the GC favourites.
Team: Team Sky
Previous appearances (finishes in brackets): 2008 (84th), 2012 (2nd), 2013 (1st).
Stage wins: Four (2012 - stage seven; 2013 - stages eight, 15 and 17).
This season Froome has not been the near-unbeatable beast he was in 2013 and is nervous about the cobbled fifth stage. He won the opening two stages of the Criterium du Dauphine, but a crash contributed to his demise later in the race as he finished 12th, giving his rivals a boost ahead of the Tour. On the plus side, Froome appears to like the balance of his (Wiggins-free) team this year.