Deadspin ripercorre la strada del successo dello Squalo dello Stretto dal Regno Unito a Parigi.
The race can only be won in a few key places like time trials or summit finishes, but it can be lost anywhere. All the other pre-race favorites lost it somewhere. Contador fell on a descent, Froome got bumped into too many times, Andrew Talansky took a poor line on a sprint, and all were forced to abandon. But Nibali didn't just not lose the race. He took it to the field, biting out large chunks every day until he consumed all challengers and won by 7:37, the largest winning margin since a Texan won the 1999 Tour by the same time difference.