Tour de France at a glance

Updated: July 6, 2014, 2:54 PM ET
Associated Press

SHEFFIELD, England -- A brief look at Sunday's second stage of the 101st Tour de France:

Stage: A 201-kilometer (125-mile) ride from York to Sheffield on an undulating terrain featuring nine climbs and narrow roads.

Winner: Italian Vincenzo Nibali, who upset all other Tour favorites with a late attack to claim his maiden stage win in cycling's biggest event. Nibali, a former Vuelta and Giro winner, jumped out of a breakaway bunch after the final climb. Greg van Avermaet was second, and Michal Kwiatkowski was third -- each two seconds behind.

Yellow Jersey: Nibali. The former Vuelta and Giro winner now leads his main rivals Alberto Contador and Chris Froome by 2 seconds in the general classification.

Quote of the day: "You know those double decker buses they have here in the UK. I woke up feeling like one of them drove on me during the night." -- Simon Gerrans, reflecting on a morning of pain after his spill during Stage 1.

Stat of the day: 100. In millions of pounds, the estimated economic benefit of hosting the Tour de France to the Yorkshire economy.

Monday's stage: Stage 3 -- the last in Britain this year before the peloton crosses the Channel -- takes the riders on a 155-kilometer (96-mile) mostly flat trek from Cambridge to London. It features a spectacular finish on The Mall where a massive sprint is expected to take place.

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