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Vincenzo Nibali holds lead at Tour

Updated: July 26, 2014, 2:40 PM ET
Associated Press

PERIGUEUX, France -- Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France with another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday.

Nibali all but ensured he will be crowned Tour champion for the first time thanks to winning the last mountain stage on Thursday. But a desire to leave nothing to chance, even with the biggest overall lead in 14 years, saw him push himself in the individual time trial for fourth ...

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