Kristoff Wins Tour's Flat Stage 15; Nibali Leads

(MGN Online)
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NIMES, France (AP) - Alexander Kristoff of Norway has won the 15th stage of the Tour de France by leading a barreling pack that overtook two breakaway riders in the last few hundred meters.

Vincenzo Nibali finished in the main pack on Sunday to keep the overall lead.

After two days in the Alps, Sunday's stage offered some relief over a flat 222 kilometers (138 miles) from Tallard, southeast France's parachuting capital, toward the city of Nimes - known for its Roman arena and bullfighting.

Nibali kept his main rivals at bay in the stage and did not lose any time to them. He is 4:37 ahead of Spain's Alejandro Valverde in second, and 4:50 ahead of France's Romain Bardet in third.

Riders take the second rest day on Monday.