LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France - Italian Vincenzo Nibali tightened his grip on the Tour de France on Monday, reclaiming the yellow jersey with a solo victory on the 10th stage as his main rival Alberto Contador crashed out.
Astana rider Nibali attacked in the final climb, a brutal 5.9-kilometer ascent to La Planche des Belles Filles and never looked back.
France's Thibaut Pinot took second place 15 seconds back with Spain's Alejandro Valverde in third place 20 seconds off the pace.
Contador, Tour winner in 2007 and 2009, pulled out after injuring his right knee following a crash during a descent.
Nibali now leads Australian Richie Porte, who took over as Team...