Rafal Majka of Poland won the 14th stage of the
Majka led a breakaway on the final climb in the 110-mile roller-coaster course over two infamous climbs, including the 7,742-foot Izoard pass, and a finish up to Risoul ski station.
The one-two result was the flip of Friday's entree into the Alps: Nibali won and Majka was second.
Majka's victory was the first on this Tour by his Tinkoff-Saxo Bank team, which lost main leader
"I am really very happy," Majka, who was sixth in the
Team owner Oleg Tinkov, a Russian businessman, choked up, wiped his nose, and put on sunglasses.
"We lost Alberto, we had to win," he said through a translator on French TV. "Rafal is a marvelous young rider. We will come back to try to win the Tour one day."
The stage didn't shake up the top five standings. Nibali strengthened his hold on the yellow jersey, making the Tour from here to the finish in eight days in Paris looking more and more like a race for podium spots behind him.
Nibali crossed 24 seconds behind Majka, followed by
Overall, the Italian leads second-place Valverde by 4:37 and third-place Bardet by 4:50.