riblons maiden victory stage 14 tour de france 300x175   Riblon Wins Stage 14 Tour de France 2010AG2R-La Mondiale rider Christope Riblon manhandled the challenging Tour de France as he rode to win Stage 14 of the race. Riblon shares how he found the strength to persevere.

“I remembered last year when I wondered how Brice Feillu had done what he did to win the stage to Andorra Arcalis. We were behind, and I do not understand how we failed to reel him in – how could he have stayed ahead when there were riders chasing him down. Now I realize why he could do it. When you’re alone in front, with a few kilometres to the finish, the support of the public helps to carry you and it encourage you, it transforms you and gives you strength. I gave everything and I felt I could not lose,” said the Frenchman.

However, tailing behind him was a toe to toe match between the defending…

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