Tour de France 2014 - must watch: Vincenzo Nibali denied celebratory kiss from podium girl after winning second stage

It was one of the most awkward scenes to ever grace the podium

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The Independent Online

Oh the embarrassment! Here is Vincenzo Nibbali leaning in for his celebratory kiss from the podium girl after winning stage 2 of the Tour de France in Sheffield yesterday only to be blanked in one of the most awkward scenes ever to grace the podium.

The Italian Nibali may have timed his attack perfectly to secure victory in the stage, but the same cannot be said for his performance on the podium.


The Astana rider didn't stay down in the dumps for the too long after his public rejection, and spoke afterwards of his joy at wearing the prestigious yellow shirt for the first time in his career.

"I'm delighted to get the yellow jersey after having won the red jersey at the Vuelta a Espana and the pink jersey at the Giro d'Italia," he said.

"This victory is important for me, the team and Italy."

Watch the very public scene of embarrassment below...


Le Tour completes its British leg today, with stage 3 from  Cambridge to London. The riders will start in Le Touquet tomorrow.