"It was a fabulous day for me, I led a good action," said Nibali, who collected his first Tour stage win and first yellow jersey. "It was difficult. There was a lot of headwind ... I had the luck to attack at the right moment."
Tour de France: Vincenzo Nibali outlasts top contenders in Stage 2 →
"It was a crazy race," said Nibali, describing how his team informed him through his earpiece about Froome's mishap, and went back to see whether he was OK.
Tour de France: Marcel Kittel wins again as Chris Froome caught in crash →