Rafal Majka made a brave solo attempt on the Category 1 climb to Pic de Nore, but was caught near the bottom of the descent.

Most concerning was LottoNL-Jumbo’s 13th-place finish.

Find out all about the 2018 Tour de France with our guide > https://t.co/9uwQ0zwvgW #TDF2018 #TourdeFrance pic.twitter.com/HbNWL37zKV. Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha Alpecin) - + 1’ 02”, 8. This year’s Tour covered nearly 2,100 miles, and included team and individual trials, a brutal cobbles stage, and mountains stages both long and very short over devilish climbs, old and new. Both riders suffered mechanicals late in the stage. The Belgian added a second to his lead thanks to a Bonus Sprint in Loeuilly, and now leads Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas by 7 seconds and his BMC teammate, Tejay van Garderen, by 9. Look for him to keep the yellow through Monday’s rest day.
After a rest day on Monday, the Tour enters the Pyrenees for a series of stages that could decide the final outcome.

Those gains are gone now, though Fuglsang’s team, Astana, acquitted themselves reasonably well in the TTT. That’s because the opening weekend’s nervous and chaotic racing upended many plans as team leaders crashed or flatted and lost precious time. Gorka Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida) - + 15”, 5. [4] This meant that new French team Vital Concept, with their team leader, sprinter Bryan Coquard, missed out on the race. After nine stages, Greg Van Avermaet still wears the yellow, adding to his lead on the cobbles of Stage 9 by winning the day’s Bonus Sprint and finishing second at the finish in Roubaix. This was calculated using the finishing times of the best three riders per team on each stage; the leading team was the team with the lowest cumulative time. The 3,351 km (2,082 mi)-long race consisted of 21 stages, starting on 7 July in Noirmoutier-en-l'Île, in western France, and concluding on 29 July with the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris.

[31] Debutant Gaviria had been second to Kittel at Quick-Step Floors before the latter moved to Team Katusha–Alpecin for the 2018 season.

Peter Sagan (Bora–Hansgrohe) then took the race lead on the following stage. The next two stages are tough, with lots of climbing on tap as the race heads through the heart of Brittany. TOUR DE FRANCE 2020 - VIDEO GAMES (XBOX ONE) TOUR DE FRANCE 2020 (IOS / ANDROID) Infos.

[16] However, Froome's participation was unconfirmed due to an ongoing anti-doping investigation that began in December 2017, when it was announced that he had returned a urine sample taken at the Vuelta (which had taken place two months earlier) which contained twice his allowed amount of the asthma drug salbutamol. The bigger question is who will join him on the final podium in Paris. Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) - “, 6. The 105th Tour de France, the most popular of cycling's three Grand Tours, is complete. Here's a list of Tour de France general classification winners from the last 10 years; you can see the full list of winners here: Watch the Tour de France live with fuboTV (7-day free trial), Cannondale Drapac Professional Cycling Team (United States). [47] The aforementioned, a mountain stage, was the shortest since 1996 and began with a standing start grid formation, with positions based on riders general classification ranking. ", "Tour de France 2018: stage-by-stage guide", "Tour de France grid start: Gimmick or game-changer? The first three days caused early chaos, but things have evened out for most contenders. Other GC Contenders: Vincenzo Nibali, Primoz Roglic, and Jakob Fuglsang were all in good situations entering Stage 3, having survived the first two stages with the lead group and gaining time on their rivals. Primož Roglič struggled (by his standards) by finishing eight, and slipping off the podium to fourth place overall. Peter Sagan won Stage 2 in La Roche sur Yon, taking the yellow jersey as the Tour’s new leader.

Van Avermaet will most likely lose the yellow to one of the overall favorites. "I think this has been the most emotional of all our victories. With two easy transitional stages up next followed by Sunday’s cobbled stage to Roubaix, he has a good chance of keeping the yellow until the Tour’s first rest day. Summary: Primož Roglič descended his way to victory from the summit of the Col d’Aubisque to move up to third place on the general classification and turn Saturday’s time trial into a fascinating podium battle amongst him, Tom Dumoulin, and Chris Froome. 2. After two tense, crash-filled days, riders like Romain Bardet, Vincenzo Nibali, and Rigoberto Uran must be pleased to have come through unscathed—and with nearly a minute advantage over Froome, Porte, and Nairo Quintana. Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) secured second place overall after a hard-fought three-week battle for yellow. Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) - + 28”, 6. But with Movistar’s middling TTT performance, he’s now the worst of the GC contenders: 59th overall, almost 2 minutes behind Dumoulin and 1:19 behind Porte. Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) - + 6”, 8. With Thomas and Froome still in first and second place overall, it remains Team Sky’s Tour to lose. Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) - 246 points, 3.
The seventh, eighth and ninth stages headed north-east with finishes in Chartres, Amiens and Roubaix, respectively. Timothy Dupont (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) - “. Are those cracks? Overall favourites Romain Bardet and Tom Dumoulin lost time as their tyres punctured late in the stage.

[64] His teammate Alexis Vuillermoz was forced to abandon the stage after colliding with a spectator taking photographs. [33] Greipel, who turned 36 during the Tour, had taken six wins at stage races during 2018 before the Tour, as well as the points classification of the Tour of Belgium. [15][16] Bardet finished second and third overall in the two previous Tours and placed third in the Critérium du Dauphiné leading up to the 2018 Tour. LottoNL–Jumbo's Steven Kruijswijk was caught by the group of overall contenders in the final kilometres after he had launched a solo attack with 70 km (43.5 mi) remaining. Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) - + 52”, 7. With an outcome before the start of the Tour unlikely, the ASO attempted to bar Froome from starting the race, citing article 28 of the race's rules, saying that the organiser "expressly reserves the right to refuse participation in – or to exclude from – the event, a team or any of its members whose presence would be such as to damage the image or reputation of ASO or the event". ", "Tour de France 2018 contenders: Chris Froome starts as favourite against challenge of Richie Porte, Nairo Quintana and more", "Blazin' Saddles: Tour de France 2018 yellow jersey guide and top 10 predictions", "Tour de France 2018: All you need to know about the 105th race for the yellow jersey", "Chris Froome returns adverse analytical finding for Salbutamol", "Similarities of Chris Froome now to Alberto Contador in 2011 are clear", "ASO try to block Chris Froome from racing Tour de France", "UCI statement on anti-doping proceedings involving Mr Christopher Froome", "Prudhomme says attempt to bar Chris Froome from Tour de France is now 'obsolete, "Dit zijn volgens de bookmakers de 7 topfavorieten om de Tour de France te winnen", "Cyclist predictions: Who we're backing at the 2018 Tour de France", "BMC Racing back Richie Porte in pursuit of Tour de France podium", "Nairo Quintana: 'We've got to take advantage of strength in numbers to win the Tour, "Tom Dumoulin to ride Tour de France after second place at the Giro d'Italia", "Tour de France: Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan - all you need to know", "Tour de France 2018 preview: can anybody stop Peter Sagan winning the green jersey? Tour de France Winners List. John Degenkolb won the stage, with Yves Lampaert coming in third. The 2018 edition of the Tour de France consisted of 22 teams.

Summary: The longest stage of the 2018 Tour de France was also its least eventful.

He might keep the jersey until the first rest day on Monday. Thomas was joined on the podium by second-place finisher Tom Dumoulin and third-place finisher Chris Froome. He still leads the Tour by 1:39 over teammate Chris Froome and 1:50 over Sunweb’s Tom Dumoulin. Thomas was able to consolidate his overall position by picking up six bonus seconds by winning the sprint for second place, thereby extending his lead over Dumoulin to 2 min 5 s.[89] The penultimate stage's 31 km (19.3 mi) individual time trial was won by Dumoulin, who finished one second ahead of Froome. Gaviria tried to make the Gorilla move over with a head butt — which is probably not the smartest thing to do at 60-plus kilometers an hour, but thankfully this wasn’t Sagan-Cavendish redux.

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