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The 2018 Tour de France was won by Great Britain’s Geraint Thomas, ending teammate and countryman Chris Froome’s three-year reign as champion.
The Tour de France, first run in 1903, is known as the biggest race in world cycling and is one of the three grand tours, alongside the Vuelta a Espana and Giro d’Italia. The grand tours are the only races allowed to go for three week’s duration, and are the most prestigious tours on the calendar.
The 2018 Tour de France, won by Geraint Thomas, began on Saturday, July 7 and concluded on Sunday, July 29.
|1||Geraint Thomas||Great Britain||Team Sky||83:17:13|
|2||Tom Dumoulin||Netherlands||Team Sunweb||+ 1:51|
|3||Chris Froome||Great Britain||Team Sky||+ 2:24|
|4||Primoz Roglic||Slovenia||LottoNL-Jumbo||+ 3:22|
|5||Steven Kruijswijk||Netherlands||LottoNL-Jumbo||+ 6:08|
|6||Romain Bardet||France||AG2R La Mondiale||+ 6:57|
|7||Mikel Landa||Spain||Movistar Team||+ 7:37|
|8||Dan Martin||Ireland||UAE Team Emirates||+ 9:05|
|9||Ilnur Zakarin||Russia||Team Katusha-Alpecin||+ 12:37|
|10||Nairo Quintana||Colombia||Movistar Team||+ 14:18|
|Stage no.||Date||Stage type||Start||Finish||Distance||Winner|
|1||Sat Jul 7||Flat||Noirmoutier-en-l’Île||Fontenay-le-Comte||189km||Fernando Gaviria|
|2||Sun Jul 8||Flat||Mouilleron-Saint-Germain||La Roche-sur-Yon||183km||Peter Sagan|
|3||Mon Jul 9||Team Time Trial||Cholet||Cholet||35km||BMC Racing Team|
|4||Tue Jul 10||Flat||La Baule||Sarzeau||192km||Fernando Gaviria|
|5||Wed Jul 11||Hilly||Lorient||Quimper||203km||Peter Sagan|
|6||Thu Jul 12||Hilly||Brest||Mur-de-Bretagne||181km||Dan Martin|
|7||Fri Jul 13||Flat||Fougeres||Chartres||231km||Dylan Groenewegen|
|8||Sat Jul 14||Flat||Dreux||Amiens Metropole||181km||Dylan Groenewegen|
|9||Sun Jul 15||Flat – Cobblestones||Arrax||Roubaix||154km||John Degenkolb|
|Rest Day 1||Mon Jul 16||Annecy|
|10||Tue Jul 17||Mountains||Annecy||Le Grand-Bornand||159km||Julian Alaphilippe|
|11||Wed Jul 18||Mountains||Albertville||La Rosiere Espace San Bernardo||108km||Geraint Thomas|
|12||Thu Jul 19||Mountains||Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs||Alpe D’Huez||175km||Geraint Thomas|
|13||Fri Jul 20||Flat||Bourg d’Oisans||Valence||169km||Peter Sagan|
|14||Sat Jul 21||Mountains||Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux||Mende||187km||Omar Fraile|
|15||Sun Jul 22||Hilly||Millau||Carcassonne||181km||Magnus Cort Nielsen|
|Rest Day 2||Mon Jul 23||Carcassonne|
|16||Tue Jul 24||Hilly||Carcassone||Bagneres-de-Luchon||218km||Julian Alaphilippe|
|17||Wed Jul 25||Mountains||Bagneres-de-Luchon||Saint-Lary-Soulan||65km||Nairo Quintana|
|18||Thu Jul 26||Hilly||Trie-Sur-Baise||Pau||172km||Arnaud Demare|
|19||Fri Jul 27||Mountains||Lourdes||Laruns||200km||Primoz Roglic|
|20||Sat Jul 28||Individual Time Trial||Saint-Pee-sur-Nievelle||Espelette||31km||Tom Dumoulin|
|21||Sun Jul 29||Flat||Houilles||Paris||115km||Alexander Kristoff|
The 2017 Tour de France was won by Chris Froome of Team Sky. The Kenyan born British cyclist took out his fourth yellow jersey when the race finished in Paris on the evening of Sunday, July 23. The total winner’s time across 21 stages was 86 hours, 20 minutes and 55 seconds – almost three hours quicker than the race in 2016.
It follows Froome’s victories in 2013, 2015 and 2016, but this was his closest by a considerable distance. He finished just 54 seconds ahead of Cannondale-Drapac’s Colombian climber Rigoberto Uran, with Frenchman Romain Bardet hanging onto the final podium spot by just a single second, coming in at 2:20 down. Froome’s Sky teammate Mikel Landa finished at 2:21.
In the race for the sprinters (green) jersey, it looked like Marcel Kittel was going to take the crown with five stage wins. At one point, his lead was over 100 points. Australian Michael Matthews, riding for Team Sunweb managed to cut the gap back to just nine points through the mountains though, with Kittel then pulling out of the race after a crash.
Matthews finished the race on 370 points, 136 clear of German sprinter Andre Greipel, with the Lotto-Soudal sprinter not winning a stage.
The Australian’s Sunweb teammate, Frenchman Warren Barguil easily claimed the King of the Mountains jersey, finishing 69 points clear of Primoz Roglic, who himself won Stage 17.
Team Sky were ranked as the best team, finishing 7 minutes ahead of AG2R La Mondiale, the team of Romain Bardet while Orica-Scott rider and fellow Briton Simon Yates finished with the best young rider’s white jersey, finishing two minutes and six seconds ahead of South African Louis Meintjes.
|1||Chris Froome||Great Britain||Team Sky||86:20:55|
|2||Rigoberto Uran||Colombia||Cannondale-Drapac||+ 0:54|
|3||Romain Bardet||France||AG2R La Mondiale||+ 2:20|
|4||Mikel Landa||Spain||Team Sky||+ 2:21|
|5||Fabio Aru||Italy||Astana||+ 3:04|
|6||Daniel Martin||Ireland||Quick-Step||+ 4:42|
|7||Simon Yates||Great Britain||Orica-Scott||+ 6:14|
|8||Louis Meintjes||South Africa||UAE Team Emirates||+ 8:20|
|9||Alberto Contador||Spain||Trek-Segafredo||+ 8:49|
|10||Warren Barguil||France||Team Sunweb||+ 9:25|