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2018 Tour de France

Cadel Evans in Tour de France 2011

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.

2018 Tour de France General Classification

Pos. Rider Country Team Time/Gap
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

2018 Tour de France route

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

2017 Tour de France


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.

2017 Tour de France General Classification

Pos. Rider Country Team Time/Gap
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