Geraint Thomas wins Tour de France 2018

The Tour de France is one of cycling’s three Grand Tours.

The 105th Tour de France is July 7 – 29, 2018. It starts a week later than usual because of the 2018 World Cup Russia.


Tour de France

The race is actually the accumulation of daily stages. The overall Race is one thing, but each daily Stage is a race in itself.

| Race – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – ->
| Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3 . . . Stage 21

Within each Stage riders can earn Points for sprints within the Stage. The Tour is also a race between Teams. The best climbers and youth riders (under 25) are also recognized.

Several classifications are recognized. The leader in each classification gets to wear a colored jersey.

  • Individual (YELLOW)
    The fastest rider in the entire race wears the yellow jersey. This is the main competition that we think of as the Tour de France.
  • Points (GREEN)
    Riders get points for their position in each stage, and sprints within stages. This is considered a sprinter’s classification.
  • Team (BLACK-YELLOW RIDER NUMBERS)
  • Climber (POLKA DOT)
    The best climber wears the red polka dot jersey. Climbs are ranked. Harder climbs give points to more riders. Climbing points are doubled for climbs at the finish.
  • Youth (WHITE)
    The fastest under-26 rider wears a white jersey.
  • Combative (RED RIDER NUMBER)
    A juried award for the rider who showed the most fighting spirit in a stage.

Tour de France 2017

2017 champion Chris Froome in the 2015 Tour de France | courtesy of youkeys

2017 champion Chris Froome in the 2015 Tour de France | courtesy of youkeys

In 2017, Chris Froome (Britain) won the tour. Rigoberto Urán (Colombia) was less than a minute behind in second place.  Romain Bardet (France) placed third. Mikel Landa (Spain) was fourth.  Fabio Aru (Italy) placed sixth.

  1. Chris Froome (Britain)
  2. Rigoberto Urán (Colombia)
  3. Romain Bardet (France)
  4. Mikel Landa (Spain)
  5. Fabio Aru (Italy)

Note that second through fifth place are all Latin riders. Now let’s see what happens in 2018.


105th Tour de France 2018

The 105th Tour de France is July 7 – 29, 2018.


Saturday, July 7
Tour de France 2018 Stage 1
Noirmoutier-en-L’île >>> Fontenay Le Comte

Tour de France 2018 Stage 1. Noirmoutier-en-L’île >>> Fontenay Le Comte. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 1. Noirmoutier-en-L’île >>> Fontenay Le Comte. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage 1 is a 121 mile flat stage from Noirmoutier-en-l’Île to Fontenay-le-Comte.

Colombian Fernando Gaviria of Quick – Step Floors won the 1st stage and is the leading rider. Quick – Step Floors is the leading team.

Latin Riders in the Top 20

  • #1 Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Colombian) Team Quick – Step Floors
  • #3 Thomas Boudat (French) Team Direct Energie
  • #6 Anthony Turgis (French) Team Cofidis, Solutions Credits
  • #10 Oliviero Troia (Italian) UAE Team Emirates
  • #15 Guillaume Martin (French) Team Wanty – Groupe Gobert
  • #16 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Colombian) Team Sky
  • #18 Elie Gesbert (French) Team Fortuneo – Samsic

Sunday, July 8
Tour de France 2018 Stage 2
Mouilleron-Saint-Germain > La Roche-Sur-Yon

Tour de France 2018 Stage 2. Mouilleron-Saint-Germain > La Roche-Sur-Yon. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 2. Mouilleron-Saint-Germain > La Roche-Sur-Yon. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage 2 is a 115 mile flat stage from Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon.

Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the 2nd stage. Peter Sagan is the leading rider. Tanty – Groupe Gobert is the leading team.

Latin Riders in the Top 20

  • #2 Sonny Colbrelli (Italian) Team Bahrain – Merida
  • #3 Arnaud Demare (French) Team Groupama – FDJ
  • #7 Alejandro Valverde (Spanish) Team Movistar
  • #8 Andrea Pasqualon (Italian) Team Wanty – Groupe Gobert
  • #11 Julian Alaphilippe (French) Team Quick – Step Floors
  • #17 Pierre Roger Latour (French) Team AG2R La Mondiale
  • #19 Pierre Rolland (French) Team EF Education First – DRAPAC P/B Cannondale

Tour de France 2018 Stage 3
Cholet / Cholet
Monday, July 9

Tour de France 2018 Stage 3. Cholet >>> Cholet. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage 3 is a 22-mile team time trial in Cholet.

Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium), BMC Racing Team, is the leading rider. Quick – Step Floors is the leading team.

Latin Riders in the Top 20

  • #6 Julian Alaphilippe (French)
  • #10 Rigorberto Uran (Colombian)
  • #12 Daniel Oss (Italian)
  • #16 Alejandro Valverde (Spanish)
  • #17 Mikel Landa Meana (Spanish)

Tour de France 2018 Stage 4
La Baule > Sarzeau
Tuesday, July 10

Stage 4 goes from La Baule to Sarzeau.

Gaviria Rendon (#103 Colombia) wins the stage for Quick – Step Floors. He is the leading rider. Wanty – Groupe Gobert is the leading team.

Stage Winner: Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Colombia)
Leading Rider: Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Colombia)
Points Leader: Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Belgium)
Leading Team: Wanty – Groupe Gobert
Leading Climber: Anthony Perez (France)
Leading Youth: Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Colombia)
Leading Combative: Jerome Cousin (France)

Top Latin Riders after Stage 4

  • #5 Julian Alaphilippe (French) Quick – Step Floors
  • #10 Rigorberto Uran (Colombian) Team EF Education First – DrapAC P/B Cannondale
  • #12 Daniel Oss (Italian) Bora – Hansgrohe
  • #15 Alejandro Valverde (Spanish) Movistar Team
  • #16 Mikel Landa Meana (Spanish) Movistar Team
  • #19 Vincenzo Nibali (Italian) Bahrain – Merida
  • #20 Romain Bardet (French) AG2R La Mondiale
  • #26 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Colombian) Team Sky
  • #27 Pierre Rolland (French) Team EF Education First – DrapAC P/B Cannondale
  • #28 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spanish) Mitchelton – Scott
  • #33 Daniel Martin (Italian) UAE Team Emirates
  • #48 Nairo Quintana (Colombian) Movistar Team

Tour de France 2018 Stage 5
Lorient > Quimper
Wednesday, July 11

Stage Winner: Peter Sagan (#111 Slovakian) Bora Hansgrohe
Leading Rider: Greg Van Avermaet (#87 Belgium)
Points Leader: Peter Sagan (#111 Slovakian) Bora Hansgrohe
Leading Team: Quick – Step Floors
Leading Climber: Toms Skujins (Latvia)
Leading Youth: Søren Kragh Andersen (Danish)
Leading Combative: Toms Skujins (Latvia)

Top Latin Riders after Stage 5

  • #5 Julian Alaphilippe (French) Quick – Step Floors
  • #9 Rigorberto Uran (Colombian) Team EF Education First – DrapAC P/B Cannondale
  • #13 Alejandro Valverde (Spanish) Movistar Team
  • #14 Mikel Landa Meana (Spanish) Movistar Team
  • #17 Vincenzo Nibali (Italian) Bahrain – Merida
  • #18 Romain Bardet (French) AG2R La Mondiale
  • #23 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Colombian) Team Sky
  • #25 Pierre Rolland (French) Team EF Education First – DrapAC P/B Cannondale
  • #26 Warren Barguil (French) Team Fortuneo – Samsic
  • #27 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spanish) Mitchelton – Scott
  • #30 Domenico Pozzovivo (Italian) Bahrain – Merida
  • #31 Rudy Molard (French) Groupama – FDJ
  • #33 Nairo Quintana (Colombian) Movistar Team
  • #34 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spanish) Bahrain – Merida
  • #36 Romain Hardy (French) Team Fortuneo – Samsic
  • #46 Daniel Oss (Italian) Bora – Hansgrohe
  • #50 Julien Simon (French) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
  • #51 Pierre Roger Latour (French) AG2R La Mondiale
  • #54 Andrea Pasqualon (Italian) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
  • #55 Sonny Colbrelli (Italian) Bahrain – Merida
  • #56 Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Colombian) UAE Team Emirates
  • #90 Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda (Colombian) Team EF Education First – DrapAC P/B Cannondale
  • #94 Fernando Gaviria Rendon

Tour de France 2018 Stage 6
Brest – Mûr-de-Bretagne Guerlédan
Thursday, July 12

Tour de France 2018 Stage 6 Brest > Mûr-de-Bretagne Guerlédan. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 6 Brest > Mûr-de-Bretagne Guerlédan. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

This is a hilly stage.

Stage Winner: Daniel Martin (Irish)
Leading Individual: Greg Van Avermaet (#87 Belgian)
Points Leader: Peter Sagan #111 for Bora – Hansgrohe.
Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Colombian) is in second place.
Leading Team: Quick – Step Floors
Leading Climber: Toms Skujins (Latvian)
Leading Youth: Søren Kragh Andersen (Danish)
Leading Combative: Toms Skujins (Latvian).
Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Colombian) is in second place.

Top Latin Riders after Stage 6

  • #5 Julian Alaphilippe (French) Quick – Step Floors
  • #9 Rigorberto Uran (Colombian) Team EF Education First – DrapAC P/B Cannondale
  • #13 Alejandro Valverde (Spanish) Movistar Team
  • #14 Mikel Landa Meana (Spanish) Movistar Team
  • #17 Vincenzo Nibali (Italian) Bahrain – Merida
  • #18 Romain Bardet (French) AG2R La Mondiale
  • #23 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Colombian) Team Sky
  • #25 Pierre Rolland (French) Team EF Education First – DrapAC P/B Cannondale
  • #26 Warren Barguil (French) Team Fortuneo – Samsic
  • #27 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spanish) Mitchelton – Scott
  • #30 Domenico Pozzovivo (Italian) Bahrain – Merida
  • #31 Rudy Molard (French) Groupama – FDJ
  • #33 Nairo Quintana (Colombian) Movistar Team
  • #34 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spanish) Bahrain – Merida
  • #36 Romain Hardy (French) Team Fortuneo – Samsic
  • #46 Daniel Oss (Italian) Bora – Hansgrohe
  • #50 Julien Simon (French) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
  • #51 Pierre Roger Latour (French) AG2R La Mondiale
  • #54 Andrea Pasqualon (Italian) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
  • #55 Sonny Colbrelli (Italian) Bahrain – Merida
  • #56 Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Colombian) UAE Team Emirates
  • #90 Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda (Colombian) Team EF Education First – DrapAC P/B Cannondale
  • #94 Fernando Gaviria Rendon

Tour de France 2018 Stage 7
Fougères > Chartres
Friday, July 13

Tour de France 2018 Stage 7 Fourères > Chartres. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 7 Fougères > Chartres. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage 7 is a flat stage.

Stage Winner: Laurent Picoh (France)
Leading Individual:
Points Leader: Peter Sagan #111 for Bora – Hansgrohe.
Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Colombian) is in second place.
Leading Team:
Leading Climber: Toms Skujins (Latvian)
Leading Youth:
Leading Combative:


Tour de France 2018 Stage 8
Dreux > Amiens Métropole
Saturday, July 14

Tour de France 2018 Stage 8 Dreux > Amiens Métropole. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 8 Dreux > Amiens Métropole. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage 8 is a flat stage.


Tour de France 2018 Stage 9
Arras Citadelle > Roubaix
Sunday, July 15

Stage 9 is a hilly stage.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 9 Arras Citadelle > Roubaix. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 9 Arras Citadelle > Roubaix. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage Winner: John Degenkolb #194 (German)
Leading Individual: Greg Van Avermaet #87 (Belgian)
Points: Peter Sagan #111 (Slovakian) for Bora – Hansgrohe.
Fernando Gaviria Rendon #103 (Colombian) is in second place.
Leading Team: Quick – Step Floors (Belgian)
Leading Climber: Toms Skujins #197 (Latvian)
Leading Youth: Søren Kragh Andersen #36 (Danish)
Leading Combative: Damien Gaudin #185 (French)


Tour de France 2018 Rest Day
Annecy
Monday, July 16

Today is a rest day in Annecy.


Tour de France 2018 Stage 10
Annecy >>> Le Grand-Bornand
Tuesday, July 17

Tour de France 2018 Stage 10. Annesy >>> Le Grand-Bornand. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 10. Annesy >>> Le Grand-Bornand. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage 10 is a mountain stage.

Stage

Julian Alaphilippe #101 (French) Quick – Step Floors

Time

1st Greg Van Avermaet #87 (Belgian) BMC Racing Team
3rd Alejandro Valverde #78 (Spanish) Movistar Team
8th Mikel Landa Meana #75 (Spanish) Movistar Team

Points (Sprinters)

1st Peter Sagan #111 (Slovakian) Bora – Hansgrohe
2nd Fernando Gaviria Rendon #103 (Colombian) Quick – Step Floors
5th Arnaud Demare #151 (French) Groupama – FDJ

Team

1st Movistar Team (Spain)
2nd Bahrain – Merida (Bahrain)
3rd Team Lotto NL – Jumbo (Netherlands)
4th BMC Racing Team (United States)
5th Team Sky (Great Britain)

6th Mitchelton – Scott (Australia)
7th AG2R La Mondiale (France)
8th Quick – Step Floors (Belgium)
9th Astana Pro Team (Kazakhstan)
10th Team Sunweb (Germany)

Climber

1st Julian Alaphilippe #101 (French) Quick – Step Floors
4th Rudy Molard #156 (French) Groupama – FDJ
5th David Gaudu #152 (French) Groupama – FDJ
7th John Izaguirre Insausiti #55 (Spanish) Bahrain – Merida

Youth (Under 26)

1st Pierre Roger Latour #26 (French) AG2R La Mondiale
2nd Guillaume Martin #211 (French) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
4th Egan Arley Bernal Gomez #2 (Colombian) Team Sky

Combative (Stage Juried)

Greg Van Avermaet #87 (Belgian) BMC Racing Team


Tour de France 2018 Stage 11
Albertville >>> La Rosière Espace San Bernardo
Wednesday, July 18

Tour de France 2018 Stage 11. Albertville >>> La Rosière Espace San Bernardo. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 11. Albertville >>> La Rosière Espace San Bernardo. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage 11 is a mountain stage through the French Alps.

The Tour de France continued with mountain Stage 11 of 108.5 km from Albertville to La Rosière Espace San Bernardo. Team Sky moved up with Geraint Thomas first in time and Chris Froome second.

Stage

Geraint Thomas #8 (British) Team Sky

Time

1st Geraint Thomas #8 (British) Team Sky
2nd Chris Froome #1 (British) Team Sky
4th Vincenzo Nibali #51 (Italian) Bahrain – Merida
7th Mikel Landa Meana #75 (Spanish) Movistar Team
8th Romain Bardet #21 (French) AG2R La Mondiale
9th Nairo Quintana #71 (Colombian) Movistar Team

Points (Sprinters)

1st Peter Sagan #111 (Slovakian) Bora – Hansgrohe
2nd Fernando Gaviria Rendon #103 (Colombian) Quick – Step Floors
5th Arnaud Demare #151 (French) Groupama – FDJ

Team

1st Movistar Team (Spain)
2nd Bahrain – Merida (Bahrain)
3rd Team Sky (Great Britain)
4th Team Lotto NL – Jumbo (Netherlands)
5th AG2R La Mondiale (France)
6th Astana Pro Team (Kazakhstan)
7th Mitchelton – Scott (Australia)
8th BMC Racing Team (United States)
9th Team Sunweb (Germany)
10th Team Katusha Alpecin (Switzerland)

7th AG2R La Mondiale (France)
8th Quick – Step Floors (Belgium)
9th
10th Team Sunweb (Germany)

Climber

1st Julian Alaphilippe #101 (French) Quick – Step Floors
4th Rudy Molard #156 (French) Groupama – FDJ
5th David Gaudu #152 (French) Groupama – FDJ
7th John Izaguirre Insausiti #55 (Spanish) Bahrain – Merida

Youth (Under 26)

1st Pierre Roger Latour #26 (French) AG2R La Mondiale
2nd Guillaume Martin #211 (French) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
4th Egan Arley Bernal Gomez #2 (Colombian) Team Sky

Combative (Stage Juried)

Greg Van Avermaet #87 (Belgian) BMC Racing Team


Tour de France 2018 Stage 12
Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs >>> Alpe D’Huez
Thursday, July 19

Tour de France 2018 Stage 12. Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs >>> Alpe D’Huez. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 12. Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs >>> Alpe D’Huez. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage 12 is a mountain stage.


Tour de France 2018 Stage 13
Bourg D’Oisans >>> Valence
Friday, July 20

Stage 13 is a flat stage.


Tour de France 2018 Stage 14
Saint-Paul-Trois-Cháteaux >>> Mende
Saturday, July 21

Stage 14 is a hilly stage.


Tour de France 2018 Stage 15
Millau >>> Carcassonne
Sunday, July 22

Stage 15 is a hilly stage.

Top Riders After Stage 15

  • Time #5 Romain Bardet (French)
  • Time #6 Mikel Landa Meana (Spanish)
  • Time #8 Nairo Quintana (Colombian)

Points #3 Arnaud Demare (French)

Team #1 Movistar Team (Spanish)


Tour de France 2018 Rest Day
Carcassone
Monday, July 23


Tuesday, July 24
Tour de France 2018 Stage 16
Carcassone >>> Bagnères-de-Luchon

Tour de France 2018 Stage 16. Carcassonne >>> Bagnères-de-Luchon. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 16. Carcassonne >>> Bagnères-de-Luchon. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage 16 is a 218 km mountain stage.


Wednesday, July 25
Tour de France 2018 Stage 17
Bagnères-de-Luchon >>> Saint-Lary-Soulan col du Portet

Tour de France 2018 Stage 17. Bagnères-de-Luchon >>> Saint-Lary-Soulan col du Portet. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 17. Bagnères-de-Luchon >>> Saint-Lary-Soulan col du Portet. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage 17 is a 65 km Mountain stage. It is the shortest stage in the last thirty years. The Stage features three climbs. It finishes with a 16 km climb with an average grade of 8% and an altitude of 2,215 meters.

Colombian Nairo Quintana Wins the Stage

Nairo Quintana talks with media after winning the Tour de France Stage 17. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Nairo Quintana talks with media after winning the Tour de France Stage 17. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

After the race Quintana “El Cóndor de los Andes” thanked his team for the effort that helped him win.

Top Riders After Stage 17

Time

#5 Nairo Quintana (Colombian) Movistar Team
#7 Mikel Landa Meana (Spanish)
#8 Romain Bardet (French)

Points

#3 Julian Alaphilippe (French) Quick – Step Floors
#4 Arnaud Demare (French) Groupama – FDJ
#7 Andrea Pasqualon (Italian) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
#9 Alejandro Valverde (Spain) Movistar Team

Team

  1. Movistar Team (Spanish)
  2. Bahrain – Merida (Bahrain)
  3. Team Sky (Great Britain)

Climber

#1 Julian Alaphilippe (French) Quick – Step Floors
#2 Warren Barguil (French) Team Fortuneo – Samsic
#4 Nairo Quintana (Colombian) Movistart Team

Youth

#1 Pierre Roger Latour (French) AG2R La Mondiale
#2 Guillame Martin (French) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
#3 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Colombian) Team Sky
#4 Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda (Colombian) Team EF Education First – Drapac P/B Cannondale


Thursday, July 26
Tour de France 2018 Stage 18
Trie-Sur-Baïse >>> Pau

Tour de France 2018 Stage 18. Trie-Sur-Baïse >>> Pau. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 18. Trie-Sur-Baïse >>> Pau. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage 18 is a 171 km flat stage.


Friday, July 27
Tour de France 2018 Stage 19
Lourdes >>> Laruns

Tour de France 2018 Stage 19. Lourdes >>> Laruns. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 19. Lourdes >>> Laruns. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage 19 is a 200.5 km mountain stage.


Saturday, July 28
Tour de France 2018 Stage 20
Saint-Pée-Sur-Nivelle >>> Espelette

Tour de France 2018 Stage 20. Saint-Pée-Sur-Nivelle >>> Espelette. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 20. Saint-Pée-Sur-Nivelle >>> Espelette. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage 20 is a 31 km individual time trial.


Sunday, July 29
Tour de France 2018 Stage 21
Hoilles >>> Paris Champs-Élysées

Tour de France 2018 Stage 21. Hoilles >>> Paris Champs-Élysées. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Tour de France 2018 Stage 21. Hoilles >>> Paris Champs-Élysées. Courtesy of the Amaury Sport Organization.

Stage 21 is a 116 km flat stage from Houilles to the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Tour de France 2018 winners:
TIME Geraint Thomas (British)
POINTS Peter Sagan (Slovakian)
CLIMBER Julian Alaphilippe (French)
YOUNG Pierre Roger Latour (French)
TEAM Movistar (Spanish)
COMBATIVE Daniel Martin (Irish)

Colombian Finishers:

  • Nairo Quintana 10th time: 8th climber
  • Egan Arley Bernal Gomez: 2nd youth
  • Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda: 5th youth

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