July 7-29, Noirmoutier-En-L'Ïle, France , Road - GT

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Tour de France 2018

 

Omar Fraile (Astana) won stage 14 of the Tour de France on Saturday, jumping away from a large breakaway group and soloing across the line more than 18 minutes ahead of the GC group containing race leader Geraint Thomas and overall runner-up Chris Froome, both of Team Sky.

Mountains classification leader Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) was second on the stage, followed by Trek-Segafredo's Jasper Steven, who was awarded the 'most combative' prize.

Despite the breakaway's large gap, there were no changes to the top of the general classification.

Read the full report here.

2018 Tour de France stage 14 brief results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team4:41:57 
2Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors0:00:06 
3Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:12 
5Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:17 
6Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb0:00:19 
7Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
8Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:23 
9Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:30 
10Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:37 
General Classification after stage 14
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky58:10:44 
2Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:01:39 
3Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb0:01:50 
4Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo0:02:38 
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:21 
6Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:42 
7Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:03:57 
8Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:04:23 
9Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:06:14 
10Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates0:06:54 

 

 

Start list

Overview

The 2018 Tour de France, the 105th edition of the race, will begin on July 7 in the Vendée region in north west France and will conclude in Paris on July 29. Over the course of 21 stages, the riders will face six mountain stages - three of which feature summit finishes - one individual time trial, one team time trial, eight flat stages giving opportunities for the sprinters, and five moderately hilly stages, all for a total distance of 3229km.

The 2017 champion, Sky's Chris Froome, is expected to race the 2018 Tour de France in search of a record-equalling fifth title. Giro d'Italia champion Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) has yet to decide if he will target the yellow jersey for the first time, but there is no shortage of candidates for the maillot jaune, including Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale), Richie Porte (BMC), Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac), Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) and others.

Route

The route for the 2018 Tour de France was officially unveiled in Paris on October 17, with race director Christian Prudhomme once again blending tradition with innovation as part of a quest to continually shake up the race. The Tour will return to staples such as Alpe d'Huez – one of the race's most legendary climbs – and Pau, but there will also be an incredibly short mountain stage (65km), a stage that borrows 15 sectors of cobbles (21.7km) from Paris-Roubaix, and a stage in the Alps that will take riders over gravel tracks. 

Starting a week later due to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Tour de France's Grand Départ in the Vendée will feature two flat stages followed by a 35km team time trial in Cholet, a crucial early test in the battle for the yellow jersey. From there the race will head into Brittany in the very north west corner of France – where the wind can blow and where the Mur de Bretagne will prove a stiff uphill conclusion to stage 6 – before tracking across the north of the country for the cobbles on stage 9.

After a first rest day, the remainder of the race is mainly about the mountains, starting with three back-to-back stages in the Alps - a downhill finish into Le Grand Bornand followed by summit finishes at La Rosière and Alpe d'Huez via the famous 21 hairpins. After tracking across the south of the country, stopping for a rest day in Carcassonne, the race hits the Pyrenees for a downhill finish into Bagnères-de-Luchon, followed by the explosive 65km stage finishing atop the Col de Portet, and then a final mountain stage that that takes in the Aspin, Tourmalet and Aubisque passes. An undulating 31km time trial in the Basque region will decide the yellow jersey once and for all, ahead of the final-day procession into Paris.

Full details: Tour de France route revealed

 

 

Final 2017 Tour de France General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky86:20:55 
2Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:54 
3Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:20 
4Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky0:02:21 
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:05 
6Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors0:04:42 
7Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott0:06:14 
8Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates0:08:20 
9Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:08:49 
10Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Sunweb0:09:25 

 

 

Rest day 1

Annecy

Stage 15

181.5km Millau - Carcassonne

Rest day 2

Carcassonne

Stage 16

218km Carcassonne - Bagnères-de-Luchon

Stage 17

65km Bagnères-de-Luchon - Saint-Lary-Soulan (Col de Portet)

Stage 18

171km Trie-sur-Baïse - Pau

Stage 19

200.5km Lourdes - Laruns

Stage 20

31km Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle - Espelette (ITT)

Stage 21

116km Houilles - Paris
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