Every second counts in tense Tour de France opening week – Analysis

The Mûr-de-Bretagne again showed on Thursday that every second counts at the 2018 Tour de France.

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky22:35:49
3Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:02
6Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors0:00:15
7Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:00:42
8Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:48
9Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:49
10Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:00:50
11Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
12Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:52
13Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:59
14Chris Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 10 - Cell 2
16Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:01:05
17Primoz Rogliz (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:14
18Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:01:15
19Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb0:01:20
21Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates0:01:24
23Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:42
25Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:59
27Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:02:07

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.