Tour de France contenders fight for every second in Brittany hills - Analysis

The two stages in the heart of the Brittany hills represent a high-speed, back-to-back test of nerves and fitness for the overall contenders at this year's Tour de France, with everyone scared and determined not to lose time to their rivals so early in the race.

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2Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team18:22:02
4Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:00:03
6Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors0:00:07
7Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb0:00:11
9Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:00:35
10Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:50
11Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:00:51
12Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
13Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:53
14Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
15Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:00:55
16Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:01:00
17Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:01:06
18Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:15
19Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-JumboRow 14 - Cell 2
20Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 15 - Cell 2
22Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:01:16
24Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates0:01:38
29Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:51
33Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:02:08

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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.