Tour de France: Which GC riders lost time at Luz Ardiden

LUZ ARDIDEN FRANCE JULY 15 Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark and Team JumboVisma White Best Young Rider Jersey Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS Grenadiers Tadej Pogaar of Slovenia and UAETeam Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey Sepp Kuss of The United States and Team JumboVisma in the Breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 18 a 1297km stage from Pau to Luz Ardiden 1715m LeTour TDF2021 on July 15 2021 in Luz Ardiden France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
The lead group on the final climb (Image credit: Getty Images)

For the second straight day in this year's Tour de France, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) proved that he was on another level to his rivals with a stage win at Luz Ardiden to follow his victory on stage 17.

The Slovenian’s win not only gained him the king of the mountains competition but also saw him put even more time into his main rivals Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), with the race leader finishing two seconds clear.

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Pos.Rider (Country) TeamGap to leaderTime lost stage 18
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team EmiratesRow 0 - Cell 2 Row 0 - Cell 3
2Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma0:05:45 -0:06
3Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers0:05:51 -0:08
4Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën Team0:08:18 -0:44
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe0:08:50 -0:44
6Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:11 -0:23
7Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech0:11:22 -1:18
8Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis0:12:46 -0:55
9Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious0:13:48 -0:55
10Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo0:16:25 -9:08
11David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:18:42 -3:00
12Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:23:36 -3:55
13Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange0:32:07 -3:25
14Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux0:35:55 -1:53
15Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team0:37:21 -5:33
   Row 15 - Cell 3

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.