As expected, Team Sky's Egan Bernal wrapped up the overall title following stage 7 of the 2018 Tour of California in Sacramento on Saturday.
Stage 7 was always going to be one for those fast-men, and after an early breakaway made up of Neilson Powless (LottoNL-Jumbo), Adam De Vos (Rally), Mikkel Bjerg (Hagens Berman Axeon) and UnitedHealthcare's Jonny Clarke was hauled in with just over a lap to go on the finishing circuit in Sacramento, it was time for the sprinters' teams to organise their 'trains'.
When Quick-Step Floors took over the front of the race from Katusha-Alpecin – who had been trying to set up their man Marcel Kittel – it was almost inevitable that Fernando Gaviria was going to be delivered to his third stage win at this year's race.
A photo finish, however, determined Gaviria to be the winner after a superbly timed bike-throw, and Walscheid will have to return to try to get that stage win next year.
Watch how the final stage of the 2018 Tour of California unfolded in these highlights.
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