If the first Alpine outing of the 2018 Tour de France had seen something of a stalemate, the second helping on Wednesday's stage 11 duly saw the race explode for the first time. Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) took the stage victory in La Rosière and moved into the yellow jersey, with his general classification rivals scattered down the mountain below him.
Thomas had played down talk of an internal rivalry within Team Sky on the rest day, but he produced a real statement of intent when he accelerated away from Chris Froome and the rest of the GC group six kilometres from the top of the final climb – the first summit finish of the race. Not that Froome looked any weaker; he played the obvious games with the rest of the overall contenders before riding away from them in the final few kilometres.
The four-time champion placed third on the stage, pipped at the line by Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb), who had attacked ahead of the final climb and who had been joined by Thomas for a few kilometres before the Welshman ripped away for the line in the final kilometre.
Mikel Nieve placed fifth, having come so close to surviving from the day's breakaway. Fellow escapee Damiano Caruso came around him for fourth, but ultimately this stage was all about the GC riders. Dumoulin and Froome finished 20 seconds behind Thomas, while Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates), whose counter-attack had helped Froome to drop many of his big-name rivals, finished at 27 seconds.
Next in was a group containing Romain Bardet, Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali, and Primoz Roglic. Fifty-nine seconds was the damage for them on what must be a significant dent to morale.
Mikel Landa finished at 1:47, the Movistar hierarchy becoming increasingly clear on a day that saw Alejandro Valverde animate the race with a 60km attack before eventually losing more than three minutes. Ilnur Zakarin lost another 1:51, while the damage was more fatal for others –Jakob Fuglsang, Adam Yates and Bob Jungels both losing 4:42. In Yates' case, it must be pointed out that when he was dropped with 10km of the final climb remaining, his teammate Nieve was making his play for the stage win. The writing was already on the wall for Rigobero Uran, Bauke Mollema, and Rafal Majka, but they all lost more than 10 minutes and plummeted definitively out of contention.
Thomas now leads the race by 1:25 from his teammate Froome, with Dumoulin third overall at 1:44. No one else is within two minutes – Nibali at 2:14, Roglic at 2:33 and his teammate Steven Kruijswijk at 2:40. Landa and Bardet then creep in just under three minutes down, with Quintana and Martin rounding out the top 10 at 3:16.
"It is unreal and I didn't expect it at all," Thomas said before his trip to the podium to pull on the maillot jaune for a second Tour in a row.
"We were low on numbers and so it was more instinct, when I went, it was so that we didn't get caught out and have to ride. I got a little gap and then Froomey could follow the other guys. I committed and got across to [Tom] Dumoulin and was able to sit on because Froomey was coming across. I could see Frosty [Mikel Nieve], and it's a shame, but I had to go for that win because it was super nice."
Of the maillot jaune, he added: "I knew there was a good chance, obviously, but I didn't know how anyone else was going to ride. To wear the yellow jersey is always a massive honour. I managed to do it last year, and to do it two years in a row is really nice."
How it unfolded
After watching Julian Alaphilippe go all the way the previous afternoon, there was once again no shortage of interest in the breakaway on the second of three days in the Alps. More than 40 riders managed to escape the clutches of the peloton, though many would fall away once the road began to rise in earnest. One of them was Peter Sagan, who struck out for a second day in a row to collect the points at the intermediate sprint, adding to his lead in the green jersey standings before drifting back through the peloton to the soon-to-be-formed gruppetto.
With Sagan at the intermediate sprint were four other riders: Warren Barguil (Fortuneo-Samsic), Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing), Romain Sicard (Direct Energie), and Dani Navarro (Cofidis). They led onto the Montée de Bisanne, an hors-catégorie climb 12.4km long and 8.4 per cent steep, but they would soon be joined by the stronger riders of the huge group chasing behind.
In there were: Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors), Mathias Frank (AG2R La Mondiale), Chad Hagan, Soren Kragh Andersen (Sunweb), Maxime Bouet, Amael Moinard, Romain Hardy (Fortuneo-Samsic), Gorka Izaguirre (Bahrain-Merida), Mark Soler (Movistar), Tejay van Garderen, Stefan Kung (BMC), Pawel Poljanski (Bora-Hansgrohe), Michael Valgren, Tanel Kanger, (Astana), Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data), Thomas De Gendt, Tomasz Marczynski (Lotto Soudal), Rein Taaramae, Jerome Cousin (Direct Energie), Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo), Jesus Herrada, Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Mikel Nieve, Damian Howson (Mitchelton-Scott), Darwin Atapuma (UAE Team Emirates), Arthur Vichot, Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ), Guillaume Martin (Wanty Groupe Gobert), Pierre Rolland (EF-Drapac).
At the top of the climb, Alaphilippe, wearing the polka-dot jersey after Tuesday's exploits, sprinted for more points to extend his lead in the mountains classification. Barguil also tried but couldn't match the acceleration, while De Gendt came across in third. Those three took on the descent together, while the riders who'd lost ground on the upper slopes managed to regain contact.
Meanwhile, the gap to the peloton, led by Team Sky and their Classics specialist Luke Rowe, had yawned out to six minutes.
Col du Pré and Cormet de Roselend
By the lower slopes of the Col du Pré, the second HC climb of the day, Alaphilippe, Barguil, and De Gendt had been caught and the leading group had swelled to more than 30 once again. It would soon explode, though, as the double-digit gradients started to bite. Fortuneo would impose a train of their own, setting a pace that would thin the group dramatically.
Back in the peloton, the Sky hegemony was finally broken. Luke Rowe disappeared from the front and Movistar took it up, putting three men in front of that Sky train. The increase in pace was almost immediately evidenced by a number of riders – who'd been able to cope with the more sedate pace until then – falling off the back. Among them were Greg Van Avermaet, who, as he himself predicted, began to slide out of the yellow jersey.
And then came the GC damage. Rigoberto Urán, who'd lost time the previous day and before that on the cobbles, fell away and waved a definitive goodbye to his GC ambitions. It was the same for Bauke Mollema, who has been struggling with back pain. Further up, Rafal Majka showed more signs of weakness.
Half-way up the climb, Valverde made the first real attack of the Tour de France. He quickly opened up a lead of half a minute as Sky were forced back onto the front, and picked off the flailing members of the early break. One of them, of course, was Soler, who got straight to work for his leader.
At the top of the Col du Pré, Barguil – with Alaphilippe dropped – helped himself to the KOM points, ahead of Pauwels, who was by now in the virtual maillot jaune. Valverde and Soler, 3:50 down, had found 1:10 on Sky and the rest of the peloton.
After a short descent, the road reared uphill again to the Cormet de Roselend – a 5.7km climb at 6.7 per cent, rising to an altitude of almost 2000 metres. Not content with Gianni Moscon’s reappearance, Vincenzo Nibali’s Bahrain-Merida put Franco Pelizotti on the front of the bunch and thinned the group to 30. Meanwhile, Valverde was two minutes up the road and now in the virtual yellow jersey, but Bahrain's forcing would shave half a minute off the gap by the top.
In the break, once again it was Fortuneo taking it up, Moinard with Barguil in his wheel ready to help himself to more points at the top. At the crest, there were 13 left out front: Moinard, Barguil, Gesbert, Nieve, Valgren, Kangert, Martin, Caruso, Herrada, Navarro, Frank, Pauwels, and Atapuma.
Valverde and Soler topped the climb just over two minutes in arrears, but their lead over the GC group had been paired back to a minute. A long, 18-kilometre descent followed, used by Tom Dumoulin for a speculative attack, with teammate Kragh Andersen for company.
By the foot of the final climb, the situation was thus: Four leaders in Barguil, Moinard, Caruso, and Valgren, then eight of their previous companions at 30 seconds, then Valverde/Soler at 2:30, then Dumoulin and Kragh Andersen at 2:48, then the Sky-led peloton at 3:20.
Just a kilometre or so into the climb to La Rosière – 17.6km at an average of 5.8 per cent – Soler's work was done, though by this point Dumoulin had pretty much made the bridge, so Valverde tucked in behind the Dutchman, who still had Kragh Andersen to pull for another kilometre or so. When Kragh Andersen went, Dumoulin started pulling and turned round to usher Valverde through, but the Spaniard refused, putting the pressure on Dumoulin with the excuse that he had teammates to fall back on behind. 30 seconds was their gap to the peloton, where there were no more than 20 riders, and six of them wearing Sky jerseys.
Up front, Moinard pulled over and almost ground to a halt, leaving Barguil to fight mano a mano with Caruso, Nieve, and Valgren, though the latter was done for after seven kilometres. The Cofidis duo of Herrada and Navarro led the chase and produced a remarkable effort to bridge across to the three remaining leaders with 9km to go. As soon as they'd made the junction, however, Nieve attacked. He was clearly all-in for a stage win and not a bridge for Yates, as the attack coincided with the Mitchelton leader losing contact with the GC group. Nieve's move stuck, and spelled an end to Barguil's hopes, with Caruso the chief chaser followed by the Cofidis duo.
Meanwhile, Dumoulin had too much for Valverde and dropped the Spaniard, who fell back to the peloton and then out of the back of it, his GC hopes and Movistar's 'three cards' approach taking a major hit. By now Castroviejo had pulled over and Kwiatkowski was doing the damage for Sky, and following Yates and Valverde out of the back door were Ilnur Zakarin, Jakob Fuglsang, and white jersey Pierre Latour.
With six kilometres to go, Nieve had one minute on the advancing Dumoulin, with the peloton at 1:35. Kwiatkowski dug in and caused enough damage to take Egan Bernal – Sky's next in line to pull – out of the equation.
With just over 6km to go, Thomas made his move. Froome pulled over and waved the others through, but they began to call his bluff. Bardet cracked first, dragging Froome with him and establishing a selection with Quintana, Nibali, Roglic, and Martin, who would dangle off the back. By this point, Landa and Zakarin had lost contact, and Yates a few kilomtres before that.
Froome then made an attack of his own. He risked dragging the others over to Thomas, but he sensed weakness in his rivals. He was well marked, with Bardet putting in a couple of short-lived accelerations. Another big acceleration from Froome kept everyone on their toes.
With 4km to go, Thomas reached Dumoulin and sat in, but they would soon be hunted down by Froome. Martin, having clawed his way back, made a big attack and Froome, scarcely able to believe his luck, jumped on board. Quintana, Bardet, Nibali, and Roglic let it go, and as they looked around at each other, the duo eased clear. Kruijswijk then got back in to make it a group of five.
With just over a kilometre to go, and with Dumoulin and Thomas almost in sight, Froome attacked Martin. As he did, Thomas made an equally stinging acceleration to jump clear of Dumoulin and pass Nieve en route to the stage win.
Though Sky didn't quite manage a one-two on the stage, they nevertheless now sit one-two on GC. Alpe d'Huez awaits tomorrow, as do the inevitable leadership questions, but for Sky it was a near-perfect day, while for everyone else a tough task just got even tougher.
It was the end of the road for some; Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel - along with their lead-out men Mark Renshaw and Rick Zabel - finished more than 30 minutes down and missed the time cut.
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky||3:29:36|
|2||Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb||0:00:20|
|3||Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky||Row 2 - Cell 2|
|4||Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team||0:00:22|
|5||Mikel Nieve (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott||Row 4 - Cell 2|
|6||Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates||0:00:27|
|7||Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits||0:00:57|
|8||Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale||0:00:59|
|9||Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida||Row 8 - Cell 2|
|10||Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team||Row 9 - Cell 2|
|11||Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo||Row 10 - Cell 2|
|12||Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo||0:01:07|
|13||Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team||0:01:47|
|14||Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky||Row 13 - Cell 2|
|15||Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin||0:01:58|
|16||Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits||0:02:51|
|17||Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale||0:02:59|
|18||Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida||0:03:06|
|19||Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty-Groupe Gobert||0:03:08|
|20||Warren Barguil (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic||Row 19 - Cell 2|
|21||Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale||0:03:30|
|22||Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida||Row 21 - Cell 2|
|23||Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team||Row 22 - Cell 2|
|24||Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates||0:03:41|
|25||Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team||0:03:53|
|26||Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team||Row 25 - Cell 2|
|27||Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors||0:04:42|
|28||Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott||Row 27 - Cell 2|
|29||Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data||0:07:10|
|30||Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo||0:08:59|
|31||Michael Valgren (Den) Astana Pro Team||0:09:49|
|32||Arthur Vichot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ||0:10:40|
|33||Jesper Hansen (Den) Astana Pro Team||0:10:56|
|34||Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal||0:11:29|
|35||Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits||Row 34 - Cell 2|
|36||Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo||Row 35 - Cell 2|
|37||Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe||Row 36 - Cell 2|
|38||Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ||Row 37 - Cell 2|
|39||Ian Boswell (USA) Katusha-Alpecin||0:12:02|
|40||Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky||Row 39 - Cell 2|
|41||Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin||0:12:31|
|42||Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits||0:14:21|
|43||Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky||Row 42 - Cell 2|
|44||Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Sky||Row 43 - Cell 2|
|45||Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie||0:15:03|
|46||Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Team Sunweb||0:15:29|
|47||Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida||0:16:31|
|48||Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb||Row 47 - Cell 2|
|49||Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team||Row 48 - Cell 2|
|50||Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb||Row 49 - Cell 2|
|51||Amael Moinard (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic||Row 50 - Cell 2|
|52||Elie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic||Row 51 - Cell 2|
|53||Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team||Row 52 - Cell 2|
|54||Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale||Row 53 - Cell 2|
|55||Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo||0:17:25|
|56||Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty-Groupe Gobert||Row 55 - Cell 2|
|57||Rein Taaramäe (Est) Direct Energie||0:17:51|
|58||Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe||Row 57 - Cell 2|
|59||Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie||Row 58 - Cell 2|
|60||Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale||Row 59 - Cell 2|
|61||Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo||0:18:42|
|62||David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ||0:20:07|
|63||Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Groupama-FDJ||Row 62 - Cell 2|
|64||Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie||Row 63 - Cell 2|
|65||Robert Gesink (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo||0:21:17|
|66||Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal||Row 65 - Cell 2|
|67||Rory Sutherland (Aus) UAE Team Emirates||Row 66 - Cell 2|
|68||Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb||0:22:02|
|69||Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team||0:22:23|
|70||Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert||Row 69 - Cell 2|
|71||Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team||Row 70 - Cell 2|
|72||Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale||Row 71 - Cell 2|
|73||Yoann Offredo (Fra) Wanty-Groupe Gobert||Row 72 - Cell 2|
|74||Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert||Row 73 - Cell 2|
|75||Patrick Bevin (NZl) BMC Racing Team||Row 74 - Cell 2|
|76||Silvan Dillier (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale||Row 75 - Cell 2|
|77||Paul Martens (Ger) LottoNL-Jumbo||Row 76 - Cell 2|
|78||Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo||Row 77 - Cell 2|
|79||Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal||Row 78 - Cell 2|
|80||Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe||0:23:51|
|81||Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team||0:24:38|
|82||Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team||Row 81 - Cell 2|
|83||Tim Declercq (Bel) Quick-Step Floors||0:24:51|
|84||Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors||Row 83 - Cell 2|
|85||Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe||Row 84 - Cell 2|
|86||Maxime Bouet (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic||Row 85 - Cell 2|
|87||Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic||Row 86 - Cell 2|
|88||Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb||Row 87 - Cell 2|
|89||Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits||Row 88 - Cell 2|
|90||Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team Emirates||0:26:05|
|91||Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky||0:26:07|
|92||Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott||Row 91 - Cell 2|
|93||Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Dimension Data||Row 92 - Cell 2|
|94||Edward Theuns (Bel) Team Sunweb||Row 93 - Cell 2|
|95||Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits||Row 94 - Cell 2|
|96||Simon Gerrans (Aus) BMC Racing Team||Row 95 - Cell 2|
|97||Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic||Row 96 - Cell 2|
|98||Laurent Pichon (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic||Row 97 - Cell 2|
|99||Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team||Row 98 - Cell 2|
|100||Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team||Row 99 - Cell 2|
|101||Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida||Row 100 - Cell 2|
|102||Dion Smith (NZl) Wanty-Groupe Gobert||Row 101 - Cell 2|
|103||Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott||Row 102 - Cell 2|
|104||Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo||Row 103 - Cell 2|
|105||Jack Bauer (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott||Row 104 - Cell 2|
|106||Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits||Row 105 - Cell 2|
|107||Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors||Row 106 - Cell 2|
|108||Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors||Row 107 - Cell 2|
|109||Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott||Row 108 - Cell 2|
|110||Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale||Row 109 - Cell 2|
|111||Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale||Row 110 - Cell 2|
|112||Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors||Row 111 - Cell 2|
|113||Magnus Cort (Den) Astana Pro Team||Row 112 - Cell 2|
|114||Mathew Hayman (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott||Row 113 - Cell 2|
|115||Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team||Row 114 - Cell 2|
|116||Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe||Row 115 - Cell 2|
|117||Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits||Row 116 - Cell 2|
|118||Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo||Row 117 - Cell 2|
|119||Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe||Row 118 - Cell 2|
|120||Jerome Cousin (Fra) Direct Energie||Row 119 - Cell 2|
|121||Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe||Row 120 - Cell 2|
|122||Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team||Row 121 - Cell 2|
|123||Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale||Row 122 - Cell 2|
|124||Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin||0:26:44|
|125||Julien Vermote (Bel) Dimension Data||0:27:25|
|126||Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky||Row 125 - Cell 2|
|127||Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert||Row 126 - Cell 2|
|128||Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida||Row 127 - Cell 2|
|129||Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ||Row 128 - Cell 2|
|130||Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates||Row 129 - Cell 2|
|131||Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal||Row 130 - Cell 2|
|132||Timothy Dupont (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert||Row 131 - Cell 2|
|133||Oliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team Emirates||Row 132 - Cell 2|
|134||Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale||Row 133 - Cell 2|
|135||Jay Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data||Row 134 - Cell 2|
|136||Romain Hardy (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic||Row 135 - Cell 2|
|137||Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data||Row 136 - Cell 2|
|138||Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ||Row 137 - Cell 2|
|139||Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-Merida||Row 138 - Cell 2|
|140||John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo||Row 139 - Cell 2|
|141||Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ||Row 140 - Cell 2|
|142||Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe||Row 141 - Cell 2|
|143||Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Bahrain-Merida||Row 142 - Cell 2|
|144||Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates||Row 143 - Cell 2|
|145||André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal||Row 144 - Cell 2|
|146||Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale||Row 145 - Cell 2|
|147||Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data||Row 146 - Cell 2|
|148||Taylor Phinney (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale||Row 147 - Cell 2|
|149||Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates||Row 148 - Cell 2|
|150||Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie||0:27:45|
|151||Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ||0:27:56|
|152||Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie||0:27:58|
|153||Damien Gaudin (Fra) Direct Energie||0:28:31|
|154||Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors||0:29:05|
|155||Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors||Row 154 - Cell 2|
|156||Michael Hepburn (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott||0:29:18|
|157||Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo||0:29:22|
|158||Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale||Row 157 - Cell 2|
|159||Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Nor) LottoNL-Jumbo||Row 158 - Cell 2|
|160||Timo Roosen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo||Row 159 - Cell 2|
|161||Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal||0:29:25|