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2015 Tour de France

102nd edition: July 4 - July 26, 2015

Thursday, July 23: Stage 18, Gap – Saint Jean de Maurienne

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Stage 18, Thursday, July 23: Stage 18, 186.5 km, Gap – Saint Jean de Maurienne

Stage 18 map and profile | Stage 18 photos | Stage 18 video | David L. Stanley's stage 18 review and analysis

Rated ascents:

Romain Bardet wins Tour stage 15

Romain Bardet wins Tour stage 18

The Race: Today was the 2015 Tour's second Alpine day. And among the day's challenges are the  Col du Glandon, 22 kilometers that average 5.1%
Here's how Le Tour saw things:

During stage 17, Chris Froome's direct adversaries have given a taste of their intentions to attack him from very far out. The yellow jersey holder expects to be put under pressure again. He'll be on the rollers prior to the start in Gap because that's a brutal one with the 6-km long ascent to Col Bayard right from the gun.

Simon Geschke must have inspired many riders who aren't used to getting the honors at the Tour de France. A breakaway is expected to take shape on the Route Napoleon, two hundred years after the French Emperor chose this way to return to power after his first retirement on the Elba island. It's a road for courageous fighters but the worst is to come after exiting it, going to the col du Glandon through the category 2 col de la Morte and its tricky downhill.

The ascent to the Glandon is officially 21.7km long. In reality, from Séchilienne, it's 47 kilometers of climbing. It seems like never ending. The summit is almost with 40km to go. After that, there'll be the scenic and unprecedented Lacets de Montvernier: the last chance of the day for Quintana and company to attack Froome.

Louis Meintjes of Mtn-Qhubeka was not able to start. He finished stage 16 in pain and was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he was found to have a severe case of gastroenteritis. That left the Tour's peloton at 162 riders, who started at 12:20 PM.

Almost at the start, the riders faced the second-category  Col Bayard and the attacks began immediately. Very quickly there were 29 riders off the front: Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), Romain Bardet, Jan Bakelants, Christophe Riblon (AG2R-La Mondiale), Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), Roman Kreuziger, Michael Rogers (Tinkoff-Saxo), Jonathan Castroviejo and Winner Anacona (Movistar), Damiano Caruso and Rohan Dennis (BMC), Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal), Georg Preidler (Giant-Alpecin), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), Michael Matthews and Simon Yates (Orica-GreenEdge), Pierre Rolland, Cyril Gautier, Romain Sicard, Thomas Voeckler (Europcar), Julian Arredondo, Bob Jungels (Trek), Ruben Plaza (Lampre-Merida), Andrew Talansky, Ryder Hesjedal, Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin), Stef Clement (IAM Cycling), Jan Barta (Bora-Argon 18 ) and Serge Pauwels (MTN-Qhubeka).

As they crested the Bayard, the group was 3min 10sec ahead of the peloton. And after climbing the third-category Rampe du Motty, the pack was nearly five minutes back.

Then, it had to happen. Six riders left the break on the Côte de la Mure: Fuglsang, De Gendt, Rodriguez, Pauwels, Voeckler and Clement. After 68 kilometers, the six were fifteen seconds ahead of the main part of the break and five in front of the peloton.

And then a few kilometers later, on the Col de Malissol, the six sat up and waited for the main break.

After two hours of racing and 117 kilometers, the 29 breakaways were 5min 36sec in front of the main group.

By being first over the Malissol, Joaquin Rodriguez became the new King of the Mountains, two points ahead of Chris Froome. As the riders went up the second-category Col de la Morte, Etixx-Quick Step rider Mark Renshaw abandoned.

Closing in on the crest of the Morte, Rodriguez telegraphed his intentions, moving to the front and then accelerating. Astana rider Jakob Fuglsang tried to match him, but again then mountain's crest belonged to Rodriguez, allowing him to cement his ownership of the Mountains classification.

The riders sped down the hill, into a headwind, to make their appointment with the giant Glandon. Giant-Alpecin put several riders at the front of peloton to lead the main group, now 3min 40sec behind the break, down the mountain.

As the break started climbing the Glandon, it broke apart then reformed and as they approached the intermediate sprint, the 29 were together again. For once, Peter Sagan was not in the front group and contesting the sprint.

Thomas de Gendt took the intermediate sprint and on the Glandon's lower slopes the break began to split up. And further back, the Morte's descent broke broke up the main peloton.

Jakob Fuglsang had been working the escape's front hard a lot of the morning, driving it with a will. Fuglsang announced before the day's start that he really wanted a stage win today. The eleven off the front who had separated themselves from the break: Fuglsang, Bakelants, Anacona, Caruso, De Gendt, Rodriguez, Voeckler, Plaza, Talansky, Martin and Barta. There were no Ag2r riders there and the three French team members worked hard to reunify the break.

Thomas de Gendt attacked at the Glandon began to rise. The peloton was keeping the break on a short leash. With 65 kilometers to race, the main pack was 2min 28sec behind de Gendt. Even on the lower slopes of the big mountain, especially on the corners, the crowds of spectators were huge.

De Gendt was caught and quickly there were riders scattered up and down the mountain's slopes. Leading the peloton, Sky had a several riders around race leader Chris Froome.

With 57 kilometers to go, there were twelve riders 2min 10sec ahead of the 23 in the Froome/Sky led peloton: Fuglsang, Bardet, Pinot, Anacona, Caruso, Rodriguez, Rolland, Gautier, Jungels, Talansky, Pinot and Pauwels. Now they had a tailwind.

With 48 kilometers to go, on the steepest part of the Glandon, Thibaut Pinot was caught by the Froome group, now 2min 25sec behind the now-eleven riders off the front. Richie Porte was unable to stay with the Froome group.

A few kilometers from the top, Fuglsang crashed as he pulled over after taking a pull leading the break. He sat on the ground, stunned for a while as mechanics put new wheels on his bike. He remounted, but was now well back from the lead riders. Back in the field, Contador attacked and joined riders further up.

Romain Bardet was first over the Glandon, followed by Winner Anacona. The Contador group was 2min 23sec back. Back in the Yellow Jersey group, Vincenzo Nibali attacked, drawing Nairo Quintana. Froome was quickly on them, but that caused Alejandro Valverde to get dropped. The Froome group crested the Glandon fifteen seconds behind Contador. On the descent the Froome group soon caught Contador.

Valverde was quickly back with the Froome/Contador group. Up front, Romain Bardet was 40 seconds ahead of the break, speedily descending the Glandon with skill, three minutes ahead of Froome.

The final ascent, the Lacets de Montvernier, was a mountain face covered with switchbacks. Bardet still had 35 seconds near the top, chased by Bob Jungels.

Over the top of the Montvernier, Bardet was 49 seconds ahead of Fuglsang, who recovered from his crash, Rolland and Anacona. Nibali again attacked near the top as the Yellow Jersey group crested the mountain, but the others were quickly on his wheel.

Bardet's descent was again done with skill and courage. He used the entire road, regularly outpacing the following motorcycle. Pierre Rolland chased, a half-kilometer back.

After the descent, Bardet kept driving hard.

And he did it. Bardet crossed the line alone to take a beautiful victory in a difficult stage. A little more than a half-minute later Pierre Rolland came in second for a French 1-2. Froome and the contenders finished together about three minutes later. Froome had a relatively easy day, not really getting any serious challenge to his leadership today.

Complete Results:

Stage 18 photos | Stage 18 video

186.5 km raced at an average speed of 36.4 km/hr

1 BARDET Romain AG2R-LA MONDIALE 5hr 3min 40sec
2 ROLLAND Pierre EUROPCAR @ 33sec
3 ANACONA Winner Andrew MOVISTAR  + 00' 59''
4 JUNGELS Bob TREK s.t.
5 FUGLSANG Jakob ASTANA s.t.
6 PAUWELS Serge MTN-QHUBEKA @ 1min 1'sec
7 GAUTIER Cyril EUROPCAR + 01' 50''
8 CARUSO Damiano BMC  s.t.
9 TALANSKY Andrew CANNONDALE-GARMIN + 01' 55''
10 BARGUIL WARREN GIANT-ALPECIN + 03' 02''
11 GESINK Robert LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
12 FROOME Christopher SKY s.t.
13 VALVERDE Alejandro MOVISTAR  s.t.
14 THOMAS Geraint SKY s.t.
15 CONTADOR Alberto TINKOFF-SAXO s.t.
16 FRANK Mathias IAM CYCLING s.t.
17 QUINTANA Nairo Alexander MOVISTAR  s.t.
18 NIBALI Vincenzo ASTANA s.t.
19 SCARPONI Michele ASTANA s.t.
20 SANCHEZ Samuel BMC  + 03' 21''
21 MOLLEMA Bauke TREK s.t.
22 PLAZA Ruben LAMPRE-MERIDA + 05' 12''
23 MAJKA Rafal TINKOFF-SAXO + 05' 33''
24 KANGERT Tanel ASTANA + 06' 32''
25 CHEREL Mikael AG2R-LA MONDIALE + 06' 45''
26 KONIG Leopold SKY + 06' 56''
27 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Jacques MTN-QHUBEKA + 08' 00''
28 HESJEDAL Ryder CANNONDALE-GARMIN + 08' 32''
29 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan MOVISTAR  + 09' 00''
30 BARTA Jan BORA-ARGON 18 + 09' 19''
31 VACHON Florian BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT s.t.
32 VOECKLER Thomas EUROPCAR s.t.
33 KREUZIGER Roman TINKOFF-SAXO + 09' 22''
34 KRUIJSWIJK Steven LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 11' 03''
35 RODRIGUEZ Joachim KATUSHA + 14' 26''
36 BAKELANTS Jan AG2R-LA MONDIALE + 14' 51''
37 WYSS Danilo BMC  s.t.
38 OLIVEIRA Nelson LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
39 PERICHON Pierre-Luc BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 15' 41''
40 ROCHE Nicolas SKY s.t.
41 POELS Wouter SKY s.t.
42 IZAGIRRE Gorka MOVISTAR  + 16' 05''
43 CLEMENT Stef IAM CYCLING + 16' 09''
44 PINOT Thibaut FDJ + 16' 12''
45 MATE Luis Angel COFIDIS + 16' 56''
46 MARTIN Daniel CANNONDALE-GARMIN + 17' 11''
47 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt MTN-QHUBEKA + 17' 28''
48 DE GENDT Thomas LOTTO-SOUDAL + 18' 33''
49 OSS Daniel BMC  + 18' 44''
50 PREIDLER Georg GIANT-ALPECIN s.t.
51 WYSS Marcel IAM CYCLING s.t.
52 TANKINK Bram LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
53 PORTE Richie SKY s.t.
54 ROGERS Michael TINKOFF-SAXO s.t.
55 MATTHEWS Michael ORICA GREENEDGE s.t.
56 YATES Simon ORICA GREENEDGE s.t.
57 MARTENS Paul LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
58 SICARD Romain EUROPCAR s.t.
59 SCHÄR Michael BMC  s.t.
60 RIBLON Christophe AG2R-LA MONDIALE s.t.
61 PÉRAUD Jean-Christophe AG2R-LA MONDIALE s.t.
62 ERVITI OLLO Imanol MOVISTAR  s.t.
63 WESTRA Lieuwe ASTANA + 20' 57''
64 LADAGNOUS Matthieu FDJ + 21' 48''
65 FEDRIGO Pierrick BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 27' 28''
66 BRUN Fréderic BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT s.t.
67 ROY Jérémy FDJ s.t.
68 QUEMENEUR Perrig EUROPCAR s.t.
69 BAK Lars LOTTO-SOUDAL s.t.
70 DELAPLACE Anthony BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT s.t.
71 HOLLENSTEIN Reto IAM CYCLING s.t.
72 ZUBELDIA Haimar TREK s.t.
73 ELMIGER Martin IAM CYCLING s.t.
74 RAST Gregory TREK s.t.
75 GRIVKO Andriy ASTANA s.t.
76 KOREN Kristijan CANNONDALE-GARMIN s.t.
77 ANDERSEN Michael Valgren TINKOFF-SAXO s.t.
78 QUINZIATO Manuel BMC  s.t.
79 CARUSO Gianpaolo KATUSHA s.t.
80 KELDERMAN Wilco LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
81 VANMARCKE Sep LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
82 GRUZDEV Dmitriy ASTANA s.t.
83 IRIZAR Markel TREK s.t.
84 WELLENS Tim LOTTO-SOUDAL s.t.
85 DENNIS Rohan BMC  s.t.
86 DE KORT Koen GIANT-ALPECIN s.t.
87 HERRADA LOPEZ José MOVISTAR  s.t.
88 ROWE Luke SKY s.t.
89 ARREDONDO Julian TREK s.t.
90 PANTANO Jarlinson IAM CYCLING s.t.
91 STANNARD Ian SKY s.t.
92 HANSEN Adam LOTTO-SOUDAL + 30' 58''
93 VAN BAARLE Dylan CANNONDALE-GARMIN s.t.
94 BONO Matteo LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
95 DURASEK Kristijan LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
96 HUZARSKI Bartosz BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
97 SENECHAL Florian COFIDIS s.t.
98 GERARD Arnaud BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT s.t.
99 EDET Nicolas COFIDIS s.t.
100 YATES Adam ORICA GREENEDGE + 34' 32''
101 SERPA José LAMPRE-MERIDA + 35' 51''
102 STYBAR Zdenek ETIXX-QUICK STEP s.t.
103 CAVENDISH Mark ETIXX-QUICK STEP s.t.
104 CURVERS Roy GIANT-ALPECIN s.t.
105 CUMMINGS Stephen MTN-QHUBEKA s.t.
106 VERMOTE Julien ETIXX-QUICK STEP s.t.
107 DEGENKOLB John GIANT-ALPECIN s.t.
108 CHAVANEL Sylvain IAM CYCLING s.t.
109 POZZATO Filippo LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
110 TIMMER Albert GIANT-ALPECIN s.t.
111 VUILLERMOZ Alexis AG2R-LA MONDIALE s.t.
112 GOLAS Michal ETIXX-QUICK STEP s.t.
113 GENIEZ Alexandre FDJ s.t.
114 VAUGRENARD Benoît FDJ s.t.
115 VOSS Paul BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
116 VALLS Rafael LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
117 TRENTIN Matteo ETIXX-QUICK STEP s.t.
118 SIMON Julien COFIDIS s.t.
119 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas CANNONDALE-GARMIN s.t.
120 GHEBREMEDHIN Merhawi MTN-QHUBEKA s.t.
121 MACHADO Tiago KATUSHA s.t.
122 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald MTN-QHUBEKA s.t.
123 GREIPEL André LOTTO-SOUDAL s.t.
124 FONSECA Armindo BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT s.t.
125 TOSATTO Matteo TINKOFF-SAXO s.t.
126 MALORI Adriano MOVISTAR  s.t.
127 GALLOPIN Tony LOTTO-SOUDAL s.t.
128 NAULLEAU BRYAN EUROPCAR s.t.
129 TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel MTN-QHUBEKA s.t.
130 TULIK ANGÉLO EUROPCAR s.t.
131 GUARNIERI Jacopo KATUSHA s.t.
132 WEENING Pieter ORICA GREENEDGE s.t.
133 LOSADA ALGUACIL Alberto KATUSHA s.t.
134 URAN URAN Rigoberto ETIXX-QUICK STEP s.t.
135 SOUPE GEOFFREY COFIDIS s.t.
136 LAPORTE Christophe COFIDIS s.t.
137 SAGAN Peter TINKOFF-SAXO s.t.
138 BUCHMANN Emanuel BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
139 CIMOLAI Davide LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
140 PIMANTA José Joao BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
141 SIEBERG Marcel LOTTO-SOUDAL s.t.
142 CHAVANEL Sébastien FDJ s.t.
143 FEILLU Brice BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT s.t.
144 GENE Yohann EUROPCAR s.t.
145 HALLER Marco KATUSHA s.t.
146 TUFT Svein ORICA GREENEDGE s.t.
147 VANBILSEN KENNETH COFIDIS s.t.
148 DURBRIDGE Luke ORICA GREENEDGE s.t.
149 DEVOLDER Stijn TREK s.t.
150 NAVARRO Daniel COFIDIS s.t.
151 TEN DAM Laurens LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
152 DEBUSSCHERE Jens LOTTO-SOUDAL s.t.
153 FARRAR Tyler MTN-QHUBEKA s.t.
154 GESCHKE Simon GIANT-ALPECIN s.t.
155 VAN EMDEN Jos LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
156 LEEZER Thomas LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
157 KRISTOFF Alexander KATUSHA s.t.
158 DEMARE Arnaud FDJ s.t.
159 BRÄNDLE Matthias IAM CYCLING s.t.
160 COQUARD Bryan EUROPCAR s.t.
161 GAUDIN Damien AG2R-LA MONDIALE s.t.

GC after Stage 18:

3002.3 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 41.45 km/hr

1 FROOME Christopher SKY 74hr 13min 31sec
2 QUINTANA Nairo Alexander MOVISTAR  @ 3min 10sec
3 VALVERDE Alejandro MOVISTAR  + 04' 09''
4 THOMAS Geraint SKY + 06' 34''
5 CONTADOR Alberto TINKOFF-SAXO + 06' 40''
6 GESINK Robert LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 07' 39''
7 NIBALI Vincenzo ASTANA + 08' 04''
8 FRANK Mathias IAM CYCLING + 08' 47''
9 MOLLEMA Bauke TREK + 12' 06''
10 BARDET Romain AG2R-LA MONDIALE + 12' 52''
11 BARGUIL WARREN GIANT-ALPECIN + 13' 08''
12 TALANSKY Andrew CANNONDALE-GARMIN + 15' 18''
13 ROLLAND Pierre EUROPCAR + 16' 02''
14 PAUWELS Serge MTN-QHUBEKA + 18' 06''
15 SANCHEZ Samuel BMC  + 18' 11''
16 PINOT Thibaut FDJ + 39' 24''
17 PANTANO Jarlinson IAM CYCLING + 45' 40''
18 FUGLSANG Jakob ASTANA + 47' 22''
19 CHEREL Mikael AG2R-LA MONDIALE + 48' 55''
20 KREUZIGER Roman TINKOFF-SAXO + 50' 54''
21 BAKELANTS Jan AG2R-LA MONDIALE + 51' 31''
22 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan MOVISTAR  + 51' 32''
23 GALLOPIN Tony LOTTO-SOUDAL + 53' 01''
24 IZAGIRRE Gorka MOVISTAR  + 53' 51''
25 KANGERT Tanel ASTANA @ 1hr 4min 7sec
26 BARTA Jan BORA-ARGON 18 + 01h 09' 18''
27 JUNGELS Bob TREK + 01h 11' 30''
28 KRUIJSWIJK Steven LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 01h 12' 40''
29 RODRIGUEZ Joachim KATUSHA + 01h 13' 43''
30 VUILLERMOZ Alexis AG2R-LA MONDIALE + 01h 15' 20''
31 GESCHKE Simon GIANT-ALPECIN + 01h 19' 04''
32 ROCHE Nicolas SKY + 01h 21' 37''
33 ROGERS Michael TINKOFF-SAXO + 01h 22' 44''
34 GAUTIER Cyril EUROPCAR + 01h 25' 15''
35 BAK Lars LOTTO-SOUDAL + 01h 28' 52''
36 MAJKA Rafal TINKOFF-SAXO + 01h 29' 22''
37 URAN Rigoberto ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 01h 29' 42''
38 SICARD Romain EUROPCAR + 01h 30' 53''
39 PLAZA Ruben LAMPRE-MERIDA + 01h 33' 27''
40 SAGAN Peter TINKOFF-SAXO + 01h 34' 24''
41 MATE Luis Angel COFIDIS + 01h 36' 15''
42 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Jacques MTN-QHUBEKA + 01h 37' 45''
43 VOECKLER Thomas EUROPCAR + 01h 39' 03''
44 MARTIN Daniel CANNONDALE-GARMIN + 01h 39' 42''
45 TANKINK Bram LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 01h 43' 49''
46 OLIVEIRA Nelson LAMPRE-MERIDA + 01h 44' 46''
47 HESJEDAL Ryder CANNONDALE-GARMIN + 01h 44' 48''
48 YATES Adam ORICA GREENEDGE + 01h 46' 21''
49 CARUSO Damiano BMC  + 01h 47' 54''
50 PORTE Richie SKY + 01h 48' 06''
51 ZUBELDIA Haimar TREK + 01h 49' 43''
52 SCARPONI Michele ASTANA + 01h 50' 51''
53 GRIVKO Andriy ASTANA + 01h 50' 59''
54 SCHÄR Michael BMC  + 01h 51' 32''
55 PÉRAUD Jean-Christophe AG2R-LA MONDIALE + 01h 55' 05''
56 LOSADA Alberto KATUSHA + 01h 55' 15''
57 TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel MTN-QHUBEKA + 01h 55' 42''
58 WYSS Marcel IAM CYCLING + 01h 59' 47''
59 ANACONA Winner Andrew MOVISTAR  + 02h 02' 18''
60 WYSS Danilo BMC  + 02h 03' 16''
61 KOREN Kristijan CANNONDALE-GARMIN + 02h 04' 37''
62 CHAVANEL Sylvain IAM CYCLING + 02h 06' 00''
63 LADAGNOUS Matthieu FDJ + 02h 06' 15''
64 POELS Wouter SKY + 02h 06' 19''
65 FEDRIGO Pierrick BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 02h 06' 56''
66 CLEMENT Stef IAM CYCLING + 02h 08' 52''
67 NAVARRO Daniel COFIDIS + 02h 09' 01''
68 DE KORT Koen GIANT-ALPECIN + 02h 10' 48''
69 KONIG Leopold SKY + 02h 11' 01''
70 HERRADA José MOVISTAR  + 02h 12' 35''
71 MARTENS Paul LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 02h 14' 31''
72 RIBLON Christophe AG2R-LA MONDIALE + 02h 14' 43''
73 MACHADO Tiago KATUSHA + 02h 17' 16''
74 WESTRA Lieuwe ASTANA + 02h 17' 55''
75 PERICHON Pierre-Luc BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 02h 18' 05''
76 KELDERMAN Wilco LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 02h 18' 17''
77 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald MTN-QHUBEKA + 02h 20' 19''
78 DURASEK Kristijan LAMPRE-MERIDA + 02h 21' 37''
79 BUCHMANN Emanuel BORA-ARGON 18 + 02h 21' 40''
80 DE GENDT Thomas LOTTO-SOUDAL + 02h 22' 57''
81 QUEMENEUR Perrig EUROPCAR + 02h 23' 58''
82 HOLLENSTEIN Reto IAM CYCLING + 02h 25' 48''
83 PREIDLER Georg GIANT-ALPECIN + 02h 27' 07''
84 VACHON Florian BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 02h 27' 18''
85 TEN DAM Laurens LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 02h 28' 22''
86 IRIZAR Markel TREK + 02h 29' 23''
87 GOLAS Michal ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 02h 30' 56''
88 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt MTN-QHUBEKA + 02h 31' 09''
89 DELAPLACE Anthony BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 02h 34' 40''
90 VALLS Rafael LAMPRE-MERIDA + 02h 35' 55''
91 FEILLU Brice BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 02h 36' 04''
92 OSS Daniel BMC  + 02h 37' 00''
93 TULIK ANGÉLO EUROPCAR + 02h 37' 53''
94 SIMON Julien COFIDIS + 02h 38' 55''
95 STYBAR Zdenek ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 02h 39' 52''
96 RAST Gregory TREK + 02h 41' 17''
97 DENNIS Rohan BMC  + 02h 42' 20''
98 CARUSO Gianpaolo KATUSHA + 02h 42' 30''
99 GHEBREMEDHIN Merhawi MTN-QHUBEKA + 02h 44' 07''
100 VOSS Paul BORA-ARGON 18 + 02h 44' 22''
101 ROY Jérémy FDJ + 02h 45' 05''
102 VANMARCKE Sep LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 02h 46' 01''
103 YATES Simon ORICA GREENEDGE + 02h 46' 34''
104 ELMIGER Martin IAM CYCLING + 02h 47' 09''
105 CUMMINGS Stephen MTN-QHUBEKA + 02h 47' 18''
106 CURVERS Roy GIANT-ALPECIN + 02h 49' 23''
107 HUZARSKI Bartosz BORA-ARGON 18 + 02h 49' 47''
108 DEGENKOLB John GIANT-ALPECIN + 02h 49' 58''
109 MALORI Adriano MOVISTAR  + 02h 52' 14''
110 ANDERSEN Michael Valgren TINKOFF-SAXO + 02h 54' 59''
111 VAUGRENARD Benoît FDJ + 02h 56' 01''
112 VERMOTE Julien ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 03h 00' 11''
113 TRENTIN Matteo ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 03h 00' 38''
114 COQUARD Bryan EUROPCAR + 03h 02' 11''
115 FONSECA Armindo BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 03h 02' 52''
116 HANSEN Adam LOTTO-SOUDAL + 03h 04' 47''
117 ERVITI OLLO Imanol MOVISTAR  + 03h 06' 01''
118 QUINZIATO Manuel BMC  + 03h 06' 14''
119 SOUPE GEOFFREY COFIDIS + 03h 06' 45''
120 ARREDONDO Julian TREK + 03h 07' 39''
121 VAN EMDEN Jos LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 03h 08' 03''
122 KRISTOFF Alexander KATUSHA + 03h 10' 49''
123 POZZATO Filippo LAMPRE-MERIDA + 03h 11' 13''
124 HALLER Marco KATUSHA + 03h 11' 21''
125 BONO Matteo LAMPRE-MERIDA + 03h 11' 40''
126 GENIEZ Alexandre FDJ + 03h 12' 13''
127 STANNARD Ian SKY + 03h 12' 30''
128 WELLENS Tim LOTTO-SOUDAL + 03h 12' 32''
129 GREIPEL André LOTTO-SOUDAL + 03h 13' 17''
130 LAPORTE Christophe COFIDIS + 03h 13' 20''
131 SENECHAL Florian COFIDIS + 03h 13' 45''
132 GRUZDEV Dmitriy ASTANA + 03h 14' 05''
133 TOSATTO Matteo TINKOFF-SAXO + 03h 14' 08''
134 GERARD Arnaud BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 03h 14' 23''
135 DEMARE Arnaud FDJ + 03h 15' 07''
136 ROWE Luke SKY + 03h 17' 38''
137 GENE Yohann EUROPCAR + 03h 17' 49''
138 EDET Nicolas COFIDIS + 03h 18' 37''
139 SERPA José LAMPRE-MERIDA + 03h 19' 57''
140 TIMMER Albert GIANT-ALPECIN + 03h 20' 16''
141 CAVENDISH Mark ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 03h 21' 44''
142 BRUN Fréderic BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 03h 23' 25''
143 DEBUSSCHERE Jens LOTTO-SOUDAL + 03h 26' 21''
144 PIMANTA José Joao BORA-ARGON 18 + 03h 26' 43''
145 GAUDIN Damien AG2R-LA MONDIALE + 03h 28' 30''
146 GUARNIERI Jacopo KATUSHA + 03h 30' 41''
147 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas CANNONDALE-GARMIN + 03h 33' 11''
148 VAN BAARLE Dylan CANNONDALE-GARMIN + 03h 33' 26''
149 SIEBERG Marcel LOTTO-SOUDAL + 03h 34' 31''
150 DURBRIDGE Luke ORICA GREENEDGE + 03h 34' 42''
151 MATTHEWS Michael ORICA GREENEDGE + 03h 36' 12''
152 LEEZER Thomas LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 03h 36' 26''
153 WEENING Pieter ORICA GREENEDGE + 03h 36' 38''
154 DEVOLDER Stijn TREK + 03h 40' 47''
155 FARRAR Tyler MTN-QHUBEKA + 03h 42' 11''
156 CIMOLAI Davide LAMPRE-MERIDA + 03h 45' 38''
157 BRÄNDLE Matthias IAM CYCLING + 03h 47' 15''
158 VANBILSEN KENNETH COFIDIS + 03h 51' 06''
159 NAULLEAU BRYAN EUROPCAR + 03h 53' 05''
160 TUFT Svein ORICA GREENEDGE + 03h 57' 47''
161 CHAVANEL Sébastien FDJ + 04h 06' 38''

Stage 18 map and profile:

Stage 18 map

Stage 18 map

Stage 189 profile

Stage 18 profile

Stage 18 video

Stage 18 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Lacets de Montvernier

The day's final challenge, the ascent of the Lacets de Montvernier.

Montvernier

Another view of the Montvernier

Romain bardet

Romain Bardet climbing the Montvernier

Chris Froome group

The Froome group is about three minutes back.

Froome group

Another shot of the Froome group

Romain Bardet

Romain Bardet wins Tour stage 18.

Pierre Rolland

Pierre Rolland finishes second, a half-minute after Bardet.

Romain Bardet

Stage winner Romain Bardet

Chris Froome

There was no serious challenge to Chris Froome in today's stage.

Joaquin Rodriguez

King of the Mountains Joaquin Rodriguez

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