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2016 Tour de France

103rd edition: July 2 - July 24, 2016

Stage 18, Thursday, July 21: 
Sallanches - Megève

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Stage 18, Thursday, July 21: Sallanches - Megève 17 km individual time trial/hill climb

Stage 18 map and profile | Stage 18 photos | Organizer's preview

Chris Froome

Chris Froome riding to his stage 18 victory.

Weather: At Sallanches at 1:45 PM, it is 27C (81F), partly cloudy with the wind from the north at 10 km/hr (6mph). There is a 30% chance of thunderstorms at 5:00 PM, when Chris Froome is scheduled to begin his ride.

The Race: Sam Bennett was the first rider off at 10:51 AM local time and race leader Chris Froome last, at 4:59 PM. Fabian Cancellara pulled out of the race yesterday to prepare for the Olympics. Bora-Argon 18 rider Shane Archbold also quit the Tour after crashing badly on the Col de Mosses yesterday.

Here's the organizer's stage explanation:

Chris Froome confirmed his absolute superiority as he won the uphill time trial from Sallanches to Megève as he rode 21 seconds faster than specialist Tom Dumoulin. He significantly increased his lead in the overall ranking. With two Alpine stages remaining, Bauke Mollema is at 3.52, Adam Yates at 4.16, Nairo Quintana at 4.37 and Romain Bardet at 4.57.

Successively, Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18), Lars Bak (Lotto-Soudal), Leigh Howard (IAM Cycling), Alexis Gougeard (AG2R-La Mondiale) and Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) had the provisional best time. Gougeard's performance was an interesting one as the French rookie had a crash with 100 metres to go. The young rider from AG2R-La Mondiale had put a lot of efforts in order to reassure himself after he had a few disappointments. Edet has a similar spirit as he also felt unlucky in his quest for the decisive breakaways in previous stages. Nelson Oliveira (Movistar), Romain Sicard (Direct Energie), Jérôme Coppel (IAM Cycling) bettered Edet's time. Coppel was the first rider to complete the 17-km course in less than 32 minutes.

Spain's national champion for time trial Ion Izagirre (Movistar) took the lead as 75 riders were yet to finish. He remained on the hot seat for one hour until Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) took over for only one second. It was another story when Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) set the new provisional best time, 41 seconds faster than the Belgian, after he put his name on top of all rankings at the three different check points. Dumoulin's average speed was 32.83km/h.

Chris Froome (Sky) took a cautious start as he clocked the fifth time atop the côte de Domancy (km 6.5) where fastest climber Richie Porte (BMC) took the 5000-euros Bernard Hinault price to recall the badger's victory at the world championship in Sallanches in 1980. Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Jan Janssen who also won the rainbow jersey in the city of Savoy followed Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) in the super VIP car. It encouraged the Frenchman to score the fifth best time on the finishing line and retain that same place overall. Froome gave it all in the second part of the race to claim his second stage win in the 103rd Tour de France after his downhill solo effort to Bagnères-de-Luchon in the Pyrenees.

Complete Results:

Stage 18 photos

17 kilometers raced at an average speed of 33.207 km/hr

1 FROOME Christopher SKY 30min 43sec
2 DUMOULIN Tom GIANT-ALPECIN @ 21sec
3 ARU Fabio ASTANA + 00' 33''
4 PORTE Richie BMC s.t.
5 BARDET Romain AG2R LA MONDIALE + 00' 42''
6 DE GENDT Thomas LOTTO-SOUDAL + 01' 02''
7 IZAGUIRRE Ion MOVISTAR + 01' 03''
8 RODRIGUEZ Joaquin KATUSHA + 01' 05''
9 MEINTJES Louis LAMPRE-MERIDA + 01' 08''
10 QUINTANA Nairo MOVISTAR + 01' 10''
11 COPPEL Jérôme IAM CYCLING + 01' 15''
12 VALVERDE Alejandro MOVISTAR + 01' 18''
13 KREUZIGER Roman TINKOFF + 01' 20''
14 CLEMENT Stef IAM CYCLING + 01' 22''
15 NIBALI Vincenzo ASTANA + 01' 23''
16 YATES Adam ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE s.t.
17 MOLLEMA Bauke TREK-SEGAFREDO + 01' 25''
18 MARTIN Daniel ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 01' 28''
19 SICARD Romain DIRECT ENERGIE + 01' 38''
20 CHAVANEL Sylvain DIRECT ENERGIE + 01' 44''
21 OLIVEIRA Nelson MOVISTAR + 01' 46''
22 EDET Nicolas COFIDIS + 01' 54''
23 THOMAS Geraint SKY + 02' 09''
24 LUTSENKO Alexey ASTANA + 02' 12''
25 CARUSO Damiano BMC + 02' 13''
26 BARTA Jan BORA-ARGON 18 + 02' 15''
27 GALLOPIN Tony LOTTO-SOUDAL + 02' 18''
28 ALAPHILIPPE Julian ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 02' 20''
29 REICHENBACH Sébastien FDJ + 02' 21''
30 VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael TINKOFF + 02' 22''
31 GOUGEARD Alexis AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02' 23''
32 JEANNESSON Arnold COFIDIS + 02' 24''
33 NIEVE Mikel SKY + 02' 25''
34 ROLLAND Pierre CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 02' 27''
35 LANDA Mikel SKY + 02' 28''
36 ROSA Diego ASTANA s.t.
37 IMPEY Daryl ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 02' 29''
38 ZAKARIN Ilnur KATUSHA + 02' 35''
39 FUGLSANG Jakob ASTANA + 02' 37''
40 TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel DIMENSION DATA + 02' 38''
41 SEPULVEDA Eduardo FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 02' 40''
42 BUCHMANN Emanuel BORA-ARGON 18 + 02' 43''
43 KANGERT Tanel ASTANA + 02' 44''
44 ZUBELDIA Haimar TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
45 GASTAUER Ben AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02' 48''
46 BARGUIL WARREN GIANT-ALPECIN + 02' 49''
47 HENAO Sergio Luis SKY + 02' 50''
48 DELAPLACE Anthony FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 02' 54''
49 GESCHKE Simon GIANT-ALPECIN + 02' 56''
50 FEILLU Brice FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT s.t.
51 SLAGTER Tom Jelte CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 02' 59''
52 VUILLERMOZ Alexis AG2R LA MONDIALE + 03' 02''
53 PERICHON Pierre-Luc FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 03' 03''
54 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
55 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald DIMENSION DATA + 03' 04''
56 POELS Wouter SKY + 03' 07''
57 ELMIGER Martin IAM CYCLING + 03' 11''
58 SANCHEZ GIL Luis-Leon ASTANA + 03' 14''
59 ROY Jérémy FDJ + 03' 15''
60 HOLLENSTEIN Reto IAM CYCLING s.t.
61 POLANC Jan LAMPRE-MERIDA + 03' 16''
62 PREIDLER Georg GIANT-ALPECIN s.t.
63 PANTANO Jarlinson IAM CYCLING + 03' 17''
64 SCHÄR Michael BMC + 03' 18''
65 ALBASINI Michael ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 03' 21''
66 JUUL-JENSEN Christopher ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE s.t.
67 BODNAR Maciej TINKOFF + 03' 23''
68 POZZOVIVO Domenico AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
69 MORABITO Steve FDJ + 03' 24''
70 TIRALONGO Paolo ASTANA + 03' 27''
71 MOINARD Amaël BMC + 03' 28''
72 COQUARD Bryan DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
73 PLAZA MOLINA Ruben ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 03' 29''
74 VOECKLER Thomas DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
75 MARTIN Tony ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 03' 32''
76 KELDERMAN Wilco LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
77 NAESEN Oliver IAM CYCLING + 03' 33''
78 TEN DAM Laurens GIANT-ALPECIN + 03' 34''
79 JEANDESBOZ Fabrice DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
80 ERVITI Imanol MOVISTAR + 03' 35''
80 GAUTIER Cyril AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
82 MAJKA Rafal TINKOFF + 03' 37''
83 MARTENS Paul LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 03' 38''
84 TIMMER Albert GIANT-ALPECIN s.t.
85 DURBRIDGE Luke ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 03' 39''
86 VAN BAARLE Dylan CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
87 VICHOT Arthur FDJ + 03' 41''
88 SCHLECK Frank TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
89 BAKELANTS Jan AG2R LA MONDIALE + 03' 44''
90 SAGAN Peter TINKOFF + 03' 45''
91 MATTHEWS Michael ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 03' 46''
92 PAUWELS Serge DIMENSION DATA + 03' 48''
93 DUCHESNE Antoine DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
94 KONRAD Patrick BORA-ARGON 18 + 03' 49''
95 BREEN Vegard FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 03' 50''
96 BENNETT George LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 03' 54''
97 VAN AVERMAET Greg BMC + 03' 56''
98 DURASEK Kristijan LAMPRE-MERIDA + 03' 59''
99 VOSS Paul BORA-ARGON 18 + 03' 59''
100 BENEDETTI Cesare BORA-ARGON 18 + 04' 00''
101 VACHON Florian FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 04' 04''
102 STETINA Peter TREK-SEGAFREDO + 04' 06''
103 ROUX Anthony FDJ + 04' 07''
104 GRMAY Tsgabu Gebremaryam LAMPRE-MERIDA + 04' 09''
105 LOSADA Alberto KATUSHA + 04' 10''
106 LINDEMAN Bert Jan LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 04' 13''
107 BOOKWALTER Brent BMC + 04' 14''
108 HUZARSKI Bartosz BORA-ARGON 18 + 04' 18''
109 ROELANDTS Jurgen LOTTO-SOUDAL s.t.
110 VANMARCKE Sep LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
111 COUSIN Jérome COFIDIS + 04' 19''
112 ROOSEN Timo LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 04' 21''
113 ANACONA Winner Andrew MOVISTAR + 04' 22''
114 HANSEN Adam LOTTO-SOUDAL + 04' 23''
115 BURGHARDT Marcus BMC + 04' 30''
116 DUMOULIN Samuel AG2R LA MONDIALE + 04' 31''
117 GATTO Oscar TINKOFF s.t.
118 KITTEL Marcel ETIXX-QUICK STEP s.t.
119 CRADDOCK Lawson CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 04' 32''
120 SOUPE GEOFFREY COFIDIS + 04' 33''
121 CUMMINGS Stephen DIMENSION DATA s.t.
122 VICIOSO Angel KATUSHA + 04' 34''
123 HOWARD Leigh IAM CYCLING + 04' 37''
124 KRISTOFF Alexander KATUSHA + 04' 42''
125 VAKOC Petr ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 04' 45''
126 GENE Yohann DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
127 ROWE Luke SKY s.t.
128 PETIT Adrien DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
129 STUYVEN Jasper TREK-SEGAFREDO + 04' 47''
130 LAPORTE Christophe COFIDIS + 04' 48''
131 ENGER Sondre Holst IAM CYCLING + 04' 49''
132 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC + 04' 51''
133 BONNET William FDJ + 04' 53''
134 KEISSE Iljo ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 04' 54''
135 RICHEZE Ariel Maximiliano ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 04' 56''
136 FARIA Rui Alberto LAMPRE-MERIDA + 04' 57''
137 HAYMAN Mathew ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 04' 58''
138 LEMOINE Cyril COFIDIS s.t.
139 PIBERNIK Luka LAMPRE-MERIDA + 05' 00''
140 MATE Luis Angel COFIDIS s.t.
141 ARASHIRO Yukiya LAMPRE-MERIDA + 05' 01''
142 MORENO Daniel MOVISTAR + 05' 04''
143 KIRYIENKA Vasili SKY + 05' 08''
144 KISERLOVSKI Robert TINKOFF + 05' 11''
145 SABATINI Fabio ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 05' 13''
146 TOSATTO Matteo TINKOFF + 05' 14''
147 WAGNER Robert LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
148 RAST Gregory TREK-SEGAFREDO + 05' 20''
149 SORENSEN Chris Anker FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT s.t.
150 DEGENKOLB John GIANT-ALPECIN + 05' 22''
151 GRIVKO Andriy ASTANA + 05' 23''
152 VAN RENSBURG Reinardt DIMENSION DATA s.t.
153 KOREN Kristijan CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
154 HENDERSON Gregory LOTTO-SOUDAL s.t.
155 BERHANE Natnael DIMENSION DATA + 05' 28''
156 GREIPEL André LOTTO-SOUDAL + 05' 29''
157 CURVERS Roy GIANT-ALPECIN + 05' 30''
158 CHEREL Mikael AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
159 IRIZAR Markel TREK-SEGAFREDO + 05' 31''
160 VERMOTE Julien ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 05' 35''
161 STANNARD Ian SKY + 05' 36''
162 SCHILLINGER Andreas BORA-ARGON 18 + 05' 41''
163 HOWES Alex CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 05' 42''
164 SINKELDAM Ramon GIANT-ALPECIN + 05' 44''
165 GUARNIERI Jacopo KATUSHA + 05' 47''
166 GROENEWEGEN Dylan LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 05' 49''
167 WYNANTS Maarten LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 05' 50''
168 BONO Matteo LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
169 SIEBERG Marcel LOTTO-SOUDAL + 05' 52''
170 BAK Lars Ytting LOTTO-SOUDAL + 05' 54''
171 BENNETT Sam BORA-ARGON 18 + 06' 04''
172 CIMOLAI Davide LAMPRE-MERIDA + 06' 16''
173 HALLER Marco KATUSHA + 06' 19''
174 MC LAY DANIEL FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 06' 39''
175 NAVARRO Daniel COFIDIS + 06' 44''
176 FONSECA Armindo FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 07' 03''
177 EISEL Bernhard DIMENSION DATA + 07' 22''

GC after Stage 18:

3,123.5 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 40.08 km/hr

1 FROOME Christopher SKY 77hr 55min 53sec
2 MOLLEMA Bauke TREK-SEGAFREDO @ 3min 52sec
3 YATES Adam ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 04' 16''
4 QUINTANA Nairo MOVISTAR + 04' 37''
5 BARDET Romain AG2R LA MONDIALE + 04' 57''
6 PORTE Richie BMC + 05' 00''
7 ARU Fabio ASTANA + 06' 08''
8 VALVERDE Alejandro MOVISTAR + 06' 37''
9 MEINTJES Louis LAMPRE-MERIDA + 07' 15''
10 MARTIN Daniel ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 07' 18''
11 RODRIGUEZ Joaquin KATUSHA + 08' 11''
12 KREUZIGER Roman TINKOFF + 08' 23''
13 REICHENBACH Sébastien FDJ + 12' 40''
14 HENAO Sergio Luis SKY + 17' 30''
15 THOMAS Geraint SKY + 22' 24''
16 ROLLAND Pierre CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 22' 51''
17 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC + 27' 54''
18 NIEVE Mikel SKY + 30' 23''
19 CLEMENT Stef IAM CYCLING + 32' 37''
20 BARGUIL WARREN GIANT-ALPECIN + 35' 54''
21 BUCHMANN Emanuel BORA-ARGON 18 + 38' 42''
22 VUILLERMOZ Alexis AG2R LA MONDIALE + 38' 46''
23 PANTANO Jarlinson IAM CYCLING + 39' 48''
24 ZUBELDIA Haimar TREK-SEGAFREDO + 40' 47''
25 KANGERT Tanel ASTANA + 42' 08''
26 ZAKARIN Ilnur KATUSHA + 42' 31''
27 CARUSO Damiano BMC + 45' 59''
28 POZZOVIVO Domenico AG2R LA MONDIALE + 51' 31''
29 MAJKA Rafal TINKOFF + 58' 49''
30 PAUWELS Serge DIMENSION DATA + 59' 56''
31 MORABITO Steve FDJ + 01h 02' 53''
32 SCHLECK Frank TREK-SEGAFREDO + 01h 03' 36''
33 POELS Wouter SKY + 01h 06' 57''
34 NAVARRO Daniel COFIDIS + 01h 09' 11''
35 KELDERMAN Wilco LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 01h 10' 11''
36 NIBALI Vincenzo ASTANA + 01h 12' 32''
37 MORENO Daniel MOVISTAR + 01h 14' 10''
38 LANDA Mikel SKY + 01h 18' 42''
39 HUZARSKI Bartosz BORA-ARGON 18 + 01h 23' 34''
40 VAN AVERMAET Greg BMC + 01h 26' 46''
41 ROSA Diego ASTANA + 01h 30' 00''
42 IMPEY Daryl ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 01h 32' 09''
43 STETINA Peter TREK-SEGAFREDO + 01h 33' 52''
44 DUMOULIN Tom GIANT-ALPECIN + 01h 34' 00''
45 SANCHEZ GIL Luis-Leon ASTANA + 01h 38' 07''
46 BAKELANTS Jan AG2R LA MONDIALE + 01h 38' 12''
47 CHAVANEL Sylvain DIRECT ENERGIE + 01h 38' 18''
48 DE GENDT Thomas LOTTO-SOUDAL + 01h 38' 57''
49 ALAPHILIPPE Julian ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 01h 40' 28''
50 MOINARD Amaël BMC + 01h 42' 48''
51 SEPULVEDA Eduardo FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 01h 47' 30''
52 DURASEK Kristijan LAMPRE-MERIDA + 01h 47' 34''
53 BENNETT George LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 01h 48' 00''
54 FUGLSANG Jakob ASTANA + 01h 48' 41''
55 PREIDLER Georg GIANT-ALPECIN + 01h 49' 49''
56 MATE Luis Angel COFIDIS + 01h 51' 47''
57 FEILLU Brice FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 01h 53' 31''
58 KISERLOVSKI Robert TINKOFF + 01h 53' 55''
59 TEN DAM Laurens GIANT-ALPECIN + 01h 58' 55''
60 KONRAD Patrick BORA-ARGON 18 + 02h 00' 01''
61 POLANC Jan LAMPRE-MERIDA + 02h 01' 54''
62 ROUX Anthony FDJ + 02h 04' 00''
63 VOECKLER Thomas DIRECT ENERGIE + 02h 05' 55''
64 CHEREL Mikael AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02h 06' 11''
65 PLAZA MOLINA Ruben ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 02h 07' 05''
66 JEANDESBOZ Fabrice DIRECT ENERGIE + 02h 07' 53''
67 GASTAUER Ben AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02h 07' 54''
68 TIRALONGO Paolo ASTANA + 02h 09' 28''
69 LOSADA Alberto KATUSHA + 02h 11' 29''
70 FARIA Rui Alberto LAMPRE-MERIDA + 02h 13' 01''
71 IZAGUIRRE Ion MOVISTAR + 02h 14' 00''
72 GRIVKO Andriy ASTANA + 02h 14' 11''
73 GESCHKE Simon GIANT-ALPECIN + 02h 14' 45''
74 SORENSEN Chris Anker FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 02h 16' 26''
75 LUTSENKO Alexey ASTANA + 02h 17' 25''
76 SLAGTER Tom Jelte CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 02h 18' 38''
77 ELMIGER Martin IAM CYCLING + 02h 19' 08''
78 ANACONA Winner Andrew MOVISTAR + 02h 19' 44''
79 COPPEL Jérôme IAM CYCLING + 02h 22' 52''
80 VICHOT Arthur FDJ + 02h 25' 15''
81 SICARD Romain DIRECT ENERGIE + 02h 25' 43''
82 OLIVEIRA Nelson MOVISTAR + 02h 25' 57''
83 ROY Jérémy FDJ + 02h 26' 33''
84 GALLOPIN Tony LOTTO-SOUDAL + 02h 27' 35''
85 NAESEN Oliver IAM CYCLING + 02h 27' 51''
86 JEANNESSON Arnold COFIDIS + 02h 29' 13''
87 SCHÄR Michael BMC + 02h 30' 26''
88 GAUTIER Cyril AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02h 30' 27''
89 BARTA Jan BORA-ARGON 18 + 02h 30' 29''
90 TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel DIMENSION DATA + 02h 31' 07''
91 SAGAN Peter TINKOFF + 02h 32' 08''
92 VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael TINKOFF + 02h 34' 02''
93 DELAPLACE Anthony FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 02h 34' 14''
94 GRMAY Tsgabu Gebremaryam LAMPRE-MERIDA + 02h 35' 35''
95 MARTIN Tony ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 02h 35' 37''
96 HANSEN Adam LOTTO-SOUDAL + 02h 38' 00''
97 VACHON Florian FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 02h 40' 59''
98 BURGHARDT Marcus BMC + 02h 41' 05''
99 LINDEMAN Bert Jan LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 02h 43' 20''
100 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald DIMENSION DATA + 02h 46' 21''
101 MARTENS Paul LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 02h 46' 47''
102 VAN BAARLE Dylan CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 02h 47' 19''
103 PIBERNIK Luka LAMPRE-MERIDA + 02h 49' 08''
104 DURBRIDGE Luke ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 02h 51' 13''
105 STUYVEN Jasper TREK-SEGAFREDO + 02h 51' 40''
106 PERICHON Pierre-Luc FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 02h 53' 03''
107 VANMARCKE Sep LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 02h 53' 31''
108 HOLLENSTEIN Reto IAM CYCLING + 02h 53' 32''
109 VAN RENSBURG Reinardt DIMENSION DATA + 02h 55' 48''
110 DUCHESNE Antoine DIRECT ENERGIE + 02h 57' 15''
111 VOSS Paul BORA-ARGON 18 + 02h 57' 35''
112 IRIZAR Markel TREK-SEGAFREDO + 02h 57' 35''
113 CRADDOCK Lawson CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 02h 58' 40''
114 ARASHIRO Yukiya LAMPRE-MERIDA + 03h 00' 24''
115 KIRYIENKA Vasili SKY + 03h 02' 02''
116 CURVERS Roy GIANT-ALPECIN + 03h 02' 56''
117 COQUARD Bryan DIRECT ENERGIE + 03h 02' 57''
118 RAST Gregory TREK-SEGAFREDO + 03h 03' 02''
119 EDET Nicolas COFIDIS + 03h 03' 17''
120 MATTHEWS Michael ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 03h 04' 10''
121 ROOSEN Timo LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 03h 04' 12''
122 ROELANDTS Jurgen LOTTO-SOUDAL + 03h 05' 02''
123 ERVITI Imanol MOVISTAR + 03h 05' 25''
124 VAKOC Petr ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 03h 05' 44''
125 HOWES Alex CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 03h 07' 40''
126 ALBASINI Michael ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 03h 07' 56''
127 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 03h 08' 32''
128 GREIPEL André LOTTO-SOUDAL + 03h 08' 57''
129 BONNET William FDJ + 03h 09' 26''
130 JUUL-JENSEN Christopher ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 03h 09' 27''
131 HAYMAN Mathew ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 03h 09' 51''
132 VICIOSO Angel KATUSHA + 03h 11' 09''
133 DUMOULIN Samuel AG2R LA MONDIALE + 03h 11' 16''
134 LEMOINE Cyril COFIDIS + 03h 12' 51''
135 BERHANE Natnael DIMENSION DATA + 03h 13' 01''
136 BOOKWALTER Brent BMC + 03h 13' 50''
137 COUSIN Jérome COFIDIS + 03h 15' 36''
138 CUMMINGS Stephen DIMENSION DATA + 03h 15' 55''
139 WYNANTS Maarten LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 03h 16' 11''
140 SOUPE GEOFFREY COFIDIS + 03h 16' 13''
141 KEISSE Iljo ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 03h 16' 15''
142 ENGER Sondre Holst IAM CYCLING + 03h 16' 20''
143 SINKELDAM Ramon GIANT-ALPECIN + 03h 20' 33''
144 BENEDETTI Cesare BORA-ARGON 18 + 03h 20' 40''
145 RICHEZE Ariel Maximiliano ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 03h 21' 23''
146 TOSATTO Matteo TINKOFF + 03h 21' 37''
147 FONSECA Armindo FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 03h 22' 19''
148 DEGENKOLB John GIANT-ALPECIN + 03h 23' 26''
149 VERMOTE Julien ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 03h 23' 43''
150 KRISTOFF Alexander KATUSHA + 03h 23' 46''
151 BONO Matteo LAMPRE-MERIDA + 03h 25' 26''
152 SABATINI Fabio ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 03h 26' 11''
153 TIMMER Albert GIANT-ALPECIN + 03h 27' 03''
154 SCHILLINGER Andreas BORA-ARGON 18 + 03h 27' 25''
155 HENDERSON Gregory LOTTO-SOUDAL + 03h 28' 40''
156 BODNAR Maciej TINKOFF + 03h 28' 56''
157 GENE Yohann DIRECT ENERGIE + 03h 28' 56''
158 LAPORTE Christophe COFIDIS + 03h 29' 05''
159 GATTO Oscar TINKOFF + 03h 29' 18''
160 GROENEWEGEN Dylan LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 03h 29' 52''
161 PETIT Adrien DIRECT ENERGIE + 03h 30' 23''
162 KOREN Kristijan CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 03h 31' 35''
163 WAGNER Robert LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 03h 31' 37''
164 ROWE Luke SKY + 03h 32' 55''
165 GUARNIERI Jacopo KATUSHA + 03h 34' 03''
166 KITTEL Marcel ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 03h 34' 24''
167 HALLER Marco KATUSHA + 03h 35' 29''
168 BREEN Vegard FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 03h 36' 16''
169 STANNARD Ian SKY + 03h 36' 40''
170 GOUGEARD Alexis AG2R LA MONDIALE + 03h 37' 54''
171 CIMOLAI Davide LAMPRE-MERIDA + 03h 38' 55''
172 SIEBERG Marcel LOTTO-SOUDAL + 03h 39' 36''
173 MC LAY DANIEL FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 03h 45' 21''
174 EISEL Bernhard DIMENSION DATA + 03h 50' 09''
175 HOWARD Leigh IAM CYCLING + 03h 54' 31''
176 BAK Lars Ytting LOTTO-SOUDAL + 04h 00' 36''
177 BENNETT Sam BORA-ARGON 18 + 04h 16' 06

Stage 18 map and profile

Stage 18 map

Stage 18 map

Stage 18 profile

Stage 18 profile

Stage 18 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Fabio Aru

Fabio Aru digs deep

Romain Bardet

Romain Bardet

Warren barguil

Warren Barguil

Luke Durbridge

Luke Durbridge

Andre Greipel

André Greipel

Vasil kiryienka

World time-trial champion Vasil Kiryienka

Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin

Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews

Louis Meintjes

Louis Meintjes

Bauke Mollema

Bauke Mollema

Daniel Moreno

Daniel Moreno

Richie Porte

Richie Porte

Nairo Quintana

Nairo Quintana

Gregory Rast

Gregory Rast

Pierre Rolland

Pierre Rolland

Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde

Adam Yates

Adam Yates

Tom Dumoulin

Tom Dumoulin was second today

Christopher Froome

But Christopher Froome is enjoying extraordinary form this month. He won the stage and extended his lead...

Chris Froome

For which he gets to wear the coveted yellow jersey.

Organizer's preview:

Only 17 out of 206 individual time trials of the Tour de France since the first one in 1934 have been contested uphill. The first one was up the Mont Ventoux on 13 July 1958. It gave the go to Charly Gaul's quest of the yellow jersey. There hasn't been any stage of this kind since the timed climb to L'Alpe d'Huez in 2004 that has remained one of the most popular stages ever in terms of number of spectators, even though they're always hard to quantify.

Stage 18 from Sallanches to Megève showcases the hill of Domancy in its first three kilometers. That's where Bernard Hinault won the world championship in 1980. There'll be a 5000-euros prize for the fastest rider on that climb. But there'll be more kilometers to cover and more climbing, although not on a regular scale. The changes of rhythm will be the key to win the race with a steep section towards the end.

Chris Froome is a hot favourite but not the only one. He said he might suffer after the fast start of stage 17 in which Richie Porte has showed his great form. The Australian is a challenger to stage favourite Tom Dumoulin who is not involved with the overall classification and therefore can pick his days. The Dutch champion for time trial wouldn't discard a third stage win prior to going to the Olympics. Bluff or not, Froome mentioned another potential winner at Megève: Nairo Quintana. Such an uphill time trial suits the pure climbers.

In any case the winner will remain in the history as the first to win a stage in Megève. The famous ski resort of the Savoie has never hosted a Tour de France stage before. The first time had to have an exceptional flavor.

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