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2022 Tour de France

109th edition: July 1-24, 2022

Stage 18: Thursday, July 21, 2022

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Thursday, July 21: Stage 18, Lourdes - Hautacam, 143.2 km

Stage 18 map & profile | Stage 18 photos

Jonas Vingegaard wins at Hautacam in yellow. Bravo!. ASO photo.

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Weather at Ayros-Arbouix, on the route, 14 km from the finish, at 1:15 PM, local time: 29C (85F), sunny, with the wind from the north at 10 km/hr (6 mph). There is just a 2% chance of rain.

Rated ascents:

  • Km 76.7: Col d'Aubisque, 16.4 km @ 7.1%. Hors categorie
  • Km 110: Col de Spandelles, 10.3 km @ 8.3%. Cat. 1
  • Km 143.2: Hautacam, 13.6 km @ 7.8%. Hors categorie

The race: 140 riders began the stage at 1:36 PM. There were three non-starters: Chris Froome (Israel-Premier Tech), Imanol Eriviti (Movistar) and Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious). All three have Covid-19.

Here's the race organizer's stage 18 summary:

Jonas Vingegaard took his second stage of the Tour de France at Hautacam and that’s his first with the yellow jersey on his shoulder. He extended his lead over Tadej Pogacar as he rode the last 3.5km by himself at the end of an eventful race. Green jersey holder Wout van Aert rounded out the stage podium after riding at the front for most of the day. Vingegaard looks like a solid leader with three stages remaining.

140 riders took the start of stage 18 at 13.36. 3 non-starters after they returned a positive test for Covid-19: Chris Froome (Israel-Premier Tech), Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) and Imanol Erviti (Movistar).

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) attacked from the gun. Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost) accompanied him but couldn’t hold his pace as early as on km 4. Nils Politt (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious) counter-attacked.

Van Aert was brought back by the front part of the peloton at km 13. He forged on and took a few riders with him but six other contenders managed to go clear at km 20: Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma), Andreas Leknessund (DSM), Stan De Wulf (AG2R-Citroën), Stefan Bissegger (EF Education-EasyPost), Florian Vermeersch (Lotto-Soudal) and Michael Matthews (BikeExchange-Jayco).

It was all together again at km 33 as Cofidis rode hard to bring polka dot jersey holder Simon Geschke in a better position before the ascent to col d’Aubisque. 36 riders gathered at the front at km 47 but three of them, Florian Sénéchal, Yves Lampaert and Mattia Cattaneo, all from Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl, sat up to wait for the peloton instead. Geschke missed out again and said goodbye to the polka dot jersey.

About 20 riders climbed to col d’Aubisque together while Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) rode away from the yellow jersey group. Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) crested the Aubisque in first position before Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and Van Aert, 45’’ ahead of Meintjes and 3’20’’ ahead of the yellow jersey group.

Up to col des Spandelles, Van Aert, Pinot and Martinez found themselves at the front 5km before the top while Pogacar attacked on several occasions: 7km, 5km, 4km, 3km and 2km before the summit but Vingegaard always managed to stay with him. Both riders had a fright in the downhill, the yellow jersey holder being close to crashing as the white jersey holder was putting him under pressure. Eventually, it was Pogacar who went down but at a slow speed. Vingegaard waited for his rival who thanked him for his fair-play.

Pinot was first to speed up in the leading trio with 12.5km remaining. The trio had an advantage of 1’30’’ over the yellow jersey group led by Sepp Kuss ahead of Vingegaard, Pogacar and Thomas 10km before the end.

1km further, Van Aert sped up. Martinez followed him but Pinot couldn’t. Thomas lost contact to Kuss, Vingegaard and Pogacar who caught Van Aert and Martinez 5km before the summit.

A leading trio united three distinctive jersey holders: Vingegaard, Van Aert and Pogacar. Pogacar surrended 4.5km before the end. Vingegaard rode away from Van Aert with 3.5km remaining and soloed to victory.

The Dane had 40’’ lead over Pogacar with 2km to go and crossed the line 1’05’’ before his rival, which also put him in the lead of the King of the Mountains competition. Thomas defended his third place while David Gaudu edged out Quintana for fourth.

Complete results:

Stage 18 photos

143.2 kilometers raced at an average speed of 35.825 km/hr

1 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 3hr 59min 50sec
2 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates @ 1min 4sec
3 Wout van Aert Jumbo-Visma 2:10
4 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers 2:54
5 David Gaudu Groupama-FDJ 2:58
6 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan 3:09
7 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
8 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma 3:27
9 Aleksandr Vlasov BORA-hansgrohe 4:04
10 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ 4:09
11 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
12 Carlos Verona Movistar 4:18
13 Nairo Quintana Arkéa-Samsic 5:22
14 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers 5:34
15 Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ 5:48
16 Dylan Teuns Bahrain Victorious 6:23
17 Romain Bardet Team DSM 6:40
18 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar 7:23
19 Enric Mas Movistar s.t.
20 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech 7:27
21 Luis León Sánchez Bahrain Victorious 9:59
22 Patrick Konrad BORA-hansgrohe 10:02
23 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën 10:38
24 Rigoberto Uran EF Education-EasyPost 10:39
25 Nick Schultz BikeExchange-Jayco 11:12
26 Pierre Latour TotalEnergies 13:37
27 Bauke Mollema Trek-Segafredo 14:17
28 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe 14:23
29 Gorka Izagirre Movistar 14:27
30 Tiesj Benoot Jumbo-Visma 15:43
31 Simone Velasco Astana Qazaqstan 15:44
32 Matteo Jorgenson Movistar s.t.
33 Chris Hamilton Team DSM 16:37
34 Guy Niv Israel-Premier Tech 16:46
35 Sebastian Schönberger B&B Hotels-KTM 17:14
36 Jonathan Castroviejo INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
37 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost 17:41
38 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo 18:02
39 Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers 20:27
40 Joe Dombrowski Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
41 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers 22:51
42 Brandon McNulty UAE Team Emirates s.t.
43 Michael Woods Israel-Premier Tech 23:26
44 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ 23:58
45 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ s.t.
46 Nelson Oliveira Movistar s.t.
47 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM s.t.
48 Toms Skujins Trek-Segafredo s.t.
49 Matis Louvel Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
50 Michael Storer Groupama-FDJ 24:16
51 Georg Zimmermann Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 24:34
52 Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ 24:44
53 Alexandr Riabushenko Astana Qazaqstan 26:40
54 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal s.t.
55 Andrey Zeits Astana Qazaqstan 28:47
56 Cyril Barthe B&B Hotels-KTM 29:58
57 Martijn Tusveld Team DSM 30:14
58 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal 31:00
59 Pierre Rolland B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
60 Nils Politt BORA-hansgrohe 31:31
61 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
62 Stan Dewulf Ag2r-Citroën 32:23
63 Christophe Laporte Jumbo-Visma s.t.
64 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
65 Nathan Van Hooydonck Jumbo-Visma s.t.
66 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
67 Guillaume Boivin Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
68 Lukasz Owsian Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
69 Connor Swift Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
70 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
71 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal s.t.
72 Amaury Capiot Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
73 Danny Van Poppel BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
74 Kobe Goossens Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
75 Owain Doull EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
76 Alberto Bettiol EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
77 Alexis Gougeard B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
78 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
79 Tony Gallopin Trek-Segafredo s.t.
80 Silvan Dillier Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
81 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ s.t.
82 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies s.t.
83 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
84 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
85 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
86 Edvald Boasson-Hagen TotalEnergies s.t.
87 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
88 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
89 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
90 Sven Erik Bystrøm Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 32:31
91 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies 33:08
92 Hugo Hofstetter Arkéa-Samsic 33:15
93 Alexander Krieger Alpecin-Deceuninck 33:22
94 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg Lotto Soudal 33:38
95 Edward Planckaert Alpecin-Deceuninck 33:41
96 Jasper Philipsen Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
97 Kamil Gradek Bahrain Victorious 33:43
98 Nils Eekhoff Team DSM 33:49
99 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 33:52
100 Marc Hirschi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
101 John Degenkolb Team DSM 33:56
102 Simon Geschke Cofidis s.t.
103 Anthony Perez Cofidis s.t.
104 Ion Izagirre Cofidis s.t.
105 Christopher Juul-Jensen BikeExchange-Jayco 33:59
106 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal s.t.
107 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo s.t.
108 Frederik Frison Lotto Soudal 34:05
109 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies 34:10
110 Maciej Bodnar TotalEnergies 34:11
111 Pierre-Luc Périchon Cofidis 34:20
112 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 34:22
113 Luca Mozzato B&B Hotels-KTM 34:23
114 Franck Bonnamour B&B Hotels-KTM 34:30
115 Benjamin Thomas Cofidis 34:32
116 Florian Vermeersch Lotto Soudal 34:41
117 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 34:44
118 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe 34:59
119 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 35:15
120 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 35:35
121 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo 35:41
122 Taco Van Der Hoorn Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
123 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
124 Jan Tratnik Bahrain Victorious s.t.
125 Mads Pedersen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
126 Luka Mezgec BikeExchange-Jayco 36:25
127 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
128 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
129 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates s.t.
130 Matej Mohoric Bahrain Victorious s.t.
131 Dylan Groenewegen BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
132 Amund Grøndahl Jansen BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
133 Cyril Lemoine B&B Hotels-KTM 36:32
134 Andrea Bagioli Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 36:40
135 Mikkel Honore Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
136 Florian Sénéchal Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
137 Fabio Jakobsen Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
138 Mattia Cattaneo Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
139 Yves Lampaert Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
140 Jérémy Lecroq B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.

 

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GC after stage 18:

  • GC leader: Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma)
  • Mountains classification leader: Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma)
  • Points classification leader: Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)
  • Best young rider: Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)
  • Teams classification leader: INEOS Grenadiers

2,999.2 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 41.718 km/hr

1 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 71hr 53min 34sec
2 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates @ 3min 26sec
3 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers 8:00
4 David Gaudu Groupama-FDJ 11:05
5 Nairo Quintana Arkéa-Samsic 13:35
6 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 13:43
7 Aleksandr Vlasov BORA-hansgrohe 14:10
8 Romain Bardet Team DSM 16:11
9 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan 20:09
10 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers 20:17
11 Enric Mas Movistar 24:08
12 Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ 33:34
13 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën 42:23
14 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost 44:58
15 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ 46:09
16 Luis León Sánchez Bahrain Victorious 47:07
17 Patrick Konrad BORA-hansgrohe 51:38
18 Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers 53:00
19 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma 57:59
20 Dylan Teuns Bahrain Victorious 1:06:01
21 Brandon McNulty UAE Team Emirates 1:23:40
22 Matteo Jorgenson Movistar 1:31:22
23 Wout van Aert Jumbo-Visma 1:33:49
24 Nick Schultz BikeExchange-Jayco 1:35:33
25 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech 1:35:51
26 Bauke Mollema Trek-Segafredo 1:38:05
27 Rigoberto Uran EF Education-EasyPost 1:40:23
28 Carlos Verona Movistar 1:45:17
29 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 1:48:27
30 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar 1:53:17
31 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM 1:53:20
32 Simone Velasco Astana Qazaqstan 2:01:40
33 Chris Hamilton Team DSM 2:05:58
34 Gorka Izagirre Movistar 2:08:07
35 Michael Woods Israel-Premier Tech 2:10:41
36 Michael Storer Groupama-FDJ 2:10:56
37 Sebastian Schönberger B&B Hotels-KTM 2:11:12
38 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers 2:13:51
39 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ 2:15:01
40 Tiesj Benoot Jumbo-Visma 2:17:12
41 Tony Gallopin Trek-Segafredo 2:20:30
42 Andrey Zeits Astana Qazaqstan 2:21:36
43 Simon Geschke Cofidis 2:22:37
44 Ion Izagirre Cofidis 2:25:31
45 Joe Dombrowski Astana Qazaqstan 2:29:04
46 Georg Zimmermann Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 2:31:38
47 Lukasz Owsian Arkéa-Samsic 2:32:16
48 Alberto Bettiol EF Education-EasyPost 2:33:29
49 Jonathan Castroviejo INEOS Grenadiers 2:35:58
50 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe 2:37:17
51 Kobe Goossens Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 2:39:27
52 Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ 2:42:39
53 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic 2:43:51
54 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe 2:50:48
55 Nelson Oliveira Movistar 2:51:36
56 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 2:52:12
57 Pierre Latour TotalEnergies 2:59:03
58 Benjamin Thomas Cofidis 3:00:02
59 Franck Bonnamour B&B Hotels-KTM 3:00:20
60 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo 3:00:48
61 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious 3:03:46
62 Edvald Boasson-Hagen TotalEnergies 3:06:17
63 Nils Politt BORA-hansgrohe 3:07:13
64 Silvan Dillier Alpecin-Deceuninck 3:08:18
65 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ 3:09:52
66 Toms Skujins Trek-Segafredo 3:12:15
67 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo 3:14:34
68 Pierre Rolland B&B Hotels-KTM 3:15:06
69 Pierre-Luc Périchon Cofidis 3:16:00
70 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal 3:16:41
71 Martijn Tusveld Team DSM 3:19:38
72 Stan Dewulf Ag2r-Citroën 3:21:40
73 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies 3:24:03
74 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal 3:24:47
75 Guy Niv Israel-Premier Tech 3:26:02
76 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Deceuninck 3:27:25
77 Connor Swift Arkéa-Samsic 3:29:26
78 Jan Tratnik Bahrain Victorious 3:30:59
79 Christophe Laporte Jumbo-Visma 3:34:24
80 Matis Louvel Arkéa-Samsic 3:34:25
81 Anthony Perez Cofidis 3:35:13
82 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 3:38:44
83 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech 3:38:57
84 Cyril Barthe B&B Hotels-KTM 3:41:19
85 Matej Mohoric Bahrain Victorious 3:42:06
86 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe 3:42:37
87 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo 3:43:26
88 Hugo Hofstetter Arkéa-Samsic 3:44:20
89 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 3:46:01
90 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost 3:46:43
91 Amaury Capiot Arkéa-Samsic 3:46:59
92 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën 3:47:32
93 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost 3:47:56
94 Owain Doull EF Education-EasyPost 3:50:08
95 Alexis Gougeard B&B Hotels-KTM 3:52:17
96 Sven Erik Bystrøm Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 3:52:36
97 Jasper Philipsen Alpecin-Deceuninck 3:53:04
98 Mattia Cattaneo Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 3:53:57
99 Alexandr Riabushenko Astana Qazaqstan 3:56:49
100 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 3:57:46
101 Mads Pedersen Trek-Segafredo 3:58:06
102 Andrea Bagioli Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 3:58:16
103 Nathan Van Hooydonck Jumbo-Visma 4:04:41
104 Luca Mozzato B&B Hotels-KTM 4:08:29
105 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 4:08:41
106 Luka Mezgec BikeExchange-Jayco 4:09:27
107 Alexander Krieger Alpecin-Deceuninck 4:10:02
108 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 4:10:58
109 John Degenkolb Team DSM 4:14:02
110 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 4:14:30
111 Mikkel Honore Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 4:16:02
112 Danny Van Poppel BORA-hansgrohe 4:19:35
113 Florian Sénéchal Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 4:21:07
114 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan 4:23:23
115 Florian Vermeersch Lotto Soudal 4:23:59
116 Edward Planckaert Alpecin-Deceuninck 4:24:33
117 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 4:25:31
118 Cyril Lemoine B&B Hotels-KTM 4:27:17
119 Kamil Gradek Bahrain Victorious 4:29:31
120 Nils Eekhoff Team DSM 4:31:30
121 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco 4:32:57
122 Dylan Groenewegen BikeExchange-Jayco 4:33:58
123 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies 4:34:08
124 Guillaume Boivin Israel-Premier Tech 4:34:22
125 Maciej Bodnar TotalEnergies 4:37:00
126 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck Alpecin-Deceuninck 4:38:06
127 Yves Lampaert Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 4:38:29
128 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal 4:41:26
129 Taco Van Der Hoorn Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 4:42:55
130 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 4:52:05
131 Christopher Juul-Jensen BikeExchange-Jayco 4:56:27
132 Jérémy Lecroq B&B Hotels-KTM 4:59:19
133 Marc Hirschi UAE Team Emirates 5:02:49
134 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies 5:06:19
135 Amund Grøndahl Jansen BikeExchange-Jayco 5:12:21
136 Fabio Jakobsen Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 5:13:07
137 Albert Torres Movistar 5:18:27
138 Frederik Frison Lotto Soudal 5:20:17
139 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg Lotto Soudal 5:25:53
140 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal 5:33:02


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Stage 18 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Tadej Pogacar before the stage start. He appears to be wearing a cooling jacket.

Jonas Vingegaard and Wout van Aert during the rider presentations ceremony. They too, are wearing cooling jackets.

Alone, off the front, and in yellow: Jonas Vingegaard heads for a spectacular stage win.

Stage winner Jonas Vingegaard put on an amazing display of climbing power today.

Tadej Pogacar came in 64 seconds after Vingegaard.

The incredible Wout van Aert finished third today.

Geraint Thomas leads David Gaudu. They were 4th & 5th.

Alexey Lutsenko riding to 6th place.

7th place Daniel Martinez

Sepp Kuss finishing his Hautacam climb to finish 8th.

Aleksandr Vlasov was 9th today.

Vingegaard has to stay upright on his bike for three more days and ride a tolerable time trial to win the 2022 Tour de France.