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Sunday, July 29, 2018

First Ever Welshman, Geraint Thomas to win 2018 Tour de France.

First Ever Welshman, Geraint Thomas to win 2018 Tour de France: Stage by stage Results.

     After the most prestigious road Cycle racing are Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España, the 105th edition of Tour de France is going to be held among the 18 teams at west-central France to from 7 July to 29 July 2018.

Tour de France 2018: Race start, distance, TV Channel Schedule & Teams stage by stage detail & also prize money share.
Tour de France 2018

When Tour de France 2018 Going to held?

 Tour de France is going to held from 7-29 July 2018, 18 teams competing for the Tour de France title among them defending champions 2017 Chris Froom (Team Sky) also running to catch the title ones again.
There are total 21 stages on Tour de France, & the first Stage is held on Saturday, July 7 at Noirmoutier-en-l'Île to Fontenay-le-Comte covering the distance of 201km.

How long Tour de France Covers the distance.

The total distance of the Tour de France 2018 race is  3,351 kilometers – or 2,082 miles if you consider.
The shortest stage of the tour is Stage 17 covers the distance only 65 km (without time trial stages),
while the longest stage is stage 7, Fougères to Chartres covers the distance 231km long road.

Where to Watch the Tour de France 2018 race.?

Luckily Eurosports subscribers will easily watch every moment from Tour de France, furthermore,  ITV and S4C will be showing the action (Online Live Streaming) on their free-to-air channels.

2018 Tour de France Prize Money.

 Overall €2.29 million prize money set for the whole event and the winners share is also increased 3% more in the upcoming event.

Winners     €500,000
Runner-up     €250,000
3rd Place       €100,000
4th Place        €70,000
5th Place        €50,000.

€11,000: amount awarded to the winner of each stage.
€51,243 paid to each team as basic expenses.
 The final winners of the green and polka dot jerseys get the prize money worth €25,000:.
 The final winner of the white jersey will get €20,000  prize.

The overall best team come to Paris get worth €20,000 prizes.

Which 18 teams will ride the Tour de France?

Team Sky (defending Champions 2017)

Ag2r-La Mondiale
BMC Racing
Dimension Data
Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale
Lotto NL-Jumbo
Quick-Step Floors
UAE Team Emirates

 Tour de France 2018 Stage by Stage results, &  Winners List. 

Stage one was held on Noirmoutier-en-l'Île to Fontenay-le-Comte covers the 201km, and Fernando Gaviria of Quick-Step Floors teams won the Stage 1, with 4hrs 23mins 32secs distance. Peter Sagan of Bora-Hansgrohe on second with same time & Marcel Kittel (GER) of team Katusha-Alpecin stayed on third in Stage One.

Stage two was held on Sunday from Mouilleron-St-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon, covers the 182.5km, the Peter Sagan won stage two of the Tour de France to take the overall race lead & wear Yellow Jersey, the Arnaud Demare on the slight back to the finish third and held off the fast-finishing Italian Sonny Colbrelli, who stay on the Second position.

Stage three team time trial was held on Monday at Cholet, with 35.5km distance, BMC Racing won the team time trial on stage three of the Tour de France to put Greg van Avermaet into the race lead as Team Sky Just 4-second behinds that, & Quick Step floors on the stay third in the podium.

Stage Four was held on Tuesday at La Baule to Sarzeau covers the 195km distance, and Colombia's Fernando Gaviria ahead of Peter Sagan and Andre Greipel with a thrilling win in Stage four, he also won the Stage 1, Sagan set on second while Greipel stays back on the third position. 

Stage Five was held on Wednesday at Lorient to Quimper, covers the distance 204.5km, in which Peter Sagan wine Stage Five, it is his second victory behind the Sonny Colbrelli who on second and Philippe Gilbert for the third position.

Stage Six was on Thursday at Brest to Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan takes the 181km, in which Daniel Martin push back French Pierre Latour to snatch the first in the podium, Latour is just 1sec behind on Second, while the Alejandro Valverde just three seconds behind & got the third position.

Stage Seven, 
Fougères to Chartres, was the Longest stage in Tour de France 2018 covers the 213 KM & Dutch Dylan Groenewegen won his first win the tour,   Colombian  Fernando Gaviria win second and a third stage win at this year's race. Peter Sagan stay on third in stage 7.

Stage eight was held on Saturday from Dreux to Amiens Métropole covers the 181km, in which Dylan Groenewegen setup up again through the second straight win in Stage Eight, Andre Greipel,  Fernando Gaviria,  The Lotto-Saoudal rider 
 Andre Greipel kicked to beat the Fernando Gaviria, who got the seconds position by putting the Gaviria into third.

Stage Nine was held on Sunday from Arras to Roubaix, in which John Degenkolb won a dramatic ninth stage of the Tour de France that Greg van Avermaet leads in overall general classification stayed on second position & Quick Step floors, Yves Lampaert gets the third position.

Monday, July 16: Rest day (Annecy)

Stage 10 was held on Tuesday from JAnnecy to Le Grand-Bornand, in which  Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe take the first victory to win the stage Ten as Greg van Avermaet extended his overall lead,  Estonian Rein Taaramae just 6 seconds behind  Ion Izagirre to get the third position.

Stage 11 was held on Wednesday from Albertville to La Rosière Espace San Bernardo, in which Britain's Geraint Thomas won the hist stage 11, as team sky takes the overall lead, Four-time champions Chris Froome on the 3rd with the same time, while Tom Dumoulin 20 seconds back with second place.

Stage 12 was held on Thursday from Bourg-St-Maurice Les Arcs to Alpe d’Huez mountains, in which Britain's Geraint Thomas was the first to wear the Yellow jersey at Alpe d'Huez since  Lance Armstong's won in 2004. Tom Dumoulin is just 2 seconds behind stay on 2nd position &  Romain Bardet one more Sec back on 3rd.

Stage 13 was held on Friday from Bourg d’Oisans to Valence, in which Peter Sagan two time winners earlier in stage 2 & 5, now he claimed a victory in stage 13 too, who kicked off to edge out Alexander Kristoff with second and Arnaud Demare third in the line.

Stage 14 was held on Saturday, July 21 from St-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Mende entails the distance of 188km, in which Spanish Omar Fraile claims the first victory to win the Stage 14,  while the yellow jersey winners, Team Sky Riders Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin crossed the line together. 

Belgian Jasper Stuyven was behind when 3KM left & French Julian Alaphilippe stay on third & he was 6 seconds behind the Stuyven,

Stage 15 was held on Sunday from Millau to Carcassonne covers the distance 181.5km, in which Astana rider, Denmark's Magnus Cort claimed his first victory to wins the stage 15, while  Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas keeps the overall lead, with the with Bauke Mollema and Ion Izagirre consecutively on 2nd & third podium.

Monday, July 23: Rest day (Carcassonne/Bagnères-de-Luchon)

Stage 16, was held on Tuesday from Carcassonne to Bagnères-de-Luchon covers the 218km, in which Julian Alaphilippe passed Adam Yates on the descent of the Col de Portillon after the Scott rider slipped out. Alaphilippe then dived down to the finish, celebrating alone before and after the line. Gorka Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida) won the sprint for second place 15 seconds, beating Yates, Adam stays on third with the same time.

Stage 17 was held Wednesday from Bagnères-de-Luchon to Saint-Lary-Soulan contains only 65km, in which  Dan Martin (UAE Team) finished second, 28 seconds behind, while overall race leader Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) fought off all challengers on the final climb to finish third at 47 seconds and retains yellow's. Chris Froome saw his chances for a fifth win fade in the final kilometers as he finished 1:35 down on Quintana on the Top in Stage 17 podium.

Stage 18 was held on Thursday from Trie-sur-Baïse to Pau contains the 171km, in which  Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) took a sprint victory on stage 18 at the Tour de France. The Frenchman benefited from a superb lead-out, jumping inside the final 200 meters to take the win ahead of Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) on 2nd and Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) stays on the third position in downtown Pau.

Stage 19 was held on Friday from Lourdes to Laruns the final  200.5km mountains stage The Slovenian, couldn't go to the top by Geraint Thomas in stage 19 on the soaring final climb of the Col d'Aubisque, but opened up a 19-second gap on the 20-kilometre long descent over the race leader, Primoz Roglic, Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) and, more importantly, third-placed Chris Froome (Team Sky).

Stage 20 was held on Saturday from Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle to Espelette in the individual time trial stage, the Geraint Thomas won the Tour de France after the Stage 20 ahead of his closer Tom Dumoulin, although Top won the stage 20, overall Thomas takes the lead.

Stage 21 was held on Sunday from Houilles to Paris Champs-Élysées going to the ending point Paris Champs, Team Sky Rider, Geraint Thomas, 32, Great Britain celebrates his 6th victory in seven years, as he beat Dutchman Tom Dumoulin by one minute 51 seconds who stay on 2nd, with Chris Froome on third. 

 Alexander Kristoff won the sprint finish on the Champs-Elysees.

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