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- Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) won Stage 21.  Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) wins the 2018 Tour de France.

- 2018 Tour de France Stage Previews, Towns, Timetables, Profiles:

Stage details Stage profiles
Stage 1: Saturday, July 7
Noirmoutier-en-l'Île/Fontenay-le-Comte (201 km)
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Start: 11:00am - Finish: 3:50pm (local times)
Stage 2: Sunday, July 8
Mouilleron-Saint-Germain/La Roche-sur-Yon (182.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Start: 1:10pm - Finish: 5:35pm (local times)
Stage 3: Monday, July 9
Cholet/Cholet (35.5 km TTT)
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Start: 3:10pm - Finish: 5:34pm (local times)
 
Stage 4: Tuesday, July 10
La Baule/Sarzeau (195 km)
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Start: 1:05pm - Finish: 5:45pm (local times)
 
Stage 5: Wednesday, July 11
Lorient/Quimper (204.5 km)
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Start: 12:20pm - Finish: 5:35pm (local times)
 
Stage 6: Thursday, July 12
Brest/Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan (181 km)
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Start: 1:05pm - Finish: 5:30pm (local times)
 
Stage 7: Friday, July 13
Fougères/Chartres (231 km)
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Start: 12:05pm - Finish: 5:35pm (local times)
 
Stage 8: Saturday, July 14
Dreux/Amiens Métropole (181 km)
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Start: 11:35am - Finish: 3:45pm (local times)
Stage 9: Sunday, July 15
Arras Citadelle/Roubaix (156.5 km)
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Start: 12:35pm - Finish: 4:23pm (local times)
Rest Day: Monday, July 16 - Annecy -
 
Stage 10: Tuesday, July 17
Annecy/Le Grand-Bornand (158.5 km)
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Start: 1:15pm - Finish: 6:00pm (local times)
 
Stage 11: Wednesday, July 18
Albertville/La Rosière Espace San Bernardo (108.5 km)
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Start: 2:00pm - Finish: 5:25pm (local times)
 
Stage 12: Thursday, July 19
Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs/Alpe d'Huez (175.5 km)
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Start: 12:10pm - Finish: 5:55pm (local times)
 
Stage 13: Friday, July 20
Bourg d'Oisans/Valence (169.5 km)
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Start: 1:35pm - Finish: 5:31pm (local times)
Stage 14: Saturday, July 21
Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux/Mende (188 km)
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Start: 1:05pm - Finish: 5:41pm (local times)
Stage 15: Sunday, July 22
Millau/Carcassonne (181.5 km)
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Start: 1:10pm - Finish: 5:46pm (local times)
Rest Day: Monday, July 23 - Carcassonne -  
Stage 16: Tuesday, July 24
Carcassonne/Bagnères-de-Luchon (218 km)
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Start: 11:30am - Finish: 5:21pm (local times)
 
Stage 17: Wednesday, July 25
Bagnères-de-Luchon/Saint-Lary-Soulan (65 km)
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Start: 3:15pm - Finish: 5:34pm (local times)
 
Stage 18: Thursday, July 26
Trie-sur-Baïse/Pau (171 km)
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Start: 1:55pm - Finish: 5:48pm (local times)
Stage 19: Friday, July 27
Lourdes/Laruns (200.5 km)
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Start: 12:05pm - Finish: 5:51pm (local times)
Stage 20: Saturday, July 28
Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle/Espelette (31 km ITT)
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Start: 12:00pm - Finish: 5:13pm (local times)
 
Stage 21: Sunday, July 29
Houilles/Paris Champs-Élysées (116 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Start: 4:15pm - Finish: 7:10pm (local times)

 

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Results: Dumoulin wins stage 20 time trial as Thomas cements overall victory.  (Cyclingnews) - Froome moves back onto the overall podium.

- Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) won Stage 20.  Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) remains overall leader.

- News: Peter Sagan endures his hardest day on the bike at Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - World champion battles crash injuries to make it one step closer to Paris.

- News: Chris Froome's Tour reign ends in Laruns.  (Cyclingnews) - Four-time winner drops to fourth and devotes himself to Thomas.

- News: Stage 19 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Roglic descends to victory while Thomas keeps his jersey.

Results: Roglic wins final mountain stage in Laruns.  (Cyclingnews) - LottoNL-Jumbo leader moves into third overall as Thomas keeps the yellow jersey.

- Fabio Baldato (BMC Racing directeur sportif) following Stage 19: "It was really hard today as it was on all of the Pyrenees stages. Today was really a battle of the GC riders with all of them at the front. We tried to get in the breakaway at the beginning but then, we decided it would be better to stay with the bunch. The race was tough so, we wanted to try and hold the wheel of the strongest guys. Tejay and Damiano did the best they could and at the end, I don't think we could have had a better result. Damiano finished with just 20 riders ahead of him and he was there right until the end.  Tomorrow's time trial is pretty hard. Of course, with Stefan, who is our specialist, and maybe even Tejay, we can try to do well. But, we will see. We have to try and recover as well as possible after a hard stage like today."

- Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) following his Stage 19 victory: "I’m very happy with this victory.  It’s a special feeling to win again in the Tour de France after my stage win last year. This can’t be described in words. It’s just perfect. I felt very good and made optimal use of it. Steven and I kept attacking. In the descent, when I saw that nobody followed me, I just went full throttle. The team was very strong today and I want to thank the team for their efforts. Without my team mates it would have never been possible to win here. I’m already looking forward to the time trial. I’ll do my best to keep my podium position and who knows what else we can do."

Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) won Stage 19.  Geraint Thomas(Team Sky) remains race leader.

- News: Stage 18 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Demare dispels doubts, Kristoff lacks the legs, another day down for Thomas.

Results: Demare wins stage 18 in Pau.  (Cyclingnews) - Laporte elbowed out by Groupama-FDJ man.

- Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) won Stage 18.  Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) remains leader in the general classification.

- Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) after Stage 18: "It was a pretty hard start that's for sure and then there were a few attacks afterward but in the end, it was one of the easiest day of this Tour. But, that was also necessary I think. Everyone is tired and for us, it was a good day to recover from our efforts on the stages before. I tried to be in the sprint but in the end, I didn't want to take too many risks. I still have some nice races to come after the Tour so, on a flat sprint like today, I didn't want to go for it too much. Overall, it was a good day for the team. Of course, it was without a result but that is not always necessary."

- Rafał Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 17: "It was a hard fight, right from the start. I went in the break and it was a day of endless suffering on the limit. Gregor did an amazing job, he pulled a lot and showed once again his great talent but there was no cooperation in our group, with Valverde also waiting for Quintana. As a result, our gap was not big enough for the last climb. I gave it my all when Quintana closed on us and I was the last guy from the break to stay on his wheel, but with 6km to go my batteries were empty and Quintana dropped me. I really wanted that win today, but I will try again the day after tomorrow."

- News: Stage 17 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Nairo Quintana gets the stage win, while Geraint Thomas consolidates his lead and Chris Froome falters.

Results: Quintana wins short stage 17 atop Col du Portet.  (Cyclingnews) - Thomas keeps race lead as Froome drops behind Dumoulin.

- Tejay van Garderen:  "I don't think that the start made too much of a difference. I wasn't expecting more than just a normal format of a race. I was pretty sure that Team Sky would be able to take control and I had a feeling that the winner would come from the GC group and not the breakaway so that's why I didn't jump on the start. I wanted to try and stay with the leaders but on the last climb, when the big guys really started to move, I just didn't have the legs to follow.  On a shorter stage like today, there is less time to regroup and chill out and make a pace. This means that the speed is higher but in the end, the tactics are pretty much the same. I think the winner of the stage would have been the winner whether it was 65km like today or 165km."

- Nairo Quintana: "It was a really hard day, but a magnificent one for us, really comforting. It was a stage I had marked down many weeks before this race, one I had prepared well for. I regret so much not having found good legs prior to this stage; my body just didn't feel right, and lost too much time, which made me feel bad. Fortunately, I'm doing well now - let's hope we can take advantage and fight hard on Friday, because we really believe we can still do something big in this Tour. The Movistar Team always trusted my skills - and here are some results to pay them back them!"

- Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won Stage 17.  Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) remains in yellow as race leader.

News: Philippe Gilbert abandons the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Belgian says his Tour is over after stage 16 crash.

News: Stage 16 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Alaphilippe's day 'extraordinary', Yates' morale damaged and more.

Results: Alaphilippe wins stage 16.  (Cyclingnews) - Stalemate in GC group as Thomas keeps lead on first Pyrenean stage.

- Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) following his Stage 16 victory: "Today it was a really crazy day. I had pain in the legs, but I don’t think I was the only one suffering. I knew the finale, with the climb and the downhill, but I still can’t believe that I won again. Taking two victories, one in the Alps and another one in the Pyrenees, is mind-blowing, I will never forget this day.  The last 20 kilometers were very intense, with a lot of attacks and cat-and-mouse game in the escape. When I got word that Yates opened a half a minute gap, I decided to attack and managed to pull him back to ten seconds by the time he crashed. It’s never nice when this happens to someone, and I waited for him, but then I saw he was hesitating a bit, so I continued my race. Getting the victory in this town which is inextricably linked to the Tour is incredible, I would have never thought of this, and it makes me really proud to be on the top spot of the podium. To hold the polka dot jersey is a bonus and I will fight hard to keep it. The race and fight for the KOM aren't over yet, but I am very motivated and confident."

- Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 16.  Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) remains leader on G.C.

- BMC Switzerland and Team Dimension Data have announced a new partnership: "We are delighted to be joining forces with BMC Switzerland as we take a significant step forward into the future for our team. BMC’s outstanding track record speaks for itself; and to be able to call on their world-leading technology starting 2019, will see us compete consistently among the very best teams on the World Tour. We are a team that, through title sponsor Dimension Data, are focused on innovation thanks to their ground-breaking technology and BMC joining us is a natural fit. The rise of Team Dimension for Qhubeka has been meteoric and this new partnership will ensure that trajectory is continued into the future. Our shared goals are completely aligned in the continued belief that ‘bicycles change lives’, through the Qhubeka charity, and we are delighted that BMC will continue this journey with us. Andy Rihs left an indelible mark on our sport; and it’s a privilege to be able to be the team that will continue to honour his legacy and the passion that he had for cycling”. Douglas Ryder, Principal Team Dimension Data

News: Tom Dumoulin heads into the unknown during third week at the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - 'The final week is a nervous battle for everyone' says Sunweb leader.

News: Chris Froome: As long as a Team Sky rider wins the Tour de France, I'm happy.  (Cyclingnews) - Thomas on Moscon: Obviously I was disappointed, but there's nothing we can do.

News: Dumoulin: If Chris Froome pulls off another Finestre, there's nothing I can do.  (Cyclingnews) - Sunweb leader says he's climbing better at the Tour than at the Giro.

News: Rest Day 2 Recap.  (Cyclingnews) - From the cobbles to the Alps, the GC gaps widen.

News: Brailsford blames Tour de France roadside reactions on 'a French cultural thing'.  (Cyclingnews) - 'You could have a Tour de France for French teams, if you want' says Team Sky manager.

- Monday is the second and final rest day at the Tour de France.  The race resumes Tuesday with Stage 16.

News: Stage 15 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Cort, Thomas, Martin, Mollema.

Results: Magnus Cort wins stage 15 in Carcassonne.  (Cyclingnews) - Thomas keeps the yellow jersey as the bunch finishes more than 13 minutes down.

- Tom-Jelte Slagter (Team Dimension Data) following Stage 14: "It was a good stage for us so we gave everything to be in the break. It was a big group with us so we knew it wouldn't work well towards the final with so many guys. So I tried to split the group and get in the front. The descent I choose wasn't ideal, it was a straight forward road with a lot of wind from the front. I was only in front with 2 other guys. and it took out too much energy to be good in the final. Stuyven was the strongest, he dropped us and rode away alone. I went back to the chase group that went to the climb, but I spent so much in my breakaway attempt that I couldn't do anything on the final climb. It was a good day but the result is disappointing."

- Julien Vermote (Team Dimension Data) after Stage 14: "It was good to have both of us in the breakaway for the team. We wanted to be there with Tom because it was a good final for him. It was a hard stage with a high pace in the group. Suddenly there was the attack from Izaguirre and it was good that Tom reacted. It was still hard with climbs to come but the wind was quite strong and some downhill sections were maybe not so good for Tom, if a few extra guys went across then it would have been perfect. So it was a good move by Tom and these things are just so hard to predict. In the end they brought him back and he used to much in the break to still then get a result. I was happy to make the break today, it was a hard stage and we learned a lot and we will keep on fighting to make a better result with the team."

- Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) following Stage 15: "I actually felt pretty good today when I went into the breakaway. I felt better than yesterday and although it was hard to make the breakaway, I was happy to be in it. I think the final climb was just a little bit too hard again and with the energy I have already spent this week, it was hard to keep up with the good guys. I tried to set as good a tempo as possible and then tried to come back in the descent. However, the strongest guys were already gone and that was a bit of a pity. But, that's how racing goes.  The second part of the Tour has been pretty good for me. I have been trying and have had a couple of good finishes and been in the breakaway. I think I am in good shape but you also have to have a parcours that fits your style and with the energy I have had to spend, maybe I missed something in the end to really go for the win. But, I think the rest day will be good for me and hopefully, I can recharge a bit and get another chance."

Magnus Cort (Astana) won Stage 15.  Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) remains overall leader.

- Dr Jarrad Van Zuydum (Dimension Data team doctor) spoke about rider Serge Pauwels who had to abandon the Tour: "Unfortunately Serge had a nasty crash in the finale of today's stage. The crash was of no fault of his own and seemed a very pointless crash as well. He has come down quite hard on his right elbow and fractured the olecranon process of the right elbow. It's actually an injury he has had on the left side before and it is something that requires surgery to fix. We are already making arrangements for him to have surgery in Antwerp and he will be back on the trainer pretty soon after that surgery, but obviously we are all very disappointed about the crash."

- Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) following Stage 14: "It was a super hard stage. It was a long day and always up and down. In the end, I knew already that I didn't have the legs to go for the victory or a nice result. I just rode my tempo because it was a super hard day and it has been a super hard week. I have good legs but they are not so fresh anymore. We tried at the front but I have to say that we knew that Alaphilippe was one of the big favorites for this kind of finish and that it would be really hard for Stuyven on the last climb. If you see how steep it was, I think you could have had even two minutes and it would still have been hard to stay in front. So, we did our job and no more than that as we don't want to give the victory away."

News: Late puncture costly for Dan Martin at Mende.  (Cyclingnews) - ‘Other than the stage win, this Tour’s been a bit of a disaster so far’ says Irishman.

Results: Fraile wins in Mende.  (Cyclingnews) - No changes to the top of the general classification after a long day in Massif Central.

- Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing) after Stage 14: "This morning it was in the program that we wanted try and go in the breakaway. In the end, we went really fast in the first 10km of the stage and with crosswinds it was really chaotic. Then, me, Stefan and Greg were able to make it into the big breakaway. It was 'à bloc' all day up and down, left and right and then the last climb was really short and steep. So, for me, it was like a TT because I went full gas from the bottom to the finish and in the end, I was fifth but I was hoping for a podium finish maybe.  The goal now will be to try again in the next few days. I am feeling really good. I worked hard to be ready for this race and today, I was able to show once again that my condition is good and I will keep trying."

- Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 14: "Spending the whole day in front I was a bit bored because I thought I would be dropped in the finale anyway. So, for me, today was a long day. But in the last 5km, I refocused and thought, well I try and suffer a little. I stayed with the group and never overpaced myself. Once I crested the top, I attacked and tried to bridge to the front, but it was just not enough. I am happy with my legs, but I really wanted to win in the end."

Omar Fraile (Astana) won Stage 14.  Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) remains leader in the general classification.

News: Peter Sagan navigates changed sprint landscape to complete Tour de France hat-trick.  (Cyclingnews) - World champion beats Kristoff and Demare in 'messy' Valence sprint.

News: Stage 13 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Hear from Sagan, Demare, Kristoff and more about the bunch sprint in Valence.

Results: Peter Sagan wins stage 13 bunch sprint in Valence.  (Cyclingnews) - World champion surges past Kristoff and Demare.

- Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) after Stage 13: "It was a good stage for us. It was great to see Michi in a breakaway and winning the Most Combative Rider prize. I am really happy for him that he is on the podium. He fully deserves it after a lot of hard work in the first week. We also saw how strong he is as he could stay in front of the peloton for a long time.  In the end, I just gave it a try. It was an uphill finish and I'm pretty good at those so I was happy that I could get in position and keep it to the line. It is always good to go with the race. We had a good first week and I think now it will be about continuing to try to make results and be at the front like Michi did today."

- Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) following his victory in Stage 13: "This is a fantastic victory. I'm so happy to have won, it was something very good for me, personally. Once again, I have to thank my teammates for their dedication and work. It was a flat stage after the tough mountains, so everybody recovered a little bit in the group. I think they all seemed happy to stay in the bunch and go through a more relaxed stage. My timing in the sprint might now seem perfect but I think I was probably a little bit late. I was a bit behind with 600 meters to go and on the last climb, I tried to bring myself to the front. I then stayed on the wheel of Kristoff and I'm very happy to have beaten them. However, the Tour de France is far from over. We have to make sure we stay out of trouble, we get to Paris healthy and we cross the finish line on the Champs-Elysées."

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won Stage 13.  Geraint Thomas(Team Sky) remains overall leader.

News: Dumoulin misses Alpe d'Huez win but remains Team Sky's main Tour de France threat.  (Cyclingnews) - 'Froome had the chance to attack and Thomas didn't. That's good to know for the future' says Dutchman.

News: Vincenzo Nibali transported to hospital after crash on Alpe d'Huez.  (Cyclingnews) - Suspected vertebra fracture for Italian.

News: Vincenzo Nibali out of the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Fan videos capture moment of crash that left Italian with a fractured T10 vertebra.

News: Stage 12 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Geraint Thomas continues his run in yellow with victory on Alpe d'Huez.

Results: Thomas wins atop Alpe d'Huez.  (Cyclingnews) - Maillot Jaune triumphs, Nibali crashes.

- Fabio Baldato (BMC Racing directeur sportif): "It was a good try from Tejay at the beginning. Just like we planned, he did his best to get into the good breakaway but unfortunately, there were really strong guys in there including some of those on GC like Valverde and Kruijswijk for the most part. He tried to anticipate these guys alongside six or seven other riders in order to see if it was possible to go away without a GC leader but it didn't happen. When we started the Croix de Fer, he rode his own tempo to save some energy as fighting with the GC riders at the front was almost impossible. Behind, the other guys were good and kept a good tempo to be safely within the time limit and that was also a priority of the day."

- Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) following Stage 12: "By the end of the stage we weren’t racing- it was just about getting to the top. I had nothing left in my legs and just wanted to make the finish line in the best time possible. I felt really good in the first climb of the day, but then general fatigue set in. We’ve had three hard days of racing in the mountains and a week of tough racing before that so it’s not a surprise. Unfortunately I let go of the group to ride at my own tempo, which I think was a mistake as I didn’t realise how much wind there was. I got gapped and couldn’t get back. That said, I’m still happy with my race and there’s plenty of time to go until Paris."

- Race leader Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) won Stage 12.

News: Stage 11 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Thomas, Froome say 1-2 is a perfect position.

Results: Geraint Thomas wins stage 11 at La Rosiere, takes yellow.  (Cyclingnews) - Race explodes in second Alpine stage.

- Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data) following Stage 11: "I knew there would be a big acceleration from behind at some point today. I was in the virtual yellow jersey for a while, as I was last year, so I guess I can add another jersey to my virtual closet now.  No but it was good to be up there again and also picked up some more King of the Mountains points so maybe that can become an objective."

- Roger Hammond (Dimension Data): "It’s never great to lose any riders, especially the two Marks, given the three potential stages ahead, that we could have had a go at. There is a ray of sunlight with Serge, who is having a great tour, being in the front and fighting for stages, and having the virtual yellow shows how consistent he has been in the two mountain stages."

- Ion Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida): "I'm not happy because I would have liked to win but today Julian Alaphilippe was simply the strongest.  On the penultimate climb, there was a moment when I suffered a lot but then I recovered and I started in pursuit. At the top, the French rider had an advantage of over 1'30 “, I recovered something downhill and on the last ascent I was full gas, but it was too late.  I would like to try again but now we have to focus on Vincenzo because now he is really ahead in the overall and me and my teammates are here at the Tour to help him the much as possible."

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) won Stage 11 and took over the lead on G.C.

- News: Stage 10 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Alaphilippe delighted, Van Avermaet gets one more day in yellow.

- Results: Alaphilippe wins in Le Grand Bornand.  (Cyclingnews) - Van Avermaet extends overall lead.

- Race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) following Stage 10: "It was a hard day but two years ago, I also went into the breakaway in the yellow jersey so, it was super nice for me to spend the day in yellow in the mountains. I was waiting to find the right moment and when the big move went, I decided to give it a go and see how Team Sky reacted and they didn't. I had to ride really hard to catch the breakaway but once I was there, and we directly took six to seven minutes, I knew it could be a good day for me."

- Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) following his Stage 10 victory: "I came close to winning a stage at my debut two years ago and I know it’s not easy to get a stage in the Tour de France, that’s why I am overwhelmed with emotion. It’s really amazing, I can’t even find my words, but I’m thinking about my family and I’m really glad to have made them happy. It’s for sure an amazing day, it couldn’t have been better than this.  Taking a stage in the Tour de France has always been a dream and turning it into reality feels extraordinary. It was a hard day, especially in the last 30 kilometers, when I was alone, but that makes this moment even more special and beautiful."

- Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 10.  Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) remains leader in the general classification.

- BMC Racing sporting director Fabio Baldato following Stage 9: "I only know that Richie was taken to hospital by ambulance and it looked like it was his collarbone or his shoulder that was injured. It was really painful as he went down hard on his shoulder. We waited almost more five minutes and then the decision was made to take him to the hospital.  We left two guys waiting behind, Michael Schär and Simon Gerrans, and they were able to come back at which point we said let's go for the stage win with Greg.  We're obviously really disappointed today and frustrated about all the hard work we have put in until now. There was even no time to fight today because after 7km, Richie was involved in that crash. Of course, the bunch was really nervous and it happened just passing through a village. He crashed with all the team around him so we cannot say that he wasn't there. Once again, we will try to keep looking forward to the end of the Tour and try to take some stages if it's possible as the GC and podium is gone."

- Stage 9 winner John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo): "This is a very big victory, since a very long time.  I have been through a lot of things in the past, and it was such a hard time. I want to dedicate this victory to one of my best friends who passed away last winter. This was really something for him because I said no, I am not done. I have to make at least one really big victory him, he was like my second father.  It's so great now to be on the highest level again. There's no way to make it more dramatic, more fantastic, than winning a stage like today. It can't get better than this."

- La Course by Le Tour de France - Tuesday, July 17

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- Note that the Women's La Course by le Tour de France will be streamed live on Tuesday as well.  We'll have live feeds for La Course starting at 10:30am CET (4:30am U.S. Eastern).  The women's race is expected to finish at around 12:50pm CET (6:50am U.S. Eastern).

- La Course by le TDF schedule:

Tuesday, July 17
Starts at 9:00 CET, 3:00am ET
LIVE at 10:30 CET, 4:30am ET
Finish at 12:50 CET, 6:50am ET

- News: Geraint Thomas: It's too early to start thinking about winning the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - 'There will be a natural selection that will just sort it out' says Team Sky co-leader.

- News: Landa back to normal after Roubaix stage crash.  (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard says there shouldn't be any problems in the mountains.

- News: Tom Dumoulin: It's another Tour de France from Tuesday.  (Cyclingnews) - Dutchman ready for second act as La Grande Boucle reaches the Alps.

- News: Cobbles cause chaos at the Tour de France but GC battle remains perfectly poised.  (Cyclingnews) - Thomas continues to lead 'virtual GC' as first mountains approach.

- News: Dan Martin: Tour de France Roubaix stage was 'an experience'.  (Cyclingnews) - Irishman battles through injuries on pave stage.

- Preview: La Course by Le Tour de France - Preview.  (Cyclingnews) - Van Vleuten and Van der Breggen overwhelming favourites for the mountainous route.

- News: Pushing past the pain: Getting Lawson Craddock through the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - How EF Education First-Drapac's riders, doctors and directors have contributed to American's remarkable ride.

- Monday is the first rest day of the 2018 men's Tour de France.  The race resumes Tuesday with Stage 10.

- John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) following his Stage 9 victory: "I was chasing this victory for so long, and it's really hard to describe. It was a really hard fight the whole day. It's also a victory of the team. We really had a plan to stay out for the trouble all the time and it really worked out really well. It's unbelievable.  So many people said he's done, he's over, he will never come back. I am so happy to show all these guys who didn't believe me that I am still there, I am still alive. I think that's also what I took out of this accident: that you have to be happy after such a horrible crash that you are still alive, you're still there. I was fighting my way back, and I am so proud."

- John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) won Stage 9.  Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) remains in yellow as race leader.

- News: Uran philosophical despite losing time on the cobbles.  (Cyclingnews) - 'We haven't climbed a single mountain' says Colombian.

- News: Team Sky: We have one leader at the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - DS Servais Knaven on hitting the cobbles with Froome and Thomas.

- News: Chris Froome crashes on Tour de France cobbles but avoids losing time.  (Cyclingnews) - Thomas avoids the carnage as Team Sky look forward to the mountains.

- News: Richie Porte abandons Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - BMC Racing rider crashes after 10 kilometres of stage 9.

- News: Stage 9 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Emotional Degenkolb dedicates victory to 'second father'.

- Results: Degenkolb wins much-feared stage in Roubaix.  (Cyclingnews) - Carnage on the cobbles as Porte crashes out, Uran loses time.

- Race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) following Stage 9: "After the crash (Richie Porte), I just had to switch to trying to do my own race. It's a bike race and it goes on so, I tried to do my best for the whole team and keep the jersey. The closer we got to the finish, the more I started believing and this result is a big disappointment for me. Maybe the race wasn't long enough for me really. I have a good sprint after six hours and today it was only 3 hours 30 minutes. I tried to do my own sprint instead of waiting for him [Degenkolb] but next time, I will try again and try to beat him. I was really aiming for that win in yellow and it didn't happen but that's how it goes. Overall, I kept the jersey and made a great race out of the stage and this is also something. I was really happy with my shape and it's been special to wear the yellow jersey."

- World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 9 to Roubaix: "The stage today to Roubaix was like Paris-Roubaix in April but also different. It was just as harsh, tough and tricky but it was different because we also had to work for Rafał Majka's GC chances. I think we did a very good job. I was at the front in all the pavé sectors, except one, and when Rafał was caught up in two crashes and lost contact with the front group, all the guys put a great effort to bring him back each time. We can be satisfied with what we achieved."

- Art: 2018 Tour de France Stage 4 Art. (Greig Leach)

- Preview: The Tour de France goes to Hell – cobbles preview.  (Cyclingnews) - GC contenders right to fear stage 9 from Arras to Roubaix.

- News: Lefevere aims to win and 'kick out' some GC riders on Sunday's cobbles.  (Cyclingnews) - Quick-Step boss has a number of cards to play on stage 9.

- News: Vincenzo Nibali hoping to repeat his Roubaix cobbles attack of 2014 Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - 'People are perhaps expecting I'll do something again. If only it was that easy'.

- News: Adam Yates surrounded by Classics experts for Tour de France cobbled stage.  (Cyclingnews) - Hayman: 'I love Paris-Roubaix but I'm not sure about tomorrow's stage'.

- News: Tony Martin out of Tour de France with spinal fracture.  (Cyclingnews) - Katusha-Alpecin rider crashed with Dan Martin on stage 8.

- News: Dan Martin 'ripped to pieces' in Tour de France crash.  (Cyclingnews) - UAE Team Emirates leader left battered before important Roubaix cobbled stage.

- News: Greipel, Gaviria relegated in separate incidents during sprint in Amiens.  (Cyclingnews) - Race jury showing no tolerance for head-butts in sprints.

- News: Double Dylan Groenewegen Zwift Rider of the Day.  (Cyclingnews) - Dutchman's pure speed, clean sprint triumphs over argy-bargy.

- News: Stage 8 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Groenewegen proud, Van Avermaet relieved, Sutherland on Martin's crash.

- Results: Groenewegen doubles up in Amiens.  (Cyclingnews) - Dan Martin loses time in late crash; Greipel, Gaviria relegated.

- Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) following his victory on Stage 8: "This is very beautiful. We have worked really hard for this.  It was about fighting for a good position all day. I chose Greipel’s wheel and when I saw him going shoulder to shoulder with Gaviria I thought: now is the moment. I have to thank the team for their trust and support. This would have never been possible without my teammates."

- Merijn Zeeman (directeur sportif, Team LottoNL-Jumbo): "Dylan has developed himself step by step every year and this pays off now. Amund Jansen, Paul Martens, Timo Roosen, Tom Leezer and Robert Wagner have also played a major role in this whole project. Our policy is to develop and improve young talents. All resources and expertise are put into this and this is now paying off. We pay attention to all kind of details, from training to nutrition to equipment. Everyone within this team contributes to this. We’re all on the same page and that is necessary to keep growing."

- Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) won Stage 8, his second consecutive stage win.  Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) retained the race lead.

- Art: 2018 Tour de France Stage 3 Art. (Greig Leach)

- Race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) after Stage 7: "It was a pretty calm day but you still had to be focused as guys tried twice to force echelons and that made it kind of nervous but overall, it was a good day. It was a long day and it was a little bit more relaxed but with a really fast final. I am happy I could take those three extra seconds in the bonus sprint. It was an open sprint with nobody in front so it was good to give it a try and take some seconds to make sure I am safe for the next stage. Now, I can probably keep the jersey to Roubaix and overall it's been a nice week so far.  Tomorrow is going to be flat but shorter than today and I think it is going to have the same outcome. I feel like I can focus on Sunday and try to be up there and we will see what happens."

- News: Mark Cavendish: My back's against the wall the whole time, but I'll keep trying.  (Cyclingnews) - Dimension Data go head to head with Quick-Step and Bora at the Tour de France.

- News: Stage 7 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Groenewegen, Cavendish and Laporte talk about the final sprint.

- Results: Groenewegen wins stage 7 in Chartres.  (Cyclingnews) - Van Avermaet retains yellow.

- Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) following his Stage 7 victory: "Finally.  In the first two stages, I didn’t have enough power in my legs. But I felt that it improved every day. In the fourth stage, my timing was wrong, but I felt good. Compared to last year, I feel more pressure now. The fact that I’m winning the stage here is beyond great. The team did a very good job today and I’m grateful for the confidence that I get from the team. I positioned myself in Kristoff’s wheel and with two hundred metres to go I thought: this is the moment. This really gives a lot of confidence for the coming stages."

- Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) won Stage 7.  Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) remains leader on G.C.

- News: Stage 6 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Winner Dan Martin, runner-up Latour, Van Avermaet and more.

- Results: Dan Martin wins on the Mur de Bretagne.  (Cyclingnews) - Van Avermaet keeps yellow, Dumoulin and Bardet lose time.

- Race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) following Stage 6: "It was a great ride by Martin and I was expecting something like that from him. He is good at picking the right moment. I think if you win a stage like this after attacking from that point then you are the strongest guy. We tried to do a good job and Richie tried to set a good tempo for himself and to try and take some seconds over the rest of the contenders. I just hung in there as well as possible to maybe try to sprint but in the end, I had no power anymore. It was a super hard final climb and the tempo never slowed down. But I am happy that I could stay up there and only a few guys could hold the tempo on the climb. Overall, it was a good day and I have another day in yellow to look forward to."

- Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) following his victory on Stage 6: "This is such an amazing feeling for me after so many second places at the Tour since my last one victory in the Grande Boucle. I was really relaxed all day and I was really looking forward to having a crack. When we got closer to the finish I was a bit nervous because of the head wind and I didn’t think it was going to happen. Then the race went really hard during the first part of the climb and a lot of riders got dropped and at that point I noticed that I didn’t have any team mates left so I thought why not have a try – and I did."

- Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) won Stage 6.  Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) remains leader in the general classification.

- Art: 2018 Tour de France Stage 2 Art. (Greig Leach)

- News: Stage 5 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Stage winner Sagan, Van Avermaet, Gilbert, Martin, Baldato and Vila.

- Results: Sagan wins stage 5 in Quimper.  (Cyclingnews) - Green jersey tops Colbrelli in drag race sprint.

- Race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) following Stage 5: "I was trying to win the stage that's for sure but it was pretty complicated. Phil [Gilbert] went early and he is up there on the GC so I couldn't let him go and I had to ride by myself. Then, I think I went a bit too early on the sprint. I thought the corner was closer to the finish and that's the thing that went wrong I think. However, we gave it a try and we also didn't lose any time with Richie. The team did a perfect job to put us into position in the final.  It was a really demanding day for a lot of guys and I think the team did a great job all day. We spent a lot of energy but I think on these kind of days you can lose more time than on a mountain stage so it's better to do that. I think we did great today so we will see how it goes tomorrow."

- Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won Stage 5.  Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) remains overall leader.

- Art: 2018 Tour de France Stage 1 Art. (Greig Leach)

- News: Richeze's speedy lead-out earns him Zwift Rider of the Day.  (Cyclingnews) - Quick-Step Floors rider delivers Gaviria to a second stage win.

- News: Greipel overcorrects in Tour de France headwind sprint.  (Cyclingnews) - German pipped by Gaviria and Sagan after going early.

- News: Mark Cavendish boxed in after strong team display.  (Cyclingnews) - 'Never kick a dog when it's down, or it will bite' says Dimension Data manager.

- News: Miscommunication costs Zakarin a minute at Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Russian failed to inform his team he had crashed with 5km to go on stage 4.

- News: Peter Sagan: Second is better than third, I'm happy to keep the green jersey.  (Cyclingnews) - World champion hoping to extend Tour de France points lead in hilly Brittany stages.

- News: Gaviria revels in another hard-fought sprint victory.  (Cyclingnews) - Colombian looks to take green jersey from Peter Sagan.

- News: Stage 4 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Gaviria tops Sagan in fast and furious sprint.

- Results: Gaviria wins stage 4 in Sarzeau.  (Cyclingnews) - Van Avermaet keeps yellow jersey.

- Results: Top 20 in the general classification following Stage 4:

1    GREG VAN AVERMAET     87    BMC RACING TEAM   13h 33' 56''
2    TEJAY VAN GARDEREN     88    BMC RACING TEAM   13h 33' 56''
3    GERAINT THOMAS     8    TEAM SKY     13h 33' 59''
4    PHILIPPE GILBERT   104   QUICK - STEP FLOORS     13h 34' 01''
5    JULIAN ALAPHILIPPE   101  QUICK - STEP FLOORS     13h 34' 03''
6    BOB JUNGELS     105    QUICK - STEP FLOORS     13h 34' 03''
7    TOM DUMOULIN     32    TEAM SUNWEB     13h 34' 07''
8    SØREN KRAGH ANDERSEN     36    TEAM SUNWEB     13h 34' 07''
9    MICHAEL MATTHEWS     31    TEAM SUNWEB     13h 34' 07''
10    RIGOBERTO URAN   11 TEAM EF EDUCATION FIRST  13h 34' 31''
11    RAFAL MAJKA     114    BORA - HANSGROHE     13h 34' 46''
12    DANIEL OSS     116    BORA - HANSGROHE     13h 34' 46''
13    JAKOB FUGLSANG     121    ASTANA PRO TEAM     13h 34' 47''
14    RICHIE PORTE     81    BMC RACING TEAM     13h 34' 47''
15    ALEJANDRO VALVERDE     78    MOVISTAR TEAM     13h 34' 49''
16    MIKEL LANDA MEANA     75    MOVISTAR TEAM     13h 34' 49''
17    CHRIS FROOME     1    TEAM SKY     13h 34' 51''
18    ADAM YATES     61    MITCHELTON - SCOTT     13h 34' 56''
19    VINCENZO NIBALI     51    BAHRAIN - MERIDA     13h 35' 02''
20    ROMAIN BARDET     21    AG2R LA MONDIALE     13h 35' 11''

 

- Results: Tour de France Stage 4 Top 20 Results:

1    FERNANDO GAVIRIA RENDON 103 QUICK-STEP FLOORS 04h 25' 01''
2    PETER SAGAN  111 BORA - HANSGROHE  04h 25' 01''
3    ANDRÉ GREIPEL  171 LOTTO SOUDAL  04h 25' 01''
4    DYLAN GROENEWEGEN  163 TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO  04h 25' 01''
5    MARCEL KITTEL  144 TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN  04h 25' 01''
6    ANDREA PASQUALON  216 WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT  04h 25' 01''
7    ALEXANDER KRISTOFF  95 UAE TEAM EMIRATES  04h 25' 01''
8    JOHN DEGENKOLB  194 TREK - SEGAFREDO  04h 25' 01''
9    DION SMITH     217    WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT     04h 25' 01''
10    TIMOTHY DUPONT  213 WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT  04h 25' 01''
11    ARNAUD DEMARE     151    GROUPAMA - FDJ     04h 25' 01''
12    LILIAN CALMEJANE     181    DIRECT ENERGIE     04h 25' 01''
13    THOMAS BOUDAT     182    DIRECT ENERGIE     04h 25' 01''
14    WARREN BARGUIL  41 TEAM FORTUNEO - SAMSIC  04h 25' 01''
15    JULIAN ALAPHILIPPE  101 QUICK - STEP FLOORS     04h 25' 01''
16    GREG VAN AVERMAET  87  BMC RACING TEAM     04h 25' 01''
17    RICK ZABEL     148 TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN     04h 25' 01''
18    PHILIPPE GILBERT  104 QUICK - STEP FLOORS     04h 25' 01''
19    LAURENT PICHON  47 TEAM FORTUNEO - SAMSIC  04h 25' 01''
20    EGAN ARLEY BERNAL GOMEZ     2    TEAM SKY     04h 25' 01''

 

- Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) after his victory on Stage 4: "To take two stages at my first Tour de France is just… Wow! It wasn’t easy at all, but we came here in very good condition, keen on leaving our mark on this great race, and thanks to the fantastic work of the entire team we have reasons to smile and be happy, but we don’t want to stop here and will remain focus for what’s to come.  It was difficult today, because the breakaway really pushed us, as we were the ones working the most at the front. We also had some headwind and that uphill drag, but Max was unbelievable, he knows when it’s the right time to go to the front and did again a perfect lead-out.  We’re more than a team, we are a family, always believing in our chances and riding for each other."

- Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 4.  Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) retained the overall race lead.

- News: Craddock's gutsy TTT earns him Zwift Rider of the Day.  (Cyclingnews) - Injured EF-Drapac rider finishes with team, Uran in top 10 overall.

- News: Quick-Step Floors rue missed TTT win by seven seconds.  (Cyclingnews) - 'I think the good stages are coming for me' says Gilbert.

- News: Team Sky disappointed to miss out on Tour de France TTT win.  (Cyclingnews) - 'I think we can be pretty happy' Froome says of GC time gain.

- News: Stage 3 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Van Avermaet, Froome, Thomas, Porte, Phinney, van Garderen.

- Results: BMC Racing win Tour de France TTT.  (Cyclingnews) - Greg Van Avermaet moves into yellow jersey.

- New race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) following Stage 3: "I think we were really smooth today. I think everybody did a good time trial and we were all working well together. We knew that Team Sky would be the team to beat and we also knew that it would be close. We worked together and that's what team time trials are about. We stayed together with eight guys for a long time and on this parcours, that was the key to winning the race.  It was a goal to get yellow in the first week. I have worn it one time already and it was an incredible feeling so, I am pretty happy to be in this position for a second time. I will enjoy it tomorrow because for any rider it is a special feeling. I want to thank my teammates as without them, it wouldn't have happened."

- Fabio Baldato (BMC Racing directeur sportif) following the team's victory in the Stage 3 TTT: "Stage 1 has been forgotten about already but it did provide us with the extra boost to go faster today. Victory in the team time trial is one of the best feelings. The prize is shared between all of the team. Everybody works hard, everybody does their homework and prepares well for day's like this and that means that the win is shared by everyone. For me, that is why day's like this are special."

- BMC Racing won the Stage 3 Team Time Trial, placing Greg Van Avermaet into the yellow jersey as race leader.

- Stage 3 Team Time Trial Start Order and Times are in our TourTracker widget above.

- News: Chavanel earns Zwift Rider of the Day.  (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman earns most combative rider award after day-long breakaway.

- News: Gaviria: If you fear crashes you're never going to win.  (Cyclingnews) - Colombian loses Tour de France yellow jersey after late fall on stage 2.

- News: Stage 2 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Sagan, Colbrelli, Thomas and White on a fraught day at the Tour.

- News: Peter Sagan shrugs off dangerous riding accusations after stage victory.  (Cyclingnews) - World champion celebrates taking the yellow jersey.

- Results: Peter Sagan wins crash-marred stage 2 and takes yellow jersey.  (Cyclingnews) - Gaviria crashes in final.

- Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) following his Stage 2 victory: "I’m really happy for today and I have to say a really big thank you to my BORA-hansgrohe teammates because they rode on the front for the last 30km and kept me safe in the finale. I expected the last few kilometres to be a bit easier, but it was really tough – up and down, left and right, before climbing again. I think starting the sprint later was better for me today Démare started with Degenkolb and I overtook them but I was really lucky Colbrelli didn’t get the jump on me. I’m very happy to take the Yellow Jersey today – both for me and for my team – it’s the first Yellow Jersey for the BORA-hansgrohe team and I wouldn’t be wearing it if it weren’t for them."

- Results: Tour de France Stage 2 Top 20 Results:

1    PETER SAGAN     111    BORA - HANSGROHE     04h 06' 37''
2    SONNY COLBRELLI     52    BAHRAIN - MERIDA     04h 06' 37''
3    ARNAUD DEMARE     151    GROUPAMA - FDJ     04h 06' 37''
4    ANDRÉ GREIPEL     171    LOTTO SOUDAL     04h 06' 37''
5    ALEXANDER KRISTOFF     95    UAE TEAM EMIRATES  04h 06' 37''
6    TIMOTHY DUPONT  213    WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT  04h 06' 37''
7    ALEJANDRO VALVERDE     78    MOVISTAR TEAM     04h 06' 37''
8    ANDREA PASQUALON 216 WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT 04h 06' 37''
9    JOHN DEGENKOLB     194    TREK - SEGAFREDO     04h 06' 37''
10    PHILIPPE GILBERT   104   QUICK - STEP FLOORS     04h 06' 37''
11    JULIAN ALAPHILIPPE  101 QUICK - STEP FLOORS     04h 06' 37''
12    JASPER STUYVEN     198    TREK - SEGAFREDO     04h 06' 37''
13    GUILLAUME VAN KEIRSBULCK  218 WANTY-GROUPE GOBERT     04h 06' 37''
14    BOB JUNGELS  105  QUICK- STEP FLOORS     04h 06' 37''
15    GREG VAN AVERMAET  87    BMC RACING TEAM     04h 06' 37''
16    TOM DUMOULIN     32   TEAM SUNWEB     04h 06' 37''
17    PIERRE ROGER LATOUR  26    AG2R LA MONDIALE   04h 06' 37''
18    RICHIE PORTE     81    BMC RACING TEAM     04h 06' 37''
19    PIERRE ROLLAND  16    TEAM EF EDUCATION FIRST 04h 06' 37''
20    KOEN DE KORT     193    TREK - SEGAFREDO     04h 06' 37''

 

- Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won Stage 2 and took over the lead on G.C.

- News: Transfer mechanics: Richie Porte agrees two-year deal with Trek-Segafredo.  (Cyclingnews) - Australian set to make switch from BMC.

- News: Richie Porte rues time loss after stage 1 crashes.  (Cyclingnews) - 'One minute it's all OK and the next thing there's a crash' says BMC leader.

- News: Mark Cavendish: It's going to be hard to beat Bora and Quick-Step this year.  (Cyclingnews) - Manxman 36th on opening stage of Tour de France.

- Race leader Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step): "I don’t know for how long we will keep the yellow jersey in the team, for now all we want is to enjoy this beautiful moment, continue taking it day by day and see how things unfold. It’s true that I also scored important points today, but I’m not thinking of the green jersey, it’s still too early for that. It’s a proud and happy day of my life, which motivates me even more for the upcoming stages."

- News: Kittel: Third place in the sprint gives me confidence.  (Cyclingnews) - Katusha-Alpecin came through late to finish behind Gaviria and Sagan.

- News: Nightmare start to Tour de France for Nairo Quintana.  (Cyclingnews) - 'It's a catastrophe' says Landa as Colombian loses 1:15 due to broken wheels.

- News: Chris Froome crashes and loses time on stage 1.  (Cyclingnews) - Briton concedes 51 seconds to Dumoulin, Bardet, Landa and Nibali - Video.

- News: Peter Sagan: I was up there but the best rider won today.  (Cyclingnews) - World champion accepts defeat in opening sprint of the Tour de France.

- News: Stage 1 finish line quotes.  (Cyclingnews) - Gaviria takes yellow as Quintana and Froome concede ground.

- Results: Gaviria wins opener and takes first yellow jersey.  (Cyclingnews) - Froome crashes, mechanical for Quintana in closing kilometres to Fontenay-Le-Comte.

- Continued Fernando Gaviria: "Being the first stage of the Tour de France it was pretty stressful, but the guys perfectly organized themselves, kept me protected and overcome all the obstacles, be it crosswinds or roundabouts, which came thick and fast in the final kilometers. It was thanks to their work and the strong legs I had that I could beat two strong riders and take a yellow jersey Colombia had been waiting for 15 years."

- Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) following his Stage 1 victory which saw him take the yellow jersey as first race leader: "It’s incredible, I don’t have enough words to tell you how I feel on this amazing day. I was thinking of the victory, but to take also the yellow jersey was a dream, a dream which I turned into reality thanks to the beautiful work of all my teammates, who rode their heart out for me and made sure of bringing me into the best position for the final. That’s why this win isn’t just mine, is of the entire team."

- Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 1 and is first leader in the general classification.

- Tour de France Start List.

- Final 2018 Tour de France Start List here.

- News: Roglic remains resolute in his Tour de France objectives.  (Cyclingnews) - LottoNL-Jumbo rider learning the Grand Tour ropes.

- News: Bardet: Chris Froome must be respected.  (Cyclingnews) - 'Cycling hasn't covered itself in glory over the past months' says Frenchman.

- News: Mark Cavendish: Merckx Tour de France stage record is one of my few remaining targets.  (Cyclingnews) - Dimension Data rider shrugs off bad luck, will not focus on points competition.

- News: Boswell ready to turn dreams into reality with Tour de France debut.  (Cyclingnews) - 'I don't want to just sit at the back all day'.

- News: Thomas: Team Sky leadership will be decided in the Alps.  (Cyclingnews) - 'I'm feeling better than I’ve ever felt at the start of the Tour' says Welshman.

- News: Chris Froome: Of course the salbutamol case has been damaging.  (Cyclingnews) - Sky rider tries to 'draw a line in the sand' ahead of Tour de France.

- Preview: Cyclingnews previews the 2018 Tour de France here.

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- Dave Brailsford (Team Sky): "We go into the Tour with a lot of confidence. Chris is in great shape after the Giro - mentally and physically - and the whole team want to build on the success we had in Italy. Chris is already one of the greats of the sport. This is a chance for him to cement that reputation even further.  We have chosen the Team to support him that we believe is best equipped to meet the demands of this year’s race. It is a team of real versatility and one that balances youth with experience. We are really proud that Gianni Moscon and Egan Bernal will be making their Tour de France debuts with us. They are both very talented bike riders and will have a lot to offer. It is also fantastic that Luke Rowe will be riding the Tour again as our road captain after his serious accident last summer. It is testament to his ability and determination that he has come back so strongly.  These are very special weeks every year. We love riding in France and we are all looking forward to starting racing."

- News: Bardet to approach the Tour de France with 'humility'.  (Cyclingnews) - AG2R La Mondiale back Frenchman in bid for third podium finish in Paris.

- News: Brailsford looks to weather storm as Tour de France looms.  (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky boss talks to press about Chris Froome salbutamol case.

- News: Chris Froome speaks to the press ahead of the Tour de France - Gallery.  (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky assemble for media event and training ride in Saint-Mars-la-Réorthe.

- Tom Veelers (Team Sunweb directeur sportif): "Primarily everyone’s responsibility is to keep Tom safe during each stage. Alongside Laurens, we have Chad, Søren, Michael and Simon as the guys to help out on the medium to difficult stages and Edward and Nikias on the flat stages. We’ve never been to the Tour de France with a GC focus and it will be a completely new experience for us and a long-term challenge that we are looking forward to. We want to get through that process with Tom this year without any pressure on results, creating the foundations to build on in the years to come. The parcours provide the perfect platform for an exciting race, and after achieving this year’s GC goal of a podium at the Giro, we’re very motivated to head to France and look forward to seeing what it brings this year."

- News: Tour de France tech: The biggest bikes and components on the biggest stage.  (Cyclingnews) - What tech to keep an eye out for at this year's race.

- News: Lappartient says UCI were not pressured by ASO attempt to block Chris Froome from Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - UCI president defends handling of case.

- News: Matthews: I have no ambition for the green jersey, the GC is our priority.  (Cyclingnews) - Australian still suffering with shoulder injury ahead of Tour de France.

- News: Nibali hoping to repeat perfect ride of 2014 Tour de France victory.  (Cyclingnews) - 'I know I’ve worked well to do well. Now we’ll see what happens' says Bahrain-Merida leader.

- Team Sunweb roster for the Tour:

Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN)
Nikias Arndt (GER)
Tom Dumoulin (NED)
Laurens ten Dam (NED)
Simon Geschke (GER)
Chad Haga (USA)
Michael Matthews (AUS)
Edward Theuns (BEL)

- Tour de France coach Tom Veelers (Team Sunweb): "With the ambitions we have at the Tour we’ve selected the strongest possible configuration of qualities and riders. Losing Wilco to a re-injured shoulder will be a big loss for us in the team time trial and the mountain stages, but we have Laurens ten Dam to replace him, who’s Grand Tour experience is extremely extensive and will be very valuable. Whilst taking the first careful steps towards our future Tour de France GC ambitions, with the importance of learning and gaining experience this year, we’ll also go for day results on the uphill sprints."

- News: Craddock supporting hurricane recovery with Tour de France auction.  (Cyclingnews) - Texan puts up custom Lake shoes to help support damaged Houston velodrome.

- News: Team Sunweb name Tour de France roster supporting Dumoulin.  (Cyclingnews) - Matthews will focus on uphill sprint finishes.

- News: All in for Dumoulin: Analysing Sunweb's roster for the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - German team transfers GC ambitions from May's Giro to July.

- News: Team Sky confirm squad to help Chris Froome in Tour de France bid.  (Cyclingnews) - Bernal to make Tour de France debut.

- Team Sky have announced their line-up for the 2018 Tour de France:

Chris Froome
Egan Bernal
Jonathan Castroviejo
Michal Kwiatkowski
Gianni Moscon
Wout Poels
Luke Rowe
Geraint Thomas

- Chris Froome (Team Sky): "The last twelve months have been the hardest but also the most incredible of my career. I’ve never started the Tour de France after riding the Giro d’Italia and it has meant a
completely different approach to my season. But I learnt a lot from riding the Vuelta straight after the Tour de France last year which has given me confidence coming into this race.  I want to make history with a fifth Tour de France win and fourth consecutive Grand Tour. I am under no illusion about the challenge, but I am feeling ready and I couldn’t ask for a better team to support me.  This is the biggest race in the year, in front of the most passionate cycling fans, and I can’t wait to get racing."

- News: Nacer Bouhanni left out of Cofidis Tour de France team.  (Cyclingnews) - Laporte to be designated sprinter at La Grande Boucle.

- News: Kelderman ruled out of Tour de France with shoulder injury.  (Cyclingnews) - Dutchman crashed in national championships road race.

- News: Prudhomme says attempt to bar Chris Froome from Tour de France is now 'obsolete'.  (Cyclingnews) - Race director disappointed by length of case.

- News: Clearing Chris Froome lacks credibility without providing evidence, says anti-doping expert.  (Cyclingnews) - 'It’s a bad record that keeps being played’ says Parisotto.

- News: Chris Froome: Salbutamol case decision 'is a big moment for cycling'.  (Cyclingnews) - Brailsford defends Sky's decision to field Froome throughout process.

- News: UCI closes salbutamol case against Chris Froome.  (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky leader ready to focus on Tour de France.

- News: ASO try to block Chris Froome from racing Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky and rider set to launch appeal in coming days.

- News: Madiot praises ASO for barring Chris Froome from the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - FDJ boss calls the situation 'tedious'.

- News: Prudhomme: The Chris Froome Tour de France situation is terrible.  (Cyclingnews) - 'Of course, rules have to be modified' says race chief.

- News: Uran to lead EF Education First-Drapac with a dream of winning the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - 'I need to focus for 21 days' says last year's runner-up.

- News: Dimension Data all behind Mark Cavendish at Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - No place for Cummings as African team targets sprints finishes.

- News: Astana name team to support Fuglsang at Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Cort to target sprints on Tour debut.

- EF Education First-Drapac roster for the Tour de France:

Rigoberto Uran (COL)
Pierre Rolland (FRA)
Dani Martinez (COL)
Simon Clarke (AUS)
Sep Vanmarcke (BEL)
Tom Scully (NZL)
Taylor Phinney (USA)
Lawson Craddock (USA)
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Charly Wegelius (GBR)
Andreas Klier (DEU)
Tom Southam (GBR)

- Rigoberto Uran: "The importance of the Tour is easy to explain. Everything in July is top level – every rider, every stage, every second. It all matters. I need to focus for 21 days. It’s important to focus in the race, at the dinner table, for the sleep. From the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep, it’s like the World Championships every single day for three weeks."

- Jonathan Vaughters (EF Education First-Drapac): "The objective is quite simple.  We start the race trying to win the Tour de France. Is that optimistic and is that pushing the limits of our team? Absolutely. But we were second place last year. We have a little bit stronger team this year, and we have a parcours more suited to Rigo than last year. We have Rigo, who is stronger than he was last year. So we’re going in with the idea of trying to win the race."

- News: Valverde: Chris Froome is the Tour de France favourite but he has weaknesses.  (Cyclingnews) - Movistar veteran on his team's tactics and rider roles.

- News: Geraint Thomas: Team Sky have two leadership options for the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Dauphine winner looking to stay safe in opening week.

- News: Chris Froome: I have every right to race the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky leader says he is expecting to be exonerated in salbutamol case.

- News: The return of Peter Sagan: A closer look at Bora-Hansgrohe's Tour de France team.  (Cyclingnews) - Majka targets overall, but it's really all about the world champ.

- News: Big ambitions: Analysing EF Education First-Drapac's team for the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Underdog American team dreams of Tour de France podium's top step.

- News: Tony Martin boosts Tour de France morale with 8th German TT title.  (Cyclingnews) - Katusha-Alpecin rider beats Sutterlin and Arndt for seventh-consecutive championship.

- News: Adam Yates: To lead the Tour de France team is an honour.  (Cyclingnews) - Mitchelton-Scott leader ready to take advantage of any opportunities.

- News: Dream deferred: Mollema gets another chance at Tour de France podium.  (Cyclingnews) - Analysing Trek-Segafredo's team for the Tour de France.

- News: Mollema headlines Trek-Segafredo's Tour de France roster.  (Cyclingnews) - Degenkolb makes the cut, while Stetina is left home.

- News: Martin and Kristoff lead UAE Team Emirates for the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - “It’s really a race of two halves and the first nine days will be very tricky”.

- News: Thomas wants challenge with Froome at Tour de France.  (BBC) - .

- News: Operation Porte: Analysing BMC Racing's team for the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Gerrans makes the cut, bringing average age to 30.6.

- Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates): "Since I signed for Team UAE the big goal has been the Tour de France.  I plan to take the race day by day, stage by stage and try to achieve the best results possible. It’s really a race of 2 halves and the first 9 days will be very tricky bringing different challenges each day, but I’m confident we have a great team that can get me to the mountains in a good position to have a bit of fun. Everything has gone well since the Dauphine and I’m just looking forward to getting started."

- Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates): "This is the biggest race in the world.  The event where you get all the best cyclists, the best sprinters. I am going to France determined to get the best result possible and, if possible, a stage victory."

- UAE Team Emirates roster for the TDF:

Daniel Martin
Alexander Kristoff
Marco Mercato
Rory Sutherland
Roberto Ferrari
Oliviero Troia
Darwin Atapuma
Kristijan Durasek

- Trek-Segafredo for the Tour de France:

Julien Bernard (FRA)
John Degenkolb (GER)
Koen de Kort (NED)
Michael Gogl (AUT)
Tsgabu Grmay (ETH)
Bauke Mollema (NED)
Toms Skujins (LAT)
Jasper Stuyven (BEL)

- News: Peter Sagan and Majka to lead Bora-Hansgrohe at Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Burghardt, Bodnar and Oss to help world champion target sixth green jersey.

- News: Disc brakes expected to proliferate at Tour de France after UCI approval.  (Cyclingnews) - UCI fully authorise braking technology from July 1.

- News: Quick-Step Floors announce Tour de France team.  (Cyclingnews) - Gaviria, Alaphilippe and Jungels all included.

- News: Bahrain-Merida opt for balanced team to support Nibali's Tour de France bid.  (Cyclingnews) - Izagirre brothers, Pozzovivo, Haussler and Colbrelli in final eight.

- News: Go-go Gaviria: Analysing the Quick-Step squad for the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Colombian sprinter leads the Belgian team's charge for stage wins.

- Tom Steels (Quick-Step Floors directeur sportif): "With the guys we have selected for the Tour, we bring a perfectly balanced squad consisting of younger riders and more experienced road captains. Common for them all is their world-class quality as bike riders, which they have proven countless times by being key players in the team’s successes.  Niki and Phil are two big champions whose experience we will rely on when things get hectic and on the flat stages, in the TTT and on the cobblestones. They are not only leaders and winners, but very good team players, who can sacrifice themselves for their teammates, displaying that genuine team spirit which have led to so much success for our squad. The same goes for Tim and Yves, who will be important forces on the flat and cobbled terrain. Both have proven their quality in a Grand Tour last year and arrive full of confidence and motivation after a successful outing at the National Championship in Belgium."

- Quick-Step Floors lineup for the 2018 Tour de France:

Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)
Tim Declercq (BEL)
Fernando Gaviria Rendon (COL)
Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
Bob Jungels (LUX)
Yves Lampaert (BEL)
Maximiliano Richeze (ARG)
Niki Terpstra (NED)

- General Manager Brent Copeland (Bahrain-Merida): "Selecting the team for such an important event as the Tour de France is taken very seriously at Team Bahrain Merida therefore a lot of meticulous considerations have been taken into account. Thanks to the help of the technical staff and trainers we believe that we have put together the most competitive team in order to make the racing as exciting and competitive as possible for all cycling fans.  We will guarantee going into the race at the best of our level in order to be competitive in all areas, but for us it is not all about the results, it’s important to make for three weeks of a great sporting spectacle for all to enjoy."

- Team Bahrain-Merida roster for the Tour de France:

Vincenzo Nibali
Domenico Pozzovivo
Gorka Izagirre
Ion Izagirre
Franco Pellizotti
Heinrich Haussler
Sonny Colbrelli
Kristijan Koren

- News: Fortuneo-Samsic and Look end partnership before Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - French team will switch equipment right before biggest race of the year.

- News: Groupama-FDJ to focus on Tour de France sprints with Démare.  (Cyclingnews) - Vichot, Molard and Gaudu in final eight-rider selection.

- News: Movistar sending veterans to support three Tour de France leaders.  (Cyclingnews) - Soler the youngest in experienced Spanish squad behind Quintana, Landa and Valverde.

- News: Mitchelton-Scott announce deal with Pirelli ahead of Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Tyre manufacturer focusing on technical partnerships.

- Mitchelton-Scott have announced a deal with Pirelli ahead of the Tour de France.  Antonella Lauriola (Pirelli): "To Pirelli, each bike, each cyclist and each and every racing condition calls for a different product. This is the way we work in motorsport championships too. We are certain that this partnership will yield significant results, not only in terms of race wins, but also and primarily in terms of product development."

- Kevin Tabotta (Mitchelton-Scott): "The tyre is arguably the most important piece of equipment available to a professional road cyclist. There’s an incredible amount of trust that goes into a very small contact patch to the road.  We have been really happy with the development of the tyres. Pirelli have been excellent in the way they’ve communicated with our athletes and taken on board their feedback. We have ended up with a fantastic fast, grippy, comfortable tyre that handles incredibly well."

- News: Kittel: You can never set the goal of five wins at the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - German says Chris Froome participation reflects badly on sport.

- News: Winning one Tour de France stage will liberate Gaviria, says Steels.  (Cyclingnews) - Belgian remembers his debut Tour de France.

- News: Landa: Movistar might have the strongest team at the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard hopes that Froome is feeling the aftereffect of Giro d'Italia.

- News: Greipel, De Gendt spearhead Lotto Soudal's Tour de France team.  (Cyclingnews) - Roster designed to win stages.

- News: All for Adam Yates: Analysing Mitchelton-Scott’s Tour de France selection.  (Cyclingnews) - Ewan left out for performance reasons, says White.

- News: Ewan misses out as Mitchelton-Scott back Adam Yates for Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Australian team solely built around Yates.

- News: Team Sky: Hinault's comments on Froome salbutamol case are 'irresponsible and ill-informed'.  (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman had called for Tour peloton to strike in protest at Froome's participation.

- News: Hinault calls for peloton to strike if Chris Froome takes part in Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - 'For me, Christopher Froome shouldn't be at the start of the Tour' says five-time winner.

- Team Sky have responded to comments by Bernard Hinault regarding Chris Froome's participation in the TDF.  The response by a Team Sky spokesperson included this: "It is disappointing that Bernard Hinault has, once again, repeated factually incorrect comments about a case he clearly does not understand.  His comments are irresponsible and ill-informed. Chris has not had a positive test, rather an adverse analytical finding for a prescribed asthma medication.  As an ex-rider himself, Bernard will appreciate the need for fairness for each and every athlete. And at the current time, Chris is entitled to race."

- Mitchelton-Scott roster for the 2018 Tour de France:

Jack Bauer (NZL, 33) - 5th TDF appearance
Luke Durbridge (AUS, 27) – 5th TDF
Mathew Hayman (AUS, 40) - 4th TDF
Michael Hepburn (AUS, 26) - debut Tour de France
Damien Howson (AUS, 25) - 2nd TDF
Daryl Impey (RSA, 33) - 6th TDF
Mikel Nieve (SPA, 34) - 5th TDF
Adam Yates (GBR, 25) – 3rd TDF

- Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott): "I’ve got great memories of the Tour in 2016 and it’s great to be back!  At the moment, everything is going great. In both of my previous races (California and Dauphine) I came back at a really good level despite not having the ideal preparation. I even managed a stage win at the end of the Dauphine, which is great for the confidence ahead of my biggest goal of the season.  As always with the Tour de France, there is a lot of stress and nervousness in the bunch in the first few days, especially with the possibility of crosswinds or splits.  But, I’ve got a great team focused around giving me the best opportunity to ride a strong GC, whether that’s on the flats or in the big mountain stages. We have great strength and depth which means we are able to perform under all circumstances."

- News: Quintana, Valverde and Landa 'all ready and in great shape' for Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Movistar confirm three-leader line-up in Madrid.

- News: Van Avermaet: I'll know my future team by the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Belgian rules out signing for just the biggest pay packet.

- News: Tour de France contenders firing on all cylinders.  (Cyclingnews) - Porte, Valverde, Fuglsang, Quintana and Uran all showing top form ahead of July.

- News: Peter Sagan: I need some improvement before the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - World champion says he's not in top shape yet.

- News: Tom Dumoulin: I'll be full-on for the overall at the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Dutchman feeling 'fresh' after Giro and ready to target GC in July.

- News: Nairo Quintana: The race will decide our Tour de France leadership.  (Cyclingnews) - Colombian on combining with Landa and Valverde in July.

- News: Uran gets key Tour de France form indicator in Slovenia.  (Cyclingnews) - EF-Drapac rider gains confidence with stage win.

- News: Tour de France grid start: Gimmick or game-changer?.  (Cyclingnews) - Directeurs sportifs have their say on unique start for 65km stage 17.

- News: Nibali begins final Tour de France preparation in the Dolomites - Gallery.  (Cyclingnews) - 'Modern cycling is about being as a fit and as fresh as possible for the big races'.

- News: Haas raises hopes of Tour de France selection with another fine ride at Suisse.  (Cyclingnews) - Stage 6 runner up says 'it always hurts a little more' when the stage winner sits on in the break for 30km.

- News: Pinot to miss Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Team confirms Demare and Gaudu for Grand Boucle.

- News: Kristoff just a couple of kilos off Tour de France form.  (Cyclingnews) - 'I think that with the power I'm going well, but I’m still a bit too heavy' says UAE Team Emirates sprinter.

- News: Richie Porte continues march towards Tour de France with yellow in Suisse.  (Cyclingnews) - BMC nullify Movistar attacks in Leukerbad.

- News: Degenkolb: Making the Tour de France team all depends on how Suisse goes.  (Cyclingnews) - German in a fight against time to be fit for the Tour.

- News: Chris Froome ramps up Tour de France preparations after Giro d'Italia recovery.  (Cyclingnews) - Coach Tim Kerrison says Froome is measurably stronger than ever.

- News: Alaphilippe full gas for the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman says Dauphine GC is not his goal.

- News: Haussler's second chance leads to supporting Nibali at the Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Australian on entering Italian's entourage and paying back the team.

- News: Prudhomme demands answers on Chris Froome case before Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - 'We are the organisers, we don’t make the rules,' says race director.

- News: Lappartient says Chris Froome decision unlikely to come during Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - UCI president defends handling of the case.

- News: Cummings: I have to fight for my Tour de France spot.  (Cyclingnews) - Dimension Data rider looking to maximise his remaining time at the top.

- News: Chris Froome wants salbutamol case resolved before Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - 'I want this resolved more than anyone else does'.

- News: Tom Dumoulin named in Team Sunweb long-list for Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Dutchman to target overall victory alongside Matthews and Kelderman.

- News: Tour de France organisers to introduce grid start for 65km Pyrenean stage.  (Cyclingnews) - Yellow jersey to be given pole position for stage to Saint-Lary-Soulan.

- News: Tom Dumoulin set to ride Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - Team Sunweb expected to reveal pre-selection this week.

- News: Thomas to finalize future before Tour de France.  (Cyclingnews) - 'There are a lot of other good teams around but Team Sky don't want me to go'.

- Photos:  Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde and Movistar Tour de France Cobblestones Recon Photos.

- Team Sunweb long list for the 2018 Tour de France:

Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN)
Nikias Arndt (GER)
Phil Bauhaus (GER)
Roy Curvers (NED)
Laurens ten Dam (NED)
Tom Dumoulin (NED)
Simon Geschke (GER)
Chad Haga (USA)
Wilco Kelderman (NED)
Michael Matthews (AUS)
Mike Teunissen (NED)
Edward Theuns (BEL)

- Veelers added: "The parcours are demanding this year. The first week will be an extremely hectic one, with stages near to the coast, lots of narrow roads, the TTT, two uphill finishes, ending with the Roubaix cobble stage. The second week features summit finishes, short explosive stages, sprint opportunities and rolling terrain before the final mountain showdowns and an ITT ahead of the closing stage in Paris."

- Tour de France directeur sportif Tom Veelers (Team Sunweb): "We have pre-selected a strong group of riders who are all capable of going to the Tour. We have two goals for this year’s Tour de France; we will make the first careful step in exploring our future GC ambitions and we will aim for stage results in the difficult sprint stages. As the world champions, the TTT is a stage that we have already highlighted and we will look for a solid result there. We’ve never been to the Tour de France with a GC focus and it will be a completely new experience for us and a long-term challenge that we are looking forward to."

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- Chris Froome (Team Sky) won the 2017 Tour de France.


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Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) rides in the start area before Stage 8.  Nibali should look forward to Sunday's Stage 9 on the cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix.
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar) holds his helmet as he rides before the start of Stage 8.  He'll want to keep both hands on the handlebars on Stage 9 over the cobbles of Roubaix.
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Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) wins Stage 8, his second consecutive stage victory.
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Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) wins Stage 7 ahead of Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan.
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Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) raises his arms on the podium following his victory on Stage 7.
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Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) wins Stage 6.
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Stage 6 winner Dan Martin on the podium
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World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins Stage 5 in Quimper.
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Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) celebrates his Stage 5 victory on the podium.
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Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) wins Stage 4.  It was his second stage victory of the 2018 TDF.
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) remains in yellow following Stage 4.
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BMC Racing on their way to victory in the Stage 3 Team Time Trial
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BMC Racing and new race leader Greg Van Avermaet celebrate on the podium following the Stage 3 TTT.
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Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins Stage 2.
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Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) is in yellow as overall race leader following Stage 2.
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Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) wins Stage 1.
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A very happy Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) on the podium following Stage 1, in yellow as race leader and with an LCL lion
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2018 Tour de France Cobblestones Recon: In April, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) trained on the cobbles of this year's Tour de France.  More Quintana and Movistar cobbles recon photos here.
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- The Grand Depart for the 2017 Tour de France is being held in Düsseldorf, Germany.  The 2017 Tour de France is being held July 1-23.

- When is the 2017 Tour de France?  The 2017 Tour de France will be held July 1-23.

- Stage 1 start times:  Saturday's (July 1) Tour de France Stage 1, a 14km Individual Time Trial from Düsseldorf to Düsseldorf, gets underway at 3:15pm CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern) with the departure of the first rider. Tour de France live streaming video should get underway at around 3:00pm CET (9:00am U.S. Eastern)


2017 Tour de France Art by Garth Bayley:  The peloton on Stage 11.
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La Course by Le Tour de France returns in 2015.
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Alpe d'Huez is back for the 2015 edition of the Tour.
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