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2018 Tour de France

STAGE 1: Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile to Fontnay-Le-Comte

Saturday, July 7, 5:10 a.m – 10:00 a.m. ET

Tour organizer ASO likes to alternate the Tour start between a road stage or a time trial. Last year Geraint Thomas won the time trial in Düsseldorf. This year it’s the sprinters’ chance. That being said, stage 1 is not so straightforward. The route through the Marais Poitevin marshland in western France will be a test of nerves. If there’s a bit of wind, echelons will likely form beyond La Tranche-sur-Mer. The sprinters will want to stay close to the front of the peloton.

Tour de France, stage 1

Tour Stage 1: Gaviria takes win; Froome crashes and Quintana flats as GC favorites lose time

Fernando Gaviria celebrated his first-ever stage in on the opening day of the 2018 Tour de France. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step-Floors) won a hectic first stage of the 2018 Tour de France in front of Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Marcel Kittel (Team Katusha-Alpecin). The final few kilometers were marked by chaos, with pre-race favorite Chris Froome crashing with 5 kilometers remaining, while Nairo Quintana suffered an untimely flat just outside the 3km to go banner. BMC team leader Richie Porte was also caught out and finished in the Froome group. Porte and Froome ended up 51-seconds down, while Quintana came in 1:15 behind the stage winner.

Gaviria commented on the amazing achievement of winning the first stage in his Tour debut.

“It’s an incredible day for me and for our team. It’s amazing for everybody on the team. We were ready for it, ready for the sprint. The yellow jersey is one that everyone dreams of wearing and to get it on the first day is amazing. I’m so happy to wear it and we’ll try to keep it as long as we can.”

The Colombian sprinter said that while the hectic final kilometers caught out many pre-favorites, his Quick Step team’s well-drilled lead-out made his run-in a tranquil experience.

“The last kilometer was very tricky and we knew some big riders were caught up behind us. But we were in front and out of trouble. We had a clear plan and we’re happy because we pulled it off.”

The 201km stage from Noirmoutier Fontenay-le-Comte was slated to be the easiest of the opening week, with the riders enjoying a leisurely pace through the majority of the stage. However, the script was turned on its head with 5 kilometers remaining when four-time winner Chris Froome crashed over a roadside barrier. The ensuing chaos saw pre-race favorites like Richie Porte, Eagan Bernal, and Adam Yates lose contact with the lead group.

Even after suffering misfortune, Froome expressed both relief and his usual quiet confidence after the race.

“We knew the first days were going to be tricky, what happened is part of the game,” said the 33-year-old who had a skinned knee and some possible bruising on his right shoulder after his head over heels fall.

“It was getting quite chaotic up at the front with the sprinters getting into position.

“There wasn’t much the team could have done for me,” he said after being accompanied across the line by Luke Rowe.

“I’m just relieved that I’m not injured.” Froome, who fell heavily before the Giro d’Italia prologue but rallied two weeks later to two spectacular stage wins that won him the grand tour.

“There’s still a great deal of road on the way to Paris.”

Team Sky sport director Nicolas Portal dismissed any notion that Sky would consider switching their plan to support Geraint Thomas, who finished in the lead group,

“No, it’s the first stage, we have plenty of cards, not plenty, but that’s why we push G [Geraint Thomas] to keep him up there as long as we can. You never know, tomorrow it could be G or another one. We have to keep both plans, one more guy doesn’t change anything, we told him to stay up front. G didn’t lose any time.

“50-seconds lost, Chris won the GC last year with that amount of time, so yeah, it’s clearly too early to [change plans] and he’s definitely not someone I’m sending home. He’s won six grand tours.”

BMC leader Porte was still unsure exactly what happened as he attempted to outline the chaos and confusion that spread through the group after Froome crashed.

“It was just a crash. It was pretty nervous there. It is not ideal but I think Quintana has probably lost more, Froomey was there, Yates was there … it’s the Tour.

“I was pretty close to it (the crash). I rode Damiano Caruso, my teammate, into the ground and softened the blow.

“I don’t really know what happened, to be honest. It was just one of those things … one minute it is all okay, and the next thing there is a crash in front, and there were a few more crashes on the way in.”

Two kilometers later, Nairo Quintana suffered a flat tire just meters from the 3km-to-go banner. Had the Colombian crossed under, he would have been given the same finishing time as the lead group. However, he pulled up and waited for an excruciatingly slow wheel change from neutral support.

Up at the head of affairs, Gaviria’s Quick Step-Floors team set a blistering pace. The young Colombian opened up his sprint with the world champion on his wheel, but Sagan was unable to muster the strength to come around. He would roll across the line in second place, with Kittell right behind in third.

Tomorrow’s stage sees another sprint stage, but with a tricky 3-4 percent ramp to the finish line. With the chaos from stage 1 still fresh on the riders’ minds, a seemingly straightforward sprint stage could be turned on its head once again.

Tour de France Stage 1 Results

RankNameTeamTime
1GAVIRIA FernandoQuick-Step Floors4:23:32
2SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe,,
3KITTEL MarcelTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
4KRISTOFF AlexanderUAE-Team Emirates,,
5LAPORTE ChristopheCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
6GROENEWEGEN DylanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
7MATTHEWS MichaelTeam Sunweb ,,
8DEGENKOLB JohnTrek - Segafredo,,
9FUGLSANG JakobAstana Pro Team,,
10MAJKA RafałBORA - hansgrohe,,
11NIBALI VincenzoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
12DUPONT TimothyWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
13BOUDAT ThomasDirect Energie,,
14THOMAS GeraintTeam Sky,,
15JUNGELS BobQuick-Step Floors,,
16VALGREN MichaelAstana Pro Team,,
17RICHEZE Ariel MaximilianoQuick-Step Floors,,
18GILBERT PhilippeQuick-Step Floors,,
19BOASSON HAGEN EdvaldTeam Dimension Data,,
20COLBRELLI SonnyBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
21STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo,,
22PASQUALON AndreaWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
23ALAPHILIPPE JulianQuick-Step Floors,,
24VAN AVERMAET GregBMC Racing Team,,
25GRUZDEV DmitriyAstana Pro Team,,
26GREIPEL AndréLotto Soudal,,
27DUMOULIN TomTeam Sunweb ,,
28BARGUIL WarrenTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
29BENOOT TiesjLotto Soudal,,
30KOREN KristijanBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
31SANCHEZ Luis LeonAstana Pro Team,,
32LANDA MikelMovistar Team,,
33LAMPAERT YvesQuick-Step Floors,,
34BARDET RomainAG2R La Mondiale,,
35JANSE VAN RENSBURG ReinardtTeam Dimension Data,,
36CAVENDISH MarkTeam Dimension Data,,
37NAESEN OliverAG2R La Mondiale,,
38VALVERDE AlejandroMovistar Team,,
39ZABEL RickTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
40MOLLEMA BaukeTrek - Segafredo,,
41MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ,,
42KRUIJSWIJK StevenTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
43ZAKARIN IlnurTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
44URAN RigobertoTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
45OSS DanielBORA - hansgrohe,,
46CALMEJANE LilianDirect Energie,,
47SIMON JulienCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
48TURGIS AnthonyCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
49SMITH DionWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
50IZAGIRRE GorkaBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
51POLITT NilsTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
52MARTIN DanielUAE-Team Emirates,,
53PICHON LaurentTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
54ROGLIC PrimozTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
55VAN GARDEREN TejayBMC Racing Team,,
56PHINNEY TaylorTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
57CHAVANEL SylvainDirect Energie,,
58HARDY RomainTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
59SINKELDAM RamonGroupama - FDJ,,
60ANDERSEN Søren KraghTeam Sunweb ,,
61SIEBERG MarcelLotto Soudal,,
62KEUKELEIRE JensLotto Soudal,,
63THEUNS EdwardTeam Sunweb ,,
64HAUSSLER HeinrichBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team0:22
65DOMONT AxelAG2R La Mondiale0:24
66SKUJIŅŠ TomsTrek - Segafredo,,
67TROIA OlivieroUAE-Team Emirates0:32
68TERPSTRA NikiQuick-Step Floors0:33
69ROOSEN TimoTeam LottoNL-Jumbo0:34
70SCULLY ThomasTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
71KOCHETKOV PavelTeam Katusha - Alpecin0:40
72FRAILE OmarAstana Pro Team0:42
73VERMOTE JulienTeam Dimension Data,,
74CORT NIELSEN Magnus Astana Pro Team,,
75VACHON FlorianTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
76BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe,,
77BODNAR MaciejBORA - hansgrohe,,
78MOINARD AmaëlTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
79PÖSTLBERGER LukasBORA - hansgrohe,,
80GOGL MichaelTrek - Segafredo,,
81CLARKE SimonTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
82MARCATO MarcoUAE-Team Emirates,,
83PORTE RichieBMC Racing Team0:51
84YATES AdamMitchelton-Scott,,
85ROLLAND PierreTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
86VICHOT ArthurGroupama - FDJ,,
87MINNAARD MarcoWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
88IZAGIRRE IonBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
89TOLHOEK AntwanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
90DE KORT KoenTrek - Segafredo,,
91FROOME ChristopherTeam Sky,,
92BERNARD JulienTrek - Segafredo,,
93TEN DAM LaurensTeam Sunweb ,,
94POZZOVIVO DomenicoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
95TAARAMÄE ReinDirect Energie,,
96KIŠERLOVSKI RobertTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
97KANGERT TanelAstana Pro Team,,
98ATAPUMA John DarwinUAE-Team Emirates,,
99DURASEK KristijanUAE-Team Emirates,,
100BOUET MaximeTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
101EDET NicolasCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
102IMPEY DarylMitchelton-Scott,,
103MARTIN GuillaumeWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
104FERRARI RobertoUAE-Team Emirates1:02
105PAUWELS SergeTeam Dimension Data1:04
106RENSHAW MarkTeam Dimension Data,,
107FRANK MathiasAG2R La Mondiale,,
108DEGAND ThomasWanty - Groupe Gobert1:12
109SICARD RomainDirect Energie,,
110NIEVE MikelMitchelton-Scott1:14
111AMADOR AndreyMovistar Team1:15
112QUINTANA NairoMovistar Team,,
113BERNAL Egan ArleyTeam Sky,,
114BENNATI DanieleMovistar Team1:17
115VAN KEIRSBULCK GuillaumeWanty - Groupe Gobert1:18
116ARNDT NikiasTeam Sunweb ,,
117MARTENS PaulTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
118JANSEN Amund GrondahlTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
119COUSIN JérômeDirect Energie,,
120GESCHKE SimonTeam Sunweb 1:22
121CLAEYS DimitriCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
122SCHAR MichaelBMC Racing Team1:27
123GESBERT ElieTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
124MÜHLBERGER GregorBORA - hansgrohe1:30
125GUARNIERI JacopoGroupama - FDJ,,
126HAGA ChadTeam Sunweb ,,
127MOSCON GianniTeam Sky1:38
128ERVITI ImanolMovistar Team1:52
129MARTIN TonyTeam Katusha - Alpecin2:00
130LATOUR PierreAG2R La Mondiale2:11
131DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal2:16
132VUILLERMOZ AlexisAG2R La Mondiale,,
133MARTINEZ Daniel FelipeTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale2:19
134VANMARCKE SepTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
135SLAGTER Tom-JelteTeam Dimension Data2:24
136GRELLIER FabienDirect Energie,,
137DECLERCQ TimQuick-Step Floors,,
138GRMAY TsgabuTrek - Segafredo,,
139GAUDU David Groupama - FDJ,,
140SOLER MarcMovistar Team,,
141HERRADA JesúsCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
142GAUDIN DamienDirect Energie,,
143KÜNG StefanBMC Racing Team,,
144PELLIZOTTI FrancoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
145POLJANSKI PawelBORA - hansgrohe,,
146PEREZ AnthonyCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
147SUTHERLAND RoryUAE-Team Emirates,,
148KWIATKOWSKI MichalTeam Sky,,
149NAVARRO DanielCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
150ROWE LukeTeam Sky,,
151BEVIN PatrickBMC Racing Team2:42
152POELS WoutTeam Sky2:44
153BOSWELL IanTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
154ROJAS José JoaquínMovistar Team,,
155DILLIER SilvanAG2R La Mondiale2:48
156DURBRIDGE LukeMitchelton-Scott3:00
157OFFREDO YoannWanty - Groupe Gobert3:02
158BAUER JackMitchelton-Scott,,
159CARUSO DamianoBMC Racing Team,,
160GALLOPIN TonyAG2R La Mondiale,,
161VANENDERT JelleLotto Soudal,,
162DE BUYST JasperLotto Soudal,,
163LEDANOIS KévinTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
164MARCZYNSKI TomaszLotto Soudal3:12
165GERRANS SimonBMC Racing Team4:04
166HAYMAN MathewMitchelton-Scott,,
167HEPBURN MichaelMitchelton-Scott,,
168HOWSON DamienMitchelton-Scott,,
169THOMSON Jay RobertTeam Dimension Data,,
170HANSEN JesperAstana Pro Team,,
171GESINK RobertTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
172LUDVIGSSON TobiasGroupama - FDJ6:23
173DÉMARE ArnaudGroupama - FDJ,,
174LE GAC OlivierGroupama - FDJ,,
175CASTROVIEJO JonathanTeam Sky7:48
176CRADDOCK LawsonTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale7:50
RankNameTeamTime
1GAVIRIA FernandoQuick-Step Floors4:23:22
2SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe0:04
3KITTEL MarcelTeam Katusha - Alpecin0:06
4NAESEN OliverAG2R La Mondiale0:09
5KRISTOFF AlexanderUAE-Team Emirates0:10
6LAPORTE ChristopheCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
7GROENEWEGEN DylanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
8MATTHEWS MichaelTeam Sunweb ,,
9DEGENKOLB JohnTrek - Segafredo,,
10FUGLSANG JakobAstana Pro Team,,
11MAJKA RafałBORA - hansgrohe,,
12NIBALI VincenzoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
13DUPONT TimothyWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
14BOUDAT ThomasDirect Energie,,
15THOMAS GeraintTeam Sky,,
16JUNGELS BobQuick-Step Floors,,
17VALGREN MichaelAstana Pro Team,,
18RICHEZE Ariel MaximilianoQuick-Step Floors,,
19GILBERT PhilippeQuick-Step Floors,,
20BOASSON HAGEN EdvaldTeam Dimension Data,,
21COLBRELLI SonnyBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
22STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo,,
23PASQUALON AndreaWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
24ALAPHILIPPE JulianQuick-Step Floors,,
25VAN AVERMAET GregBMC Racing Team,,
26GRUZDEV DmitriyAstana Pro Team,,
27GREIPEL AndréLotto Soudal,,
28DUMOULIN TomTeam Sunweb ,,
29BARGUIL WarrenTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
30BENOOT TiesjLotto Soudal,,
31KOREN KristijanBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
32SANCHEZ Luis LeonAstana Pro Team,,
33LANDA MikelMovistar Team,,
34LAMPAERT YvesQuick-Step Floors,,
35BARDET RomainAG2R La Mondiale,,
36JANSE VAN RENSBURG ReinardtTeam Dimension Data,,
37CAVENDISH MarkTeam Dimension Data,,
38VALVERDE AlejandroMovistar Team,,
39ZABEL RickTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
40MOLLEMA BaukeTrek - Segafredo,,
41MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ,,
42KRUIJSWIJK StevenTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
43ZAKARIN IlnurTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
44URAN RigobertoTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
45OSS DanielBORA - hansgrohe,,
46CALMEJANE LilianDirect Energie,,
47SIMON JulienCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
48TURGIS AnthonyCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
49SMITH DionWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
50IZAGIRRE GorkaBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
51POLITT NilsTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
52MARTIN DanielUAE-Team Emirates,,
53PICHON LaurentTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
54ROGLIC PrimozTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
55VAN GARDEREN TejayBMC Racing Team,,
56PHINNEY TaylorTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
57CHAVANEL SylvainDirect Energie,,
58HARDY RomainTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
59SINKELDAM RamonGroupama - FDJ,,
60ANDERSEN Søren KraghTeam Sunweb ,,
61SIEBERG MarcelLotto Soudal,,
62KEUKELEIRE JensLotto Soudal,,
63THEUNS EdwardTeam Sunweb ,,
64HAUSSLER HeinrichBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team0:32
65DOMONT AxelAG2R La Mondiale0:34
66SKUJIŅŠ TomsTrek - Segafredo,,
67TROIA OlivieroUAE-Team Emirates0:42
68TERPSTRA NikiQuick-Step Floors0:43
69ROOSEN TimoTeam LottoNL-Jumbo0:44
70SCULLY ThomasTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
71KOCHETKOV PavelTeam Katusha - Alpecin0:50
72FRAILE OmarAstana Pro Team0:52
73VERMOTE JulienTeam Dimension Data,,
74CORT NIELSEN Magnus Astana Pro Team,,
75VACHON FlorianTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
76BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe,,
77BODNAR MaciejBORA - hansgrohe,,
78MOINARD AmaëlTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
79PÖSTLBERGER LukasBORA - hansgrohe,,
80GOGL MichaelTrek - Segafredo,,
81CLARKE SimonTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
82MARCATO MarcoUAE-Team Emirates,,
83PORTE RichieBMC Racing Team1:01
84YATES AdamMitchelton-Scott,,
85ROLLAND PierreTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
86VICHOT ArthurGroupama - FDJ,,
87MINNAARD MarcoWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
88IZAGIRRE IonBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
89TOLHOEK AntwanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
90DE KORT KoenTrek - Segafredo,,
91FROOME ChristopherTeam Sky,,
92BERNARD JulienTrek - Segafredo,,
93TEN DAM LaurensTeam Sunweb ,,
94POZZOVIVO DomenicoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
95TAARAMÄE ReinDirect Energie,,
96KIŠERLOVSKI RobertTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
97KANGERT TanelAstana Pro Team,,
98ATAPUMA John DarwinUAE-Team Emirates,,
99DURASEK KristijanUAE-Team Emirates,,
100BOUET MaximeTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
101EDET NicolasCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
102IMPEY DarylMitchelton-Scott,,
103MARTIN GuillaumeWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
104FERRARI RobertoUAE-Team Emirates1:12
105PAUWELS SergeTeam Dimension Data1:14
106RENSHAW MarkTeam Dimension Data,,
107FRANK MathiasAG2R La Mondiale,,
108DEGAND ThomasWanty - Groupe Gobert1:22
109SICARD RomainDirect Energie,,
110NIEVE MikelMitchelton-Scott1:24
111AMADOR AndreyMovistar Team1:25
112QUINTANA NairoMovistar Team,,
113BERNAL Egan ArleyTeam Sky,,
114COUSIN JérômeDirect Energie,,
115BENNATI DanieleMovistar Team1:27
116VAN KEIRSBULCK GuillaumeWanty - Groupe Gobert1:28
117ARNDT NikiasTeam Sunweb ,,
118MARTENS PaulTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
119JANSEN Amund GrondahlTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
120GESCHKE SimonTeam Sunweb 1:32
121CLAEYS DimitriCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
122SCHAR MichaelBMC Racing Team1:37
123GESBERT ElieTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
124MÜHLBERGER GregorBORA - hansgrohe1:40
125GUARNIERI JacopoGroupama - FDJ,,
126HAGA ChadTeam Sunweb ,,
127MOSCON GianniTeam Sky1:48
128ERVITI ImanolMovistar Team2:02
129MARTIN TonyTeam Katusha - Alpecin2:10
130LATOUR PierreAG2R La Mondiale2:21
131DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal2:26
132VUILLERMOZ AlexisAG2R La Mondiale,,
133MARTINEZ Daniel FelipeTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale2:29
134VANMARCKE SepTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
135SLAGTER Tom-JelteTeam Dimension Data2:34
136GRELLIER FabienDirect Energie,,
137DECLERCQ TimQuick-Step Floors,,
138GRMAY TsgabuTrek - Segafredo,,
139GAUDU David Groupama - FDJ,,
140SOLER MarcMovistar Team,,
141HERRADA JesúsCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
142GAUDIN DamienDirect Energie,,
143KÜNG StefanBMC Racing Team,,
144PELLIZOTTI FrancoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
145POLJANSKI PawelBORA - hansgrohe,,
146PEREZ AnthonyCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
147SUTHERLAND RoryUAE-Team Emirates,,
148KWIATKOWSKI MichalTeam Sky,,
149NAVARRO DanielCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
150ROWE LukeTeam Sky,,
151BEVIN PatrickBMC Racing Team2:52
152POELS WoutTeam Sky2:54
153BOSWELL IanTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
154ROJAS José JoaquínMovistar Team,,
155DILLIER SilvanAG2R La Mondiale2:58
156DURBRIDGE LukeMitchelton-Scott3:10
157OFFREDO YoannWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
158BAUER JackMitchelton-Scott3:12
159CARUSO DamianoBMC Racing Team,,
160GALLOPIN TonyAG2R La Mondiale,,
161VANENDERT JelleLotto Soudal,,
162DE BUYST JasperLotto Soudal,,
163LEDANOIS KévinTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
164MARCZYNSKI TomaszLotto Soudal3:22
165GERRANS SimonBMC Racing Team4:14
166HAYMAN MathewMitchelton-Scott,,
167HEPBURN MichaelMitchelton-Scott,,
168HOWSON DamienMitchelton-Scott,,
169THOMSON Jay RobertTeam Dimension Data,,
170HANSEN JesperAstana Pro Team,,
171GESINK RobertTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
172LUDVIGSSON TobiasGroupama - FDJ6:33
173DÉMARE ArnaudGroupama - FDJ,,
174LE GAC OlivierGroupama - FDJ,,
175CASTROVIEJO JonathanTeam Sky7:58
176CRADDOCK LawsonTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale8:00
RankNameTeamPoints
1GAVIRIA FernandoQuick-Step Floors63
2SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe37
3KITTEL MarcelTeam Katusha - Alpecin24
4KRISTOFF AlexanderUAE-Team Emirates24
5COUSIN JérômeDirect Energie20
6LEDANOIS KévinTeam Fortuneo - Samsic17
7LAPORTE ChristopheCofidis, Solutions Crédits16
8OFFREDO YoannWanty - Groupe Gobert15
9GROENEWEGEN DylanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo14
10MATTHEWS MichaelTeam Sunweb 12
11GREIPEL AndréLotto Soudal11
12DEGENKOLB JohnTrek - Segafredo10
13DÉMARE ArnaudGroupama - FDJ10
14BODNAR MaciejBORA - hansgrohe9
15FUGLSANG JakobAstana Pro Team8
16CAVENDISH MarkTeam Dimension Data8
17MAJKA RafałBORA - hansgrohe7
18NIBALI VincenzoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team6
19DUPONT TimothyWanty - Groupe Gobert5
20PASQUALON AndreaWanty - Groupe Gobert5
21BOUDAT ThomasDirect Energie4
22THOMAS GeraintTeam Sky3
23RICHEZE Ariel MaximilianoQuick-Step Floors3
24JUNGELS BobQuick-Step Floors2
25ZABEL RickTeam Katusha - Alpecin2
26BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe1
RankNameTeamPoints
1LEDANOIS KévinTeam Fortuneo - Samsic1
RankNameTeamTime
1GAVIRIA FernandoQuick-Step Floors4:23:22
2GROENEWEGEN DylanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo0:10
3BOUDAT ThomasDirect Energie,,
4BENOOT TiesjLotto Soudal,,
5ZABEL RickTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
6TURGIS AnthonyCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
7SMITH DionWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
8POLITT NilsTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
9ANDERSEN Søren KraghTeam Sunweb ,,
10TROIA OlivieroUAE-Team Emirates0:42
11ROOSEN TimoTeam LottoNL-Jumbo0:44
12CORT NIELSEN Magnus Astana Pro Team0:52
13GOGL MichaelTrek - Segafredo,,
14TOLHOEK AntwanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo1:01
15MARTIN GuillaumeWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
16BERNAL Egan ArleyTeam Sky1:25
17JANSEN Amund GrondahlTeam LottoNL-Jumbo1:28
18GESBERT ElieTeam Fortuneo - Samsic1:37
19MÜHLBERGER GregorBORA - hansgrohe1:40
20MOSCON GianniTeam Sky1:48
21LATOUR PierreAG2R La Mondiale2:21
22MARTINEZ Daniel FelipeTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale2:29
23GRELLIER FabienDirect Energie2:34
24GAUDU David Groupama - FDJ,,
25SOLER MarcMovistar Team,,
26KÜNG StefanBMC Racing Team,,
27DE BUYST JasperLotto Soudal3:12
28LEDANOIS KévinTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
29LE GAC OlivierGroupama - FDJ6:33
RankNameTime
1Quick-Step Floors 13:10:36
2Astana Pro Team,,
3BORA - hansgrohe,,
4Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
5Trek - Segafredo,,
6Wanty - Groupe Gobert,,
7Team Katusha - Alpecin,,
8Team Dimension Data,,
9Team Sunweb ,,
10Cofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
11Team LottoNL-Jumbo,,
12Direct Energie,,
13Lotto Soudal,,
14Team Fortuneo - Samsic,,
15AG2R La Mondiale0:24
16UAE-Team Emirates0:32
17Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:34
18BMC Racing Team0:51
19Groupama - FDJ,,
20Movistar Team1:15
21Team Sky2:06
22Mitchelton-Scott2:56

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Fans line the course to watch the peloton pass on their route from Noirmoutier-En-L’ile to Fontenay-le-Comte during stage one. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Team Sky looked for strength in numbers during the 201km across the Pays de la Loire countryside. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
The route took the peloton along many picturesque sea-side roads. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Peter Sagan had many fans along the route. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
The world champion was looking for a stage win that would have propelled him into the overall leader’s jersey. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
The final 20 kilometers saw the peloton raise the pace significantly. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Fernando Gaviria encouraged his Quick-Step team, led by Philippe Gilbert, to stay at the front and out of trouble. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
The increase in pace saw the peloton whittled down and sparked a few crashes. Pre-race favorite Chris Froome found himself a victim of one of the pileups and attempted to scramble back on the road to minimize his time loss. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Froome was isolated from his Sky team immediately following the crash and was forced to chase. Photo: JP / AFP
Nairo Quintana was forced to chase following an ill-timed flat just outside the 3km to-go banner. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Fernando Gaviria took an impressive stage win that saw him become the second-ever Colombian to take the lead at the French grand tour. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
Sagan was quick to congratulate the young sprinter after the stage. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Fernando Gaviria received the first Yellow Jersey of the 2018 Tour de France following stage one. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images