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2018 Tour de France

STAGE 15: Millau to Carcassonne

Sunday, July 22, 7:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Stage 15 will be a second consecutive stage for the strong men. It’s even more likely than on stage 14 that a breakaway could attack from a long way out and manage to stay clear on the ascent of the Pic de Nore, which comes 40 kilometers from the finish. This is a difficult test (12.3 kilometers at an average of six percent) that will eliminate the specialist sprinters and favor fast finishers who can cope with the hills, in the mold of Sagan and Valverde. Depending on the number of riders who cross the summit together, the last 20 kilometers of descending false flats and valley riding could be very interesting. Groups that are on the attack will come together.

Tour de France, stage 15

Stage 15: Cort Nielsen doubles up for Astana; Thomas leads into rest day

Magnus Cort Nielsen
celebrated his stage win ahead of Ion Izaguirre on stage 15 in Carcassonne. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Magnus Cort Nielsen made it two wins in as many days for his Astana team when he crossed the line on stage 15 of the Tour de France. The Dane outsprinted Ion Izagirre (Bahrain Merida) and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) to take the victory out of a select breakaway group. There was no change in the GC standings as Geraint Thomas led the group of overall contenders to the line 13 minutes after the stage winner.

“This is a dream come true. I’m very happy to take a victory, and I have to thank my team a lot for going me this chance and really believing in me, and especially also Michael [Valgren] in the final,” said Cort Neilsen after the stage.

Cort Neilsen, who’s win came in his maiden Tour de France, said his Astana team directors had planned his stage 15 win over the last few days.

“Everything was perfect, and my sports director had big belief in me. The team had this tactic from many days ago, we said that this was a stage for me, and that I should go out in the break with Valgren, and then everything worked out perfectly. I’m so happy.”

The 181.5-kilometer stage ran from Millau to Carcassonne, and marked the last day of action before the rest day and a series of stages in the high mountains. The day was tailor-made for breakaway artists and included three climbs before a long descent into a finale in Carcassonne.

Competition for the day’s break was stiff, with riders knowing the GC favorites lacked the appetite to contend for the stage. A massive 28-rider breakaway eventually got away, and with world-class firepower like Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Greg van Avermaet (BMC) in the group, they quickly built up an insurmountable lead.

Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) was a favorite to contend for the stage victory, but the young French rider set off on a doomed solo attack with roughly 100km remaining. He was reeled in well before the stage’s final climb, which saw a number of riders make moves off the front in an effort to ride clear. Sagan’s teammate Rafal Majka rode away on the climb, but was reeled in by a select chase group on the long, exposed descent.

With 7km to go, Mollema, Izagirre, and Cort Nielsen snapped the elastic to the rest of the breakaway, and pushed on together to the finish line.

The far superior sprinter, Cort Nielsen, marked an attack by Izagirre inside the final 2km. The raw strength of the Dane likely intimated his breakaway companions, and they failed to mount any further attacks as they rode into a sprint they were certain to lose. When Cort Nielsen opened up his final sprint, he powered away and crossed the line for a definitive victory.

Back in the GC group, Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) attacked on the final climb. He pulled out a gap of a minute by the summit with 40km remaining, but he was easily reeled in by the well-oiled Sky train on the long descent. Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) attempted to put Sky under pressure on a technical portion of the descent but nearly came to grief himself.

Race-leader Thomas said he and his Sky team weren’t concerned about the late-race moves from the outside contenders.

“It was a tough day to try to do too much. Dan went, and bold move, but he wasn’t really going anywhere on his own.

“It was a bit stressful on the descent when Romain Bardet tried to do a little something, and then obviously the winds in the last 15k, but we were always in control, so a good day.”

As they got closer to the finish line, thoughts of the rest day likely loomed large in their minds as the group fanned out across the road and slow-rolled the final few kilometers.

When asked about how he will do in the final week, Thomas reiterated that he is simply taking the race day-by-day, but did note that he tends to come out of rest days on good form.

“It’s a rest day now and then a big week. We’ll just keep doing what we’re doing, you know, day by day and try to do everything right. We’ll see what happens.

“I tend to not mind [the day after a rest day] most of the time. I haven’t had too may issues before. It’s a long stage anyway, so I think even if you are a bit dodgy at the start you have plenty of time to get into it.”

Unfortunately, Thomas heads into the final week down a key teammate. Gianni Moscon was ejected from the race following the stage for punching Frenchman Elie Gesbert (Fortuneo-Samsic) 800 meters into the stage.

After tomorrow’s rest day, the race resumes on Tuesday with the first of three Pyrenean mountain stages.

Tour de France Stage 15 Results

RankNameTeamTime
1CORT MagnusAstana Pro Team4:25:52
2IZAGIRRE IonBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
3MOLLEMA BaukeTrek - Segafredo0:02
4VALGREN MichaelAstana Pro Team0:29
5SKUJIŅŠ TomsTrek - Segafredo0:34
6POZZOVIVO DomenicoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
7CALMEJANE LilianDirect Energie,,
8MAJKA RafałBORA - hansgrohe0:37
9ARNDT NikiasTeam Sunweb 2:31
10BERNARD JulienTrek - Segafredo,,
11VAN AVERMAET GregBMC Racing Team,,
12TERPSTRA NikiQuick-Step Floors,,
13BENNATI DanieleMovistar Team,,
14GRELLIER FabienDirect Energie,,
15POLJAŃSKI PawełBORA - hansgrohe,,
16MOINARD AmaëlTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
17IMPEY DarylMitchelton-Scott,,
18SICARD RomainDirect Energie,,
19MARTÍNEZ Daniel FelipeTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
20HERRADA JesúsCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
21HOWSON DamienMitchelton-Scott,,
22PAUWELS SergeTeam Dimension Data,,
23VICHOT ArthurGroupama - FDJ,,
24SOLER MarcMovistar Team6:07
25VACHON FlorianTeam Fortuneo - Samsic8:13
26ERVITI ImanolMovistar Team,,
27KWIATKOWSKI MichałTeam Sky13:11
28FROOME ChrisTeam Sky,,
29CASTROVIEJO JonathanTeam Sky,,
30BERNAL EganTeam Sky,,
31MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ,,
32SMITH DionWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
33THOMAS GeraintTeam Sky,,
34GESCHKE SimonTeam Sunweb ,,
35DUMOULIN TomTeam Sunweb ,,
36KANGERT TanelAstana Pro Team,,
37KRAGH ANDERSEN SørenTeam Sunweb ,,
38VALVERDE AlejandroMovistar Team,,
39EDET NicolasCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
40CARUSO DamianoBMC Racing Team,,
41LANDA MikelMovistar Team,,
42BARDET RomainAG2R La Mondiale,,
43FUGLSANG JakobAstana Pro Team,,
44HANSEN JesperAstana Pro Team,,
45ROLLAND PierreTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
46LATOUR PierreAG2R La Mondiale,,
47GILBERT PhilippeQuick-Step Floors,,
48ĐURASEK KristijanUAE-Team Emirates,,
49MINNAARD MarcoWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
50MARTIN GuillaumeWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
51FRANK MathiasAG2R La Mondiale,,
52KRUIJSWIJK StevenTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
53ZAKARIN IlnurTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
54DILLIER SilvanAG2R La Mondiale,,
55GESINK RobertTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
56NAESEN OliverAG2R La Mondiale,,
57TOLHOEK AntwanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
58QUINTANA NairoMovistar Team,,
59MARTIN DanUAE-Team Emirates,,
60FRAILE OmarAstana Pro Team,,
61ROGLIČ PrimožTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
62VAN GARDEREN TejayBMC Racing Team,,
63JUNGELS BobQuick-Step Floors,,
64AMADOR AndreyMovistar Team,,
65NAVARRO DanielCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
66POELS WoutTeam Sky,,
67BARGUIL WarrenTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
68GAUDU David Groupama - FDJ,,
69PELLIZOTTI FrancoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
70IZAGIRRE GorkaBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
71YATES AdamMitchelton-Scott,,
72CHAVANEL SylvainDirect Energie,,
73SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe,,
74NIEVE MikelMitchelton-Scott15:40
75TEN DAM LaurensTeam Sunweb ,,
76COLBRELLI SonnyBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
77BOUET MaximeTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
78DUPONT TimothyWanty - Groupe Gobert17:55
79LUDVIGSSON TobiasGroupama - FDJ,,
80SCHÄR MichaelBMC Racing Team,,
81POLITT NilsTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
82ROOSEN TimoTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
83HAGA ChadTeam Sunweb ,,
84MARTENS PaulTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
85KÜNG StefanBMC Racing Team,,
86KOCHETKOV PavelTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
87BOSWELL IanTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
88DEGAND ThomasWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
89DURBRIDGE LukeMitchelton-Scott,,
90DE KORT KoenTrek - Segafredo,,
91MARCZYŃSKI TomaszLotto Soudal,,
92PASQUALON AndreaWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
93ATAPUMA DarwinUAE-Team Emirates,,
94CLARKE SimonTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
95SUTHERLAND RoryUAE-Team Emirates,,
96BOUDAT ThomasDirect Energie,,
97STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo,,
98THEUNS EdwardTeam Sunweb ,,
99LEDANOIS KévinTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
100HARDY RomainTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
101GESBERT ÉlieTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
102OFFREDO YoannWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
103PEREZ AnthonyCofidis, Solutions Crédits18:01
104DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal21:44
105VAN KEIRSBULCK GuillaumeWanty - Groupe Gobert,,
106GERRANS SimonBMC Racing Team,,
107VERMOTE JulienTeam Dimension Data22:17
108MÜHLBERGER GregorBORA - hansgrohe23:36
109GOGL MichaelTrek - Segafredo,,
110TURGIS AnthonyCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
111TROIA OlivieroUAE-Team Emirates,,
112PICHON LaurentTeam Fortuneo - Samsic,,
113CLAEYS DimitriCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
114HAYMAN MathewMitchelton-Scott,,
115MARCATO MarcoUAE-Team Emirates,,
116OSS DanielBORA - hansgrohe,,
117SCULLY TomTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
118THOMSON Jay RobertTeam Dimension Data,,
119HEPBURN MichaelMitchelton-Scott,,
120JANSE VAN RENSBURG ReinardtTeam Dimension Data,,
121LE GAC OlivierGroupama - FDJ,,
122DECLERCQ TimQuick-Step Floors,,
123DE BUYST JasperLotto Soudal,,
124VANENDERT JelleLotto Soudal,,
125LAMPAERT YvesQuick-Step Floors,,
126PHINNEY TaylorTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
127LAPORTE ChristopheCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
128BOASSON HAGEN EdvaldTeam Dimension Data,,
129KRISTOFF AlexanderUAE-Team Emirates,,
130SINKELDAM RamonGroupama - FDJ,,
131DEGENKOLB JohnTrek - Segafredo,,
132FERRARI RobertoUAE-Team Emirates,,
133DÉMARE ArnaudGroupama - FDJ,,
134PÖSTLBERGER LukasBORA - hansgrohe,,
135KOREN KristijanBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
136GAUDIN DamienDirect Energie,,
137BODNAR MaciejBORA - hansgrohe,,
138BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe,,
139GUARNIERI JacopoGroupama - FDJ,,
140RICHEZE MaximilianoQuick-Step Floors,,
141ALAPHILIPPE JulianQuick-Step Floors,,
142BAUER JackMitchelton-Scott,,
143SIMON JulienCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
144HAUSSLER HeinrichBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
145ROWE LukeTeam Sky,,
146VANMARCKE SepTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
147JANSEN Amund GrøndahlTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
148CRADDOCK LawsonTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
149SLAGTER Tom-JelteTeam Dimension Data,,
150COUSIN JérômeDirect Energie,,
RankNameTeamTime
1THOMAS GeraintTeam Sky 62:49:47
2FROOME ChrisTeam Sky1:39
3DUMOULIN TomTeam Sunweb 1:50
4ROGLIČ PrimožTeam LottoNL-Jumbo2:38
5BARDET RomainAG2R La Mondiale3:21
6LANDA MikelMovistar Team3:42
7KRUIJSWIJK StevenTeam LottoNL-Jumbo3:57
8QUINTANA NairoMovistar Team4:23
9FUGLSANG JakobAstana Pro Team6:14
10MARTIN DanUAE-Team Emirates6:54
11VALVERDE AlejandroMovistar Team9:36
12JUNGELS BobQuick-Step Floors9:53
13ZAKARIN IlnurTeam Katusha - Alpecin10:01
14LATOUR PierreAG2R La Mondiale17:28
15VAN AVERMAET GregBMC Racing Team18:22
16NIEVE MikelMitchelton-Scott18:51
17MARTIN GuillaumeWanty - Groupe Gobert19:55
18CARUSO DamianoBMC Racing Team21:36
19KANGERT TanelAstana Pro Team,,
20CALMEJANE LilianDirect Energie22:17
21MAJKA RafałBORA - hansgrohe23:18
22BERNAL EganTeam Sky23:44
23BARGUIL WarrenTeam Fortuneo - Samsic25:45
24MOLLEMA BaukeTrek - Segafredo25:52
25POZZOVIVO DomenicoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team29:03
26IZAGIRRE IonBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team29:44
27GESCHKE SimonTeam Sunweb 29:56
28PAUWELS SergeTeam Dimension Data30:21
29ROLLAND PierreTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale32:22
30YATES AdamMitchelton-Scott39:56
31IZAGIRRE GorkaBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team42:41
32MARTÍNEZ Daniel FelipeTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale44:13
33IMPEY DarylMitchelton-Scott50:50
34VICHOT ArthurGroupama - FDJ50:53
35CHAVANEL SylvainDirect Energie54:08
36GILBERT PhilippeQuick-Step Floors56:23
37BERNARD JulienTrek - Segafredo56:37
38GAUDU David Groupama - FDJ56:51
39VAN GARDEREN TejayBMC Racing Team57:40
40GESINK RobertTeam LottoNL-Jumbo57:54
41ALAPHILIPPE JulianQuick-Step Floors58:29
42MOINARD AmaëlTeam Fortuneo - Samsic58:35
43KÜNG StefanBMC Racing Team1:00:49
44MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ1:03:04
45SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe1:05:20
46BOUET MaximeTeam Fortuneo - Samsic1:07:36
47EDET NicolasCofidis, Solutions Crédits1:08:44
48HERRADA JesúsCofidis, Solutions Crédits1:08:51
49AMADOR AndreyMovistar Team1:09:56
50KRAGH ANDERSEN SørenTeam Sunweb 1:10:01
51VALGREN MichaelAstana Pro Team1:10:03
52STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo1:11:09
53FRANK MathiasAG2R La Mondiale1:12:39
54FRAILE OmarAstana Pro Team1:14:11
55SLAGTER Tom-JelteTeam Dimension Data1:15:21
56TEN DAM LaurensTeam Sunweb 1:16:54
57DEGAND ThomasWanty - Groupe Gobert1:17:29
58KOCHETKOV PavelTeam Katusha - Alpecin1:18:34
59ĐURASEK KristijanUAE-Team Emirates1:19:40
60DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal1:19:46
61TOLHOEK AntwanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo1:20:12
62CORT MagnusAstana Pro Team1:20:47
63ARNDT NikiasTeam Sunweb 1:22:14
64PELLIZOTTI FrancoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team1:22:21
65MINNAARD MarcoWanty - Groupe Gobert1:23:23
66NAESEN OliverAG2R La Mondiale1:23:36
67KWIATKOWSKI MichałTeam Sky1:24:30
68NAVARRO DanielCofidis, Solutions Crédits1:25:58
69POELS WoutTeam Sky1:28:35
70SICARD RomainDirect Energie1:29:06
71SKUJIŅŠ TomsTrek - Segafredo1:29:12
72HAGA ChadTeam Sunweb 1:35:41
73ATAPUMA DarwinUAE-Team Emirates1:36:23
74HANSEN JesperAstana Pro Team1:37:35
75DE KORT KoenTrek - Segafredo1:37:36
76PEREZ AnthonyCofidis, Solutions Crédits1:37:56
77LAMPAERT YvesQuick-Step Floors1:39:34
78PASQUALON AndreaWanty - Groupe Gobert1:39:49
79POLJAŃSKI PawełBORA - hansgrohe1:39:59
80ERVITI ImanolMovistar Team1:40:32
81SOLER MarcMovistar Team1:41:00
82LUDVIGSSON TobiasGroupama - FDJ1:42:49
83BOASSON HAGEN EdvaldTeam Dimension Data1:43:59
84KOREN KristijanBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team1:45:16
85BOSWELL IanTeam Katusha - Alpecin1:45:59
86MARTENS PaulTeam LottoNL-Jumbo1:46:02
87BOUDAT ThomasDirect Energie1:46:10
88VERMOTE JulienTeam Dimension Data1:46:36
89COUSIN JérômeDirect Energie1:47:18
90GESBERT ÉlieTeam Fortuneo - Samsic1:47:29
91DILLIER SilvanAG2R La Mondiale1:47:41
92POLITT NilsTeam Katusha - Alpecin1:48:30
93OFFREDO YoannWanty - Groupe Gobert1:49:01
94BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe1:49:41
95THEUNS EdwardTeam Sunweb 1:50:35
96VACHON FlorianTeam Fortuneo - Samsic1:50:37
97SMITH DionWanty - Groupe Gobert1:51:30
98COLBRELLI SonnyBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team1:51:31
99SIMON JulienCofidis, Solutions Crédits1:51:37
100CASTROVIEJO JonathanTeam Sky1:51:43
101VANENDERT JelleLotto Soudal1:51:51
102HOWSON DamienMitchelton-Scott1:53:46
103JANSE VAN RENSBURG ReinardtTeam Dimension Data1:55:01
104DEGENKOLB JohnTrek - Segafredo1:56:21
105SCHÄR MichaelBMC Racing Team1:56:30
106GOGL MichaelTrek - Segafredo1:57:33
107TERPSTRA NikiQuick-Step Floors1:58:46
108MARCZYŃSKI TomaszLotto Soudal1:59:20
109VANMARCKE SepTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1:59:40
110KRISTOFF AlexanderUAE-Team Emirates1:59:59
111MÜHLBERGER GregorBORA - hansgrohe2:00:03
112OSS DanielBORA - hansgrohe2:00:40
113CLARKE SimonTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale2:02:00
114BENNATI DanieleMovistar Team2:02:09
115PICHON LaurentTeam Fortuneo - Samsic2:03:58
116HAYMAN MathewMitchelton-Scott2:04:27
117HEPBURN MichaelMitchelton-Scott2:04:29
118LEDANOIS KévinTeam Fortuneo - Samsic2:05:21
119HARDY RomainTeam Fortuneo - Samsic2:06:34
120DURBRIDGE LukeMitchelton-Scott2:07:25
121SUTHERLAND RoryUAE-Team Emirates2:08:12
122BODNAR MaciejBORA - hansgrohe2:09:59
123GRELLIER FabienDirect Energie2:10:16
124HAUSSLER HeinrichBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team2:11:12
125GERRANS SimonBMC Racing Team2:11:31
126MARCATO MarcoUAE-Team Emirates2:12:37
127DECLERCQ TimQuick-Step Floors2:13:02
128BAUER JackMitchelton-Scott2:13:36
129LE GAC OlivierGroupama - FDJ2:16:02
130TURGIS AnthonyCofidis, Solutions Crédits2:16:44
131DUPONT TimothyWanty - Groupe Gobert2:17:27
132VAN KEIRSBULCK GuillaumeWanty - Groupe Gobert2:17:29
133PÖSTLBERGER LukasBORA - hansgrohe2:17:49
134SCULLY TomTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale2:18:32
135PHINNEY TaylorTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale2:20:08
136DÉMARE ArnaudGroupama - FDJ2:21:22
137SINKELDAM RamonGroupama - FDJ2:21:32
138ROWE LukeTeam Sky2:21:54
139TROIA OlivieroUAE-Team Emirates2:22:14
140LAPORTE ChristopheCofidis, Solutions Crédits2:22:23
141CLAEYS DimitriCofidis, Solutions Crédits2:24:48
142GAUDIN DamienDirect Energie2:24:54
143RICHEZE MaximilianoQuick-Step Floors2:25:18
144FERRARI RobertoUAE-Team Emirates2:26:44
145DE BUYST JasperLotto Soudal2:35:58
146ROOSEN TimoTeam LottoNL-Jumbo2:37:33
147GUARNIERI JacopoGroupama - FDJ2:38:30
148THOMSON Jay RobertTeam Dimension Data2:43:10
149JANSEN Amund GrøndahlTeam LottoNL-Jumbo2:43:54
150CRADDOCK LawsonTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale2:54:14
RankNameTeamPoints
1SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe452
2KRISTOFF AlexanderUAE-Team Emirates170
3DÉMARE ArnaudGroupama - FDJ133
4DEGENKOLB JohnTrek - Segafredo128
5VAN AVERMAET GregBMC Racing Team115
6PASQUALON AndreaWanty - Groupe Gobert100
7ALAPHILIPPE JulianQuick-Step Floors89
8GILBERT PhilippeQuick-Step Floors84
9COLBRELLI SonnyBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team76
10DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal71
11VALVERDE AlejandroMovistar Team70
12CALMEJANE LilianDirect Energie69
13MARTIN DanUAE-Team Emirates68
14THOMAS GeraintTeam Sky63
15LAMPAERT YvesQuick-Step Floors63
16EDET NicolasCofidis, Solutions Crédits52
17BOUDAT ThomasDirect Energie52
18GRELLIER FabienDirect Energie51
19COUSIN JérômeDirect Energie50
20STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo50
21CARUSO DamianoBMC Racing Team47
22MAJKA RafałBORA - hansgrohe47
23CORT MagnusAstana Pro Team43
24CHAVANEL SylvainDirect Energie43
25IZAGIRRE IonBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team43
26BODNAR MaciejBORA - hansgrohe43
27DUPONT TimothyWanty - Groupe Gobert43
28FRAILE OmarAstana Pro Team40
29PICHON LaurentTeam Fortuneo - Samsic40
30LATOUR PierreAG2R La Mondiale39
31IMPEY DarylMitchelton-Scott39
32OSS DanielBORA - hansgrohe38
33MOLLEMA BaukeTrek - Segafredo35
34DUMOULIN TomTeam Sunweb 34
35PAUWELS SergeTeam Dimension Data33
36FROOME ChrisTeam Sky32
37SMITH DionWanty - Groupe Gobert32
38LAPORTE ChristopheCofidis, Solutions Crédits32
39CLAEYS DimitriCofidis, Solutions Crédits32
40KRUIJSWIJK StevenTeam LottoNL-Jumbo31
41ROGLIČ PrimožTeam LottoNL-Jumbo30
42BARDET RomainAG2R La Mondiale28
43GESBERT ÉlieTeam Fortuneo - Samsic28
44RICHEZE MaximilianoQuick-Step Floors28
45BERNARD JulienTrek - Segafredo27
46ROLLAND PierreTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale26
47SKUJIŅŠ TomsTrek - Segafredo26
48VERMOTE JulienTeam Dimension Data25
49VAN KEIRSBULCK GuillaumeWanty - Groupe Gobert24
50SICARD RomainDirect Energie24
51VALGREN MichaelAstana Pro Team23
52NAVARRO DanielCofidis, Solutions Crédits23
53SCHÄR MichaelBMC Racing Team23
54JUNGELS BobQuick-Step Floors21
55ARNDT NikiasTeam Sunweb 21
56FUGLSANG JakobAstana Pro Team20
57BARGUIL WarrenTeam Fortuneo - Samsic20
58BOASSON HAGEN EdvaldTeam Dimension Data20
59PEREZ AnthonyCofidis, Solutions Crédits19
60TURGIS AnthonyCofidis, Solutions Crédits19
61YATES AdamMitchelton-Scott18
62PÖSTLBERGER LukasBORA - hansgrohe18
63QUINTANA NairoMovistar Team17
64MINNAARD MarcoWanty - Groupe Gobert17
65JANSE VAN RENSBURG ReinardtTeam Dimension Data17
66LEDANOIS KévinTeam Fortuneo - Samsic17
67HERRADA JesúsCofidis, Solutions Crédits16
68POLJAŃSKI PawełBORA - hansgrohe16
69POZZOVIVO DomenicoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team15
70GESCHKE SimonTeam Sunweb 15
71OFFREDO YoannWanty - Groupe Gobert15
72GAUDIN DamienDirect Energie15
73DE BUYST JasperLotto Soudal15
74LANDA MikelMovistar Team14
75TERPSTRA NikiQuick-Step Floors14
76SCULLY TomTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale13
77NIEVE MikelMitchelton-Scott11
78KRAGH ANDERSEN SørenTeam Sunweb 11
79GUARNIERI JacopoGroupama - FDJ11
80SLAGTER Tom-JelteTeam Dimension Data10
81MÜHLBERGER GregorBORA - hansgrohe10
82PHINNEY TaylorTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale10
83HAGA ChadTeam Sunweb 9
84VICHOT ArthurGroupama - FDJ8
85BAUER JackMitchelton-Scott8
86LE GAC OlivierGroupama - FDJ8
87GAUDU David Groupama - FDJ7
88BOUET MaximeTeam Fortuneo - Samsic7
89KOREN KristijanBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team7
90HOWSON DamienMitchelton-Scott7
91BENNATI DanieleMovistar Team7
92GESINK RobertTeam LottoNL-Jumbo6
93DEGAND ThomasWanty - Groupe Gobert6
94TOLHOEK AntwanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo6
95DILLIER SilvanAG2R La Mondiale6
96BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe6
97SIMON JulienCofidis, Solutions Crédits6
98DECLERCQ TimQuick-Step Floors6
99KANGERT TanelAstana Pro Team5
100MARTÍNEZ Daniel FelipeTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale5
101KÜNG StefanBMC Racing Team5
102MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ5
103TEN DAM LaurensTeam Sunweb 5
104DE KORT KoenTrek - Segafredo5
105ERVITI ImanolMovistar Team5
106POLITT NilsTeam Katusha - Alpecin5
107IZAGIRRE GorkaBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team4
108ZAKARIN IlnurTeam Katusha - Alpecin3
109MOINARD AmaëlTeam Fortuneo - Samsic3
110ATAPUMA DarwinUAE-Team Emirates3
111HANSEN JesperAstana Pro Team3
112MARTIN GuillaumeWanty - Groupe Gobert2
113BERNAL EganTeam Sky2
114LUDVIGSSON TobiasGroupama - FDJ2
115VANENDERT JelleLotto Soudal2
116AMADOR AndreyMovistar Team1
117HEPBURN MichaelMitchelton-Scott1
118SUTHERLAND RoryUAE-Team Emirates1
RankNameTeamPoints
1ALAPHILIPPE JulianQuick-Step Floors92
2BARGUIL WarrenTeam Fortuneo - Samsic70
3PAUWELS SergeTeam Dimension Data66
4THOMAS GeraintTeam Sky30
5MAJKA RafałBORA - hansgrohe28
6GAUDU David Groupama - FDJ25
7ROLLAND PierreTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale23
8DUMOULIN TomTeam Sunweb 23
9MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ22
10KRUIJSWIJK StevenTeam LottoNL-Jumbo20
11NIEVE MikelMitchelton-Scott19
12FROOME ChrisTeam Sky16
13CALMEJANE LilianDirect Energie15
14VAN AVERMAET GregBMC Racing Team15
15DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal14
16GESBERT ÉlieTeam Fortuneo - Samsic14
17PEREZ AnthonyCofidis, Solutions Crédits13
18BARDET RomainAG2R La Mondiale12
19ATAPUMA DarwinUAE-Team Emirates12
20HERRADA JesúsCofidis, Solutions Crédits11
21CARUSO DamianoBMC Racing Team10
22IZAGIRRE IonBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team10
23GESINK RobertTeam LottoNL-Jumbo10
24SKUJIŅŠ TomsTrek - Segafredo8
25LANDA MikelMovistar Team8
26MOLLEMA BaukeTrek - Segafredo8
27IZAGIRRE GorkaBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team6
28ROGLIČ PrimožTeam LottoNL-Jumbo6
29VALVERDE AlejandroMovistar Team6
30CORT MagnusAstana Pro Team6
31FRAILE OmarAstana Pro Team5
32CHAVANEL SylvainDirect Energie4
33SMITH DionWanty - Groupe Gobert4
34STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo4
35KANGERT TanelAstana Pro Team4
36MARTIN DanUAE-Team Emirates3
37GILBERT PhilippeQuick-Step Floors3
38SLAGTER Tom-JelteTeam Dimension Data3
39GRELLIER FabienDirect Energie2
40SCULLY TomTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale2
41FUGLSANG JakobAstana Pro Team2
42ZAKARIN IlnurTeam Katusha - Alpecin2
43VALGREN MichaelAstana Pro Team2
44FRANK MathiasAG2R La Mondiale2
45MÜHLBERGER GregorBORA - hansgrohe2
46MINNAARD MarcoWanty - Groupe Gobert1
47OFFREDO YoannWanty - Groupe Gobert1
48LEDANOIS KévinTeam Fortuneo - Samsic1
49LATOUR PierreAG2R La Mondiale1
50POZZOVIVO DomenicoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team1
51MARTÍNEZ Daniel FelipeTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1
52VICHOT ArthurGroupama - FDJ1
53SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe1
54BAUER JackMitchelton-Scott1
RankNameTeamTime
1LATOUR PierreAG2R La Mondiale 63:07:15
2MARTIN GuillaumeWanty - Groupe Gobert2:27
3BERNAL EganTeam Sky6:16
4MARTÍNEZ Daniel FelipeTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale26:45
5GAUDU David Groupama - FDJ39:23
6KÜNG StefanBMC Racing Team43:21
7KRAGH ANDERSEN SørenTeam Sunweb 52:33
8TOLHOEK AntwanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo1:02:44
9CORT MagnusAstana Pro Team1:03:19
10SOLER MarcMovistar Team1:23:32
11BOUDAT ThomasDirect Energie1:28:42
12GESBERT ÉlieTeam Fortuneo - Samsic1:30:01
13POLITT NilsTeam Katusha - Alpecin1:31:02
14SMITH DionWanty - Groupe Gobert1:34:02
15GOGL MichaelTrek - Segafredo1:40:05
16MÜHLBERGER GregorBORA - hansgrohe1:42:35
17LEDANOIS KévinTeam Fortuneo - Samsic1:47:53
18GRELLIER FabienDirect Energie1:52:48
19LE GAC OlivierGroupama - FDJ1:58:34
20TURGIS AnthonyCofidis, Solutions Crédits1:59:16
21TROIA OlivieroUAE-Team Emirates2:04:46
22DE BUYST JasperLotto Soudal2:18:30
23ROOSEN TimoTeam LottoNL-Jumbo2:20:05
24JANSEN Amund GrøndahlTeam LottoNL-Jumbo2:26:26
RankNameTime
1Movistar Team 188:47:32
2Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team7:10
3Team Sky42:22
4Astana Pro Team47:43
5Team LottoNL-Jumbo52:00
6Team Sunweb 1:17:38
7BMC Racing Team1:18:04
8Mitchelton-Scott1:22:31
9AG2R La Mondiale1:29:19
10Quick-Step Floors1:35:25
11Direct Energie1:47:27
12Cofidis, Solutions Crédits2:07:36
13Trek - Segafredo2:07:51
14Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale2:20:01
15Groupama - FDJ2:23:33
16Team Fortuneo - Samsic2:29:48
17BORA - hansgrohe2:37:58
18UAE-Team Emirates2:39:58
19Team Katusha - Alpecin2:41:25
20Wanty - Groupe Gobert2:43:08
21Team Dimension Data3:07:43
22Lotto Soudal4:22:47

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Julian Alaphilippe enjoyed the immense public support that goes with being a Frenchman in the Polka Dot jersey. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

 

Gregor Muhlberger, Warren Bargui, and Adam Yates attacked early in an attempt to get off the front. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

 

Philippe Gilbert was active in the early attacks as riders tried to make the break Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

 

The peloton rolled through rural, picture-esque French villages. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

 

The SkyTrain kept the peloton in check all day. With Gianni Moscon throw out after the stage for striking another rider, their task will be harder in the coming days. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

 

Lilian Calmejane rolled the dice and rode away from the breakaway with over 100km left to race. His lone move proved to be wildly unsuccessful. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

 

The peloton’s pace allowed them to soak in the scenery on Sunday. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

 

Rafal Majka attempted to ride clear on the final climb. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

 

Michael Valgren worked hard to soften up the breakaway and setup his teammate for the stage win. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

 

Bauke Mollema seized his moment and surged clear. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

 

Bauke Mollema finally snapped the elastic. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Magnus Cort Nielsen, Bauke Mollema, and Ion Izaguirre powered away from their breakaway companions late in the stage. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

 

Magnus Cort Nielsen prepared to open up his powerful sprint. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

 

Once Cort Nielsen was up to speed, nobody could come around him. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

 

Cort Nielsen celebrated his career-defining win. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

 

The peloton rolled slowly across the finish line. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images