Trentin relishing opportunity to team up with Greg van Avermaet in hunt for classics victories and grand tour stage wins
Riders relishing the opportunity to end the season on a high and explore new cultures as Chinese race finds its feet.
Use of safety barriers with protruding feet draws criticism from other riders.
Italy missed a chance to win its first rainbow jersey in more than a decade when Trentin's legs failed him in the final sprint
23-year-old beat Matteo Trentin and Stefan Küng to the line after a day of near-constant rain, becoming the first Danish male world champion in the process.
Trentin won from a sprint after a late attack from Alex Dowsett was caught in the final 100 meters.
Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali, and Tom Dumoulin are just a few of the big names that will switch teams after 2019.
The Italian timed his attack from a group of breakaway riders to perfection, climbing away and winning alone in Gap after 200km of racing.
The high mountains of the Tour de France deliver both ecstasy and agony to the peloton. We spoke to the riders to hear their stories of triumph and woe on the race's highest roads