Tour de France 2018
|output||105th Tour de France|
|Racing series||UCI WorldTour 2018 2nd UWT|
|date||July 7-29, 2018|
|overall length||3,351 km|
avenue des Champs-Élysées
|Driver at the start||176|
|Driver at the finish||145|
|Average speed||40.234 km / h|
|winner||Geraint Thomas ( Sky )|
|Second||Tom Dumoulin ( Sunweb )|
|Third||Chris Froome ( Sky )|
|Scoring||Peter Sagan ( Bora-Hansgrohe )|
|Mountain scoring||Julian Alaphilippe ( Quick-Step Floors )|
|Young talent evaluation||Pierre Latour ( AG2R La Mondiale )|
|Most combative driver||Daniel Martin ( UAE Team Emirates )|
|◀ 2017||2019 ▶|
|Geraint Thomas (SKY)||83:17:13 h|
|2.||Tom Dumoulin (SUN)||+ 1:51 min|
|3.||Chris Froome (SKY)||+ 2:24 min|
|4th||Primož Roglič (TLJ)||+ 3:22 min|
|5.||Steven Kruijswijk (TLJ)||+ 6:08 min|
|6th||Romain Bardet (ALM)||+ 6:57 min|
|7th||Mikel Landa (MOV)||+ 7:37 min|
|8th.||Daniel Martin (UAD)||+ 9:05 min|
|9.||Ilnur Zakarin (TKA)||+ 12:37 min|
|10.||Nairo Quintana (MOV)||+ 14:18 min|
|Peter Sagan (BOH)||477 pts.|
|2.||Alexander Kristoff (UAD)||246 pts.|
|3.||Arnaud Démare (GFC)||203 pts.|
|Julian Alaphilippe (QST)||170 pts.|
|2.||Warren Barguil (FST)||91 pts.|
|3.||Rafał Majka (BOH)||76 pts.|
|Pierre Latour (ALM)||86:27:09 h|
|2.||Egan Bernal (SKY)||+ 5:39 min|
|3.||Guillaume Martin (WGG)||+ 22:05 min|
|Movistar team||250: 24: 53 h|
|2.||Bahrain Merida||+ 12:33 min|
|3.||Team Sky||+ 31:14 min|
|Daniel Martin (UAD)|
Overall winner of the tour was Geraint Thomas ( Team Sky ) with 1:51 minutes ahead of Tom Dumoulin ( Team Sunweb ) and 2:24 on last year's winner Chris Froome (also Sky). Thomas took over the yellow jersey with his victory on the 11th stage , the mountain finish in La Rosière, and extended his lead with his second stage victory on the 12th stage , the mountain finish in Alpe d'Huez .
Peter Sagan ( Bora-hansgrohe ), who won the 2nd , 5th and 13th stage in the sprint, was the winner of the points classification for the sixth time with a record lead . Fernando Gaviria ( Quick-Step Floors ) and Dylan Groenewegen ( Team Lotto NL-Jumbo ) also won two stages in the sprint, but were eliminated in the course of the tour.
The team championship was won by the Movistar Team , with Mikel Landa as seventh overall and the winner of the 17th stage Nairo Quintana as 10th, two drivers placed in the top ten. Quick-Step Floors was the team with the most stage wins, with four successes.
The Grand Départ took place on July 7, 2018 in the Pays de la Loire . The first stage began in Noirmoutier-en-l'Île on an Atlantic island , ran for 201 kilometers and ended in Fontenay-le-Comte on the mainland.
The highlights of the route included the 3rd stage in the form of a team time trial on flat terrain, the 9th stage with 21.7 kilometers of cobblestone passages, the 10th stage with 1.8 kilometers of gravel road, the 11th stage with around 5,000 meters of altitude 17th stage with 38 kilometers of ascent on only 65 racing kilometers and the 20th stage in the form of an individual time trial over hilly terrain.
The final stage took place on July 29, 2018 in Île-de-France . This time the 21st stage began in Houilles , ran for 116 kilometers and ended, as always since 1975, on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris .
Teams and drivers
In addition to the 18 automatically qualified World Teams with Cofidis , Direct Énergie , Fortuneo-Samsic and Wanty-Groupe Gobert, the organizer ASO invited four UCI Professional Continental Teams . According to the changed UCI regulations for the Grand Tours , the number of riders per team has been reduced from nine to eight. So only 176 drivers started.
There was controversy over the participation of the defending champion Chris Froome . At the Vuelta a España 2017 , this exceeded the permitted limit for the asthma drug salbutamol . Nevertheless, he was acquitted by the International Cycling Federation UCI and the World Anti-Doping Agency WADA on the basis of “scientific reports” and “specific factors”. Parts of the audience, however, booed him.
In addition to the 33-year-old Brit, Rigoberto Urán ( EF Education First ) came second, last year’s third Romain Bardet ( Ag2r La Mondiale ), points winner Michael Matthews ( Sunweb ), mountain classification winner Warren Barguil ( Fortuneo-Samsic ) and five times Stage winner Marcel Kittel ( Katusha Alpecin ) offers more riders who were successful in 2017.
Regulations and prize money
There were a few small changes compared to the previous year.
The stage winners received 11,000 euros, the second 5,500 euros and the third 2,800 euros, the 20th driver of the stage received 300 euros.
The stages a coefficient was assigned to each:
- Grace period
The waiting period was dependent on the average speed of the winner:
- Overall rating
The overall leader wore the yellow jersey ( maillot jaune ). Time credits (in seconds) are awarded as follows:
|Mass start stage||10||6th||4th|
The 160 best drivers received between 500,000 euros and 1,000 euros, depending on their rank. The daily leader received 500 euros.
The leader of the points classification wore the green jersey ( maillot vert ). The points for this evaluation were awarded as follows for stage goals and intermediate sprints:
The first eight drivers received between 25,000 euros and 2,000 euros, depending on their rank. The daily leader received 300 euros. The first of an intermediate sprint received 1,500, 1,000 and 500 euros
- Mountain scoring
The leader of the mountain classification wore the spotted jersey ( maillot à pois ). The points for this evaluation were awarded on the crossings of the climbs as follows, with double the number on the Col du Portillon , Col de Portet and Col d'Aubisque :
The first eight drivers received between 25,000 euros and 2,000 euros, depending on their rank. The daily leader received 300 euros. The winners and those placed in the individual climbs also received prizes, e.g. B. the victory on an increase in hors categorie 800 euros.
- Young talent evaluation
The leader of the youth competition wore the white jersey ( maillot blanc ). The junior ranking was calculated like the overall ranking. All drivers born since January 1st, 1993 took part in the junior competition.
The four best drivers received between 20,000 euros and 5,000 euros, depending on their rank. The daily leader received 300 euros.
- Team ranking
The leaders of the team competition wore a yellow number on their backs. The team ranking was calculated from the times of the first three drivers of a team on each stage; in the team time trial from four-four times the team's time.
The first five teams received between 50,000 euros and 8,000 euros, depending on their rank.
- Most combative driver
The most combative driver of the tour received 20,000 euros. The most combative driver of a stage received 2,000 euros.
- Souvenir Henri Desgrange
The winner received 5,000 euros.
- Souvenir Jacques Goddet
The winner received 5,000 euros.
- Prize money
The aforementioned and all other prize money amounts to a total of 2,288,050 euros.
The following table lists detailed information on the individual race days.
Ratings in the course of the tour
The following table lists the leaders in the respective ratings according to the respective stages.
This time, the Red Lantern (Lanterne Rouge) went to US American Lawson Craddock in 145th place, 4:34:19 behind the 2018 overall winner.
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