2018 Tour de France

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The 2018 Tour de France was the 105th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's three Grand Tours.wikipedia
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Geraint Thomas

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The overall general classification was won by Geraint Thomas of. Some of the other riders considered as contenders for the general classification were Dan Martin, Alejandro Valverde, Rigoberto Urán, Geraint Thomas and Primož Roglič.
On the track, he has won three World Championships (2007, 2008, and 2012), and two Olympic gold medals (2008 and 2012), while on the road he won the 2018 Tour de France.

Tom Dumoulin

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Tom Dumoulin placed second, with Thomas's teammate and four-time Tour winner Chris Froome coming third. The closest rivals of Froome were thought to be Romain Bardet, Tom Dumoulin, Mikel Landa, Vincenzo Nibali, Richie Porte, Nairo Quintana and Adam Yates.
He followed this up with a remarkably strong performance in the 2018 Tour de France, once again coming in 2nd place overall and claiming another Stage win on the only Individual Time Trial of the Tour.

Peter Sagan

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Peter Sagan then took the race lead on the following stage. The sprinters considered favourites for the points classification and wins on the flat or hilly bunch sprint finishes were Peter Sagan, Michael Matthews, Fernando Gaviria, Marcel Kittel, Mark Cavendish, Dylan Groenewegen, Arnaud Démare and André Greipel.
After having become the first rider to win the points classification of the Tour de France on his first five attempts, he went on to win it a record seven times, in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.

Dan Martin (cyclist)

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The team classification was won by, and Dan Martin of won the combativity award. Some of the other riders considered as contenders for the general classification were Dan Martin, Alejandro Valverde, Rigoberto Urán, Geraint Thomas and Primož Roglič.
Since turning professional in 2008, Martin has participated in two Olympic Games, and won stages of the 2013 Tour de France and the 2018 Tour de France.

2018 UCI World Tour

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The race was the 25th of the 37 events in the UCI World Tour, and all of its eighteen UCI WorldTeams were entitled, and obliged, to enter the race.
Sagan won three stages at the Tour de France as he won a record-equalling sixth points classification victory, but was unable to win any stages at the Vuelta a España, where Yates took the lead.

Pierre Latour

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Julian Alaphilippe of, winner of two mountain stages, won the mountains classification, and 's Pierre Latour won the young rider classification.
In July he started his second Tour de France of his career.

Julian Alaphilippe

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Julian Alaphilippe of, winner of two mountain stages, won the mountains classification, and 's Pierre Latour won the young rider classification.
Alaphilippe participated in his second Tour de France this season, and claimed his maiden Tour de France stage win in the 10th stage of the race with a series of attacks and aggressive descending in the Alps.

Fernando Gaviria

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The opening stage was won by Fernando Gaviria of, who became the Tour's first rider to wear the general classification leader's yellow jersey. The sprinters considered favourites for the points classification and wins on the flat or hilly bunch sprint finishes were Peter Sagan, Michael Matthews, Fernando Gaviria, Marcel Kittel, Mark Cavendish, Dylan Groenewegen, Arnaud Démare and André Greipel.
In July 2018, he was named in the start list for the Tour de France.

Greg Van Avermaet

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won stage three's team time trial, putting their rider Greg Van Avermaet in yellow. Others expected to contend for sprint finishes included Greg Van Avermaet, Alexander Kristoff, Sonny Colbrelli, Nacer Bouhanni and John Degenkolb.
He won the opening team time trial with his BMC team of the Tour de Suisse in June, before entering the Tour de France.

Dylan Groenewegen

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The sprinters considered favourites for the points classification and wins on the flat or hilly bunch sprint finishes were Peter Sagan, Michael Matthews, Fernando Gaviria, Marcel Kittel, Mark Cavendish, Dylan Groenewegen, Arnaud Démare and André Greipel.
In the Tour de France, Groenewegen won stage 7 after beating Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan, both of whom had won two stages thus far in the tour.

Mark Cavendish

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The sprinters considered favourites for the points classification and wins on the flat or hilly bunch sprint finishes were Peter Sagan, Michael Matthews, Fernando Gaviria, Marcel Kittel, Mark Cavendish, Dylan Groenewegen, Arnaud Démare and André Greipel.
Before his diagnosis, Cavendish was able to compete in the 2018 Tour de France but was disqualified after not making the cut-off time on stage eleven.

Egan Bernal

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The average age of riders in the race was 29.37 years, ranging from the 21-year-old Egan Bernal to the 40-year-old Franco Pellizotti.
In July, he rode the Tour de France as a domestique for team leaders Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.

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The 2018 Tour de France was the 105th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's three Grand Tours.

Adam Yates (cyclist)

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The closest rivals of Froome were thought to be Romain Bardet, Tom Dumoulin, Mikel Landa, Vincenzo Nibali, Richie Porte, Nairo Quintana and Adam Yates.
He was 's leader at the Tour de France, but finished 29th in the general classification.

Alexander Kristoff

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Others expected to contend for sprint finishes included Greg Van Avermaet, Alexander Kristoff, Sonny Colbrelli, Nacer Bouhanni and John Degenkolb.
He won the last stage of the Tour de France in a sprint on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Chris Froome

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Tom Dumoulin placed second, with Thomas's teammate and four-time Tour winner Chris Froome coming third.
He then went into the 2018 Tour de France as one of the main favorites for victory despite the mostly negative reactions from some fans.

Primož Roglič

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Some of the other riders considered as contenders for the general classification were Dan Martin, Alejandro Valverde, Rigoberto Urán, Geraint Thomas and Primož Roglič.
During the early stages of the Tour de France Roglič managed to avoid the crashes and mechanical issues that many other GC riders fell victim to putting him in position to compete with the elite GC riders including Geraint Thomas, Tom Dumoulin, Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana, Romain Bardet and Mikel Landa among others.

Vincenzo Nibali

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The closest rivals of Froome were thought to be Romain Bardet, Tom Dumoulin, Mikel Landa, Vincenzo Nibali, Richie Porte, Nairo Quintana and Adam Yates.
Nibali withdrew from the 2018 Tour de France after stage 12, having suffered a crash on the ascent of the Alpe d'Huez after spectator interference.

Rigoberto Urán

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Some of the other riders considered as contenders for the general classification were Dan Martin, Alejandro Valverde, Rigoberto Urán, Geraint Thomas and Primož Roglič.
Urán started the 2018 Tour de France as one of the main favorites and was sitting in 6th place after stage 8.

Noirmoutier-en-l'Île

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The 3351 km-long race consisted of 21 stages, starting on 7 July in Noirmoutier-en-l'Île, in western France, and concluding on 29 July with the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris.
Noirmoutier-en-l'Île was the host for the Grand Départ(start) of the 2018 Tour de France.

2018 Tour de France, Stage 1 to Stage 11

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The 2018 Tour de France was the 105th edition of Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours.

Nairo Quintana

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The closest rivals of Froome were thought to be Romain Bardet, Tom Dumoulin, Mikel Landa, Vincenzo Nibali, Richie Porte, Nairo Quintana and Adam Yates.
The main goal of Quintana's 2018 season was the Tour de France.

Mikel Landa

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The closest rivals of Froome were thought to be Romain Bardet, Tom Dumoulin, Mikel Landa, Vincenzo Nibali, Richie Porte, Nairo Quintana and Adam Yates.

Champs-Élysées stage in the Tour de France

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The 3351 km-long race consisted of 21 stages, starting on 7 July in Noirmoutier-en-l'Île, in western France, and concluding on 29 July with the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris.

Romain Bardet

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The closest rivals of Froome were thought to be Romain Bardet, Tom Dumoulin, Mikel Landa, Vincenzo Nibali, Richie Porte, Nairo Quintana and Adam Yates.