Stage 17 - Pont du Gard - Gap. Stage 18 - Embrun - Valloire. Stage 19 - Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Tignes. Stage 20 - Albertville - Val Thorens.
Stage 21 - Rambouillet - Paris. The incredible journey of Geraint Thomas. Eurosport Live , where and when you want. Sudden departure proves Sky has a limit after all.
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Of course, with Stefan, who is our specialist, and maybe even Tejay, we can try to do well. But, we will see. We have to try and recover as well as possible after a hard stage like today.
I felt very good and made optimal use of it. Steven and I kept attacking. In the descent, when I saw that nobody followed me, I just went full throttle.
The team was very strong today and I want to thank the team for their efforts. Without my team mates it would have never been possible to win here.
Geraint Thomas Team Sky remains race leader. Stage 18 finish line quotes. Cyclingnews - Demare dispels doubts, Kristoff lacks the legs, another day down for Thomas.
Demare wins stage 18 in Pau. Geraint Thomas Team Sky remains leader in the general classification. But, that was also necessary I think.
Everyone is tired and for us, it was a good day to recover from our efforts on the stages before. Overall, it was a good day for the team.
Of course, it was without a result but that is not always necessary. I went in the break and it was a day of endless suffering on the limit.
Gregor did an amazing job, he pulled a lot and showed once again his great talent but there was no cooperation in our group, with Valverde also waiting for Quintana.
As a result, our gap was not big enough for the last climb. I gave it my all when Quintana closed on us and I was the last guy from the break to stay on his wheel, but with 6km to go my batteries were empty and Quintana dropped me.
I really wanted that win today, but I will try again the day after tomorrow. Stage 17 finish line quotes.
Quintana wins short stage 17 atop Col du Portet. Cyclingnews - Thomas keeps race lead as Froome drops behind Dumoulin. On a shorter stage like today, there is less time to regroup and chill out and make a pace.
This means that the speed is higher but in the end, the tactics are pretty much the same. I think the winner of the stage would have been the winner whether it was 65km like today or km.
It was a stage I had marked down many weeks before this race, one I had prepared well for. The Movistar Team always trusted my skills - and here are some results to pay them back them!
Geraint Thomas Team Sky remains in yellow as race leader. Philippe Gilbert abandons the Tour de France. Cyclingnews - Belgian says his Tour is over after stage 16 crash.
Stage 16 finish line quotes. Alaphilippe wins stage Taking two victories, one in the Alps and another one in the Pyrenees, is mind-blowing, I will never forget this day.
The last 20 kilometers were very intense, with a lot of attacks and cat-and-mouse game in the escape. When I got word that Yates opened a half a minute gap, I decided to attack and managed to pull him back to ten seconds by the time he crashed.
Getting the victory in this town which is inextricably linked to the Tour is incredible, I would have never thought of this, and it makes me really proud to be on the top spot of the podium.
To hold the polka dot jersey is a bonus and I will fight hard to keep it. Geraint Thomas Team Sky remains leader on G. We are a team that, through title sponsor Dimension Data, are focused on innovation thanks to their ground-breaking technology and BMC joining us is a natural fit.
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Tom Dumoulin heads into the unknown during third week at the Tour de France. Cyclingnews - Thomas on Moscon: Rest Day 2 Recap.
Cyclingnews - From the cobbles to the Alps, the GC gaps widen. The race resumes Tuesday with Stage Stage 15 finish line quotes.
Cyclingnews - Cort, Thomas, Martin, Mollema. Magnus Cort wins stage 15 in Carcassonne. Cyclingnews - Thomas keeps the yellow jersey as the bunch finishes more than 13 minutes down.
So I tried to split the group and get in the front. I was only in front with 2 other guys. Stuyven was the strongest, he dropped us and rode away alone.
It was a good day but the result is disappointing. We wanted to be there with Tom because it was a good final for him.
It was a hard stage with a high pace in the group. Suddenly there was the attack from Izaguirre and it was good that Tom reacted. It was still hard with climbs to come but the wind was quite strong and some downhill sections were maybe not so good for Tom, if a few extra guys went across then it would have been perfect.
So it was a good move by Tom and these things are just so hard to predict. In the end they brought him back and he used to much in the break to still then get a result.
I was happy to make the break today, it was a hard stage and we learned a lot and we will keep on fighting to make a better result with the team.
I felt better than yesterday and although it was hard to make the breakaway, I was happy to be in it. I think the final climb was just a little bit too hard again and with the energy I have already spent this week, it was hard to keep up with the good guys.
I tried to set as good a tempo as possible and then tried to come back in the descent. However, the strongest guys were already gone and that was a bit of a pity.
The second part of the Tour has been pretty good for me. I have been trying and have had a couple of good finishes and been in the breakaway.
I think I am in good shape but you also have to have a parcours that fits your style and with the energy I have had to spend, maybe I missed something in the end to really go for the win.
But, I think the rest day will be good for me and hopefully, I can recharge a bit and get another chance.
The crash was of no fault of his own and seemed a very pointless crash as well. He has come down quite hard on his right elbow and fractured the olecranon process of the right elbow.
We are already making arrangements for him to have surgery in Antwerp and he will be back on the trainer pretty soon after that surgery, but obviously we are all very disappointed about the crash.
It was a long day and always up and down. I just rode my tempo because it was a super hard day and it has been a super hard week. I have good legs but they are not so fresh anymore.
We tried at the front but I have to say that we knew that Alaphilippe was one of the big favorites for this kind of finish and that it would be really hard for Stuyven on the last climb.
If you see how steep it was, I think you could have had even two minutes and it would still have been hard to stay in front.
Late puncture costly for Dan Martin at Mende. Fraile wins in Mende. Cyclingnews - No changes to the top of the general classification after a long day in Massif Central.
In the end, we went really fast in the first 10km of the stage and with crosswinds it was really chaotic. Then, me, Stefan and Greg were able to make it into the big breakaway.
So, for me, it was like a TT because I went full gas from the bottom to the finish and in the end, I was fifth but I was hoping for a podium finish maybe.
The goal now will be to try again in the next few days. I am feeling really good. I worked hard to be ready for this race and today, I was able to show once again that my condition is good and I will keep trying.
So, for me, today was a long day. But in the last 5km, I refocused and thought, well I try and suffer a little. I stayed with the group and never overpaced myself.
Once I crested the top, I attacked and tried to bridge to the front, but it was just not enough. I am happy with my legs, but I really wanted to win in the end.
Peter Sagan navigates changed sprint landscape to complete Tour de France hat-trick. Stage 13 finish line quotes. Peter Sagan wins stage 13 bunch sprint in Valence.
Cyclingnews - World champion surges past Kristoff and Demare. It was great to see Michi in a breakaway and winning the Most Combative Rider prize.
I am really happy for him that he is on the podium. He fully deserves it after a lot of hard work in the first week.
We also saw how strong he is as he could stay in front of the peloton for a long time. In the end, I just gave it a try. It is always good to go with the race.
We had a good first week and I think now it will be about continuing to try to make results and be at the front like Michi did today. Once again, I have to thank my teammates for their dedication and work.
It was a flat stage after the tough mountains, so everybody recovered a little bit in the group. I think they all seemed happy to stay in the bunch and go through a more relaxed stage.
My timing in the sprint might now seem perfect but I think I was probably a little bit late. I was a bit behind with meters to go and on the last climb, I tried to bring myself to the front.
However, the Tour de France is far from over. Cyclingnews - Suspected vertebra fracture for Italian. Vincenzo Nibali out of the Tour de France. Cyclingnews - Fan videos capture moment of crash that left Italian with a fractured T10 vertebra.
Stage 12 finish line quotes. Cyclingnews - Maillot Jaune triumphs, Nibali crashes. Just like we planned, he did his best to get into the good breakaway but unfortunately, there were really strong guys in there including some of those on GC like Valverde and Kruijswijk for the most part.
When we started the Croix de Fer, he rode his own tempo to save some energy as fighting with the GC riders at the front was almost impossible.
Behind, the other guys were good and kept a good tempo to be safely within the time limit and that was also a priority of the day.
I had nothing left in my legs and just wanted to make the finish line in the best time possible. I felt really good in the first climb of the day, but then general fatigue set in.
Stage 11 finish line quotes. Cyclingnews - Thomas, Froome say is a perfect position. Geraint Thomas wins stage 11 at La Rosiere, takes yellow.
Cyclingnews - Race explodes in second Alpine stage. I was in the virtual yellow jersey for a while, as I was last year, so I guess I can add another jersey to my virtual closet now.
No but it was good to be up there again and also picked up some more King of the Mountains points so maybe that can become an objective.
There is a ray of sunlight with Serge, who is having a great tour, being in the front and fighting for stages, and having the virtual yellow shows how consistent he has been in the two mountain stages.
On the penultimate climb, there was a moment when I suffered a lot but then I recovered and I started in pursuit. I would like to try again but now we have to focus on Vincenzo because now he is really ahead in the overall and me and my teammates are here at the Tour to help him the much as possible.
Stage 10 finish line quotes. Cyclingnews - Alaphilippe delighted, Van Avermaet gets one more day in yellow. Alaphilippe wins in Le Grand Bornand.
Cyclingnews - Van Avermaet extends overall lead. I had to ride really hard to catch the breakaway but once I was there, and we directly took six to seven minutes, I knew it could be a good day for me.
Taking a stage in the Tour de France has always been a dream and turning it into reality feels extraordinary. It was a hard day, especially in the last 30 kilometers, when I was alone, but that makes this moment even more special and beautiful.
It was really painful as he went down hard on his shoulder. We waited almost more five minutes and then the decision was made to take him to the hospital.
There was even no time to fight today because after 7km, Richie was involved in that crash. Of course, the bunch was really nervous and it happened just passing through a village.
I have been through a lot of things in the past, and it was such a hard time. I want to dedicate this victory to one of my best friends who passed away last winter.
This was really something for him because I said no, I am not done. I have to make at least one really big victory him, he was like my second father.
Tuesday, July 17 Starts at 9: Landa back to normal after Roubaix stage crash. Cobbles cause chaos at the Tour de France but GC battle remains perfectly poised.
Cyclingnews - Irishman battles through injuries on pave stage. Cyclingnews - Van Vleuten and Van der Breggen overwhelming favourites for the mountainous route.
Pushing past the pain: Getting Lawson Craddock through the Tour de France. It was a really hard fight the whole day. We really had a plan to stay out for the trouble all the time and it really worked out really well.
I was fighting my way back, and I am so proud. Uran philosophical despite losing time on the cobbles. We have one leader at the Tour de France.
Chris Froome crashes on Tour de France cobbles but avoids losing time. Cyclingnews - Thomas avoids the carnage as Team Sky look forward to the mountains.
Richie Porte abandons Tour de France. Cyclingnews - BMC Racing rider crashes after 10 kilometres of stage 9. Stage 9 finish line quotes.
Degenkolb wins much-feared stage in Roubaix. Cyclingnews - Carnage on the cobbles as Porte crashes out, Uran loses time. The closer we got to the finish, the more I started believing and this result is a big disappointment for me.
I have a good sprint after six hours and today it was only 3 hours 30 minutes. I tried to do my own sprint instead of waiting for him [Degenkolb] but next time, I will try again and try to beat him.
Overall, I kept the jersey and made a great race out of the stage and this is also something. I think we did a very good job. We can be satisfied with what we achieved.
The Tour de France goes to Hell — cobbles preview. Cyclingnews - GC contenders right to fear stage 9 from Arras to Roubaix. Cyclingnews - Quick-Step boss has a number of cards to play on stage 9.
Vincenzo Nibali hoping to repeat his Roubaix cobbles attack of Tour de France. Adam Yates surrounded by Classics experts for Tour de France cobbled stage.
Tony Martin out of Tour de France with spinal fracture. Cyclingnews - Katusha-Alpecin rider crashed with Dan Martin on stage 8.
Greipel, Gaviria relegated in separate incidents during sprint in Amiens. Cyclingnews - Race jury showing no tolerance for head-butts in sprints.
Stage 8 finish line quotes. Groenewegen doubles up in Amiens. Cyclingnews - Dan Martin loses time in late crash; Greipel, Gaviria relegated. We have worked really hard for this.
It was about fighting for a good position all day. I have to thank the team for their trust and support. This would have never been possible without my teammates.
Our policy is to develop and improve young talents. All resources and expertise are put into this and this is now paying off. We pay attention to all kind of details, from training to nutrition to equipment.
Everyone within this team contributes to this. It was a long day and it was a little bit more relaxed but with a really fast final.
I am happy I could take those three extra seconds in the bonus sprint. It was an open sprint with nobody in front so it was good to give it a try and take some seconds to make sure I am safe for the next stage.
Tomorrow is going to be flat but shorter than today and I think it is going to have the same outcome. I feel like I can focus on Sunday and try to be up there and we will see what happens.
Stage 7 finish line quotes. Cyclingnews - Groenewegen, Cavendish and Laporte talk about the final sprint. Groenewegen wins stage 7 in Chartres.
Cyclingnews - Van Avermaet retains yellow. But I felt that it improved every day. In the fourth stage, my timing was wrong, but I felt good. Compared to last year, I feel more pressure now.
This really gives a lot of confidence for the coming stages. Stage 6 finish line quotes. Dan Martin wins on the Mur de Bretagne.
Cyclingnews - Van Avermaet keeps yellow, Dumoulin and Bardet lose time. He is good at picking the right moment. I think if you win a stage like this after attacking from that point then you are the strongest guy.
We tried to do a good job and Richie tried to set a good tempo for himself and to try and take some seconds over the rest of the contenders.
I just hung in there as well as possible to maybe try to sprint but in the end, I had no power anymore. It was a super hard final climb and the tempo never slowed down.
But I am happy that I could stay up there and only a few guys could hold the tempo on the climb. Overall, it was a good day and I have another day in yellow to look forward to.
I was really relaxed all day and I was really looking forward to having a crack. Stage 5 finish line quotes. Sagan wins stage 5 in Quimper.
Cyclingnews - Green jersey tops Colbrelli in drag race sprint. Then, I think I went a bit too early on the sprint. The team did a perfect job to put us into position in the final.
It was a really demanding day for a lot of guys and I think the team did a great job all day. I think we did great today so we will see how it goes tomorrow.
Cyclingnews - Quick-Step Floors rider delivers Gaviria to a second stage win. Greipel overcorrects in Tour de France headwind sprint.
Cyclingnews - German pipped by Gaviria and Sagan after going early. Mark Cavendish boxed in after strong team display. Miscommunication costs Zakarin a minute at Tour de France.
Cyclingnews - Russian failed to inform his team he had crashed with 5km to go on stage 4. Cyclingnews - World champion hoping to extend Tour de France points lead in hilly Brittany stages.
Gaviria revels in another hard-fought sprint victory. Cyclingnews - Colombian looks to take green jersey from Peter Sagan.
Stage 4 finish line quotes. Cyclingnews - Gaviria tops Sagan in fast and furious sprint. Gaviria wins stage 4 in Sarzeau.
Cyclingnews - Van Avermaet keeps yellow jersey. It was difficult today, because the breakaway really pushed us, as we were the ones working the most at the front.