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Stage 12, Tour de France 2018

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas at the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire, by Lucy Crocker

Thursday 19th July 2018

Geraint Thomas survived the chaos of Alpe d'Huez, and won his second stage in a row. He keeps the yellow jersey.

See video highlights of Stage 12, Tour de France 2018, and read the Hedgehog Stage 12 diary.

Stages of the Tour de France 2018

Stages of the Tour de France 2018: Stage 13

TGV station Valence

Valence TGV station, by Rob Dammers, Licence CC BY 2.0

Friday 20th July 2018

Profile of Stage 13, Tour de France 2018

Profile of Stage 13, Tour de France 2018, © ASO/Tour de France

Stage 13 is 169.5km from Bourg-d'Oisans to Valence. It passes through Vizille, with the first climb (Category 3) coming immediately after the town. The riders make their way to Grenoble, then follow the river Isère, with the Vercors mountains to their left. The second climb (Category 4) is just after the picturesque Pont-en-Royans. The climbs won't be enough to shake off any sprinters. If there's a breakaway, it's likely to be caught on the run west to Valence on the river Rhône. A bunch sprint in front of the Stade Pompidou is highly likely.

Hedgehog pick to win the stage: André Greipel

Read about Stage 13, Tour de France 2018.

Stages of the Tour de France 2018: Stage 14

Cote de la Croix Neuve

Top of the Cote de la Croix Neuve, by Sanguinez, Licence CC BY-SA 3.0

Saturday 21st July 2018

Profile of Stage 14, Tour de France 2018

Profile of Stage 14, Tour de France 2018, © ASO/Tour de France

Stage 14 is 188km from Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Mende. From the river Rhône, the peloton winds its way up the Ardèche gorges, then continues west into the Cévennes hills. The tough climbs there include the Col de la Croix de Berthel. The route reaches a peak of 1,246m, then the riders descend to Mende. After skirting Mende, they embark on a steep climb (Côte de la Croix Neuve) to the Mende-Brenoux aerodrome. After the summit, there's 1.5km of flat to the finish line.

La Croix Neuve may no longer be referred to as the Montée Laurent Jalabert, since doubt has been cast on the feats of many riders of his era. After a 2015 win, perhaps it should be known as Steve Cummings climb. Unfortunately, the Merseyside rider hasn't been selected for the 2018 Tour de France, so I'm backing another talented Dimension Data team member to triumph.

Hedgehog pick to win the stage: Serge Pauwels

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UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire

UCI World Championships Yorkshire 2019 logo

All the news about the UCI World Championships 2019 in Yorkshire, which takes place in September 2019, with Harrogate the principal host town.

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire: logo unveiled

10th May 2018

Yorkshire 2019 logo

With 500 days to go until the start of the 2019 UCI World Championships, Yorkshire 2019 Ltd yesterday unveiled its official logo.

Read about the 2019 Yorkshire logo.

Grand Départ 2019 Brussels

Grand Place, Brussels

Grand Place, Brussels, by Andrew Smith, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The 2019 Tour de France is to start in Brussels, the race organisers announced on 30th May 2017.

Tour de France 2017 news

Groenewegen rules on Champs-Elysées, Froome wins Tour

23rd July 2017

Dylan Groenewegen

Dylan Groenewegen, by Jeremy-Gunther-Heinz-Jahnick, Licence CC BY-SA 3.0

Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto Jumbo NL) showed determination to take the wheel he wanted in the closing stages on the Champs-Elysées. He hit the front early and held on for his first Tour de France stage win, ahead of a fast-finishing André Greipel. Froome confirmed his overall Tour de France victory.

Stages of the Tour de France 2017

Col du Galibier

Col du Galibier, by Robbie Shade, Licence CC BY 2.0

The stages of the 2017 Tour de France, with a highlights video of the action for each day.

Tour de France 2016 news

Tour de France 2016 news: Greipel wins Stage Twenty-One, Hosking wins La Course

24th July 2016

André Greipel

André Greipel, by Nicola, Licence CC BY-SA 4.0

André Greipel won Stage 21 on the Champs-Elysées today, coming round Alexander Kristoff, to cross the line first. Froome finished safely, to confirm his overall win. Earlier, Chloe Hosking won the women's race, La Course. Read about Greipel wins Stage 21, Tour de France 2016.

More Tour de France 2016 news, including stage reports.

Stages of the Tour de France 2016

Mont Saint-Michel

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