The Tour de France
Geraint Thomas at the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire, by Lucy
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
TGV station, by Rob
CC BY 2.0
Friday 20th July 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.
of the Cote de la Croix Neuve, by Sanguinez, Licence CC
Saturday 21st July 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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14, Tour de France 2018.
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17th October 2017
Prudhomme, by Josh
CC BY-SA 2.0
The route of the 2018 Tour de France was announced today in
Paris. Highlights include a double ascent of the Mur de Bretagne
on Stage 6, a return to Alpe-d'Huez on Stage 12, and a short
(65km), sharp Pyrenean Stage 17.
Read about the Tour de
France 2018 route announcement.
All the news about the UCI World Championships 2019 in Yorkshire,
which takes place in September 2019, with Harrogate the principal
10th July 2018
Dumoulin riding an ITT in 2016, by filip bossuyt, Licence CC
A mixed team time trial event could be introduced to the UCI Road
World Championships when they take place in 2019 in Yorkshire. It
would be a relay event for national teams featuring three men and
Read about the mixed
team time trial at the UCI Road World Championships.
10th May 2018
With 500 days to go until the start of the 2019 UCI World
Championships, Yorkshire 2019 Ltd yesterday unveiled its official
Read about the 2019