A guide to the Tour de France
21st July 2016
Chris Froome (Team Sky) won Stage 18 today, on a mountain time trial from Sallanches to Megève.
Tom Dumoulin was a relatively early starter, because of his lower GC standing. He set a fast time, which stood until the last rider of the day, Chris Froome. Froome set off steadily, and he was more than 20s behind Dumoulin at the first time-check; however, the Sky rider paced his time trial well, and at the line in Megève, he was 21s quicker than the Dutchman.
This video shows the end of the Froome's ride:
CyclingNews has the full race results and overall standings.
This is the Stage 18 highlights video.
The 2016 Tour de France begins at Mont St Michel, in the Manche département of France. It tackles the Pyrenees before the Alps, and as always there's a final processional stage to Paris.
Stage 19 of the 2016 Tour is an Alpine stage from Albertville to St Gervais Mont Blanc (Le Bettex). The main climbs are the Collet (and Col) de Tamié, the Col de la Forclaz (Montmin), the Col de la Forclaz (Queige), the Montée de Bisanne and Col des Saisies, and the Côte des Amerands and Montée de Bettex. This mountain stage will almost certainly split the field, and help decide the General Classification. Read about Stage 19, Tour de France 2016.
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