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TOUR’18: The Final Week Photo Gallery!
PeloPics: The third week of any Grand Tour can be the toughest and also where the race is won or lost, but this year's final week of Tour de France confirmed Geraint Thomas as the main man. It wasn't so simple, there were farmer protests, more crashes and the crucial stage 20 time trial. Here are the best shots from the finalé of the 2018 Grand Boucle.


The first of many Grand Tour wins for Geraint Thomas?

You can see Ed's Second Rest Day Round Up HERE, and his Final Round UP HERE. Plus The PEZ Tour Awards by Sam Larner HERE and The PEZ Crew Tour Top Picks HERE. If you missed any of the best Tour photos, catch up with WEEK 1 and WEEK 2 photo galleries.


Astana make it two in a row on Stage 15.


Carcassonne painted the castle for the Tour de France


Good to see Lien Crapeon visiting boyfriend Edward Theuns at the start


Geraint Thomas signs a wooden bike


Team Sky were in control for the stage, once the break had gone


It might have been an easy day for the peloton, but the fans were out as usual


Stage 15 was a typical transition day, perfect for a break


From little bridges to the tallest bridge in the World, the Millau Viaduct


Magnus Cort Nielson takes the win for Astana


Two stages in a row for the Kazakh team. Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana): "It is amazing! It was one of my biggest dreams when I’ve started riding a bike. This is my first Tour de France and I am so happy to win a stage here."


The Peloton didn't need the photo finish camera


Stage 16 - Julian Alaphilippe takes his seconds 2018 Tour stage win.


The craziest stage of 2018 started quite calmly


First a farmers protest


There was some echelon action


Another good day for the fans


Philippe Gilbert went solo from the break and all was looking good, until...


Not a sight you want to see


Gilbert was rescued


And rode on


Quick-Step Floors was the team of the day, Julian Alaphilippe won the stage and took more KOM points


Congratulations and thanks between Gilbert and Alaphilippe


Most combative rider of the day - Philippe Gilbert on the podium


Tour director, Prudhomme talks to Gilbert as he leaves for the hospital with a fractured knee


Stage 17 and Nairo Quintana saves his Tour de France.


Olympic champion, Greg Van Avermaet warms up in the shade before the short but tough stage 17


The old man, Valverde wasn't so interested in a warm up


Was the start grid a success?


The finish is up there!


There were some splits in the finalé


Dumoulin was strong, but Thomas was in no trouble


Short and fast stages could be the way forward


Nairo Quintana saved Movistar's Tour on stage 17


Geraint Thomas's Tour win was one day closer


Tino Roosen had his whistle for the descent


Father and son - Jean François and Julien Bernard


Démare sprints to Stage 18 win.


Sky were happy to lead until the sprinter's teams took over


The early break were happy under the strong sun of the South of France


Yellow overdose


Man overboard


Yet more Tour sunflowers


Groupama-FDJ needed a win


Démare delivered


Lead-out man Jacopo Guarnieri was more than pleased


Roglic swoops to Stage 19 victory.


Well, the start was in Lourdes


Still a long road to Paris


Another day of hard work for Egan Bernal


Norwegian fans far from home


The leaders climbed into the clouds


And descended


LottoNL-Jumbo were looking for the win


Roglic made his move as they dropped to the finish in Laruns


Primoz Roglic - GT winner in the future?


Taylor Phinney broke his nose. “I just hit a bump and kind of got off balance at the wrong juncture and I ended up in the trees. Took a tree to the face, broke my nose.”

Tom Dumoulin takes the TT Stage 20 by 1 second.


Groupama-FDJ's David Gaudu was relaxed before the start


David Brailsford must be a happy man


Sunweb riders warming up before the off


The last day that Geraint Thomas could lose the 2018 Tour de France


As long as Julian Alaphilippe finished within the time limit he would be the King Of the Mountains


Nearly a stage win for Chris Froome


Stage win for the World time trial champion - but no overall win





Thomas knew he had done it - The first Welsh Tour winner


Peter Sagan's points jersey was also safe


Miguel Indurain, Geraint Thomas and a lion


Flowers for the lady - Sara Elen Thomas

The Tour hits Paris on the final Stage 21 with Geraint Thomas in yellow.


Nice team car, but where does the front wheel go?


The 2018 winners jerseys - Alaphilippe, Thomas and Sagan


The peloton hits the Champs-Élysées


The French air force turned up to add a bit of color


The peloton works its way to wards the centre of the French capital


Alexander Kristoff pulled off the big Paris sprint


The Sagan fan club was there in force


The happy Thomas family


Proud to be Welsh - The first British born Tour de France winner


To the winner the spoils

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