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Monday July 23, 2018
Tour Rest Day No.2: Week two of the 2018 Tour de France is done and dusted with Geraint Thomas holding the overall lead from his Sky team 'leader' Chris Froome second and Tom Dumoulin in third. Ed Hood rounds up the action and takes a look at Geraint's history and the final countdown to Paris.
Sunday July 22, 2018
Stage Report: Much like Saturday, Sunday's stage 15 break of the day was the launch pad for a second win for the Astana team in two days. It was Magnus Cort Nielsen who took the victory in Carcassonne as the peloton strolled to the finish over 13 minutes later. No change in the overall.
Saturday July 21, 2018
Stage Report: The 10% slopes on the climb to Mende drew out all the suffering and effort that we love about the Tour de France.  Going from the break, Astana's Omar Fraile threw down the biggest on the 3km climb to the finish above Mende for a brilliant and well deserved win, while the Tour's Top 3 stuck together but pulled more time on the rest of the contenders.
Saturday July 21, 2018
TDF '18 Preview: The Tour de France will venture into the unknown on Sunday's stage 15 as the race will take on the all new Pic de Nore - a never before seen climb in the great race. That Pic de Nore a 12.5km long, tough climb that is dubbed the 'mini Ventoux' by local cyclists. We sent our man in France, Chris Selden along to check out the climb and ride it himself.
Friday July 20, 2018
Stage Report: Stage 13 took the Tour out of the Alps and could have been the day for a break to succeed, but the tired legs left the battle for the few sprinters. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) pipped Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) and Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) to the finish line and his third stage win this year.
Thursday July 19, 2018
Stage Report: Today's stage promised lots with the biggest elevation gain of this year's race at just over 5000m for the stage and the finish on the mythical Alpe d'Huez. Could the stage live up to the hype? Sky's Geraint Thomas certainly must think so.
Wednesday July 18, 2018
Stage Report: The big break of the day looked like it would be the winning move, but it exploded as the GC men lifted the pace on the final climb of stage 11. With a bold move, Geraint Thomas (Sky) launched himself up the Summit finish for stage and overall glory.
Tuesday July 17, 2018
Stage Report: On the first mountain stage of the 2018 Tour de France, BMC's Greg Van Avermaet fought to keep the yellow jersey on his back by going with the break of the day and holding off the GC men. From the same group, Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) attacked on the penultimate climb for a hard fought stage win.
Monday July 16, 2018
Tour Rest Day No.1: As the Tour de France leaves the flat lands and launches into the Alps for the more decisive mountain stages. What have we learnt from the first week? Ed Hood take a look back at the first nine stages on the first Tour rest day as we wait for the peloton's appointment with destiny.
Sunday July 15, 2018
Stage Report: John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) brought two years of misery to a close with a riveting victory in Roubaix on Stage 9 of the Tour de France, bettering race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step) in a three-man sprint after a bruising stage over the “pavés du nord”.
Saturday July 14, 2018
Photo Book: When you're hot, you're hot, and LottoNL-Jumbo's Dylan Groenewegen stoked his winning form with another perfectly timed sprint into Amiens for stage 8 of the 2018 Tour de France. After 181 processional kilometers, perhaps the best part of the day for fans is this gallery of the day's best shots from pro photog Cor Vos.
Friday July 13, 2018
Stage Report: After an 'easy day' of 231 kilometers from Fougères to Chartres the peloton animated its self in the finalé to fire LottoNL-Jumbo's Dylan Groenewegen across the line ahead of Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and the green jersey wearing Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe). Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) held the overall lead with 6 seconds on Sky's Geraint Thomas.
Thursday July 12, 2018
Stage Report: UAE Team Emirates' Dan Martin hammered up the Breton Alpe d'Huez, better known as the Mur de Bretagne, for the stage 6 win in fine style, which brought the memories flooding back for Gordan Cameron. 2011 and 2018; both vintage years on the Mur.
Wednesday July 11, 2018
Stage Report: Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) might well have designed this stage, it was perfect for him and it's not a surprise that he stormed to victory at the finish. Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) was close, but not close enough for victory. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) still holds the yellow jersey.
Tuesday July 10, 2018
Stage Report: Stage 4 sprinted into the Breton town of Sarzeau, in-front the Major and UCI President, David Lappartient, and Quick-Step Floors' Fernando Gaviria took his second stage of this Tour de France. The yellow jersey stayed on the shoulders of BMC's Greg Van Avermaet who finished in the main pack.
Monday July 9, 2018
Stage Report: The team time trial stage 3 round the town of Cholet became a battle of the Belgians with Greg Van Avermaet and BMC fighting for the yellow jersey with Philippe Gilbert and his Quick-Step boys. In the end BMC put their man in the overall lead. Peter Sagan? Still out there!
Sunday July 8, 2018
Stage Report: At the end of a crash filled stage 2, World champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) was the fastest from the small group of what was left of the peloton that hit the tarmac just over a kilometer out. The yellow jersey of Quick-Step Floors' Fernando Gaviria was amongst the fallers and so Sagan moved into the overall lead.
Saturday July 7, 2018
Stage Report: Fernando Gaviria took the first stage win of the 2018 Tour de France and with it, the yellow and white jerseys. As impressive as the Colombian was, the real drama was behind where GC contenders littered the roads. Both Froome and Quintana lost time as the GC race was blown wide open.
Saturday July 7, 2018
Roadside: The British national time trial championships was less of a surprise than the road race, with Team Sky's Geraint Thomas taking the top step of the podium. Ed Hood was there to witness the full race and give us the run down in words and pictures from the North East of England.
Thursday July 5, 2018
Roadside PEZ: With the Tour de France starting on Saturday you would expect Team Sky to dominate the home British road race championship to take that jersey over the English Channel. The race didn't go the WorldTour team's way with Connor Swift taking the top honours. Callum MacGregor was Roadside to see the action unfold.