Tour de France 2018 Stage 21: Champs-Élysées victory for Kristoff, Thomas pockets overall

Tour de France 2018 Stage 21: Champs-Élysées victory for Kristoff, Thomas pockets overall

alexander kristoff 2018 - Tour de France 2018 Stage 21: Champs-Élysées victory for Kristoff, Thomas pockets overallThe Tour de France's final stage is a traditional. Following a photo and champagne session on the bike the race boils down to eight fast laps on the Champs-Élysées. Alexander Kristoff sprints to victory ahead of John Degenkolb and Arnaud Démare, while Geraint Thomas crosses the line in yellow to win the Tour de France. The final podium is rounded out by Tom Dumoulin and Chris Froome. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 21st stage 2018 Tour de France

1. Alexander Kristoff (nor)
2. John Degenkolb (ger) s.t.
3. Arnaud Démare (fra) s.t.
4. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) s.t.
5. Christophe Laporte (fra) s.t.
6. Maximiliano Richeze (arg) s.t.
7. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
8. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
9. Andrea Pasqualon (ita) s.t.
10. Jasper De Buyst (bel) s.t.

Final GC 2018 Tour de France

1. Geraint Thomas (gbr)
2. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 1.51
3. Chris Froome (gbr) + 2.24
4. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 3.22
5. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 6.08
6. Romain Bardet (fra) + 6.57
7. Mikel Landa (spa) + 7.37
8. Daniel Martin (irl) + 9.05
9. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 12.37
10. Nairo Quintana (col) + 14.18

Race report
Retiring record holder (18 appearances) Sylvain Chavanel is the first rider to enter the Champs-Élysées before Taylor Phinney, Silvan Dilier, Damien Gaudin, Nils Politt, Michael Schär and Guillaume Van Keirsbulck attack with more than seven laps left. They widen the gap to 50 seconds, but are brought back in the last round.

Daniel Oss and Yves Lampaert strike with 2 kms to go before the Belgian goes alone. He pushes hard, but is brought back with 300 metres remaining. In the ensuing sprint Alexander Kristoff outguns John Degenkolb and Arnaud Démare.

Geraint Thomas finishes safely in the bunch to win his first Tour de France.

Read also: route 21st stage 2018 Tour de France.

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