Tour de France 2018 Stage 21: Champs-Élysées victory for Kristoff, Thomas pockets overall
The 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
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.
Tour de France 2018 stage 21: Route maps, height profiles, and more
Click on the images to zoom
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Riders - Tour de France 20 Withdrawals - Tour de France 20 Results - Tour de France 20 GC Favourites - Tour de France 20 Preview - Tour de France 20 Fantasy Tour de France: at least 31,000 euro in prizes!More articles
World Cycling Championships 2019 Yorkshire: Route road race - men
World Cycling Championships 2019 Yorkshire: Riders road race - men
World Cycling Championships 2019 Yorkshire: Route - TTT Mixed Relay
World Cycling Championships 2019 Yorkshire: Riders ITT – women
World Cycling Championships 2019 Yorkshire: Route ITT - men
World Cycling Championships 2019 Yorkshire: Riders ITT – men
World Cycling Championships 2019 Yorkshire: Route road race - women
World Cycling Championships 2019 Yorkshire: Riders road race - women
World Cycling Championships: Winners and records
History of the Tour of Lombardy
Tour of Lombardy: Winners and records
Vuelta 2019: Riders
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!