Tour de France 2021: Cavendish cements lead

The intermediate sprint appears after two small climbs and ahead of the Col du Tourmalet and finish climb to Luz-Ardiden. Mark Cavendish takes 11 points, Michael Matthews 9. Cav's fairy tale comeback is about to end with a green lining. (Slideshow route/profile)

Points competition stage 18
1. Mark Cavendish 298
2. Michael Matthews 260
3. Sonny Colbrelli 208
4. Jasper Philipsen 184
5. Julian Alaphilippe 155
6. Tadej Pogacar 146
7. Michael Mørkøv 112
8. Wout van Aert 101
9. Matej Mohoric 98
10. Jonas Vingegaard 88

Intermediate sprint, at kilometre 62.7:
1. Julian Alaphilippe 20
2. Matej Mohoric 17
3. Pierre-Luc Périchon 15
4. Sean Bennett 13
5. Mark Cavendish 11
6. Michael Mørkøv 10
7. Michael Matthews 9
8. Luka Mezgec 8
9. Sonny Colbrelli 7
10. Jasper Philipsen 6
11. Thomas De Gendt 5
12. Kasper Asgreen 4
13. Pierre Rolland 3
14. Omar Fraile 2
15. Toms Skujins 1

Finish:
1. Tadej Pogacar 20
2. Jonas Vingegaard 17
3. Richard Carapaz 15
4. Enric Mas 13
5. Daniel Martin 11
6. Sepp Kuss 10
7. Sergio Higuita 9
8. Ben O’Connor 8
9. Wilco Kelderman 7
10. Alejandro Valverde 6
11. Pello Bilbao 5
12. Guillaume Martin 4
13. Alexey Lutsenko 3
14. Emanuel Buchmann 2
15. Louis Meintjes 1

Another interesting read: KOM competition stage 18.

Tour de France 2021 stage 18: routes, profiles

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