Geraint Thomas seized the overall victory in Paris while the European champion Alexander Kristoff won the conclusive stage of the 105th Tour de France on the Champs-Elysées. This is the second success for UAE Team Emirates after super combative Dan Martin took stage 6 in Mûr-de-Bretagne. It’s Kristoff’s third victory after two stages in 2014. 

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Arnaud Démare of Groupama-FDJ won the bunch gallop ahead of Christophe Laporte from Cofidis to deliver a 1-2 for French riders in Pau after several sprinters had quit the Tour. It’s the second Tour de France victory for the former French champion. Geraint Thomas retained the yellow jersey. 146 riders started stage 18 in Trie-sur-Baïse. 

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Dylan Groenewegen equalled Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan as he bagged his second stage win in Amiens. In six sprinters’ stages, the three top sprinters of the 105th edition have scored twice. Greg Van Avermaet extended his lead by one more second ahead of the much anticipated stage including cobblestones. 170 riders started stage 8 

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Last year’s winner on the Champs-Elysées Dylan Groenewegen of LottoNL-Jumbo took his second Tour de France stage victory as he outsprinted Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan in Chartres. Greg Van Avermaet retained the yellow jersey and extended his lead by three seconds at the bonus point. 170 riders started stage 7 in Fougères at 12.21. 

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