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Skujins became the first rider from Latvia to ever lead the mountains classification. Team Sky, BMC Racing Team, and Movistar Team controlled the pelotonwhere Geraint Thomas reeled in the final breakaway rider and won the three second time bonus sprint that put him back only three seconds behind Van Avermaet in the general classification.
With only about a kilometre to go Dan Martin attacked and was able to stay away and win the stage one second ahead of the bulk of the general classification contenders. Romain Bardet and Tom Dumoulin suffered mechanical issues late in the stage which made them lose time.
At the start of stage seven, Van Avermaet remained in the yellow jersey with Thomas in second at three seconds behind. The stage was won by Dylan Groenewegen. He held the jersey from stage three to ten. Groenewegen then won his second sprint stage in a row. Notably, Greipel and Gaviria were penalized for headbutting each other and lost their placing and green jersey points.
Van Avermaet improved his lead in the general classification after earning a single second in the bonus sprint. Richie Porte abandoned after a crash for the second year in a row. Eventually, Alaphillipe attacked and won his first Tour stage while Van Avermaet retained his yellow jersey and extended his lead to nearly two and a half minutes,  when many people thought he would not be retaining it. In the steep finish of the eleventh, Thomas attacked in the final kilometre and passed lone breakaway rider Mikel Nieve Mitchelton—Scott to take the win.
Dumoulin and Froome arose as the likely contenders in Paris. After the Alps, it was basically down to three riders in contention, Thomas, Froome, and Dumoulin. But, we will see. We have to try and recover as well as possible after a hard stage like today.
I felt very good and made optimal use of it. Steven and I kept attacking. In the descent, when I saw that nobody followed me, I just went full throttle. The team was very strong today and I want to thank the team for their efforts.
Without my team mates it would have never been possible to win here. Geraint Thomas Team Sky remains race leader. Stage 18 finish line quotes. Cyclingnews - Demare dispels doubts, Kristoff lacks the legs, another day down for Thomas. Demare wins stage 18 in Pau. Geraint Thomas Team Sky remains leader in the general classification. But, that was also necessary I think. Everyone is tired and for us, it was a good day to recover from our efforts on the stages before.
I tried to be in the sprint but in the end, I didn't want to take too many risks. I still have some nice races to come after the Tour so, on a flat sprint like today, I didn't want to go for it too much.
Overall, it was a good day for the team. Of course, it was without a result but that is not always necessary. I went in the break and it was a day of endless suffering on the limit.
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Gregor did an amazing job, he pulled a lot and showed once again his great talent but there was no cooperation in our group, with Valverde also waiting for Quintana. As a result, our gap was not big enough for the last climb. I gave it my all when Quintana closed on us and I was the last guy from the break to stay on his wheel, but with 6km to go my batteries were empty and Quintana dropped me.
I really wanted that win today, but I will try again the day after tomorrow. Stage 17 finish line quotes. Quintana wins short stage 17 atop Col du Portet.
Cyclingnews - Thomas keeps race lead as Froome drops behind Dumoulin. I wasn't expecting more than just a normal format of a race. I was pretty sure that Team Sky would be able to take control and I had a feeling that the winner would come from the GC group and not the breakaway so that's why I didn't jump on the start. I wanted to try and stay with the leaders but on the last climb, when the big guys really started to move, I just didn't have the legs to follow. On a shorter stage like today, there is less time to regroup and chill out and make a pace.
This means that the speed is higher but in the end, the tactics are pretty much the same. I think the winner of the stage would have been the winner whether it was 65km like today or km. It was a stage I had marked down many weeks before this race, one I had prepared well for. I regret so much not having found good legs prior to this stage; my body just didn't feel right, and lost too much time, which made me feel bad.
Fortunately, I'm doing well now - let's hope we can take advantage and fight hard on Friday, because we really believe we can still do something big in this Tour.