2014 Tour de France: Stage 18 Preview – Pau to Hautacam

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Pau to Hautacam
Thursday, July 24th / 145.5 km / Mountain Mountain Stage

Another testing day in the Pyrenees, this time the bunch faces the Tourmalet (17.1km, 7.3% average gradient) and then a summit finish atop Hautacam (13.6km, 7.8%). Look for a large breakaway to crest the opening climb together, but then the tractor pull of the favorites will take hold. Will the escapees be brought all the way back or will the favorites rule again? Says here the escapees get caught this time.

Our pick: Vincenzo Nibali. No, he doesn’t need more time, but he does’t seem to care.

STAGE MAP

Stage 18 Map

STAGE PREVIEW VIDEOS

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STAGE 18 RESULTS

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
2. Thibaut Pinot (FRA)
3. Rafal Majka (POL)
4. Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA)
5. Tejay Van Garderen (USA)
6. Romain Bardet (FRA)
7. Bauke Mollema (NED)
8. Leopold Konig (CZE)
9. Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (ESP)
10. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (ESP)

TEAM

Astana Pro Team
FDJ.fr
Tinkoff-Saxo
AG2R La Mondiale
BMC Racing Team
AG2R La Mondiale
Belkin Pro Cycling Team
Team NetApp – Endura
Trek Factory Racing
Movistar Team

TIME

04h 04′ 17”
@ 01′ 10”
@ 01′ 12”
@ 01′ 15”
@ 01′ 15”
@ 01′ 53”
@ 01′ 57”
@ 01′ 57”
@ 01′ 59”
@ 01′ 59”

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 18

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
2. Thibaut Pinot (FRA)
3. Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA)
4. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA)
5. Romain Bardet (FRA)
6. Tejay Van Garderen (USA)
7. Bauke Mollema (NED)
8. Laurens Ten Dam (NED)
9. Leopold Konig (CZE)
10. Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (ESP)

TEAM

Astana Pro Team
FDJ.fr
Ag2r La Mondiale
Movistar Team
Ag2r La Mondiale
BMC Racing Team
Belkin Pro Cycling
Belkin Pro Cycling
Netapp-Endura
Trek Factory Racing

TIME

80h 45′ 45”
@ 07′ 10”
@ 07′ 23”
@ 07′ 25”
@ 09′ 27”
@ 11′ 34”
@ 13′ 56”
@ 14′ 15”
@ 14′ 37”
@ 16′ 25”

STAGE 18 RESULTS »
STAGE 18 PHOTO GALLERY »

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