Tour de France 2018: Schedule, stages, standings, winners, how to watch live

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Everything you need to know about the 2018 Tour de France, including schedule, stages and how to watch live.

Tour de France 2018: Schedule, stages, standings, winners, how to watch live

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Tour de France, including schedule, stages and how to watch live.

The 105th Tour de France is underway as riders take on the most popular of cycling's three Grand Tours.

The race began the first weekend of July and goes on for three weeks. It consists of 21 stages across those three weeks and features 176 riders across 22 teams.

This year the Tour started on the western coast of France in the Vendée department for the fifth time in its history, and has its traditional finish at the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The 2018 race marks the shortest race of the century at 2,069 miles long.

MORE: Watch the Tour de France live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Below you'll find everything you need to know about the 2018 Tour de France, including schedule, stages and how to watch live.

When is the 2018 Tour de France?

The Tour de France begins July 7 in the Vendée department, in the Pays de la Loire region, before concluding on July 29 at the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

2018 Tour de France standings, results

1. Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) - 58:10:44
2. Chris Froome (Team Sky) - +1'39"
3. Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) - +1'50"
4. Primoz Roglic (Team Lotto NL Jumbo) - +2'38"
5. Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) - +3'21"



How to watch the Tour de France live

You can watch live TV coverage of the 2018 Tour de France on NBC Sports. You can also live stream the Tour de France on nbcsports.com or the NBC Sports app with NBC Sports Gold's Cycling Pass. A subscription for Cycling Pass costs $49.99 and runs from June 7, 2018-June 10, 2019.

You can also live stream the Tour de France with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

What are the Tour de France stages?

The route of the 2018 Tour de France includes 21 stages that cover 2,069 miles (3,329 kilometers). There are nine flat stages, four hilly stages, six mountain stages, one team time-trial stage, one individual time trial stage and two rest days. Here is a complete list of each stage with results.

The 2018 Tour de France began in the Vendée department of France for the fifth time. It also features a section of unpaved roads on the Plateau des Glières for the first in 60 years.

Stage 1: Flat – Saturday, July 7 – Noirmoutier-en-l'Île to Fontenay-le-Comte – 117 mi – Winner: Fernando Gaviria

Stage 2: Flat – Sunday, July 8 – Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon – 114 mi – Winner: Peter Sagan – Overall: Peter Sagan

Stage 3: Team Time Trial – Monday, July 9 – Cholet – 22 mi – Winner: Greg van Avermaet – Overall: Greg van Avermaet

Stage 4: Flat – Tuesday, July 10 – La Baule to Sarzeau – 119 mi – Winner: Fernando Gaviria – Overall: Greg Van Avermaet

Stage 5: Hilly – Wednesday, July 11 – Lorient to Quimper – 126 mi – Winner: Pete Sagan – Overall: Greg Van Avermaet

Stage 6: Hilly – Thursday, July 12 – Brest to Mûr-de-Bretagne – 112 mi Winner: Dan Martin – Overall: Greg Van Avermaet

Stage 7: Flat – Friday, July 13 – Fougères to Chartres – 144 mi Winner: Dylan Groenewegen — Overall: Greg Van Avermaet

Stage 8: Flat – Saturday, July 14 – Dreux to Amiens – 112 mi Winner: Dylan Groenewegen — Overall: Greg Van Avermaet

Stage 9: Flat – Sunday, July 15 – Arras to Roubaix – 96 mi Winner: John Degenkolb — Overall: Greg Van Avermaet

Rest Day – Monday, July 16 – Annecy

Stage 10: Mountain – Tuesday, July 17 – Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand – 99 mi Winner: Julian Alaphilippe — Overall: Greg Van Avermaet

Stage 11: Mountain – Wednesday, July 18 – Albertville to La Rosière – 67 mi Winner: Geraint Thomas — Overall: Geraint Thomas

Stage 12: Mountain – Thursday, July 19 – Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Alpe d'Huez – 109 mi Winner: Geraint Thomas — Overall: Geraint Thomas

Stage 13: Flat – Friday, July 20 – Le Bourg-d'Oisans to Valence – 105 mi Winner: Peter Sagan — Overall: Geraint Thomas

Stage 14: Hilly – Saturday, July 21 – Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Mende – 116 mi Winner: Omar Fraile Matarranz — Overall: Geraint Thomas

Stage 15: Hilly – Sunday, July 22 – Millau to Carcassonne – 112 mi

Rest Day – Monday, July 23 – Carcassonne

Stage 16: Mountain – Tuesday, July 24 – Carcassonne to Bagnères-de-Luchon – 135 mi

Stage 17: Mountain – Wednesday, July 25 – Bagnères-de-Luchon to Saint-Lary-Soulan – 40 mi

Stage 18: Flat – Thursday, July 26 – Trie-sur-Baïse to Pau – 107 mi

Stage 19: Mountain – Friday, July 27 – Lourdes to Laruns – 124 mi

Stage 20: Individual Time Trial – Saturday, July 28 – Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle to Espelette – 19 mi

Stage 21: Flat – Sunday, July 29 – Houilles to Paris (Champs-Élysées) – 71 mi

Tour de France 2018 map

The route map for the 2018 Tour de France can be found here.

2018 Tour de France teams

AG2R La Mondiale (France)

Astana Pro Team (Kazakhstan)

Bahrain - Merida (Bahrein)

BMC Racing Team (United States)

Bora - Hansgrohe (Germany)

Cannondale Drapac Professional Cycling Team (United States)

Cofidis, Solutions Credits (France)

Direct Energie (France)

FDJ (France)

Fortuneo - Samsic (France)

Lotto Soudal (Belgium)

Mitchelton - Scott (Australia

Movistar Team (Spain)

Quick - Step Floors (Belgium)

Team Dimension Data (South Africa)

Team Katusha Alpecin (Switzerland)

Team Lotto NL - Jumbo (Netherlands)

Team Sky (Great Britain)

Team Sunweb (Netherlands)

Terk - Segafredo (United States)

UAE Team Emirates (United Arab Emirates)

Wanty - Groupe Gobert (Belgium)

Tour de France winners

Here's a list of Tour de France general classification winners from the last 10 years; you can see the full list of winners here:

Year

Country

Cyclist

Sponsor/Team

2008

Spain

Carlos Sastre

Team CSC

2009

Spain

Alberto Contador

Astana

2010

Luxembourg

Andy Schleck

Team Saxo Bank

2011

Australia

Cadel Evans

BMC Racing Team

2012

Great Britain

Bradley Wiggins

Team Sky

2013

Great Britain

Chris Froome

Team Sky

2014

Italy

Vincenzo Nibali

Astana

2015

Great Britain

Chris Froome

Team Sky

2016

Great Britain

Chris Froome

Team Sky

2017

Great Britain

Chris Froome

Team Sky

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