Tour de France LIVE result: Latest updates from decisive stage 18

Tour de France LIVE result: Latest updates from decisive stage 18

(AP)

Jonas Vingaard responded to a series of attacks from reigning champion Tadej Pogacar in the Tour de France on stage 18 and finally abandoned his rival race on the last major mountain stage of this year.

With just one big test remaining before the race reaches Paris – a 41 kilometer time trial scheduled for Saturday – the Jumbo-Visma leader looks all but assured of a maiden Tour title after reaching Hautacam station. by himself. Barring a crash, the yellow jersey should be his.

Pogacar, the two-time defending champion, broke down about 4 km from the finish after spending the day on the attack. Vingegaard then went solo to claim a second stage victory after his success at the Col du Granon last week in the Alps on the day he took control of the race. Pogacar crossed the finish line more than a minute behind Vingegaard as Geraint Thomas consolidated his place on the podium.

Follow all the last actions from step 18 below.

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Tour de France 2022 – GC classification after stage 18

1. Jonas Vingeard (Lair) 71h 53′ 34″

2. Tadej Pogacar (Slo) +3’26”

3. Geraint Thomas (Gbr) +8’00”

4. David Gaudu (fra) +11’05”

5. Nairo Quintana (Col) +13’25”

6. Louis Meintjes (Ras) +13’45”

7. Alexandr Vlasov (Russia) +14’10”

8. Romain Bardet (fra) +16’11”

9. Alexei Lutsenko (Kaz) +20’09”

10. Adam Yates (Gr.) +20’17”

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Tour de France 2022 – Jonas Vingaard wins stage 18 in yellow jersey!

Reaction of stage 18 winner and Tour de France leader, Jonas Vingaard:

“It’s amazing. This morning I told my girlfriend and my daughter that I wanted to win for them and I did. This one is for my two daughters at home.

“I was just happy that it finally ended. I’m so happy that they won the stage, now there are more days to come. I think it [Pogacar] kind of missed the corner and then it went down in the gravel. The bike has disappeared. I waited for him.

“Fortunately, I have to thank all my teammates. You see Wout van Aert finally let Pogacar down. Everyone was amazing. They were all amazing. Thank you very much to my teammates.

“I do not wanna talk about it [winning the Tour de France]. Let’s talk about it in two days.

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Tour de France 2022 – Jonas Vingaard wins stage 18 in yellow jersey!

Here’s a look at the top five Stage 1 finalists:

2. Tadej Pogacar at 1’3”

3. Wout van Aert at 2’10”

4. Geraint Thomas at 2’54”

5. David Gaudu at 2’57”

Jonas Vingegaard rode within touching distance of the Tour de France title himself and Geraint Thomas made another solid change to hold on to his place on the podium in the GC standings.

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Tour de France 2022 – Jonas Vingaard wins stage 18 in yellow jersey!

Jonas Vingaard’s stage win also means he has also taken the lead in the King of the Mountains competition. Only two riders have won the Tour de France and the KOM competition in the same year this century:

Chris Froome (2015) and Tadej Pogacar (2020 and 2021).

Will Vingeard become the third?

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Tour de France 2022 – Jonas Vingaard wins stage 18 in yellow jersey!

(Reuters)

(Reuters)

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Tour de France 2022 – Jonas Vingaard wins stage 18 in yellow jersey!

Jonas Vingaard takes the win with Tadej Pogacar following across the line. Wout van Aert still had enough energy in the tank to go home in third position.

It is a remarkable result for the holder of the green jersey.

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Tour de France 2022 – Jonas Vingaard wins stage 18 in yellow jersey!

Jonas Vingaard wins the last mountain stage of the Tour de France 2022! Tadej Pogacar finishes second but he is more than a minute behind the Dane.

The defending champion was beaten well today, every attack he made was countered by Vingaard who now has a firm grip on the yellow jersey.

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Tour de France 2022 – stage 18 LIVE

1.5 km to go: Jonas Vingaard increased his lead over Tadej Pogacar to 45 seconds. He leads the Tour de France by three minutes now.

It was a perfect run from the Dane and he was cheered on for the final few miles but the crowds lined the road.

(EPA)

(EPA)

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Tour de France 2022 – stage 18 LIVE

3 km to go: Jonas Vingaard is alone in front. Wout van Aert is out of gas and is caught by Tadej Pogacar who is now 27 seconds behind.

Vingeard will win stage 18 and almost secure the yellow jersey.

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Tour de France 2022 – stage 18 LIVE

4 km to go: Pogacar has let go! Wout van Aert picks up the pace again with Jonas Vingaard faithful to the wheel. It’s too much for the Slovenian who has to watch them pass in front.

Van Aert wins the Tour de France for Vingaard.

This pair are less than four kilometers from the end of the stage, so Vingeard decides it’s time to go it alone.

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