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Good afternoon and welcome to our live blog about the eighteenth stage in the Tour de France.

My name is Willem Haak and I will keep you informed of developments in the course here.



  • Tour de France

  • Eighteenth stage (168 km)

  • Mountain stage

  • Riders on the go

  • Finish around 5.30pm

  • Roglic in yellow jersey

  • Live ticker

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FINISH

- The INEOS riders don't make a race and cross the line exactly at the same time.

But who won?

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Another 1 km

- Carapaz and Kwiatkowski hug each other.

Have they already agreed who will win?

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Another 2 km

- Carapaz and Kwiatkowski start the last kilometers.

Will the two INEOS riders race against each other?

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Another 4 km

- Wout van Aert will also return in the group with Roglic, Dumoulin and Pogacar.

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Another 7 km

- Carapaz and Kwiatkowski will compete for the stage win in the front.

In the group behind it, the Bahrain McLaren riders set the pace.

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Another 10 km

- Porte and Dumoulin return in the group with Roglic.

The punctured Australian seems to be released with a fright.

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The group with Dumoulin still has yellow jersey carrier Roglic in sight.

🇫🇷 # TDF2015 km.

Great ride from Sepp being in the yellow jersey group that is consisting of six riders.

Dumoulin and Van Aert are in a group 20 seconds behind.

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Avatar Author Team Jumbo-Visma cycling Moment of places 16: 58 - September 17, 2020

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Another 14 km

- The punctured Porte has the group with Roglic and Pogacar in sight again.

The difference is about twenty seconds.

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Another 18 km

- Carapaz and Kwiatkowski have more than 2.30 minutes ahead of Bilbao.

Who of the INEOS duo will take the stage victory?

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Another 20 km -

Roglic is not afraid and takes the initiative in the descent.

Porte rides in a group with Dumoulin and Van Aert a minute behind the yellow jersey wearer.

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Another 23 km

- The group with Roglic and Pogacar also starts the descent.

That completes the toughest work for today.

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Another 24 km

- Porte punctures and has to let go of the group with yellow jersey carrier Roglic.

The number four in the general classification will lose time today.

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Another 27 km -

 Roglic takes the lead on the dusty gravel strip.

The Slovenian seems to have it under control.

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Carapaz is the first to emerge and now virtually has the polka dot jersey in his hands.

⚪🔴 20 points for 🇪🇨 @RichardCarapazM!

This team effort could lead him to the polka dot jersey. 20 points pour 🇪🇨 Richard Carapaz!

Ce travail d'équipe pourrait bien le mener au maillot à pois!

# TDF2020 #TDFunited

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AuthorTour de France ™ Time of places16: 38 - September 17, 2020

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28 km to go

- Pogacar gets on the pedals and speeds up the pace again.

Roglic remains in the wheel of his Slovenian countryman.

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Another 29 km

- Carapaz and Kwiatkowski are the first to approach the top of the Col des Lières to loud cheers from hundreds of children.

It seems that one of these INEOS riders is going to win today's stage.

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Another 30 km -

Mas attacks and it is Pogacar who responds.

Except for Kuss and Roglic, all riders of Jumbo-Visma have to drop out.

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Another 30 km

- Kwiatkowski and Carapaz start on the dusty gravel strip.

Hopefully they can keep their tires intact for both leaders.

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Another 31 km

- Rigoberto Urán has to release from the group with favorites.

The Colombian occupies sixth place in the general classification.

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32 km to go

- Landa has twenty seconds on the group with classification men.

The Spaniard is in sight of fourth place in the general classification.

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32 km to go

- In the group with classification riders, Jumbo-Visma strongly dictates the pace with four men.

There does not seem to be a cloud in the air for yellow jersey wearer Roglic.

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32 km to go

- Carapaz and Kwiatkowski drive solid ahead in the front.

The INEOS duo is definitely leaving Bilbao behind.

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Another 33 km

- Poels has neatly dropped off Landa and the Spaniard is now going on an adventure on his own.

Prior to this stage, the Bahrain McLaren rider was 3.28 minutes behind the yellow jersey carrier Roglic.

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Another 34 km

- In the leading group, Bilbao has to let go of Carapaz and Kwiatkowski.

Or will he drop to help teammate Landa?

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34 km to go

- Wout Poels in the attack!

The Dutchman leaves the Jumbo-Visma train and takes teammate Landa with him.

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The Col des Lières ends with a gravel strip.

Are the GC men on the offensive?

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⛰ Focus Col des Glières ⛰📈 6km, 11.2% 🎬 Check out the 3D route of the last HC climb of the # TDF2020. 🎬 Voici le profil 3D du dernier col Hors Catégorie du # TDF2020.

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AuthorTour de France ™ Time of places16: 08 - 17 September 2020

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Another 37 km

- The leading group starts the ascent of the Montée du Plateau des Glières, a very difficult col of the hors category.

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Another 45 km -

 Jumbo-Visma is still controlling the peloton, which is running at 8.41 of the three leaders.

The Dutch formation is doing everything it can to prevent a Roglic competitor from launching a successful attack.

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For example, Carapaz took his ten points for the mountain jersey.

🇪🇨 @RichardCarapazM is the first at the summit and takes the 10 🔴⚪ points! 🇪🇨 Richard Carapaz passe le Col des Aravis en tête et marque 10 points. 🔴⚪ # TDF2020 #TDFunited

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AuthorTour de France ™ Moment of places 15: 54 - September 17, 2020

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Another 52 km -

It was Carapaz who was the first to top the Col des Aravis.

He takes 10 points for the mountain jersey and comes to 54 points.

That's 12 fewer than Pogacar, the leader in the mountains classification.

A maximum of twenty points can be earned on the last pass of the day.

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Another 55 km - 

Hirschi is still behind the three Carapaz, Kwiatkowski and Bilbao.

The gap is almost a minute, while the peloton is more than eight minutes.

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Another 68 km -

Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) is back in the front again.

In the descent he is connected to the three in the leading group.

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Another 70 km -

Hirschi is now 0.40 behind the leading group, which now consists of three men.

Carapaz, Kwiatkowski and Bilbao are not waiting for the Swiss.

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Another 77 km -

And the peloton is also on top of the Col des Saisies.

The classification men are still all together there.

Mikel Landa does not seem to want to smoke his car early today.

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Another 79 km -

Hirschi is indeed unharmed and continues the descent.

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Another 80 km -

Fall Hirschi!

The Swiss slides down in the descent.

Fortunately, he seems fine and is soon back on his bike and can start the hunt for his fellow escapees.

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Another 82 km -

The leading group is on top of the Col des Saisies.

The difference with the peloton is still 5.45.

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Another 86 km - 

Edet has to release and so we still have four leaders in this stage: Bilbao, Hirschi, Carapaz and Kwiatkowski.

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Another 87.5 km - 

These are all the differences between the leading group and the peloton:

# TDF2020 - 88 to go, situation

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Avatar Author La Flamme Rouge Moment of places 14: 56 - September 17, 2020

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For the time being, the men from Jumbo-Visma are doing fine.

The Dutch formation leads the peloton and Primoz Roglic is at the front of the group without any problems.

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On the Col de Saises @JumboVismaRoad is controlling the breakaway at 4'45 ". The final climb the Montee de Plateau des Glieres is still far away but has a steep gravel section at the top.

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Avatar Author Team Jumbo-Visma cycling Moment of places 14: 40 - September 17, 2020

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Another 93 km - 

The climb of the second category is not steep, but with 14 kilometers it is long.

Edet, Bilbao, Hirschi, Carapaz and Kwiatkowski now have a good minute ahead of their pursuers and 4.40 on the peloton.

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Another 95 km - 

The leading group starts the third climb of the day, which is of the second category: Col des Saisies.

The five leaders are now 4.45 minutes ahead of the peloton.

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Another 97 km - 

Edet, Bilbao, Hirschi, Carapaz and Kwiatkowski continue fully and end up with their pursuers, who now follow in less than a minute.

The peloton runs at 4.37 minutes.

Jumbo-Visma, with Roglic and Dumoulin safely in the group, lead the large group of favorites.

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Another 99 km - 

Hirschi is doing well today in the battle for the polka dot jersey.

This is the virtual mountain classification:

Wirtualna klasseyfikacja górska 🤍❤️1.

Tadej Pogacar - 66 pkt2.

Primoz Roglic - 63 pkt3.

Miguel Angel Lopez - 51 pkt 4.

Marc Hirschi - 43 pkt5.

Richard Carapaz - 41 hp # TDF2020

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Avatar Author Olek Sieradzki Moment of Places 14: 26 - 17 September 2020

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