2018 Tour de France
The 2018 Tour de France was the 105th held. It was held from July 7-29, 2018. A total of 176 riders across 22 teams participated in the 21-stage race.
The grand depart of the 3,329 km (2,069 mi) race took place in Noirmoutier-en-l'Île, in the Vendée department. It was the fifth time a tour has set out from the Vendée department. The total distance of the 2018 tour was 3,329 km (2,069 mi), which is the shortest of the century.
The general classification race was won by Welshman Geraint Thomas of Team Sky, his first win. His teammate and four-time Tour champion Chris Froome finished third. Tom Dumoulin of Team Sunweb came second. Peter Sagan (Bora–Hansgrohe) won the points classification for the sixth time, and the mountains classification was won by Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors).
- The tour started a week later than usual due to a clash with the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- Geraint Thomas became the third Briton to win of the Tour de France. The others are Sir Bradley Wiggins (2012) and four-time Tour champion Chris Froome. A British athlete has won sixth titles of the last seven years.