Tour de France 2018 A to Z: From Accuracy to Martin on the Mur

Another Tour de France has come and gone and while we wouldn’t call the 2018 edition the most captivating we’ve ever seen, we did, as always, find plenty of stories in every stage. We’ve gathered them together for our VeloVoices Tour de France A to Z. Here’s part 1 …

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Tour de France 2018 Stage 6 : Dan Martin tames the Mur-de-Bretagne

Stage 6 of the Tour de France was a slow burner. Quick-Step attempted to ignite it in the wind but nothing much caught fire. It wasn’t until the Mur-de-Bretagne loomed that things started to get interesting. We witnessed some big time losses for a couple of favourites and a victory that UAE’s Dan Martin will savour for a very long time.

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Criterium du Dauphine 2018: Geraint Thomas wins overall

This classic Tour de France dress rehearsal was a slow burner, only coming alight in the mountains after two time-trials and two sprint stages. Sky’s Geraint Thomas won his fifth one-week stage race in Indurain-like fashion, off the back of his performances in the time-trials and his consistency in the mountains. He measured his efforts to resist everything that second-placed Adam Yates – winner of the final stage – and third-placed Romain Bardet could throw at him on the ascents and descents. There was to be no repeat of last year’s ultimate stage denouement.

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