Tour de France: Chris Froome crashes at opening stage as Fernando Gaviria wins first stage
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Video: Chris Froome crashes as Fernando Gaviria wins opening stage

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Chris Froome, one of the main favourites if this season’s Tour de France, lost almost one whole minute after he crashed in an intense and chaotic finish yesterday, during the opening stage.

 

Just only 5 kilometers from the finish line, the defending champion who is now trying to win his fifth Tour de France title, found himself squeezed out on bend near Fontenay-le-Comte.

 

First stage was won by Quick-Step Floors Fernando Gaviria who clocked 4 hours, 23 minutes and 32 seconds.

 

Colombian rider was able to hold off Peter Sagan and become the first one to win his debut stage of a Grand Tour since 2004 when Fabian Cancellara won his.

 

 

Tour de France 2018: Opening Stage results

 

Fernando Gaviria (Col/Quick-Step Floors) – 4hrs 23mins 32secs

Peter Sagan (Svk/Bora-Hansgrohe) same

Marcel Kittel (Ger/Katusha-Alpecin)

Alexander Kristoff (Nor/UAE Team Emirates)

Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis)

Dylan Groenewegen (Ned/LottoNL-Jumbo)

Michael Matthews (Aus/Team Sunweb)

John Degenkolb (Ger/Trek-Segafredo)

Jakob Fuglsang (Den/Astana)

Rafal Majka (Pol/Bora-Hansgrohe)

 

General classification so far

 

Fernando Gaviria (Col/Quick-Step Floors) – 4hrs 23mins 32secs

Peter Sagan (Svk/Bora-Hansgrohe) +4secs

Marcel Kittel (Ger/Katusha-Alpecin) +6secs

Oliver Naesen (Bel/AG2R La Mondiale) +9secs

Alexander Kristoff (Nor/UAE Team Emirates) +10secs

Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis) same time

Dylan Groenewegen (Ned/LottoNL-Jumbo)

Michael Matthews (Aus/Team Sunweb)

John Degenkolb (Ger/Trek-Segafredo)

Jakob Fuglsang (Den/Astana)

 


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