Michal Kwiatkowski led a exceptional Ineos Grenadiers 1-two on phase 18 to assist salvage their Tour de France as Primoz Roglic took a phase nearer to the title.
Poland’s Kwiatkowski and workforce-mate Richard Carapaz crossed the line arm-in-arm immediately after riding away from the rest of the subject on a tough mountain stage.
Roglic and his Jumbo-Visma team held off any assaults as he managed his 57-next lead with a few stages to go.
Britain’s Adam Yates slipped from fifth to seventh general.
Former globe champion Kwiatkowki’s very first at any time individual Grand Tour phase victory capped a powerful displaying by Ineos because defending champion Egan Bernal dropped out of contention just before abandoning right after stage 16.
The British group have been lively in the breakaways, with Carapaz coming close on equally phase 16 and 17, before Kwiatkowski secured their initial get of the 2020 Tour.
“That was some day – I are unable to describe how grateful I am to the whole group and Richard. I will never ever ignore that,” explained Kwiatkowski.
“I have experienced some great times in cycling but that was some thing new. I had goosebumps for the final kilometres due to the fact I knew we ended up likely to make it. It was outstanding.”
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Stage 18 consequence
one. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol/Ineos Grenadiers) 4hrs 47minutes 33secs
2. Richard Carapaz (Ecu/Ineos Grenadiers) Similar time
3. Wout van Aert (Bel/Jumbo-Visma) +1min 51secs
4. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) +1min 53secs
5. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Group Emirates) Similar time
six. Richie Porte (Aus/Trek-Segafredo) +1min 54secs
seven. Enric Mas (Spa/Movistar) Identical time
8. Mikel Landa (Spa/Bahrain McLaren)
9. Damiano Caruso (Ita/Bahrain McLaren)
10. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Jumbo-Visma)
Standard classification soon after stage 18
1. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) 79hrs 45mins 30secs
two. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Staff Emirates) +57secs
three. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana) +1mins 27secs
4. Richie Porte (Aus/Trek-Segafredo) +3mins 06secs
5. Mikel Landa (Spa/Bahrain McLaren) +3mins 28secs
6. Enric Mas (Spa/Movistar) +4mins 19secs
7. Adam Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) +5mins 55secs
eight. Rigoberto Uran (Col/EF Professional Cycling) +6mins 05secs
nine. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Jumbo-Visma) +7mins 24secs
10. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) +12minutes 12secs