Ring meaning eighteenth segment: Schachman's first victory in the grand ring, Yates's initial fatigue.
In May 24, 2018, the eighteenth stage of the ring ended. Shahman (Quick Step Floor) wins the next race by throwing away Prasa (Israeli Cycling Academy) and Cartanio (Androni) who broke out together. Simon & Middot; Mitchelton - SCOTT failed to stand up to his opponent's attack, losing nearly half a minute and still keeping the pink shirt.
The eighteenth stage is 196 kilometers long, and the difficulty is concentrated on the long slope before the end. Compared with the previous day, the big group is now giving face to the breakout group, & rdquo; & mdash; & mdash; 12-person breakthrough group, with a maximum lead of more than 15 minutes. At the end of the climb, Prasa took the lead in the attack, leaving only Catanio, Shahman and Finstern (Bora-Hansgoya) to follow, forming a four-man Championship group.
Plaza was the first to drop as the game went on; Finstern, Catanio and Shahman each attacked, but Finstern was a bit unsupported. Since then, both Schachman and Carlo have been attacking each other, but neither of them has been able to get rid of each other. Pu Lhasa is very tough and rejoined in the last kilometre. The last 300 meters, Schachman accelerated the last corner before the end, and the opponent finally failed to respond. The first win of the German giants in the grand rings is also the fifth victory for the fast pace team in this round.
The battle of GC group is equally fierce. Bilbao (Astana), Pulls (Sky), O'Connor (Dako), George & Middot; Bennett (Holland lottery - treasure) and other drivers in the top 10 of the total results, in order to improve the overall results ranking and attack one after another. Carla Paz (mobile star) tries to challenge Lopez (Astana) by looking at the white shirt. Two people rushed out of the group; after some contest, Lopez, who was in a better state, went away.
The champion's dispute started in the last two kilometers. Dimulan (sun net) gave strength, Simon · Yates did not dare to take it lightly, and all of them followed suit. In the wake of a wave of unrest, he then launched a fierce attack and instantly drew distance from others. Pozovivo (Bahrain-Merida) reacted most quickly, Dimulan adjusted it in time, Simon & Middot; Yates seemed unable to follow up! The three men entered the last kilometre and joined POS for “ aerial refueling ” Puls was in the wrong direction in the last 300 meters and was caught in the driveway.
Attacking three people just happens to be second, third and fourth of the total score, and the pressure falls on the top of the powder shirt. With the help of his teammate Neville, Simon & Middot Yates stopped the downturn and kept the loss at 28 seconds to save the pink shirt.