"The tour de France to 2018": Groenewegen won the seventh stage

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But for Froome, it was a case of job done. This is a very big victory, and I've been through a lot of things in the past.

Julian Alaphilippe became the first home rider to record a stage win at the 2018 Tour de France as Greg Van Avermaet extended his overall lead on Tuesday. That increased his lead over Froome's teammate Geraint Thomas in second to 7 seconds and his own BMC teammate Tejay Van Garderen to 9 seconds.

The war memorial just beside the start of Sunday's ninth stage bears 35,942 names of soldiers who fell in the battles of Arras and have no known last resting place. "It's a big relief to get that stage behind us".

Aside from Porte, the only other main contender to lose out was Rigoberto Uran, the Colombian crashing at about 30km to go and unable to rejoin the main group, losing one minute 28 seconds to his rivals. "It was a good opportunity and I seized it".

Chris Froome may be breathing a sigh of relief after he survived the stage despite suffering a crash of his own.

Questions will be asked about the leadership issue at Sky after Geraint Thomas abandoned Froome when a mechanical failure saw the four-time victor crash late on.

Romain Bardet endured a testing day as he sustained three punctures but, like Landa, lost just seven seconds on Froome and the GC contenders.

The losses for Education First-Drapac's Uran were more considerable as he gave up nearly 90 seconds to Froome and others.

Froome is now up to eighth while fellow Briton Adam Yates, riding for Mitchelton-Scott, is ninth.

The significance of this stage win to Degenkolb is huge.

"The breakaway was kind of a déjà vu at Paris-Roubaix three years ago".

However, he has struggled for form since almost losing a finger after being struck by a vehicle during a training ride with his then Giant-Alpecin team-mates in January 2016.

"It is very emotional, I went through such a hard period so today is pure happiness", said Degenkolb, who suffered several fractures and a serious finger injury after he and some team mates were hit by a auto during a training ride in January 2016. "It's a bonus for me to be up there, and hopefully I can be there for as long as possible". "But when I went to go, Quick-Step and Bora have just got a different kind of level". Lampaert finished the stage in third and fellow Belgian Philippe Gilbert, who finished the stage fourth, jumped into the top three overall.

BMC Racing Team confirmed Porte's abandonment from the remainder of the tour, saying it was "devastated".

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