Tour de France stage 18 was one for Ineos. After several days of attacking by Richard Carapaz, today he and Michal Kwiatkowski got away and won the stage. It was a special moment for them as they entered the final kilometers knowing that nobody could challenge them. They even seemed unsure of what to do, but it was hugs and high fives as they came to the line. Kwiato was awarded the win, which is well deserved for the former world champion, winner of Milan SanRemo, Strade Bianche, Polish national champion (amongst others) who has been in a support role in his 7 tours of France and never had an opportunity to win a stage.
In the GC it was a day for the guys outsdie the podium to make a final stand and a great move was made by Bahrain Mcclaren in support of Mikel Landa. He had two riders up the road, enabling him to launch an attack and have support later in the race. He was able to move up two spots in the standings jumping ahead of Adam Yates and Rigoberto Uran.