PHOTOS: 2018 Tour de France

WASHINGTON — Riders battled for 23-days and about 2,200 miles to complete the 105th edition of the Tour de France.

Geraint Thomas, from Wales, won his first Tour de France title, beating second-placed Tom Dumoulin in the tour’s final stage with a lead of one minute, 51 seconds.

See photos highlighting the cycle.
Tour de France winner Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, follows teammate Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski, second left, and Britain's Luke Rowe, left, as they ride down Chams Elysees avenue as the Arc de Triomphe is seen in the background during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72.1 miles) with start in Houilles and finish on Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sunday July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani )
Tour de France winner Britain’s Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, follows teammate Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski, second left, and Britain’s Luke Rowe, left, as they ride down Chams Elysees avenue as the Arc de Triomphe is seen in the background during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72.1 miles) with start in Houilles and finish on Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sunday July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani ) (AP/Laurent Cipriani)
Tour de France winner Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey celebrates on the podium with the Welsh flag as Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin, left,who placed second, and Britain's Chris Froome, who placed third, after the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72.1 miles) with start in Houilles and finish on Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, Sunday July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Tour de France winner Britain’s Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey celebrates on the podium with the Welsh flag as Netherlands’ Tom Dumoulin, left,who placed second, and Britain’s Chris Froome, who placed third, after the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72.1 miles) with start in Houilles and finish on Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, Sunday July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours) (AP/Laurent Rebours)
Tour de France winner Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides in front of the Eiffel Tower during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72.1 miles) with start in Houilles and finish on Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sunday July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Tour de France winner Britain’s Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides in front of the Eiffel Tower during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72.1 miles) with start in Houilles and finish on Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sunday July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) (AP/Francois Mori)
Stage winner Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin flashes two thumbs up on the podium after the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 31 kilometers (19.3 miles)with start in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and finish in Espelette, France, Saturday July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
Stage winner Netherlands’ Tom Dumoulin flashes two thumbs up on the podium after the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 31 kilometers (19.3 miles)with start in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and finish in Espelette, France, Saturday July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena ) (AP/Christophe Ena)
Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, pours water over his face after the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 31 kilometers (19.3 miles)with start in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and finish in Espelette, France, Saturday July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Britain’s Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, pours water over his face after the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 31 kilometers (19.3 miles)with start in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and finish in Espelette, France, Saturday July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) (AP/Christophe Ena)
France's Julian Alaphilippe, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey rides during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 31 kilometers (19.3 miles) with start in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and finish in Espelette, France, Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
France’s Julian Alaphilippe, wearing the best climber’s dotted jersey rides during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 31 kilometers (19.3 miles) with start in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and finish in Espelette, France, Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Edme) (AP/Bob Edme)
Spain's Imanol Erviti, left, and Spain's Alejandro Valverde, right, pass the Formula One-like start grid with overall leader Britain's Geraint Thomas's spot marked by the overall leader's yellow jersey, prior to the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 65 kilometers (40.4 miles) with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Saint-Lary-Soulan, Col du Portet pass, France, Wednesday July 25, 2018. The Tour de France thinks it has some solutions to liven up the action with today's shorter mountain stage with three grueling climbs, including an uphill finish, intermediate bonus sprints, and a Formula One-like grid start. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Spain’s Imanol Erviti, left, and Spain’s Alejandro Valverde, right, pass the Formula One-like start grid with overall leader Britain’s Geraint Thomas’s spot marked by the overall leader’s yellow jersey, prior to the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 65 kilometers (40.4 miles) with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Saint-Lary-Soulan, Col du Portet pass, France, Wednesday July 25, 2018. The Tour de France thinks it has some solutions to liven up the action with today’s shorter mountain stage with three grueling climbs, including an uphill finish, intermediate bonus sprints, and a Formula One-like grid start. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) (AP/Christophe Ena)
Britain's Chris Froome grimaces after being treated for tear gas or pepper spray sprayed on the peloton when a farmer's protest interrupted during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, , Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Britain’s Chris Froome grimaces after being treated for tear gas or pepper spray sprayed on the peloton when a farmer’s protest interrupted during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, , Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) (AP/Peter Dejong)
The pack rides during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France,Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
The pack rides during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France,Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) (AP/Peter Dejong)
Spain's Omar Fraile Matarranz celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 188 kilometers (116.8 miles) with start in Saint-Paul Trois-Chateaux and Mende, France, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
Spain’s Omar Fraile Matarranz celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 188 kilometers (116.8 miles) with start in Saint-Paul Trois-Chateaux and Mende, France, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena ) (AP/Christophe Ena)
Fans set off flares as the group of leaders passes during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs and Alpe d'Huez, France, Thursday July 19, 2018. Superhero costumes, bunny outfits, shirtless, Tour de France spectators come in every color. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Fans set off flares as the group of leaders passes during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs and Alpe d’Huez, France, Thursday July 19, 2018. Superhero costumes, bunny outfits, shirtless, Tour de France spectators come in every color. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) (AP/Peter Dejong)
In this July 19, 2018, image Colombia's Egan Arley Bernal Gomez, right, pulls Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, up the Alpe d'Huez during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs and Alpe d'Huez, France. Bernal, the youngest rider at the Tour de France, is showing all the signs of becoming cycling's next big star. Already having scaled two major climbs, with crazed fans pressing close and rivals right behind, Colombia's Egan Bernal gave that extra effort to keep pulling Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas up the zigzagging ascent of Alpe d'Huez. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
In this July 19, 2018, image Colombia’s Egan Arley Bernal Gomez, right, pulls Britain’s Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, up the Alpe d’Huez during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs and Alpe d’Huez, France. Bernal, the youngest rider at the Tour de France, is showing all the signs of becoming cycling’s next big star. Already having scaled two major climbs, with crazed fans pressing close and rivals right behind, Colombia’s Egan Bernal gave that extra effort to keep pulling Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas up the zigzagging ascent of Alpe d’Huez. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) (AP/Peter Dejong)
A nine-men breakaway rides in a cloud of dust on a cobblestone section of the ninth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 156.5 kilometers (97.2 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Roubaix, France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Jeff Pachoud, pool photo via AP))
A nine-men breakaway rides in a cloud of dust on a cobblestone section of the ninth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 156.5 kilometers (97.2 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Roubaix, France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Jeff Pachoud, pool photo via AP)) (AP/Jeff Pachoud)
Fans lining the road look up at helicopters passing overhead during the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 169.5 kilometers (105.3 miles) with start in Bourg d'Oisans and finish in Valence, France, Friday July 20, 2018. Tour organizers estimate that 10 to 12 million spectators line the route each year. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
Fans lining the road look up at helicopters passing overhead during the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 169.5 kilometers (105.3 miles) with start in Bourg d’Oisans and finish in Valence, France, Friday July 20, 2018. Tour organizers estimate that 10 to 12 million spectators line the route each year. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena ) (AP/Christophe Ena)
Colombia's Nairo Quintana, left, and Poland's Rafal Majka climb Col du Portet pass during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 65 kilometers (40.4 miles) with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Saint-Lary-Soulan, Col du Portet pass, France, Wednesday July 25, 2018. The Tour de France thinks it has some solutions to liven up the action with today's shorter mountain stage with three grueling climbs, including an uphill finish, intermediate bonus sprints, and a Formula One-like grid start. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
Colombia’s Nairo Quintana, left, and Poland’s Rafal Majka climb Col du Portet pass during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 65 kilometers (40.4 miles) with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Saint-Lary-Soulan, Col du Portet pass, France, Wednesday July 25, 2018. The Tour de France thinks it has some solutions to liven up the action with today’s shorter mountain stage with three grueling climbs, including an uphill finish, intermediate bonus sprints, and a Formula One-like grid start. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena ) (AP/Christophe Ena)
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Tour de France winner Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, follows teammate Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski, second left, and Britain's Luke Rowe, left, as they ride down Chams Elysees avenue as the Arc de Triomphe is seen in the background during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72.1 miles) with start in Houilles and finish on Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sunday July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani )
Tour de France winner Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey celebrates on the podium with the Welsh flag as Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin, left,who placed second, and Britain's Chris Froome, who placed third, after the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72.1 miles) with start in Houilles and finish on Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, Sunday July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Tour de France winner Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides in front of the Eiffel Tower during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72.1 miles) with start in Houilles and finish on Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sunday July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Stage winner Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin flashes two thumbs up on the podium after the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 31 kilometers (19.3 miles)with start in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and finish in Espelette, France, Saturday July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, pours water over his face after the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 31 kilometers (19.3 miles)with start in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and finish in Espelette, France, Saturday July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
France's Julian Alaphilippe, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey rides during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 31 kilometers (19.3 miles) with start in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and finish in Espelette, France, Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Spain's Imanol Erviti, left, and Spain's Alejandro Valverde, right, pass the Formula One-like start grid with overall leader Britain's Geraint Thomas's spot marked by the overall leader's yellow jersey, prior to the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 65 kilometers (40.4 miles) with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Saint-Lary-Soulan, Col du Portet pass, France, Wednesday July 25, 2018. The Tour de France thinks it has some solutions to liven up the action with today's shorter mountain stage with three grueling climbs, including an uphill finish, intermediate bonus sprints, and a Formula One-like grid start. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Britain's Chris Froome grimaces after being treated for tear gas or pepper spray sprayed on the peloton when a farmer's protest interrupted during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, , Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
The pack rides during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France,Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Spain's Omar Fraile Matarranz celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 188 kilometers (116.8 miles) with start in Saint-Paul Trois-Chateaux and Mende, France, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
Fans set off flares as the group of leaders passes during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs and Alpe d'Huez, France, Thursday July 19, 2018. Superhero costumes, bunny outfits, shirtless, Tour de France spectators come in every color. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
In this July 19, 2018, image Colombia's Egan Arley Bernal Gomez, right, pulls Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, up the Alpe d'Huez during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs and Alpe d'Huez, France. Bernal, the youngest rider at the Tour de France, is showing all the signs of becoming cycling's next big star. Already having scaled two major climbs, with crazed fans pressing close and rivals right behind, Colombia's Egan Bernal gave that extra effort to keep pulling Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas up the zigzagging ascent of Alpe d'Huez. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
A nine-men breakaway rides in a cloud of dust on a cobblestone section of the ninth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 156.5 kilometers (97.2 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Roubaix, France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Jeff Pachoud, pool photo via AP))
Fans lining the road look up at helicopters passing overhead during the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 169.5 kilometers (105.3 miles) with start in Bourg d'Oisans and finish in Valence, France, Friday July 20, 2018. Tour organizers estimate that 10 to 12 million spectators line the route each year. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
Colombia's Nairo Quintana, left, and Poland's Rafal Majka climb Col du Portet pass during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 65 kilometers (40.4 miles) with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Saint-Lary-Soulan, Col du Portet pass, France, Wednesday July 25, 2018. The Tour de France thinks it has some solutions to liven up the action with today's shorter mountain stage with three grueling climbs, including an uphill finish, intermediate bonus sprints, and a Formula One-like grid start. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )


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