Check out Romain Bardet's Tour de France stage 18 winning ride on Strava

Romain Bardet smashes it down the Col du Glandon to set up his stage 18 win at the Tour de France, soloing from 40km out to beat Pierre Rolland

Romain Bardet escapes on stage eighteen of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Commentators were raving about Romain Bardet's perfect descending on stage 18 of the Tour de France and the stats on Strava certainly back up the praise.

The young Ag2r-La Mondiale rider set the fastest Strava time down the descent of the Col du Glandon by a full 34 seconds from LottoNL-Jumbo's Robert Gesink.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.