Chris Froome retains Tour de France lead as Romain Bardet wins stage 18

Romain Bardet takes solo win on stage 18 of the 2015 Tour de France as the overall contenders cancel each other out. Photos by Graham Watson

Chris Froome on stage eighteen of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) survived another day in the Alps with his race lead intact after stage 18 of the 2015 Tour de France on Thursday.

Attacks by Froome's rivals Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) all proved fruitless as the overall contenders finished in a group together in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

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