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Summary

  1. Commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra (online only)
  2. Stage 18 ends in summit finish on Col d'Izoard
  3. A 179.5 km route from Briancon to Izoard
  4. Decisive day in battle for yellow jersey
  5. Can GB's Froome retain lead over rivals?
  6. Lone leader Barguil going for stage win

Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    Fittingly, let's give the final word there to stage winner Warren Barguil. What a tremendous ride.

    Romain Bardet took back four seconds but, with no more mountains and a time trial to come, Chris Froome looks set to keep yellow all the way into Paris.

    He might still have to watch out for Rigoberto Uran but Froome will be a very pleased man tonight.

    The report of today's stage is building here.

    Join us tomorrow for stage 19 but, for now, farewell.

  2. 'It's like a dream for me'

    Stage winner, Warren Barguil: "It's really fantastic. I can't believe, it's like a dream for me.

    "Last night Michael Matthews and I said we could never think about the polka dot and the green jersey and now it's 2-2 in stages."

  3. Top 10 on GC

    1. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) 78hrs 08mins 19secs
    2. Romain Bardet (Fra/AG2R La Mondiale) +23secs
    3. Rigoberto Uran (Col/Cannondale-Drapac) +29secs
    4. Mikel Landa (Spa/Team Sky) +1min 36secs
    5. Fabio Aru (Ita/Astana) +1min 55secs
    6. Dan Martin (Ire/Quick-Step Floors) 2mins 56secs
    7. Simon Yates (GB/Orica-Scott) 4mins 46secs
    8. Louis Meintjes (SA/Team UAE Emirates) +6mins 52secs
    9. Warren Barguil (Fra/Team Sunweb) +8mins 22secs
    10. Alberto Contador (Spa/Trek-Segafredo) +8mins 34secs
  4. Stage result

    1. Warren Barguil (Fra/Team Sunweb) 4hrs 40mins 33secs
    2. Darwin Atapuma (Col/Team UAE Emirates) +20secs
    3. Romain Bardet (Fra/AG2R La Mondiale) Same time
    4. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky)
    5. Rigoberto Uran (Col/Cannondale-Drapac) +22secs
    6. Mikel Landa (Spa/Team Sky) +32secs
    7. Louis Meintjes (SA/Team UAE Emirates) +37secs
    8. Dan Martin (Ire/Quick-Step Floors) +39secs
    9. Simon Yates (GB/Orica-Scott) +59secs
    10. Alberto Contador (Spa/Trek-Segafredo) +1min 09secs
  5. Post update

    Rigoberto Uran actually slipped back in the finale and finished two seconds behind Bardet and Froome.

    The Colombian is now 29 seconds back on Froome, while Bardet - with those bonus seconds - moves to 23 seconds behind.

  6. BARGUIL WINS STAGE 18

    The classy French climber ended up winning by 20 seconds. Super attacking riding.

  7. Barguil delights crowds

    Simon Brotherton

    Radio 5 live at the Tour de France

    The French are going absolutely mad here. Barguil secures a sensational victory for France.

  8. Post update

    Simon Yates reaches the summit and keeps his white jersey.

    Fabio Aru finally crosses the line. Another terrible day for the Italian.

  9. BreakingFROOME RETAINS YELLOW JERSEY

    So Romain Bardet does take some time on Chris Froome but it's only four seconds.

    The gap is now 23 seconds and, if Saturday's time trial goes to form, that should be enough for the Briton to win his fourth Tour de France title and third in a row.

    Chris Froome
  10. Post update

    Atapuma holds on to take second and six bonus seconds.

    Bardet holds off Froome to take four bonus seconds in third.

  11. BreakingBARGUIL WINS STAGE 18

    Inspired by sewing up the king of the mountains polka dot jersey today, Warren Barguil caps a superb Tour de France with his second stage win.

    With his first, he became the first French rider to win a Tour stage on Bastille Day since 2005.

    With this win, he becomes the first rider to ever win a summit finish on the Col d'Izoard.

    Chapeau! Supreme racing from the Sunweb rider.

    Warren Barguil
  12. Post update

    Barguil is going to take this...what a racer.

  13. Bardet attacks

    Bardet goes again and puts Landa in trouble. Froome and Uran respond.

  14. Final km

    Warren Barguil safely negotiates a crowd of fans and is into the final 500m.

    Remember, bonus seconds on offer for the first three over the line today.

    It looks like Barguil will hang on.

  15. Post update

    Landa leads Froome, Uran and Bardet into the final km.

    Do Uran and Bardet have anything left to take time away from the yellow jersey.

    Romain Bardet
  16. Post update

    Is this the crowning achievement of the king of the mountains?

  17. 1km to go

    Barguil leads Atapuma through the flamme rouge and finally cracks the Colombian.

    The Frenchman is solo in front.

  18. 1.2km to go

    Barguil and Atapuma have 27 seconds on the yellow jersey group.

    Can they hold on?

  19. Post update

    Barguil catches Atapuma with around 1.5km to go.

    Can either of them hang on for the stage win?

    Landa, Froome, Uran, Bardet follow.

  20. 2km to go

    Atapuma still out front but about to be caught by Barguil.

    Froome is trying to bridge to Landa.

    Massive from Uran! The Colombian reels in Froome on a section of flat, looking so strong.

    Bardet clamps himself to Uran's wheel and is back too.