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Tour de France 2015 - 102a Edizione - 18a tappa Gap - Saint Jean de Maurienne 186.5 km - 23/07/2015 - Veduta - Lacets de Montvernier - foto Graham Watson/BettiniPhoto©2015

Tour De France: Stage 18, Photo Gallery

July 23, 2015
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(Photos: Bettini)

Click here for our full race report from Stage 18 of the Tour de France!

Tour de France 2015 - 102a Edizione - 18a tappa Gap - Saint Jean de Maurienne 186.5 km - 23/07/2015 - Veduta - Lacets de Montvernier - foto Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2015

The Lacets de Montvernier climb on Stage 18 was a brand new addition to the Tour de France, and it proved as brutal as it is beautiful on Stage 18.

Tour de France 2015 - 102a Edizione - 18a tappa Gap - Saint Jean de Maurienne 186.5 km - 23/07/2015 - Veduta - Lacets de Montvernier - foto Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2015

A series of switchbacks head straight up the mountain.

Tour de France 2015 - 102a Edizione - 18a tappa Gap - Saint Jean de Maurienne 186.5 km - 23/07/2015 - Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) - foto Nico Vereecken/PN/BettiniPhoto©2015

Vincenzo Nibali attacked his GC rivals several times throughout Stage 18 but couldn’t make anything stick.

Tour de France 2015 - 102a Edizione - 18a tappa Gap - Saint Jean de Maurienne 186.5 km - 23/07/2015 - Veduta - Lacets de Montvernier - foto Graham Watson/BettiniPhoto©2015

The peloton ascends the Lacets de Montvernier climb on Stage 18.

Tour de France 2015 - 102a Edizione - 18a tappa Gap - Saint Jean de Maurienne 186.5 km - 23/07/2015 - Veduta - Col du Glandon - foto Herman Seidl/BettiniPhoto©2015

The riders took on the Col du Glandon towards the end of Stage 18, but still had another brutal climb before the finish.

Tour de France 2015 - 102a Edizione - 18a tappa Gap - Saint Jean de Maurienne 186.5 km - 23/07/2015 - Christopher Froome (Team Sky) - foto Herman Seidl/BettiniPhoto©2015

Overall leader Chris Froome rides through the crowds on Stage 18.

Tour de France 2015 - 18a tappa Gap - Saint Jean de Maurienne 186.5 km - km 23/07/2015 - Romain Bardet (AG2R - La Mondiale) - foto Ilario Biondi/BettiniPhoto©2015

No one would deny Romain Bardet his hard-fought victory on Stage 18.

Tour de France 2015 - 18a tappa Gap - Saint Jean de Maurienne 186.5 km - km 23/07/2015 - Christopher Froome (Team Sky) - foto Ilario Biondi/BettiniPhoto©2015

All of the GC leaders rolled to the finish line together, including Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana.

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