Stage 18 : September 13, 2018  Ejea de los Caballeros - Lleida                        186.1 km
            
             1 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal                                               3.57.03
             2 Sven Erik Bystrom (Nor) UAE Team Emirates                                             
             3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe                                                      
             4 Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors                                                  
             5 Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Bahrain-Merida                                              
             6 Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo                                                  
             7 Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias                              
             8 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale                       
             9 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo                                                  
            10 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data                                                     
            
            
           Changes in GC, stage 18 compared to stage 17 :
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                  +6   Peter Sagan 
                  +6   Matteo Trentin 
                  +5   Vincenzo Nibali 
                  +5   Simone Consonni 
                  +5   Mickael Delage 
                  +5   Elia Viviani 
                  +4   Tom Van Asbroeck 
                  +4   Tom Leezer 
                  +4   Sven Erik Bystrom 
                  +4   Ryan Gibbons 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                  -5   Loic Chetout 
                  -1   Andrey Amador Bikkazakova 
                  -1   Diego Rubio 
                  -1   Hector Saez Benito 
                  -1   Hubert Dupont 
                  -1   Jose Herrada Lopez 
                  -1   Mikel Iturria Segurola 
                  -1   Mitchell Docker 
                  -1   Sepp Kuss 
                  -1   Simon Clarke 
                  -1   Victor Campenaerts 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:13   Jelle Wallays 
               +0:07   Sven Erik Bystrom 
               +0:04   Peter Sagan 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
               -7:46   Loic Chetout 
               -7:46   Matthias Brandle 
               -6:13   Nans Peters 
               -5:13   Sepp Kuss 
               -4:38   Adam Yates 
               -4:38   Diego Rubio 
               -4:38   Hector Saez Benito 
               -4:38   Ian Boswell 
               -4:38   Jan Hirt 
               -4:38   Jhonatan Restrepo 
               -4:38   Jose Herrada Lopez 
            
           Favourites by position :
                  +5   Vincenzo Nibali 
                  +2   Richie Porte 
                  +1   Ilnur Zakarin 
                  +1   Adam Yates 
            
           Favourites by time :
               -0:40   Vincenzo Nibali 
               -2:38   George Bennett 
               -3:06   Ilnur Zakarin 
               -4:38   Richie Porte 
               -4:38   Adam Yates 
            
           Top 10 and favourites GC standings (previous stage in parens) :
                   1  Simon Yates                           73:02:37         (unchanged)
                   2  Alejandro Valverde Belmonte               0:25         (unchanged)
                   3  Enric Mas                                 1:22         (unchanged)
                   4  Miguel Angel  Lopez                       1:36         (unchanged)
                   5  Steven Kruijswijk                         1:48         (unchanged)
                   6  Nairo Quintana                            2:11         (unchanged)
                   7  Jon Izagirre Insausti                     4:09         (unchanged)
                   8  Rigoberto Uran                            4:36         (unchanged)
                   9  Thibaut Pinot                             5:31         (unchanged)
                  10  Tony Gallopin                             6:05         (unchanged)
                   .....
                  12  Wilco Kelderman                           9:15         (unchanged)
                   .....
                  24  Ilnur Zakarin                            40:43         (was 25th at 37:37)
                   .....
                  26  George Bennett                           42:36         (was 26th at 39:58)
                   .....
                  61  Vincenzo Nibali                        1:39:32         (was 66th at 1:38:52)
                   .....
                  63  Adam Yates                             1:40:30         (was 64th at 1:35:52)
                   .....
                  82  Richie Porte                           2:17:22         (was 84th at 2:12:44)
            
           Top 10 on Points table with previous in parens:
                   1  Alejandro Valverde Belmonte                117         (unchanged)
                   2  Peter Sagan                                 99         (was 3rd with 83 points)
                   3  Dylan Teuns                                 93         (was 2nd with 93 points)
                   4  Elia Viviani                                80         (was 7th with 66 points)
                   5  Miguel Angel  Lopez                         71         (was 4th with 71 points)
                   6  Ben King                                    69         (was 5th with 69 points)
                   7  Simon Yates                                 68         (was 6th with 68 points)
                   8  Michal Kwiatkowski                          66         (unchanged)
                   9  Danny van Poppel                            66         (was 12th with 56 points)
                  10  Alessandro De Marchi                        63         (was 9th with 63 points)
            
           Top 10 on Mountains table with previous in parens:
                   1  Thomas De Gendt                             74         (unchanged)
                   2  Luis Angel Mate Mardones                    64         (unchanged)
                   3  Bauke Mollema                               60         (unchanged)
                   4  Ben King                                    56         (unchanged)
                   5  Pierre Rolland                              31         (unchanged)
                   6  Miguel Angel  Lopez                         25         (unchanged)
                   7  Thibaut Pinot                               22         (unchanged)
                   8  Simon Yates                                 22         (unchanged)
                   9  Michael Woods                               20         (unchanged)
                  10  Michal Kwiatkowski                          17         (unchanged)
            
           Retirements to date :                                                   Stage
              Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida                                18 <<<
              Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb                                         18 <<<
              Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH                                  17
              Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-Merida                                         17
              Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team                                      17
              Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo                                       16
              Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal                                      15
              Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky                                         14
              Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky                                            14
              Jose  Goncalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin                                   13
              Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                  11
              Georg Preidler (Aut) Groupama-FDJ                                       11
              Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits                         11
              Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates                                   10
              Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates                                  10
              Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin                                 9
            Total retirements : 16