July 22, 2012; Paris, FRANCE; A general view as the peloton makes its way past the Eiffel Tower during stage twenty of the 2012 Tour de France in Paris. Mandatory Credit: Bernard Papon/Presse Sports via USA TODAY Sports

Tour de France 2014: Overall standings entering Stage 18

The 2014 Tour de France rolls on Wednesday morning with Stage 18.

Vincenzo Nibali of Italy has been able to retain the yellow jacket since early in the race, and he will be looking to hold off Spain’s Alejandro Valverde, who sits 5 and a half minutes behind the lead, entering today’s stage.

Tejay van Garderen  of the United States currently sits in sixth-place just over ten minutes behind the lead.

Today’s action will begin in Pau and it will come to end in Hautacam.

It will be a full morning of action on the 145.5 km mountain stage, so be sure to tune in to NBC Sports Live Extra for live coverage of the leg.

How can you tune in to Stage 15 of the 2014 Tour de France? Here is all of the information you will need to tune in to the action:

Date: Thursday, July 24
Stage Length: 145.5 km
Stage Profile:


Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra

Stage Map:


More information is available on the official Tour de France website.

Here is how the top 20 of the 2014 Tour de France general classification looks entering today’s stage:

1 V. Nibali Astana 76:41:28
2 A. Valverde Movistar +5:26
3 T. Pinot FDJ.fr +6:00
4 J. Péraud AG2R +6:08
5 R. Bardet AG2R +7:34
6 T. van Garderen BMC Racing +10:19
7 B. Mollema Belkin +11:59
8 L. ten Dam Belkin +12:16
9 L. König NetApp +12:40
10 P. Rolland Europcar +13:15
11 H. Zubeldia Trek +14:26
12 J. Van den Broeck Lotto +16:08
13 F. Schleck Trek +18:03
14 Y. Trofimov Katyusha +28:00
15 R. Porte Team Sky +31:00
16 S. Kruijswijk Belkin +31:00
17 B. Feillu Bretagne +32:14
18 C. Horner Lampre +34:48
19 M. Nieve Team Sky +36:09
20 M. Kwiatkowski O.Ph.-Q-Step +36:41

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the entire 2014 Tour de France as we keep you up with the latest news and results as we track the wearer of the yellow jacket.

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