Who's leading the Giro d'Italia 2023 after stage 18?

 Geraint Thomas
Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas of Ineos Grenadiers is leading the 2023 Giro d'Italia after 18 stages.

Thomas finished alongside key rival Primož Roglič on stage 18s mountain test to Val di Zoldo.

Both of them put time into rival João Almeida (UAE Emirates) on the stage where the Portuguese could not respond to the high pace set by Roglič's key domestique Sepp Kuss.

Thomas now leads the race by 29 seconds over Roglič in second place. Almeida is a further ten seconds back in third.

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Earlier in the race, Thomas spent five days in pink after taking over the jersey following on from Remco Evenepoel's withdrawal.

The Welshman was second on general classification after finishing a second behind Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) on the second individual time trial, but was promoted to first after his rival's untimely departure from the race.

Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) spent the day in the break and so overhauled Ben Healy (EF Education-EasyPost) to lead the mountains classification after getting up the road and picking up points. João Almeida is still the leader in the white young rider competition.

The peloton face another day featuring more than 5,000 metres of elevation gain on Firday on stage 19 to Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites, before a punishing uphill time trial will decide the race on the penultimate day.


The Giro d'Italia will conclude in Rome on 28th May.

Read more: Giro d'Italia 2023 route analysis

Complete Giro d'Italia 2023 start list

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage 18 result - Oderzo > Val di Zoldo

1. Filippo Zana (Ita) Jayco-AlUla, in 4-25-12
2. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at s.t.
3. Warren Barguil (Fra) Arkea Samsic at 50s
4. Derek Gee (Can) Israel-Premier Tech at 1-03
5. Aurelien Paret-Peintra (Fra) AG2R Citroen at 1-24
6. Marco Frigo (Ita) Israel-Premier Tech at s.t
7. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 1-56
8. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers at s.t
9. João Almeida (Por) UAE Emirates at 2-17
10. Eddie Dunbar (Ire) Jayco-AlUla at 2-32


Giro d'Italia 2023 general classification after stage 18

  1. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, in 76-25-51

  2. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma, at 29s

  3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates, at 39s

  4. Eddie Dunbar (Ire) Jayco-AIUla, at 3-39

  5. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious, at 3-51

  6. Lennard Kämna (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 4-27

  7. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) at 4-43

  8. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM, at 4-47

  9. Thymen Arensman (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers, at 4-53

  10. Laurens De Plus (Bel) Ineos Grenadiers, at 5-52

Giro d'Italia 2023 points classification after stage 18

1. Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain-Victorious, 215pts
2. Derek Gee (Can) Israel-PremierTech, 140pts
3. Pascal Ackermann (Deu) UAE Team Emirates, 95pts
4. Michael Matthews (Aus) Jayco AlUla, 93pts
5. Tom Skuijns (Lat) Trek-Segafredo, at 79 pts


Giro d'Italia 2023 mountains classification after stage 18

1. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, 227pts 
2. Ben Healy (Ire) EF Education-EasyPost, 164pts
3. Davide Bais (Ita) Eolo-Kometa, 144pts
4. Einer Auguto Rubio Reyes (Col) Movistar, 118pts
5. Derek Gee (Can) Israel-Premier Tech, 66pts

Giro d'Italia 2023 young rider classification after stage 17

1. João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates, in 71-59-01
2. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM, at 3-12
3. Thymen Arensman (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers, at 3-51

Giro d'Italia 2023 team classification after stage 17

1.  Bahrain-Victorious, in 215-27-26
2. Ineos Grenadiers, at 32-31
3. Jumbo-Visma, at 40-26