The highest summit of road cycling competition in the world was held at the South Square of China Art Palace in Pudong New Area, Shanghai, announcing the return of the 2018 Le Tour de France Škoda Shanghai Critérium. The event was sponsored by China Cycling Association and Shanghai Sports Bureau, undertaken by Pudong New Area People's Government and Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), co-organized by Pudong New Area Education (Sports) Bureau and Shanghai Cycling Association, and operated by Shanghai ACTIVATION Sports.
2018 Le Tour de France Škoda Shanghai Critérium is the second Tour de France Critérium held in China. This competition not only welcomed Peter Sagan, Marcel Kittel, Geraint Thomas, Pierre Latour and Wang Meiyin, but also Matteo Trentin and Jakob Fulgsang, including a total of 28 riders from Team Bora-Hansgrohe, Team Katusha-Alpecin, Team Astana, Team AG2R, Team Sky, Team Mitchelton·Scott, Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team. The strong lineup led by seven world tour racing teams will make the grand racing at the end of 2018 wonderful.
At 10: 00 on November 17th, the competition officially started. It became exciting at the beginning, the main players of each team started to attack one after another, and the final was staged in the third lap from bottom. Sagan in green, Thomas in yellow, Latour in white and the European Championship winner Trentin formed the powerful breakout group, leading the second group by about 17 seconds. On the last lap, Thomas, the new king of the Tour de France, took the lead alone, and Sagan and Trentin, who followed closely, began to catch up, and the Peloton had been left far behind. In the last mile, Peter Sagan of Team Bora-Hansgrohe led over all his opponents in the last straight way with his iconic sprinting, making him a new upstart in Shanghai.