TOUR’21 Stage 11: Winner Wout on the Ventoux!

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Stage Report: Two times up the monstrous Mont Ventoux was going to give us a hero’s win. Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) was the man of the day – The Belgian champion got in the early break and then went solo on the second ascent of the Ventoux. Behind; the GC group exploded, but the yellow jersey of Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) was never really in trouble, ignoring an attack from Van Aert’s teammate Jonas Vingegaard. Mark Cavendish made the time cut thanks to his Deceuninck – Quick-Step team mates.

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Wout van Aert: “Probably my biggest ever win”

– The final kilometre of Stage 11 and read our full report and pics below:-

Wout van Aert won the eleventh stage of the Tour de France. After the double climb of the mythical Mont Ventoux, the Belgian Jumbo-Visma rider crossed the line solo in Malaucène. For the troubled Dutch team, which had to say goodbye to its classification ambitions early on, it was the first stage victory in this Tour.

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Stage 11 profile

Tour boss Christian Prudhomme describes stage 11: “Five years after a windy visit, the Tour returns to the Giant of Provence that has become a Regional Natural Parc, for a double climb (including the almost unprecedented one going through Sault) and a finish at the bottom. A fine way to salute the initiative of the Conseil départemental of Vaucluse that refurnished the summit road for cyclists.”

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Different days ahead

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Belgians Van Aert and Van Avermaet wanted to be in the break

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It took time for the break to form

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The World champions was very keen on getting in the break

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Quintana went with Alaphilippe, but it didn’t last

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Dan Martin made the break, but struggled on the first climb of the Ventoux

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Greg Van Avermaet was in a group between peloton and break

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The fans were happy

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Alaphilippe the first time up the Ventoux

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Stage win for Van Aert?

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The yellow jersey, Tadej Pogačar, had INEOS Grenadiers working on the front

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Pogačar looking cool

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Jonas Vingegaard had his Jumbo-Visma teammate, van Aert up the road

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Tour stage winner, Matej Mohoric, was taking in the view of Mont Ventoux

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Time to grit his teeth – Philippe Gilbert

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The top of the Ventoux for the first time

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Van Aert and Mollema wanted the win

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It was Van Aert who went solo

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Is there anything this man can’t do?

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The Trek-Segafredo pair of Bauke Mollema and Kenny Elissonde couldn’t catch Van Aert

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Jonas Vingegaard dropped all the GC men

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The big win for the Belgian champion

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Wout van Aert – A worthy winner

Tour de France Stage 11 Result:
1. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma in 5:17:43
2. Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo at 1:14
3. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
4. Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates at 1:38
5. Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo
6. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) INEOS Grenadiers
7. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma
8. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech at 1:56
9. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe
10. Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar at 3:02.

Tour de France Overall After Stage 11:
1. Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates in 43:44:38
2. Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo at 5:18
3. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma at 5:32
4. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) INEOS Grenadiers at 5:33
5. Ben O’Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën at 5:58
6. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe at 6:16
7. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech at 6:30
8. Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar at 7:11
9. Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis at 9:29
10. Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious at 10:28.

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