Van Aert wins, final results and standings – .

Van Aert wins, final results and standings – .

Wwelcome to 2021 Tour de France as the 11th day of cycling action comes to a head. Stage 11 from Sorgues to Malaucène is 198.9 km long over mountainous terrain, which could be a tricky afternoon for some of the riders.
Mardi, Mark Cavendish won stage 10 to get closer to one of Eddy Merckx’s all-time Tour de France records, with Deceuninck-Quick-Step leading the peloton in the final three kilometers to set things up for Cavendish to finish the job.

In terms of overall standings after stage 10, however, Tadej Pogacar stay ahead, followed by Ben O’Connor and Rigoberto Uran.

Tour de France, Stage 11 LIVE: Latest updates

General classification of the Tour de France after the 11th stage

  1. Tadej Pogacar, EAU Team Emirates 43h 44′ 38″
  2. Rigoberto Uran, EF Education Nippo + 5’18 »
  3. Jonas Vingegaard, Jumbo Visma + 5’32 »
  4. Richard Carapaz, Ineos Grenadiers +5’33 »
  5. Ben O’Connor, AG2R Citroën +5’58
  6. Wilco Kelderman, Bora-Hansgrohe +6’16 »
  7. Alexey Loutsenko, Astana + 6’30 »
  8. Enric Mas, Movistar + 7’11 »
  9. Guillaume Martin, Cofidis + 9’29 »
  10. Pello Bilbao, Bahrain Victorious + 10’28 »

Tour de France Stage 11 Results

Wout van Aert dominated the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2021 to win cycling’s most famous race for the fourth time. He attacks on the second ascent of Mont Ventoux and maintains a lead of over a minute for most of the ascent and descent. Tadej Pogacar showed his first signs of weakness, but kept his yellow jersey and has a bigger lead than at the start of the day.

  1. Wout van Aert, Jumbo Visma 05h 17″ 43′
  2. Kenny Elissonde, Trek-Segafredo +1’14 »
  3. Bauke Mollema, Trek-Segafredo + 1’14 »
  4. Tadej Pogacar, United Arab Emirates + 1’38 »
  5. Rigoberto Uran, EF Education Nippo +1’38 »
  6. Richard Carapaz, Ineos Grenadiers +1’38 »
  7. Jonas Vingegaard, Jumbo Visma + 1’38 »
  8. Alexey Loutsenko, Astana + 1’56 »
  9. Wilco Kelderman, Bora-Hansgrohe +1’56 »
  10. Enric Mas, Movistar + 3’02 »

Finish: Vingegaard finally caught

Vingegaard failed to gain time as he was caught in the last 500 meters by Pogacar, Uran and Carapaz.

Arrival: Van Aert wins!

A brilliant course for Wout van Aert, who won his first stage of the Tour de France this year. He embarked on the first part of the second ascent of Mont Ventoux and he finished it in style.

1km to go: Van Aert is already celebrating

Van Aert sails to the finish and pulls his fist towards the camera. He was in a league of his own today.

4 km to go: the advantage of Vingegaard is reduced

Vingegaard had hoped to take time out of all his rivals in the general classification, but Pogacar, Carapaz and Uran have him in his sights, with just 12 ″ separating the trio from Vingegaard, who go down on their own.

7km to go: Nobody stops Van Aert

Van Aert was the fastest on the climb and he is currently the fastest on the descent to Malaucène. His lead is up to 1’23 ”. What a race!

12 km to go: Van Aert maintains his lead

The gaps between the runners are currently stable because no one is taking major risks. Van Aert has a 1’15 “gap on the two pursuers, Vingegaard 16” more and the yellow jersey group, which includes Pogacar, Carapaz and Uran, 30 “more.

16km to go: Vingegaard with half a minute in advance

In the battle for the general classification, Vingegaard is 30 ″ ahead of Pogacar, Uran and Carapaz as the riders take off on the descent. Vingegaard catches up with Mollema and Elissonde, just 14 ″ behind.

20km to go: Van Aert begins his descent

Van Aert is 1’14 ”ahead of the two pursuers after a big effort on Mont Ventoux. Further on, Pogacar is overtaken by Carapaz and Uran while Vingegaard makes his way to the top of the climb.

21km to go: Vingegaard attacks Pogacar!

Vingegaard has replayed and moves away from Tadej Pogacar. Remarkable tips from the Jumbo-Visma rider, who wants to climb onto a general podium in the Tour de France.

22km to go: Vingegaard attacks!

It is Vingegaard who takes the first step of the yellow jersey group and only Pogacar can respond. Carapaz can not follow, despite all the work of Ineos Grenadiers in the climb.

23km to go: Mollema catches up with Elissonde

Van Aert is 1’15 ”ahead of Elissonde and Mollema, who are working together. Still very good for the stage victory for Van Aert.

24km to go: Ineos Grenadiers installs Carapaz

Michal Kwiatkowski does what he does best at the top of the yellow jersey group; he seems to be preparing something for Richard Carapaz to make an attack before the summit of Mont Ventoux, which is only 3 km away for the peloton.

26 km to go: O’Connor keeps his overall chances alive

The high pace of Ineos Grenadiers at the top of the yellow jersey group is really damaging Ben O’Connor’s chances of getting on the general podium of the Tour de France. O’Connor had a 2’31 ”advantage over fourth Jonas Vingegaard at the start of the day and is currently 30 seconds behind the field.

28km to go: Van Aert’s advance of up to one minute

Van Aert widens a gap of one minute on Elissonde, still second on the road. Mollema is third, while the yellow jersey group is 4’20 ”behind Van Aert.

29 km to go: the fading of O’Connor

Ben O’Connor, second overall, was pulled from the field. He’s now trying to limit the damage, but the nod suggests he’s already in his energy stores. O’Connor still has the field in sight, but he’s losing ground.

30km to go: the peloton is clearing up

Meanwhile, the yellow jersey group decreases with each pedal stroke. The Ineos Grenadiers impose a fierce rhythm with which many riders cannot live. All of the major contenders are still there for the time being.

31km to go: Van Aert attacks!

And now it’s Van Aert who is leading the race. He runs away from Elissonde. The Belgian champion is essentially doing a time trial to climb Mont Ventoux on his own.

32 km to go: Alaphilippe let go

Mollema attacks the world champion and almost immediately Alaphilippe begins to cross the road when he seems to have nothing left in the reservoir with more than 10 km of climb to go.

33km to go: Van Aert takes off on the climb

Van Aert shoots Elissonde on Mont Ventoux and the duo increased their lead to 44 ″ over Alaphilippe and Mollema. It’s a brilliant effort from the Belgian.

34km to go: Van Aert catches up with Elissonde

Van Aert launches a big attack and quickly gets in the wheel of Elissonde. Alaphilippe and Mollema are only 22 ″ behind, but Van Aert looks very good.

35km to go: A quality trio on the hunt

It is Mollema, Van Aert and Alaphilippe who are on the hunt. The other escaped men were abandoned. There is still a long way to go and things should start to get interesting again in the peloton, which is currently led by AG2R-Ctitroen.

36km to go: Elissonde attacks!

Elissonde Trek-Segafredo’s teammate led the group to the start of Mont Ventoux and, from the start of the climb, Elissonde set off. He took a 25 ″ lead over the rest of the breakaway.

37km to go: A day for the breakaway

The breakaway has seven riders: Julien Bernard, Kenny Elissonde, Bauke Mollema, Xandro Meurisse, Wout van Aert and Julian Alaphilippe. They have a 4’50 ”lead over the yellow jersey group, which contains the contenders for the general classification.

40km to go: stage 11 is reaching its peak

Welcome to our coverage of stage 11 of the Tour de France 2021. Today’s stage will shake up the general classification as the riders prepare for a second ascent of the legendary Mont Ventoux.

How to watch the Tour de France 2021?

The 2021 Tour de France is available on NBC Sports in the US, and they’ll be broadcasting every stage live. In the UK, the 2021 Tour de France is broadcast live on Eurosport 1 and ITV4.


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