Tour de France: Which GC riders lost time on the Mont Ventoux stage

Ben O'Connor
Ben O'Connor (Image credit: Getty Images)

While Tadej Pogacčar (UAE Team Emirates) showed a glimpse of vulnerability for the first time in this year's Tour de France when he was dropped by Jonas Vingegaard on the second ascent of Mont Ventoux on stage 11, the yellow jersey still had enough to catch the young Dane on the descent of the final climb and finish with a small group of favourites that also included Rigoberto Uran (EF Education-Nippo) and Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers).

The main losers on a day in which the Tour de France crested the summit of Mont Ventoux twice were Ben O'Connor (AG2R-Citroën),  Enric Mas (Team Movistar) and David Gaudu (Groupama FDJ), with all three riders distanced on the stage. Gaudu was even dropped on the first ascent of Mont Ventoux and would eventually fall outside of the top twenty in the overall standings.

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Which GC riders lost time on stage 11
General classification after stage 11   
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates43:44:38 
2Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo0:05:18 
3Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma0:05:32 
4Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers0:05:33 
5Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën Team0:05:58 -0:03:57
6Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe0:06:16 
7Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech0:06:30 -0:00:18
8Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team0:07:11 -0:01:24
9Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis0:09:29 -0:02:27
10Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious0:10:28 -0:01:50
11Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:15:35 -0:03:57
12Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team0:24:44 -0:12:50
13Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma0:25:21 +0:1:38
14Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange0:25:53 -0:03:31
15David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:30:51 -0:23:29

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.