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Tour de France: Wout van Aert wins Mont Ventoux stage 11

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TOPSHOT Team Jumbo Vismas Wout van Aert of Belgium celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 11th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 198 km between Sorgues and Malaucene on July 07 2021 Photo by Philippe LOPEZ AFP Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZAFP via Getty Images

Wout van Aert wins stage 11 of the Tour de France 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Tour de France 2021 - 108th Edition - 11th stage Sorgues - Malaucene 198,9 km - 07/07/2021 - Wout Van Aert (BEL - Jumbo - Visma) - photo Tim Van Wichelen/CV/BettiniPhoto©2021

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Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) en route to victory on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France which went over Mont Ventoux twice

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) en route to victory on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France which went over Mont Ventoux twice (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Tour de France leader Tadej Pogacar (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Belgian Wout Van Aert of Team JumboVisma and Belgian Greg Van Avermaet of AG2R Citroen Team pictured in action during stage 11 of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1989 km from Sorgues to Malaucene France Wednesday 07 July 2021 This years Tour de France takes place from 26 June to 18 July 2021BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images

Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo) and Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) made the breakaway on stage 11 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Israel Start Up Nations Daniel Martin of Ireland L and Team BB KTMs Pierre Rolland of France ride in the breakaway during the 11th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 198 km between Sorgues and Malaucene on July 07 2021 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images

Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) in the breakaway with Julian Alaphilippe and Pierre Rolland (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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The breakaway on the first ascent of the Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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The breakaway on the first ascent of the Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Deceuninck Quicksteps Julian Alaphilippe of France rides in the breakaway during the 11th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 198 km between Sorgues and Malaucene on July 07 2021 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep) in the day's escape (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Jumbo Vismas Wout van Aert of Belgium 2ndL rides in the breakaway during the 11th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 198 km between Sorgues and Malaucene on July 07 2021 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) in the breakaway (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) rode solo across the top of Mont Ventoux on the second ascent, headed to the downhill finish (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The breakaway head past the lavender fields (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Ineos Grenadiers lead through the lavender (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 lie Gesbert of France and Team Arka Samsic Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark and Team Astana Premier Tech Neilson Powless of The United States and Team EF Education Nippo in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Julian Alaphilippe on the attack with EF-Nippo's Neilson Powless (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Davide Ballerini of Italy and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Tiesj Benoot of Belgium and Team DSM Cees Bol of The Netherlands and Team DSM The peloton during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

The gruppetto chases to stay in the time cut (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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TOPSHOT Team Arkea Samsics Nairo Quintana of Colombia wearing the best climbers polka dot jersey L rides next to Team Deceuninck Quicksteps Julian Alaphilippe of France during the 11th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 198 km between Sorgues and Malaucene on July 07 2021 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images

Nairo Quintana in the mountains jersey chasing Julian Alaphilippe on the early climbs (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Deceuninck Quicksteps Mark Cavendish of Great Britain wearing the best sprinters green jersey 2ndR rides during the 11th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 198 km between Sorgues and Malaucene on July 07 2021 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images

Mark Cavendish fights through stage 11 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Belgian Greg Van Avermaet of AG2R Citroen Team pictured in action during stage 11 of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1989 km from Sorgues to Malaucene France Wednesday 07 July 2021 This years Tour de France takes place from 26 June to 18 July 2021BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images

Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën) on the attack (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Ineos riders lead the pack during the 11th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 198 km between Sorgues and Malaucene on July 07 2021 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images

Geraint Thomas leads the peloton (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Jumbo Vismas Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark wearing the best youngs white jersey rides during the 11th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 198 km between Sorgues and Malaucene on July 07 2021 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images

Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) wears the best young rider's jersey but is second to Tadej Pogacar in that classification (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Tadej Pogaar of Slovenia and UAETeam Emirates yellow leader jersey at start during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) at the start of stage 11 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Mark Cavendish of The United Kingdom and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Green Points Jersey at start during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

A worried looking Mark Cavendish before the Mont Ventoux stage (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Nairo Quintana of Colombia and Team Arka Samsic Polka Dot Mountain Jersey in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic) on the attack with Julian Alaphilippe (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Nairo Quintana of Colombia and Team Arka Samsic Polka Dot Mountain Jersey Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Julian Alaphilippe and Nairo Quintana (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne Feed Zone Soigneur LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Julian Alaphilippe gets a feed (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Dan Martin of Ireland and Team Israel StartUp Nation in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Julian Alaphilippe leads the breakaway (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Tim Declercq of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Deceuninck-Quickstep lead the gruppetto (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Mark Cavendish of The United Kingdom and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Green Points Jersey during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Mark Cavendish on stage 11 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 lie Gesbert of France and Team Arka Samsic Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark and Team Astana Premier Tech Neilson Powless of The United States and Team EF Education Nippo in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

The day's breakaway (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Max Walscheid of Germany Victor Campenaerts of Belgium and Team Qhubeka NextHash during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Max Walscheid and Victor Campenaerts (Qhubeka-NextHash) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium and AG2R Citron Team refreshment in the chase group during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) at the start of stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France in Sorgues (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Geraint Thomas leads the Ineos Grenadiers train (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Wout van Aert on first climb of Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) struggled on the first ascent of Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The yellow jersey group climbs into the clouds at the top of Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Chasers on second ascent of Mont Ventoux led by Richard Carapaz and Tadej Pogačar (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Michał Kwiatkowski's work is done for Ineos Grenadiers' teammate Richard Carapaz on second ascent of Ventoux (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Richard Carapaz of Ineos Grenadiers in chase mode on Mont Ventoux, trailed by Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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With 1.1km to go on climb and 23km to go in race, Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) attacks from yellow jersey chase group (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Team Trek Segafredos Bauke Mollema of Netherlands and Team Trek Segafredos Kenny Elissonde of France cross the finish line at the end of the 11th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 198 km between Sorgues and Malaucene on July 07 2021 Photo by Philippe LOPEZ AFP Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZAFP via Getty Images

Trek-Segafredo duo of Kenny Elissonde and Bauke Mollema cross finish in second and third, respectively (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Passing the lavender fields and 33.5km to go Wout van Aert of Jumbo-Visma rides with Trek's Kenny Elissonde (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) in the peloton on the first pass of Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Trek-Segafredo duo of Kenny Elissonde and Bauke Mollema chasing solo race leader Wout van Aert on final climb of Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) was tested on Mont Ventoux but still the GC leader after stage 11 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) crosses finish line of stage 11 with GC rivals, just behind Rigoberto Urán (EF Education-Nippo) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Enric Mas (Movistar) lost 1:24 on stage 11 and is eighth on GC (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) conjured the latest extraordinary moment of his young career to win stage 11 of the Tour de France after a double ascent of Mont Ventoux, as the legendary mountain produced the first cracks in the armour of race leader Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates).

Twenty-four hours after placing second to Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-QuickStep) in a bunch sprint, Van Aert triumphed from the breakaway in one of the toughest mountain stages of this year’s Tour.

On the second ascent of the ‘Giant of Provence’, on the traditional route from Bédoin, the Belgian champion dropped World Champion Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and the Trek-Segafredo duo of Bauke Mollema and Kenny Elissonde.

Despite being significantly heavier than those climbing specialists, he powered his way up to Chalet Reynard and then up the exposed southern face of the bald mountain before maintaining his one-minute advantage down the 20km descent to the finish in Malaucène.

“I'm at a loss for words, it's so stupid to say. Of course I did not expect to win this stage before the Tour de France,” Van Aert said. “It's one of the most iconic climbs in the Tour, in the world of cycling. Maybe it's my best victory ever.”

Elissonde and Mollema hung on to take second and third, respectively, before the yellow jersey came home alongside Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), and Rigoberto Urán (EF Education-Nippo). Pogačar conceded no time to his direct rivals, and actually increased his overall lead after Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën) was dropped on the second ascent of Ventoux, but his air of invincibility begun to evaporate in the low-hanging cloud at the top of the mountain.

After Ineos Grenadiers had whittled the yellow jersey group to single figures, it looked like yet more domination when Pogačar followed an attack from Vingegaard. However, when the Dane upped the tempo near the summit, he lost contact and slipped back to join Carapaz and Urán for the descent.

Vingegaard was unable to turn his efforts into tangible rewards as he squandered a 30-second advantage on the descent, with Pogačar producing a statement of defiance to sprint for fourth place from the four-man group.

The Slovenian is still in yellow, with a lead of more than five minutes, but for the first time in this Tour he didn’t look like he was riding a different race to his rivals.

After a frenetic start on rolling roads, Van Aert and Alaphilippe joined a Trek-heavy breakaway for the double Ventoux, first scaled by the longer and gentler road from Sault, then the more familiar and steeper road from Bédoin, both emerging out of the trees at Chalet Reynard for the iconic final 6km stretch to the weather station at the summit.

Ineos controlled the peloton all day and, despite it becoming clear the winner would come from the break, they continued their effort on the second ascent, rolling out the old mountain train. Michal Kwiatkowski was the stand-out carriage, outlasting Richie Porte and riding himself into submission almost all the way from 10km to the final 2.5km of the mountain.

Discounting David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), who was dropped on the first ascent and lost nearly half an hour, first blood was drawn from stage 9 winner O’Connor, who found himself in trouble 10km from the top and went on to lose four minutes, falling from second to fifth overall. Enric Mas (Movistar) and Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) were two other contenders who lost contact before the Pole had pulled aside and ground to a halt.

That left the remaining GC riders isolated and, after a brief lull, Vingegaard launched a fierce acceleration that suggested he’s a true podium contender. Wilco Kelderman (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Alexey Lutsenko (Astana-PremierTech) were immediately dropped, but would limit their losses on the descent to 20 seconds, while Carapaz and Urán were also forced to watch the yellow jersey sail up the road again as he followed the white jersey. 

However, the twist came a kilometre or so later when Pogačar, under no acute pressure from Vingegaard, lost the wheel. The damage was nil at the finish, but it was a first hint that there’s life in this Tour yet.

Pogačar now leads by 5:18, with Urán up to second and Vingegaard up to third at 5:32, a second ahead of Carapaz. Fifth-placed O'Connor is the only other rider within six minutes.

How it unfolded

There was a double ascent of the Mont Ventoux on the menu but no one seemed particularly worried about conserving resources as the race got off to a flying start. Least worried of all was the World Champion Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep), who’d said this wasn’t a stage for him but made his intentions abundantly clear with several accelerations in the opening kilometres.

It was the Frenchman who, after a string of mini moves came and went, finally made something stick, and he continued to bludgeon the rest of the field into some sort of shape that resembled a promising breakaway.

He went clear with Quintana ahead of the Côte de Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, one of two early category-4 climbs, and dropped the Colombian on the double-digit gradients. He then pressed on alone through the intermediate sprint after 40km, at which point a counter-attacking group had established itself and was coming across.

Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation), Jakob Fuglsang (Astana-Premier Tech), Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Elie Gesbert (Arkea-Samsic), and Neilson Powless (EF Education-Nippo) were his companions, although Powless was soon dropped. In any case, Alaphilippe attacked them all again on the Côte de Gordes, going clear with Martin. Perez and Rolland managed to get back on terms over the top to form a leading quartet.

Further down the road, the attacks continued from the peloton and another chase group formed, containing: Vegard Stake Laengen (UAE Team Emirates), Julien Bernard, Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), Nils Politt (Bora-Hansgrohe), Xandro Meurisse, Kristian Sbaragli (Alpecin-Fenix), Luke Durbridge (Team BikeExchange), and Quentin Pacher (B&B Hotels p/b KTM). That group soon swelled to 13 when the ever-active Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) went across with Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo), Pierre-Luc Périchon (Cofidis), and the (AG2R Citroën) duo of Benoit Cosnegroy and Greg Van Avermaet.

At that point, with around 130km to go, things finally started to calm down in the peloton, with the sprinters who were dropped amid the early chaos all regaining contact, and with Ineos coming to the front to dictate the tempo. The advantage of the four leaders over the chasers stabilized at a minute as the gap to the peloton stretched to three minutes.

With 124km remaining came the first proper climbing test, the category-1 Col de la Liguière - 9.3km at 6.7 per cent – winding its way steadily up the shrubby hillside. The leading quartet stayed together all the way up, with Dan Martin sprinting to collect maximum mountains classification points at the summit. The chase group – one man down after Cosnefroy fell away – followed over at 45 seconds, with the peloton at 4:45 and a gruppetto containing Mark Cavendish at 7:20.

The lead group and chase groups then merged on the approach to the first ascent of Ventoux with 100km to go. The first climb started from Sault, taking the longer (22km) but much gentler road up to Chalet Reynard before emerging onto the famous upper slopes for the familiar final 6km. The breakaway stayed together on the lower slopes before Alaphilippe launched yet another acceleration to split it in two.

Van Aert followed and helped drive it on, with Bernard, Elissonde, Durbridge, Meurisse, and Perez joining the move. Behind them, the rest of the break crumbled. There was nearly a minute between the groups as they passed Chalet Reynard, and a kilometre or so later only Rolland and Mollema remained as chasers, as Dan Martin and the rest slipped away and gave up hope. After sandbagging Rolland, Mollema attacked the Frenchman 2km from the top to bridge over and make it three Trek-Segafredo riders in the front group of eight.

Back in the peloton, Ineos continued to set the pace five minutes in arrears, and they soon found a GC victim in David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), who was dropped earlier and tried to limit the damage with teammate Bruno Armirail. Up front, Geraint Thomas worked up to Chalet Reynard before handing over to Dylan van Baarle.

At the summit, with 76km to go, Alaphilippe moved clear of the eight-man group to claim maximum mountains points ahead of Perez. Rolland followed over at 40 seconds. The peloton still contained more than 50 riders as UAE Team Emirates took over from Ineos Grenadiers in the final kilometre and led them over at 4:45. Gaudu was at two minutes when he crested.

Everyone got down the 20km descent to Malaucène safely – the same they’d do after the second ascent – with the gaps stable. The approach to Bédoin for the second ascent went over the uncategorized climb of the Col de la Madeleine, where Bernard shouldered the workload up front. He went so hard through Bédoin that Perez was dropped, and Bernard himself almost ground to the halt when he reached the official start of the 15.7km climb.

Elissonde immediately took the Trek-Segafredo baton, using the team’s numerical advantage to attack, with Durbridge and Meurisse quickly dropped. Finding himself with Alaphilippe and Mollema, Van Aert soon decided to attack them, moving easily clear with a fierce acceleration that took him over to Elissonde, who managed to latch onto the wheel and hang on. As a 30-second gap opened, Mollema tried to attack Alaphilippe, to no avail, but he did manage to shake him a couple of kilometres later when the Frenchman appeared to blow up.

Back in the bunch, Ineos Grenadiers lifted the tempo markedly through Jonathan Castroviejo and the bunch began to explode on the lower slopes.

At 11.2km from the summit, having been refused a collaboration request, and sensing Mollema might be starting to come across, Van Aert attacked Elissonde, leaving him for dead with another fierce kick. Within 2km, he was half a minute up on Elissonde, with Mollema at a minute and Alaphilippe at 2:30.

Michal Kwiatkowski took over from Castroviejo and reduced the yellow jersey group to just a dozen riders, and he found some joy when O’Connor lost contact with 10km to the top. Richie Porte took it up next, although Kwiatkowski remained there.

At Chalet Reynard, Van Aert emerged through the fans and onto the exposed final 6km of the mountain with a lead of 52 seconds over Elissonde and 1:15 over Mollema. He was even holding the yellow jersey group at 4:20, as the 12 riders who reached Chalet Reynard together: Porte, Kwiatkowski, Carapaz, Pogačar, Majka, Urán, Vingegaard, Mas, Kelderman, Lutsenko, Guillaume Martin, and Woods. O’Connor was bravely limiting his losses at 30 seconds.

As Elissonde and Mollema joined forces just over 3km from the top, now both 1:20 behind the flying Van Aert, Kwiatkowski took it back up in the yellow jersey group once Porte was done. That saw Martin dropped, and O’Connor slip back to more than a minute. In a futile last show of strength, Majka accelerated to the front but was immediately dropped as Kwiatkowski continued his charge, with Woods the next to lose contact. A kilometre or so later, Mas had to relent.

At 2.5km from the top, Kwiatkowski pulled aside and ground to a halt. The contenders were isolated and looked at each other for a moment until Vingegaard attacked. That spelled immediate trouble for Lutsenko and Kelderman, while Carapaz and Urán were also dropped as Pogačar followed the Dane. However, just over a kilometre from the summit, Vingegaard eased clear of Pogačar, who lost the wheel and appeared mortal for the first time in this race.

Van Aert crested Mont Ventoux for the second time with a lead of 1:15 over Elissonde and Mollema, while his teammate Vingegaard was only 20 seconds behind that duo and some 40 seconds up on Pogačar, who was about to be joined by Urán and Carapaz.

On the descent, Vingegaard desperately span out his biggest gear and saw his advantage wiped out by the chasing trio. Elissonde and Mollema stayed away and shook hands as they crossed the line together, realizing they did nothing wrong and simply lost to a stronger force in Van Aert, whose career would now appear to span new horizons.

Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma 5:17:43
2Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:14
3Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
4Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:38
5Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo
6Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers
7Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma
8Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 0:01:56
9Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe
10Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:02
11Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 0:03:28
12Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis 0:04:05
13Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:05:09
14Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange
15Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën Team 0:05:35
16Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
17Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
18Rafal Majka (Pol) UAE Team Emirates 0:05:46
19Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:07:18
20Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation 0:07:34
21Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:11:32
22Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Ineos Grenadiers 0:12:18
23Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep
24Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo
25Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-Nippo
26Richie Porte (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers
27Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) TotalEnergies 0:13:07
28Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 0:14:28
29Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma
30Silvan Dillier (Swi) Alpecin-Fenix
31Pierre Rolland (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
32Cyril Gautier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
33Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM
34Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo
35Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
36Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Movistar Team
37Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech
38Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
39Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
40Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
41Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers 0:14:46
42Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:18:30
43Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis 0:19:40
44Luke Durbridge (Aus) Team BikeExchange
45Sergio Henao Montoya (Col) Qhubeka-NextHash 0:19:44
46Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 0:19:59
47Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Team Emirates 0:21:52
48Quentin Pacher (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:22:18
49Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis
50Simon Geschke (Ger) Cofidis
51Anthony Turgis (Fra) TotalEnergies 0:23:27
52Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo 0:24:20
53Hugo Houle (Can) Astana-Premier Tech 0:24:38
54Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
55Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
56Michael Valgren (Den) EF Education-Nippo
57Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
58Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
59Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious
60Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates
61Magnus Cort (Den) EF Education-Nippo
62Michael Schär (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team
63Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates
64Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
65Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
66Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
67Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix
68Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM
69Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-up Nation
70Nils Politt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
71Petr Vakoc (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix
72Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:25:07
73David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
74Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 0:26:00
75Pierre Latour (Fra) TotalEnergies 0:26:16
76Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fra) Cofidis 0:26:58
77Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
78Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates
79Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:27:08
80Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
81Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:28:15
82Simon Yates (GBr) Team BikeExchange
83Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Israel Start-up Nation
84Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
85Victor de la Parte (Spa) TotalEnergies
86Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
87Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers
88Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team
89Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Team
90Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
91Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
92Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
93Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo
94Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
95Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) TotalEnergies 0:29:04
96Maxime Chevalier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:29:53
97Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:29:58
98Harry Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:30:00
99Jorge Arcas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:30:48
100Chris Froome (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation 0:31:09
101Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Start-up Nation
102Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
103Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
104Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain Victorious
105Jelle Wallays (Bel) Cofidis
106Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis
107Fabien Doubey (Fra) TotalEnergies 0:32:55
108Jan Bakelants (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:33:05
109Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:33:10
110Michael Gogl (Aut) Qhubeka-NextHash
111Simon Clarke (Aus) Qhubeka-NextHash
112Brent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto Soudal
113Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
114Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
115Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic
116Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:34:24
117Connor Swift (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:34:26
118Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis 0:36:55
119Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:37:13
120Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal
121Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 0:37:26
122Boy van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
123Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
124Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
125Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
126Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
127Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo
128Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team BikeExchange
129Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Nor) Team BikeExchange
130Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe
131André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
132Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Qhubeka-NextHash
133Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange
134Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team DSM
135Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Team BikeExchange
136Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation
137Franck Bonnamour (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
138Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
139Cees Bol (Ned) Team DSM
140Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
141Marco Haller (Aut) Bahrain Victorious
142Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious
143Julien Simon (Fra) TotalEnergies 0:39:13
144Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Team DSM
145Sean Bennett (USA) Qhubeka-NextHash 0:39:58
146Davide Ballerini (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:40:40
147Mark Cavendish (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep
148Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep
149Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
150Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Movistar Team
151Dries Devenyns (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
152Carlos Barbero (Spa) Qhubeka-NextHash
153Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
154Jeremy Cabot (Fra) TotalEnergies
155Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:43:25
156Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM 0:47:36
DNFTony Martin (Ger) Jumbo-Visma
OTLLuke Rowe (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
DNFMiles Scotson (Aus) Groupama-FDJ
DNFDaniel McLay (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic
DNFClément Russo (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
DNFTiesj Benoot (Bel) Team DSM
DNFTosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
DNFVictor Campenaerts (Bel) Qhubeka-NextHash

Sprint 1 - Les Imberts km. 40.2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 20
2Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo 17
3Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis 15
4Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-up Nation 13
5Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech 11
6Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 10
7Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 9
8Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 8
9Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 7
10Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 6
11Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious 5
12Anthony Turgis (Fra) TotalEnergies 4
13Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 3
14Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 2
15Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange 1

Points
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma 20
2Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 17
3Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 15
4Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 13
5Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo 11
6Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 10
7Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 9
8Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 8
9Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 7
10Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 6
11Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 5
12Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis 4
13Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 3
14Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange 2
15Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën Team 1

Mountain 1 (Cat. 4) Côte de Fontaine-de-Vaucluse km. 32.1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 1

Mountain 2 (Cat. 4) Côte de Gordes km. 43.7
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 1

Mountain 3 (Cat. 1) Col de la Liguière, km. 83.6
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-up Nation 10
2Pierre Rolland (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 8
3Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 6
4Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis 4
5Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma 2
6Quentin Pacher (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 1

Mountain 4 (Cat. 1) Mont Ventoux, km. 122.5
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 10
2Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis 8
3Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 6
4Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 4
5Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma 2
6Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 1

Mountain 5 (HC) Mont Ventoux, km. 176.9
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma 40
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 30
3Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 24
4Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 20
5Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 16
6Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo 12
7Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 8
8Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 4

Young riders
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 5:19:21
2Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma
3Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo 0:10:40
4Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 0:12:50
5Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo
6Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
7Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Team Emirates 0:20:14
8Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo 0:22:42
9Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:23:00
10Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates
11Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM
12Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:23:29
13David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
14Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates 0:25:20
15Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:25:30
16Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo 0:26:37
17Maxime Chevalier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:28:15
18Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:28:20
19Harry Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:28:22
20Brent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:31:32
21Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:32:46
22Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:35:48
23Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe
24Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team DSM
25Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation
26Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious
27Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Team DSM 0:37:35
28Sean Bennett (USA) Qhubeka-NextHash 0:38:20

Combativity
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo

Teams
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jumbo-Visma 16:06:19
2Trek-Segafredo 0:09:17
3Movistar Team 0:09:55
4EF Education-Nippo 0:13:04
5Ineos Grenadiers
6UAE Team Emirates 0:16:06
7Bora-Hansgrohe 0:17:42
8AG2R Citroën Team 0:21:21
9Astana-Premier Tech 0:27:52
10Bahrain Victorious 0:29:24
11Alpecin-Fenix 0:31:05
12Cofidis 0:32:53
13Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:32:58
14B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:38:04
15Team BikeExchange 0:39:54
16Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:47:01
17Israel Start-up Nation 0:47:17
18TotalEnergies 0:49:40
19Team DSM 1:03:22
20Groupama-FDJ 1:04:02
21Team Arkea-Samsic 1:06:45
22Qhubeka-NextHash 1:12:54
23Lotto Soudal 1:23:10

General classification after stage 11
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 43:44:38
2Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo 0:05:18
3Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 0:05:32
4Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 0:05:33
5Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën Team 0:05:58
6Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:06:16
7Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 0:06:30
8Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 0:07:11
9Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis 0:09:29
10Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 0:10:28
11Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:15:35
12Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:24:44
13Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma 0:25:21
14Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange 0:25:53
15David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:30:51
16Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:32:20
17Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious 0:38:49
18Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:39:13
19Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious 0:43:54
20Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-Nippo 0:47:37
21Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers 0:49:17
22Sergio Henao Montoya (Col) Qhubeka-NextHash 0:50:57
23Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 0:53:35
24Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech 0:54:35
25Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo 0:54:41
26Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:54:54
27Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:56:44
28Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation 0:57:00
29Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:57:12
30Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:57:38
31Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:59:33
32Franck Bonnamour (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 1:00:55
33Richie Porte (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 1:02:54
34Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 1:03:44
35Pierre Rolland (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 1:04:40
36Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 1:04:52
37Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 1:04:55
38Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 1:09:03
39Simon Yates (GBr) Team BikeExchange
40Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Movistar Team 1:11:02
41Rafal Majka (Pol) UAE Team Emirates 1:11:23
42Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 1:15:23
43Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 1:17:45
44Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 1:18:02
45Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 1:18:23
46Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 1:19:41
47Quentin Pacher (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 1:19:46
48Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 1:20:08
49Pierre Latour (Fra) TotalEnergies 1:21:10
50Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 1:22:53
51Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 1:23:11
52Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 1:23:50
53Michael Valgren (Den) EF Education-Nippo 1:23:58
54Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 1:24:57
55Hugo Houle (Can) Astana-Premier Tech 1:25:32
56Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) TotalEnergies 1:26:15
57Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 1:26:20
58Magnus Cort (Den) EF Education-Nippo 1:27:11
59Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Ineos Grenadiers 1:28:26
60Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange 1:30:21
61Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo 1:30:51
62Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-up Nation 1:31:20
63Jan Bakelants (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 1:31:56
64Simon Geschke (Ger) Cofidis 1:32:05
65Victor de la Parte (Spa) TotalEnergies 1:32:37
66Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo 1:33:25
67Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers 1:36:12
68Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 1:36:17
69Anthony Turgis (Fra) TotalEnergies 1:36:23
70Nils Politt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 1:36:38
71Silvan Dillier (Swi) Alpecin-Fenix 1:36:40
72Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 1:37:52
73Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 1:38:50
74Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma 1:39:14
75Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 1:40:49
76Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team 1:41:13
77Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 1:42:59
78Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 1:43:13
79Brent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1:43:35
80Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 1:43:40
81Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1:44:34
82Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 1:44:58
83Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo 1:45:03
84Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis 1:45:16
85Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 1:45:47
86Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 1:46:20
87Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 1:46:45
88Cyril Gautier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 1:46:54
89Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 1:47:02
90Michael Schär (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team 1:48:00
91Fabien Doubey (Fra) TotalEnergies 1:48:33
92Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 1:49:07
93Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Movistar Team 1:50:54
94Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Start-up Nation 1:52:09
95Connor Swift (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic 1:53:04
96Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis 1:54:05
97Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis 1:54:08
98Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange 1:54:27
99Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Team Emirates 1:56:15
100Luke Durbridge (Aus) Team BikeExchange 1:56:23
101Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1:56:56
102Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) TotalEnergies 1:57:14
103Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fra) Cofidis 1:57:18
104Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo 1:57:46
105Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix 1:57:57
106Maxime Chevalier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 1:58:02
107Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 1:59:01
108Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 2:00:43
109Jorge Arcas (Spa) Movistar Team 2:00:58
110Harry Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal 2:01:03
111Boy van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2:02:15
112Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team BikeExchange 2:02:19
113Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Team 2:02:44
114Petr Vakoc (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix 2:03:46
115Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 2:04:03
116Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis 2:04:25
117Michael Gogl (Aut) Qhubeka-NextHash 2:05:18
118Davide Ballerini (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 2:06:23
119Dries Devenyns (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 2:07:05
120Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Team DSM 2:07:30
121Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 2:07:44
122Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2:08:48
123Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates 2:09:04
124Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious 2:09:38
125Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team DSM 2:09:46
126Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Qhubeka-NextHash 2:10:13
127Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 2:11:17
128Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 2:12:06
129Simon Clarke (Aus) Qhubeka-NextHash 2:12:20
130Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM 2:14:38
131Jelle Wallays (Bel) Cofidis 2:14:45
132Carlos Barbero (Spa) Qhubeka-NextHash 2:14:51
133Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 2:15:55
134Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Team BikeExchange 2:16:08
135Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 2:17:58
136Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Israel Start-up Nation 2:18:16
137Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 2:18:57
138Sean Bennett (USA) Qhubeka-NextHash 2:20:54
139Julien Simon (Fra) TotalEnergies 2:21:19
140Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2:21:32
141Chris Froome (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation 2:21:40
142Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates 2:22:22
143Cees Bol (Ned) Team DSM 2:22:23
144Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation 2:22:32
145Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation 2:23:11
146André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation 2:23:39
147Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 2:24:52
148Mark Cavendish (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep 2:25:59
149Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 2:26:23
150Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 2:27:54
151Marco Haller (Aut) Bahrain Victorious 2:29:34
152Jeremy Cabot (Fra) TotalEnergies 2:35:22
153Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 2:36:11
154Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Nor) Team BikeExchange 2:39:36
155Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal 2:43:17

Points Classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep 218
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange 160
3Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 142
4Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 138
5Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 119
6Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 117
7Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 102
8Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma 97
9Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 95
10Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 62
11Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 58
12Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 55
13Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 54
14Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 46
15Cees Bol (Ned) Team DSM 45
16Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 44
17Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis 36
18Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious 33
19Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 33
20Brent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto Soudal 32
21Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 32
22Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 31
23Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 31
24Boy van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 31
25André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation 28
26Davide Ballerini (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 27
27Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 26
28Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo 26
29Franck Bonnamour (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 26
30Magnus Cort (Den) EF Education-Nippo 26
31Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis 25
32Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 25
33Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 24
34Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 23
35Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fra) Cofidis 23
36Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 22
37Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo 22
38Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 22
39Hugo Houle (Can) Astana-Premier Tech 22
40Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën Team 21
41Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious 21
42Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation 21
43Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 21
44Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team BikeExchange 21
45Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 20
46Anthony Turgis (Fra) TotalEnergies 20
47David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 18
48Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 18
49Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 17
50Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 17
51Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo 17
52Michael Schär (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team 17
53Maxime Chevalier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 17
54Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal 17
55Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 15
56Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis 15
57Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious 15
58Jeremy Cabot (Fra) TotalEnergies 15
59Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo 14
60Simon Yates (GBr) Team BikeExchange 13
61Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-up Nation 13
62Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 13
63Jelle Wallays (Bel) Cofidis 13
64Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 13
65Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech 11
66Connor Swift (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic 11
67Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Qhubeka-NextHash 11
68Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM 11
69Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 10
70Simon Clarke (Aus) Qhubeka-NextHash 10
71Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Team BikeExchange 10
72Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 9
73Pierre Latour (Fra) TotalEnergies 9
74Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal 9
75Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 9
76Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Movistar Team 9
77Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange 8
78Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-Nippo 8
79Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic 8
80Richie Porte (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 7
81Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 7
82Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange 7
83Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 7
84Harry Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal 7
85Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 7
86Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 6
87Silvan Dillier (Swi) Alpecin-Fenix 6
88Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 5
89Jan Bakelants (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 5
90Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates 5
91Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation 5
92Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 4
93Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team DSM 4
94Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 3
95Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis 2
96Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 2
97Marco Haller (Aut) Bahrain Victorious 2
98Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Team Emirates 1
99Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates 1

Mountains Classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic 50
2Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma 44
3Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation 42
4Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious 39
5Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 36
6Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 27
7Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 26
8Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën Team 24
9Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo 22
10Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 20
11Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 20
12Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis 19
13Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis 14
14Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo 12
15Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 11
16Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious 10
17Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-up Nation 10
18Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 9
19Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange 9
20Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 8
21Pierre Rolland (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 8
22Pierre Latour (Fra) TotalEnergies 5
23Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 5
24Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 4
25Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 4
26Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 4
27Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 4
28Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 4
29Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma 4
30Simon Yates (GBr) Team BikeExchange 3
31Brent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto Soudal 3
32Harry Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal 3
33Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 2
34Franck Bonnamour (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 2
35Hugo Houle (Can) Astana-Premier Tech 1
36Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 1
37Jelle Wallays (Bel) Cofidis 1
38Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 1
39Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 1
40Quentin Pacher (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 1
41Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange 1

Young Riders Classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 43:44:38
2Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 0:05:32
3Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:24:44
4David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:30:51
5Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo 0:54:41
6Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 1:18:23
7Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 1:24:57
8Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange 1:30:21
9Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo 1:30:51
10Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo 1:33:25
11Brent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1:43:35
12Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 1:45:47
13Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 1:46:45
14Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Team Emirates 1:56:15
15Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo 1:57:46
16Maxime Chevalier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 1:58:02
17Harry Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal 2:01:03
18Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Team DSM 2:07:30
19Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2:08:48
20Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates 2:09:04
21Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious 2:09:38
22Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team DSM 2:09:46
23Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 2:11:17
24Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM 2:14:38
25Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 2:18:57
26Sean Bennett (USA) Qhubeka-NextHash 2:20:54
27Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates 2:22:22
28Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation 2:23:11

Teams Classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bahrain Victorious 132:09:11
2AG2R Citroën Team 0:10:01
3Ineos Grenadiers 0:12:47
4EF Education-Nippo 0:26:18
5Jumbo-Visma 0:29:47
6Astana-Premier Tech 0:41:45
7Bora-Hansgrohe 0:45:24
8UAE Team Emirates 0:53:00
9Movistar Team 0:53:44
10Trek-Segafredo 0:58:38
11Deceuninck-QuickStep 1:31:22
12Team BikeExchange 1:41:22
13B&B Hotels p/b KTM 1:47:34
14Groupama-FDJ 1:55:19
15Cofidis 1:56:33
16Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2:24:21
17Team Arkea-Samsic 2:34:25
18Alpecin-Fenix 2:40:11
19TotalEnergies 2:47:49
20Team DSM 3:01:56
21Israel Start-up Nation 3:10:47
22Qhubeka-NextHash 3:38:31
23Lotto Soudal 4:05:35

As Deputy European Editor, Patrick is responsible for Cyclingnews' long-form and in-depth output. Patrick joined Cyclingnews in 2015 as a staff writer after a work experience stint that included making tea and being sent to the Tour de Langkawi. Prior to that, he studied French and Spanish at university and went on to train as a journalist. Rides his bike to work but more comfortable on a football pitch. 

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