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Le Tour 2019 – Stage 11

Tour de FranceAlbi > Toulouse

Distance: 167 kilometers.

Officially a “flat” stage, so ignore the categorized climbs:

  • Côte de Tonnac 32 km (cat 3: 3.6km @ 4.9%)
  • Côte de Castelnau-de-Montmiral 77 km (cat 4: 2.5km @ 3.8%)

The intermediate sprint is at 87 km, Gaillac, and it’s rolling hills to the finish.

No one has won two stages in this Tour. There have been ten different stage winners to this point and the trend will probably continue as we are approaching the major mountain stages.

The route on this stage took the peloton from four-lane to high crowned, single lanes in the country. There were traffic circles and concrete medians to catch the inattentive. I understand “it’s traditional”, but the Iditarod does a better job of marking the route. In the midst of this they add official team cars and media motorcycles to annoy the riders.

Yellow Jersey Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) [Yellow] 47h 18′ 41″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 ) [Green] 257 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Tim Wellens ( Bel – LTS – 168 ) [Polka Dot] 43 points
White Jersey Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) [White] 3

Stage winner: Caleb Ewan ( Aus – LTS – 161 )
Combative: Aime De Gendt ( Bel – WGB – 193 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 061-068 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top 30 below the fold

1 Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 )
2 Geraint Thomas ( GBr – INS – 001 ) + 00h 01′ 12″
3 Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) + 00h 01′ 16″
4 Steven Kruijswijk ( Ned – TJV – 081 ) + 00h 01′ 27″
5 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 012 ) + 00h 01′ 45″
6 Enric Mas ( Spa – DQT – 025 ) + 00h 01′ 46″
7 Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 101 ) + 00h 01′ 47″
8 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 061 ) + 00h 02′ 04″
9 Daniel Martin ( Irl – UAD – 121 ) + 00h 02′ 09″
10 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – GFC – 051 ) + 00h 02′ 33″
11 Patrick Konrad ( Aut – BOH – 014 ) + 00h 02′ 46″
12 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – EF1 – 091 ) + 00h 03′ 18″
13 Alejandro Valverde ( Spa – MOV – 062 ) + 00h 03′ 18″
14 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 031 ) + 00h 03′ 20″
15 Jakob Fuglsang ( Den – AST – 071 ) + 00h 03′ 22″
16 Warren Barguil ( Fra – PCB – 211 ) + 00h 03′ 26″
17 Roman Kreuziger ( Cze – TDD – 206 ) + 00h 03′ 28″
18 Xandro Meurisse ( Bel – WGB – 195 ) + 00h 03′ 42″
19 Richie Porte ( Aus – TFS – 131 ) + 00h 03′ 59″
20 Mikel Landa Meana ( Spa – MOV – 065 ) + 00h 04′ 15″
21 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 136 ) + 00h 04′ 25″
22 David Gaudu ( Fra – GFC – 053 ) + 00h 04′ 32″
23 Alexey Lutsenko ( Kaz – AST – 076 ) + 00h 04′ 34″
24 Fabio Aru ( Ita – UAD – 122 ) + 00h 05′ 57″
25 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – WGB – 191 ) + 00h 05′ 59″
26 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 082 ) + 00h 11′ 20″
27 Rudy Molard ( Fra – GFC – 056 ) + 00h 12′ 47″
28 Greg Van Avermaet ( Bel – CCC – 111 ) + 00h 14′ 25″
29 Giulio Ciccone ( Ita – TFS – 133 ) + 00h 14′ 35″
30 Sébastien Reichenbach ( Swi – GFC – 057 ) + 00h 14′ 36″

Did not start:

Rick Zabel ( Ger – TKA – 188 )

Withdrew:

Niki Terpstra ( Ned – TDE – 177 )

Note: Wikipedia has a simple article on the Mountain classification used on the Tour. The basic fact is that climbs fall into five types, with the four numbered types decreasing in difficulty as the numbers get larger, and then there is the Hors Catégorie, literally “without category”, which generally makes you look for an elevator or Sherpas.

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