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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 11

Tour de FranceChâtelaillon-Plage > Poitiers

Distance: 167.5 kilometers.

A “Flat” stage with a single Cat 4 climb. The sprinters can make up more of their lost time. The intermediate sprint is at 129.5 km at Les Grands Ajoncs.

  • Côte de Cherveux 91.0 km (cat 4: 1.1km @ 4.4%)

Matthieu Ladagnous jumped out at the start and led the race for 120 kilometers. He took the Polka Dot point and the Sprint point with no one near him. At the finish it was Caleb Ewan taking his second stage win of this Tour by maybe 4 inches in a bunched sprint.

Davide Formolo did not start after breaking his collorbone yesterday, and Gregor Mühlberger (illness) and Ion Izaguirre Insausti (crash injury) withdrew from the race.

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 46 hours 15 minutes 24 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 243 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Benoit Cosnefroy ( Fra – ALM – 033 ) [Polka Dot] 36 points
White Jersey Egan Arley Bernal Gomez ( Col – INS – 001 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Caleb Ewan ( Aus – LTS – 151 )
Combative: Matthieu Ladagnous ( Fra – GFC – 055 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top 30 below the fold

1 Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) –
2 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez ( Col – INS – 001 ) + 00h 00′ 21″
3 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – COF – 121 ) + 00h 00′ 28″
4 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 031 ) + 00h 00′ 30″
5 Nairo Quintana ( Col – ARK – 081 ) + 00h 00′ 32″
6 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – EF1 – 071 ) + 00h 00′ 32″
7 Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) + 00h 00′ 44″
8 Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 161 ) + 00h 01′ 02″
9 Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno ( Col – AST – 141 ) + 00h 01′ 15″
10 Mikel Landa Meana ( Spa – TBM – 061 ) + 00h 01′ 42″
11 Richie Porte ( Aus – TFS – 101 ) + 00h 01′ 53″
12 Enric Mas Nicolau ( Spa – MOV – 094 ) + 00h 02′ 02″
13 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 104 ) + 00h 02′ 31″
14 Tom Dumoulin ( Ned – TJV – 014 ) + 00h 03′ 22″
15 Richard Carapaz ( Ecu – INS – 003 ) + 00h 03′ 42″
16 Damiano Caruso ( Ita – TBM – 063 ) + 00h 03′ 42″
17 Alejandro Valverde ( Spa – MOV – 091 ) + 00h 03′ 43″
18 Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia ( Col – EF1 – 074 ) + 00h 06′ 08″
19 Esteban Chaves ( Col – MTS – 164 ) + 00h 12′ 13″
20 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 022 ) + 00h 15′ 35″
21 Pierre Rolland ( Fra – BVC – 218 ) + 00h 20′ 46″
22 Warren Barguil ( Fra – ARK – 083 ) + 00h 23′ 51″
23 Mikael Cherel ( Fra – ALM – 032 ) + 00h 31′ 25″
24 Sepp Kuss ( USA – TJV – 016 ) + 00h 32′ 01″
25 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – GFC – 051 ) + 00h 33′ 57″
26 Gorka Izagirre Insausti ( Spa – AST – 144 ) + 00h 36′ 04″
27 Hugh Carthy ( GBr – EF1 – 073 ) + 00h 36′ 44″
28 Pello Bilbao ( Spa – TBM – 062 ) + 00h 38′ 47″
29 Luis León Sanchez ( Spa – AST – 147 ) + 00h 39′ 05″
30 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 012 ) + 00h 40′ 26″

Did not start:
Davide Formolo ( Ita – UAD – 134 )

Withdrew:
Gregor Mühlberger ( Aut – BOH – 025 )
Ion Izaguirre Insausti ( Spa – AST – 145 )

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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