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Le Tour 2021 – Stage 1

Tour de FranceBrest > Landerneau

Distance: 197.8 kilometers.

A “Hilly” stage with four Cat 4 and two Cat 3 climbs and a finish at the summit of the final climb:

  • Côte de Trébéolin 8.6 km (cat 4: 900 m @ 5.1%)
  • Côte de Rosnoën 27.2 km (cat 4: 3.0km @ 4.0%)
  • Côte de Locronan 61.5 km (cat 3: 900 m @ 9.3%)
  • Côte de Stang Ar Garront 115 km (cat 4: 2.0km @ 3.4%)
  • Côte de Saint-Rivoal 150.7 km (cat 4: 2.5km @ 3.9%)
  • Côte de la Fosse aux Loups 197.8 km (cat 3: 3.0km @ 5.7%)

The intermediate sprint is at 135.1 km at Brasparts.

Multiple crashes resulting in three withdrawals today and possible “Did Not Starts” tomorrow. The largest was caused by a woman waving a sign that distracted riders and caused a massive crash. Lawyers have been consulted and Le Tour says law suits will be filed.

Yellow Jersey Julian Alaphilippe (DQT – 051 ) [Yellow] 4 hours 38 minutes 55 seconds
Green Jersey Michael Matthews (BEX – 171 ) [Green] 43 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Ide Schelling (BOH – 078 ) [Polka Dot] 3 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 001 ) [White] 6

Stage winner: Julian Alaphilippe (DQT – 051 )
Combative: Ide Schelling (BOH – 078 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Jumbo – Visma( TJV – 011-018 ) [Yellow numbers]

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June 26, 2021   Comments Off on Le Tour 2021 – Stage 1