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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]

BBC Sport profiles all 21 stages of Tour de France 2021 for previews of coming attractions.

Top 30 below the fold

1 Julian Alaphilippe (DQT – 051 )
2 Michael Matthews (BEX – 171 ) + 00h 00′ 12″
3 Primož Roglič (TJV – 011 ) + 00h 00′ 14″
4 Jack Haig (TBV – 161 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
5 Wilco Kelderman (BOH – 073 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
6 Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
7 David Gaudu (GFC – 081 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
8 Sergio Andres Higuita (EFN – 114 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
9 Bauke Mollema (TFS – 044 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
10 Geraint Thomas (IGD – 021 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
11 Jhoan Esteban Chaves (BEX – 172 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
12 Peio Bilbao (TBV – 162 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
13 Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
14 Alexey Lutsenko (APT – 188 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
15 Enric Mas (MOV – 065 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
16 Rigoberto Uran (EFN – 111 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
17 Nairo Quintana (ARK – 136 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
18 Vincenzo Nibali (TFS – 041 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
19 Kasper Asgreen (DQT – 052 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
20 Mathieu Van Der Poel (AFC – 101 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
21 Jakob Fuglsang (APT – 181 ) + 00h 00′ 18″
22 Richard Carapaz (IGD – 022 ) + 00h 00′ 23″
23 Alex Aranburu Deba (APT – 182 ) + 00h 00′ 23″
24 Wout Van Aert (TJV – 012 ) + 00h 00′ 23″
25 Pierre Latour (TEN – 201 ) + 00h 00′ 23″
26 Tiesj Benoot (DSM – 142 ) + 00h 00′ 26″
27 Anthony Turgis (TEN – 208 ) + 00h 00′ 38″
28 Lucas Hamilton (BEX – 174 ) + 00h 00′ 48″
29 Brent Van Moer (LTS – 158 ) + 00h 00′ 56″
30 Toms Skujins (TFS – 046 ) + 00h 01′ 01″

Withdrew:
Ignatas Konovalovas (GFC – 085 )
Jasha Sütterlin (DSM – 148 )
Cyril Lemoine (BBK – 226 )

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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