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Le Tour 2021 – Stage 18

Tour de France Pau > Luz Ardiden

Distance: 129.7 kilometers.

The final Mountain stage with two Cat 4, and two Hors Catégorie climbs and a summit finish.

  • Côte de Notre-Dame de Piétat 10.6 km (Cat 4: 2.6km @ 5.6%)
  • Côte de Loucrup 54.6 km (Cat 4: 2.0km @ 7.0%)
  • Col du Tourmalet 94.1 km (Hors Catégorie: 17.1km @ 7.3%)
  • Luz Ardiden 129.7 km (Hors Catégorie: 13.3km @ 7.4%)

The intermediate sprint is at 62.7 km at Pouzac.

Yellow Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [Yellow] 75 hours 00 minutes 02 seconds
Green Jersey Mark Cavendish (DQT – 055) [Green] 298 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Wouter Poels (TBV – 166) [Polka Dot] 88 points*
White Jersey Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) [White] 2*

Stage winner: Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001)
Combative: David Gaudu (GFC – 081 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Bahrain Victorious ( TBV – 161-168 ) [Yellow numbers]

*The Numbers 2 are wearing the White and the Polka Dot as Number 1 is wearing Yellow.

With the win today, his third on this Tour, Tadej Pogačar protected the Yellow and White Jerseys and picked up the Polka Dots – the same three that he won last year. Mark Cavendish has a 19 point lead for the Green and is looking for another stage win in the flat stages ahead.

Top 30 below the fold

1 Tadej Pogacar (UAD – 001) –
2 Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) + 00h 05′ 45″
3 Richard Carapaz (IGD – 022) + 00h 05′ 51″
4 Ben O’Connor (ACT – 124) + 00h 08′ 18″
5 Wilco Kelderman (BOH – 073) + 00h 08′ 50″
6 Enric Mas (MOV – 065) + 00h 10′ 11″
7 Alexey Lutsenko (APT – 188) + 00h 11′ 22″
8 Guillaume Martin (COF – 091) + 00h 12′ 46″
9 Peio Bilbao (TBV – 162) + 00h 13′ 48″
10 Rigoberto Uran (EFN – 111) + 00h 16′ 25″
11 David Gaudu (GFC – 081) + 00h 18′ 42″
12 Mattia Cattaneo (DQT – 054) + 00h 23′ 36″
13 Jhoan Esteban Chaves (BEX – 172) + 00h 32′ 07″
14 Louis Meintjes (IWG – 211) + 00h 35′ 55″
15 Aurélien Paret Peintre (ACT – 125) + 00h 37′ 21″
16 Wouter Poels (TBV – 166) + 00h 47′ 00″
17 Dylan Teuns (TBV – 167) + 00h 49′ 33″
18 Ruben Guerreiro (EFN – 113) + 00h 52′ 26″
19 Wout Van Aert (TJV – 012) + 00h 58′ 09″
20 Sergio Luis Henao (TQA – 191) + 00h 58′ 26″
21 Bauke Mollema (TFS – 044) + 01h 00′ 04″
22 Sergio Andres Higuita (EFN – 114) + 01h 03′ 01″
23 Alejandro Valverde (MOV – 067) + 01h 04′ 24″
24 Jonathan Castroviejo (IGD – 023) + 01h 05′ 30″
25 Franck Bonnamour (BBK – 223) + 01h 18′ 14″
26 Patrick Konrad (BOH – 074) + 01h 22′ 39″
27 Michael Woods (ISN – 037) + 01h 25′ 37″
28 Nairo Quintana (ARK – 136) + 01h 28′ 24″
29 Ion Izaguirre Insausti (APT – 187) + 01h 38′ 25″
30 Julian Alaphilippe (DQT – 051) + 01h 38′ 29″

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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