The 11th stage, which included a double ascent of Mont Ventoux, ended in the victory of Wout van Aert, who once again proved his hill ability.
Mont Ventoux is one of the names whose flair makes touring France the largest and most prestigious cycling race in the world.
Climbed to Mont Ventoux on Wednesday for the 17th time in Tour history. The unprecedented history was instead made by climbing the mountain twice during the same stage: first from the east, then from the east.
Wednesday’s share was the 11th stage of this year’s Tour, and one of the toughest in the race in profile. The Jumbo-Visma team drove it to victory Wout van Aertwho was on the finish line more than a minute ahead of the others despite being Belgian known more as a miracle of versatility than a hill specialist.
“I believed in victory yesterday. I asked the stable if I could be a runner-up today, ”van Aert, who competed equally with the toughest hikers on Tuesday on the equal footing, said in an interview after his victory.
He has overwhelmingly dominated the overall competition of the Tour Tadej Pogačaria could not be shaken again this time. The Slovenian drove to the finish in fourth on the stage, and his resignation to the second Colombian Rigoberto Urania is now more than five minutes.
Freely in Finnish Mont Ventoux means windy mountain. However, the weather conditions were not present in the game this year, so the route had to be changed.
The leg had a total length of just under 200 kilometers and ended with a descent from Mont Ventoux after the second ascent.
The last time Mont Ventoux was on the Tour program was in 2016. At that time, the crash caused by the crowd led to the overall race leader Chris Froome went up the hill running up.