Wout van Aert won the eleventh stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Belgian of Team Jumbo-Visma arrived after 198.9 kilometers solo in Malaucène in southeastern France, after, among other things, two climbs of Mont Ventoux. The best Dutchman was Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) who finished nicely in third place, behind his French teammate Kenny Elissonde.
With his memorable victory in the prestigious mountain stage, Van Aert also ensures the first day success of his troubled Dutch team. Team Jumbo-Visma saw its Slovenian leader Primož Roglič (heavy crash) and his Dutch master servant Robert Gesink (collarbone fracture) lose weight earlier in the stage race, while German Tony Martin also fell hard on Wednesday and had to leave the Tour de France by ambulance.
In the general classification, the yellow leader’s jersey remains in the hands of Slovenian Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates). He is still more than five minutes ahead of both Colombian Rigoberto Urán and Dane Jonas Vingegaard, also from Jumbo-Visma, who placed a successful attack on Pogacar at the end of stage on Mont Ventoux on Wednesday, but in the last long descent. was brought up.