Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 Highlights | Cracks Start To Show & A Surprise Winner On Mont Ventoux

Published on July 7th 2021

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Tadej Pogačar's grip on yellow looked insurmountable at the start of the double Mont Ventoux stage, and with the fight for the podium from Richard Carapaz and Ineos hotting up, would sprinters like Wout Van Aert and Mark Cavendish make the time cut on this brutal stage? Before the torture begins, the peloton will encounter three categorised climbs, one of which - the Col de la Liguière (9.3km at 6.7%) - will give the GC riders a great chance to get their legs whirring and their blood pumping. After a short descent from the climb’s summit, the riders will arrive in Sault and start the long, 22km-long drag to the summit of Ventoux. This is the easiest of the three possible routes up the ‘Giant of Provence’, with an average gradient of just 5.1%, but it’s also the longest and could therefore whittle down the bunch to a point where only the main players and their strongest domestiques remain by the summit. Subscribe to GCN+ for cycling as you have never seen it before! Live racing, shows & cycling adventure films: https://gcn.eu/plus Subscribe to GCN Racing: https://gcn.eu/gcn-racing Check out the GCN shop: #GCN #Cycling #BikeRacing Check out the GCN App: https://gcn.eu/app Let us know what your favourite race is, and which races you’d like us to cover. Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Racing brings you the best of the world’s bike races to your screens, wherever you are: the finest live race commentary, in-depth analysis and behind the scenes access from your favourite events are all here. So get involved, join us, and get ready to be in the thick of the action. Engage with on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on cycling racing. GCN - https://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN GCN Japan: https://gcn.eu/subscribe-gcn-japan GCN Italia: https://gcn.eu/GCN-Italia Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse The GCN Club - http://gcn.eu/club YouTube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Instagram - http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe GCN Tech - http://gcntech.co/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscrib