Highlights Stage 12 of 2021 Tour de France: Saint Paul Trois Châteaux - Nîmes

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12:44 PM20 days ago

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12:38 PM20 days ago

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Here comes another of the days over 200 kilometers long in this Tour de France, favorable for the sprinters.... Or perhaps for the breakaway as it happened today. Only one pass, the fourth-category Côte du Pic Saint-Loup, will be the most demanding of the stage, which ends in Carcassone.
12:22 PM20 days ago

🔟👥 Teams Ranking

This is how the teams ranking is going:
Teams Ranking
Pos. Team Time
1 Bahrain Victorious 143h 03'26"
2 AG2R Citroën + 10'01"
3 Ineos Grenadiers + 12'47"
4 EF Education - Nippo + 15'47"
5 Bora - Hansgrohe + 29'31"
6 Jumbo Visma + 29'47"
7 Movistar + 38'22"
8 Astana - Premier Tech + 41'45"
9 Trek Segafredo + 44'51"
10 UAE Team Emirates + 53'00"
12:19 PM20 days ago

🔟⬜ Youth's Ranking

This is how the youth's ranking is going:
Youth's Ranking
Pos. Corredor (País / Equipo) Tiempo
1 Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 43h 44'38"
2 Jonas Vingegaard (Denmark / Jumbo Visma) + 05'32"
3 Aurélien Paret Peintre (France / AG2R Citroën) + 24'44"
4 David Gaudu (France / Groupama FDJ) + 30'51"
5 Sergio Higuita (Colombia / EF Education - Nippo) + 54'41"
6 Mark Donovan (Great Bretain / Team DSM) + 01h 18'23"
7 Valentin Madouas (France / Groupama FDJ) + 01h 24'57"
8 Brent Van Moer (Belgium / Lotto Soudal) + 01h 29'48"
9 Lucas Hamilton (Australia / Team BikeExchange) + 01h 30'21"
10 Jonas Rutschh (Germany / EF Education - Nippo) + 01h 30'51"
12:15 PM20 days ago

🔟⬜🟥 Mountain ranking

This is how the mountain classification is going:
Mountain Ranking
Pos. Rider (Country / Team) Points
1 Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Arkéa - Samsic) 50
2 Wout Van Aert (Belgium / Jumbo Visma) 44
3 Michael Woods (Canada / Israel Start-Up Nation) 42
4 Wouter Poels (Netherlands / Bahrain Victorious) 39
5 Bauke Mollema (Netherlands / Trek Segafredo) 36
6 Guillaume Martin (France / Cofidis) 27
7 Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 26
8 Ben O'Connor (Australia / AG2R Citroën) 24
9 Sergio Higuita (Colombia / EF Education Nippo) 22
10 Julian Alaphilippe (France / Deceunink - Quick Step) 20
12:15 PM20 days ago

🔟🟩 Points ranking

Así marcha la clasificación general por puntos:
Points Ranking
Pos. Rider (Country / Team) Points
1 Mark Cavendish (Great Britain / Deceunink - Quick Step) 221
2 Michael Matthews (Australia / Team BikeExchange) 162
3 Jasper Philipsen (Belgium / Alpecin Fenix) 142
4 Sonny Colbrelli (Italy / Bahrain Victorious) 138
5 Julian Alaphilippe (France / Deceunink - Quick Step) 131
6 Nacer Bouhanni (France / Arkea Samsic) 113
7 Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 102
8 Wout Van Aert (Belgium / Jumbo Visma) 98
9 Nils Politt (Germany / Bora - Hansgrohe) 70
10 Stefan Küng (Switzerland / Groupama FDJ) 64
12:00 PM20 days ago

🔟🟨 General classification

This how the general classification is going:
General classification
Pos. Rider (Country/Team) Time
1 Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 47h 22'43"
2 Rigoberto Uran (Colombia / EF Education - Nippo) + 05'18"
3 Jonas Vingegaard (Denmark / Jumbo Visma) + 05'32"
4 Richard Carapaz (Ecuador / Ineos Grenadiers) + 05'33"
5 Ben O'Connor (Australia / AG2R Citroën) + 05'58"
6 Wilco Kelderman (Netherlands / Bora - Hansgrohe) + 06'16"
7 Alexey Lutsenko (Kazakhstan / Astana - Premier Tech) + 06'30"
8 Enric Mas (Spain / Movistar) + 07'11"
9 Guillaume Martin (France / Cofidis) + 09'29"
10 Peio Bilbao (Spain / Bahrain Victorious) + 10'28"
11:51 AM20 days ago

🔟🏁 Top 10 of the stage

This is how the stage was today:
Top 10 of the stage
Pos. Rider (Country / Team) Time
1 Nils Politt (Germany / Bora - Hansgrohe) 03h 22'12"
2 Imanol Erviti (Spain / Movistar) + 00'31"
3 Harrison Sweeny (Australia / Lotto Soudal) + 00'31"
4 Stefan Küng (Switzerland / Groupama FDJ) + 01'58"
5 Luka Mezgec (Slovenia / Team BikeExchange) + 02'06"
6 André Greipel (Germany / Israel Start-Up Nation) + 02'06"
7 Edward Theuns (Belgium / Trek Segafredo) + 02'06"
8 Brent Van Moer (Belgium / Lotto Soudal) + 02'06"
9 Julian Alaphilippe (France / Deceunink - Quick Step) + 02'06"
10 Sergio Luis Henao (Colombia / Qhubeka NextHash) + 02'06"
11:31 AM20 days ago

Peloton arrives!

After 16 minutes, the riders of the main group arrive. Mark Cavendish crosses first in it. Nairo Quintana suffered a delay after a mechanical breakdown.
11:16 AM20 days ago

🥇 NILS POLITT WINS!

Triumph for the German rider, who gives joy to Bora - Hansgrohe after suffering the loss of its leader.
11:11 AM20 days ago

🏁 1 km to go

Last kilometer for Nils Politt!
11:08 AM20 days ago

🏁 5 km to go

Nils Politt continues with a great pace, he looks like a winner.
11:05 AM20 days ago

🏁 10 km to go

NILS POLITT ATTACKS! The Bora - Hansgrohe rider tries to attack in the leading group and go solo.
10:56 AM20 days ago

🏁 15 km to go

It's almost a minute's gap between the group of Ervitti, Politt, Küng and Sweeny and the other nine riders in the breakaway.

10:54 AM20 days ago

🅿 Intermediate sprint - Uzès

This is how the positions were at the intermediate sprint of the day:
  1. Nils Politt (Bora Hansgrohe) - 20 pts
  2. Harry Sweeny (Lotto Soudal) - 17 pts
  3. Imanol Erviti (Movistar Team) - 15 pts
  4. Stefan Küng (Groupama FDJ) - 13 pts
  5. André Greipel (Israel Start-Up Nation) - 11 pts
10:51 AM20 days ago

⛰️ Côte du belvédère de Tharaux - Mountain (3rd category)

Nils Politt (Bora - Hansgrohe) was first over the only mountain pass of the day and scored two points in the classification. Stefan Küng crossed second and took the other point.
10:40 AM20 days ago

🏁 30 km to go

The four escapees of the breakaway are 30 seconds ahead of the rest of the group. They are approaching the intermediate sprint point.
10:39 AM20 days ago

❌ The other dropouts in the peloton

Apart from Peter Sagan's withdrawal, other riders were also absent from the start today. One of them is Luke Rowe (Ineos Grenadiers) for arriving outside the time limit; while during the stage they dropped out:

. Victor Campenaerts (Qhubeka NextHash)
- Tosh Van der Sande (Lotto Soudal)
- Miles Scotson (Groupama FDJ)
- Clément Russo (Arkéa Samsic)
- Daniel McLay (Arkéa Samsic)
- Tony Martin (Jumbo Visma)
- Tiesj Benoot (Team DSM)

10:31 AM20 days ago

🏁 39 km to go

There are attacks in the breakaway group. Imanol Ervitti, Nils Politt, Stefan Küng and Harry Sweeny have given a good acceleration.
10:26 AM20 days ago

❌ Peter Sagan did not take the start.

Peter Sagan (Bora - Hansgrohe) did not take the start in stage 12. The reason was a pain in his knee that he had been carrying since the crash he suffered in the third stage on the way to the finish.
10:20 AM20 days ago

💨 Breakaway of the day

The 13 riders marching in the breakaway are:

André Greipel (Israel Start-Up Nation), Edward Theuns (Trek Segafredo), Julian Alaphilippe (Dceuninck - Quick Step), Imanol Erviti (Movistar Team), Nils Politt (Bora - Hansgrohe), Stefan Küng (Groupama FDJ), Stefan Bissegger (EF Education - Nippo), Connor Swift (Arkéa Samsic), Harry Sweeny, Brent van Moer (Lotto Soudal), Luka Mezgec (Team BikeExchange), Sergio Henao (Qhubeka NextHash) y Edvald Boasson Hagen (TotalEnergies).

10:05 AM20 days ago

Career status now!

There are 60 kilometers to go to the finish. There is a group of 13 riders that formed the breakaway of the day and takes a little more than 12 minutes from the peloton. The only mountain pass of the day has already been disputed.
10:00 AM20 days ago

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6:06 AM20 days ago

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6:01 AM20 days ago

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5:56 AM20 days ago

Route of the stage 12

After a very demanding day like the one just passed, a flat stage will follow, starting in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux and crossing almost 160 kilometers, with a third category pass, the Côte du belvédère de Tharaux and the intermediate sprint in Uzès, before arriving in Nîmes after 160 kilometers.
5:51 AM20 days ago

👕 Jersey wearers

This is how the jerseys distinguishing the different leaders of the classifications are distributed:

🟡 Leader: Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates).

🟢 Points: Mark Cavendish (Deceunink - Quick Step)

Mountain: Nairo Quintana (Arkea Samsic)

Youth's: Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo Visma) - Leader: Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

5:46 AM20 days ago

🔟👥 Teams Ranking

This is how the teams ranking is going:

Teams Ranking
Pos. Team Time
1 Bahrain Victorious 132h 09'11"
2 AG2R Citroën + 10'01"
3 Ineos Grenadiers + 12'47"
4 EF Education - Nippo + 26'18"
5 Jumbo Visma + 29'47"
6 Astana - Premier Tech + 41'45"
7 Bora - Hansgrohe + 45'24"
8 UAE Team Emirates + 53'00"
9 Movistar + 53'44"
10 Trek Segafredo + 58'38"
5:41 AM20 days ago

🔟⬜ Youth's Ranking

This is how the youth's ranking is going:
Youth's Ranking
Pos. Corredor (País / Equipo) Tiempo
1 Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 43h 44'38"
2 Jonas Vingegaard (Denmark / Jumbo Visma) + 05'32"
3 Aurélien Paret Peintre (France / AG2R Citroën) + 24'44"
4 David Gaudu (France / Groupama FDJ) + 30'51"
5 Sergio Higuita (Colombia / EF Education - Nippo) + 54'41"
6 Mark Donovan (Great Bretain / Team DSM) + 01h 18'23"
7 Valentin Madouas (France / Groupama FDJ) + 01h 24'57"
8 Lucas Hamilton (Australia / Team BikeExchange) + 01h 30'21"
9 Jonas Rutschh (Germany / EF Education - Nippo) + 01h 30'51"
10 Neilson Powless (United States / EF Education - Nippo) + 01h 33'25"
5:36 AM20 days ago

🔟⬜🟥 Mountain ranking

This is how the mountain classification is going:
Mountain Ranking
Pos. Rider (Country / Team) Points
1 Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Arkéa - Samsic) 50
2 Wout Van Aert (Belgium / Jumbo Visma) 44
3 Michael Woods (Canada / Israel Start-Up Nation) 42
4 Wouter Poels (Netherlands / Bahrain Victorious) 39
5 Bauke Mollema (Netherlands / Trek Segafredo) 36
6 Guillaume Martin (France / Cofidis) 27
7 Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 26
8 Ben O'Connor (Australia / AG2R Citroën) 24
9 Sergio Higuita (Colombia / EF Education Nippo) 22
10 Julian Alaphilippe (France / Deceunink - Quick Step) 20
5:31 AM20 days ago

🔟🟩 Points ranking

Así marcha la clasificación general por puntos:
Points Ranking
Pos. Rider (Country / Team) Points
1 Mark Cavendish (Great Britain / Deceunink - Quick Step) 218
2 Michael Matthews (Australia / Team BikeExchange) 160
3 Jasper Philipsen (Belgium / Alpecin Fenix) 142
4 Sonny Colbrelli (Italy / Bahrain Victorious) 138
5 Julian Alaphilippe (France / Deceunink - Quick Step) 119
6 Nacer Bouhanni (France / Arkea Samsic) 117
7 Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 102
8 Wout Van Aert (Belgium / Jumbo Visma) 97
9 Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Bora - Hansgrohe) 95
10 Matej Mohoric (Slovenia / Bahrain Victorious) 62
5:26 AM20 days ago

🔟🟨 General classification

This how the general classification is going:

General classification
Pos. Rider (Country/Team) Time
1 Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 43h 44'38"
2 Rigoberto Uran (Colombia / EF Education - Nippo) + 05'18"
3 Jonas Vingegaard (Denmark / Jumbo Visma) + 05'32"
4 Richard Carapaz (Ecuador / Ineos Grenadiers) + 05'33"
5 Ben O'Connor (Australia / AG2R Citroën) + 05'58"
6 Wilco Kelderman (Netherlands / Bora - Hansgrohe) + 06'16"
7 Alexey Lutsenko (Kazakhstan / Astana - Premier Tech) + 06'30"
8 Enric Mas (Spain / Movistar) + 07'11"
9 Guillaume Martin (France / Cofidis) + 09'29"
10 Peio Bilbao (Spain / Bahrain Victorious) + 10'28"
5:21 AM20 days ago

Stage 11 Summary

164 riders took the start of the eleventh stage of the Tour de France 2021. At kilometer 25, Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) attempted the first attacks of the day. The Colombian succumbed on the climb to the Côte de Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (4th category), which the French rider topped. In addition, the world champion went first in the intermediate sprint and then was caught on the Côte de Gorde (4th category).

Before the Col de la Liguière (1st category), the Ineos Grenadiers took the lead in the peloton, although the advantage of the escapees, a group of 13 riders plus Alaphilippe, increased to 5'00" and that allowed Dan Martin to be the first to cross the pass.

The first climb to Mont Ventoux arrived and Alaphilippe picked up the pace to select the leading group. Only Wout Van Aert (Jumbo Visma), Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Julian Bernard (Trek Segafredo), Kenny Elissonde (Trek Segafredo), Xandro Meurisse (Alpecin Fenix) and Luke Durbridge (Team BikeExchange) followed suit. Pierre-Luc Périchon (Cofidis) and Bauke Mollema (Trek Segafredo) tried to come back, but only the Dutch rider could do so with one kilometer to go on the first pass, which was also won by the Deceunink rider.

On the second ascent of Mont Ventoux, this time categorized as out of category, the Trek Segafredo riders worked to wear down their rivals, with Elissonde attacking and Mollema neutralizing the rivals. However, Wout Van Aert was a climber's rider and took the lead to unhook everyone and go solo to the top of the pass and arrive calmly at the finish line to win the stage after descending the mountain.

In the group of favorites, after the devastating pace of Ineos, the most important movement in the general classification was with Ben O'Connor, who lost his second place to Colombian Rigoberto Urán, after not withstanding the punishment imposed by the mountains on the day and losing 4'03" to the Colombian, Tadej Pogacar and Richard Carapaz, who selected the group and reached the finish line together, behind a Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo Visma) who launched a furious attack while climbing Mont Ventoux for the second time with the other three in mention and had the luxury of being the only one so far to leave the reigning champion unhooked in this edition.

5:16 AM20 days ago

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