A guide to the Tour de France
13th July 2016
Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) won Stage 11 today, in Montpellier. Chris Froome was second, and added 13s to his overall lead over second-placed Adam Yates.
The flat stage was affected by crosswinds, which split the peloton. Tinkoff applied the pressure at the front with about 13km to go, and Sagan and Bodnar (Tinkoff) and Froome and Thomas (Sky) got a gap of about 18s. They committed to the break, and reached the line 13s ahead of the next group.
This is a video of the closing stages of Stage 11:
CyclingNews has the full race results and overall standings.
This is the Stage 11 highlights video.
The 2016 Tour de France begins at Mont St Michel, in the Manche département of France. It tackles the Pyrenees before the Alps, and as always there's a final processional stage to Paris.
Stage 12 of the 2016 Tour leaves Montpellier and heads east through vineyards and past the Perrier mineral water source and bottling plant. It crosses the river Rhône, and goes to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where van Gogh lived for a year. Crossing the Durance at Cavaillon (famous for its melons), it passes the Montagne du Lubéron (associated with the book A Year in Provence), and continues to the perched village of Gordes. Here, the climbing starts, with the Côte de Gordes (Category 4) and the Côte des Trois Termes (Category 3). After that, Mont Ventoux looms, large, and an hors catégorie slog to the finish at 1,912m. Read about Stage 12, Tour de France 2016.
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