Friday, August 12, 2022

Tour de France LIVE: Stage 11 as Pogacar defends yellow in the Alps

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The Tour de France resumes today after a tumultuous Stage 10 ended in which Magnus Cort Nielsen won a photo finish ahead of Nick Schultz on the Megeve airstrip. Yesterday’s action saw further Covid-19 withdrawals and even environmental street protests, temporarily halting the race.

Yellow Bib holder Tadej Pogacar maintained his lead at the top of the standings but could come under pressure as the likes of Jonas Vingegaard, Geraint Thomas, Adam Yates, David Gaudu and Romain Bardet will need to take some strides in the high mountains if this is the Case is you have aspirations to hit him.

Today’s stage sees riders tackle three big climbs on the Col du Telegraphe, the highest point of the race on the Col du Galibier, and the steep climb to the finish on the Col du Granon Serre Chevalier. Expect split times, time gains and maybe even more dropouts as the weather temperature continues to rise.

The 2022 Tour de France could be decided in the next few stages, especially if Pogacar cements its status as the race’s top rider. He is currently 39 seconds ahead of Vingegaard, Thomas is 1 minute and 17 seconds behind. Can anyone catch up with the reigning champion?

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