Tour de France stage 11 in photos

by CyclingTips

Only one stage after losing the overall lead in the Tour de France, Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Belisol) took a thrilling victory on stage 11 with a last-ditch solo attack. The Frenchman attacked on a short uncategorised climb roughly 13km from the finish before being caught and then attacking again about 3km from the line.

It’s these types of wins which make bike racing so unpredictable and exciting. But the backstory of the day goes to Andrew Talansky who experienced a completely different feeling at the back of the race. He was at the verge of abandoning due to back injuries sustained on stage 7 and rode over 80km on his own after losing contact with the peloton.

After 20km of suffering, Talanski stopped on the road side in front of the broom wagon but his directeur sportif Robbie Hunter convinced him to get back on his bike. The Critérium du Dauphiné winner crossed the line in last place, 32:05 behind stage winner Tony Gallopin, just inside the time cut.

Read the full race report and results from Stage 11 of the 2014 Tour de France here.

Enjoy the photos from stage 11 courtesy of BrakeThrough Media (follow on Instagram and Twitter) and Cor Vos. More to come…

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