Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 11

by CyclingTips


Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Kristof Ramon

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) took his second stage win at the 2016 Tour de France in Montpellier on Wednesday with the maillot jaune of Chris Froome (Team Sky) finishing second, as the peloton shattered in the crosswinds in the finale of the stage.

Sagan won the stage from a group of four; he was joined by teammate Maciej Bodnar, while Froome was supported by teammate Geraint Thomas. The four riders jumped clear from a splintered peloton with 10km remaining, and opened a maximum gap of 23 seconds. They finished six seconds ahead of the peloton, with Froome taking six seconds in time bonus for finishing second on the stage.

“To go in a breakaway with the yellow jersey, the green jersey, and guys like Bodnar and Thomas, you cannot plan that,” Sagan said. “It just happens. Crazy.”

Froome said after the stage, “I was asking myself the question today in those last 10km of whether it was worth spending that energy. I think in this moment I really am going to try and take any advantage I can get, especially knowing that Nairo (Quintana) in particular is really strong in the third week.”

Read the full stage 11 race report, highlight video and results here.