Tour de France gallery: The tightest of sprints on stage 11

by Matt de Neef

It was a close sprint that decided stage 10 of the Tour de France and Wednesday’s stage 11 delivered more of the same. Four gun sprinters were tightly bunched as they hit the line in Poitiers and a photo was required to confirm the order they crossed the line.

Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) was the victor — his second stage win at this year’s Tour — but behind him Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) was relegated from second to 85th (back of the lead group) for a questionable manoeuvre in the closing moments of the stage.

Here’s how stage 11 unfolded through the lenses of our ever-terrific photographers. Enjoy!

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