photography by Ashley & Jered Gruber and Kristof Ramon
It was the most-anticipated stage of this year’s Tour de France with two ascents of the legendary Mont Ventoux. Stage 11 delivered a legendary performance from all-rounder extraordinaire Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) who dropped a handful of climbers on the second ascent of Ventoux and soloed away to what Van Aert himself described as “maybe … my best victory ever”.
There was movement in the GC battle too. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) looked vulnerable for the first time, Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) showed great climbing form, and Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citröen) dropped time to slide from second to fifth.
As the riders leave Mont Ventoux behind, join us as we relive the action atop the ‘Giant of Provence’ courtesy of photographers Jered and Ashley Gruber, and Kristof Ramon.