Tour de France

Stage 11) Albi – Toulouse

FR France, Wednesday 17 July 2019
167 km

Tour de France: Viviani on the podium in Toulouse

Tour de France: Viviani on the podium in Toulouse

The yellow jersey has never been lost on a stage to Toulouse, and Julian Alaphilippe made sure of keeping the record going as the Tour de France resumed after a rest day spent in Albi. The first Frenchman in eight years to lead the general classification so deep into the race, Julian was protected by his teammates, who also took the race into their own hands and controlled the four-man breakaway on stage 11 with the same incredible Kasper Asgreen.

His hard and selfless work paid dividends with 14 kilometers to go, when the break – struggling to remain at the front – saw their lead hover around 20 seconds. Despite a late surge of one of the escapees, it was game over for them some five kilometers from the line and the lead-out trains began slotting into position on the technical finish to Toulouse, which made its return at the race after an 11-year-hiatus.

Elia Viviani got involved again in the bunch gallop and hit a maximum speed of 71.2km/h, taking third behind Caleb Ewan (Soudal-Lotto) and Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) and netting Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s fifth podium in at this edition.

“I would have loved to win again, but it just wasn’t meant to be. On the other hand, Caleb was the only sprinter without a victory until today, which says a lot about the level of this Tour de France. Now we will go into the mountains and it will be important to stay focused, take it day by day and think of the next opportunity, which comes on Tuesday’s stage 16”, Elia said ahead of the first day in the Pyrenees.

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
3:51:26
2 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
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3 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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4 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
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5 Jens Debusschere
Team Katusha Alpecin
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6 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
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7 Jasper Philipsen
UAE-Team Emirates
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8 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
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9 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
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10 Warren Barguil
Team Arkéa Samsic
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15 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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17 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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46 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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71 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:23
148 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:02
151 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:17
164 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:35
1 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
47:18:41
2 Geraint Thomas
Team INEOS
1:12
3 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
1:16
4 Steven Kruijswijk
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:27
5 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
1:45
6 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:46
7 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
1:47
8 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
2:04
9 Dan Martin
UAE-Team Emirates
2:09
10 Thibaut Pinot
Groupama - FDJ
2:33
111 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:14:19
119 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:20:02
122 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:21:53
142 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:31:02
158 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:37:42
161 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:40:21
1 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
257 pt
2 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
184 pt
3 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
174 pt
4 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
167 pt
5 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
148 pt
6 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
112 pt
7 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
101 pt
8 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
96 pt
9 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
95 pt
10 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
75 pt
40 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25 pt
56 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14 pt
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
47:19:57
2 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:30
3 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
3:16
4 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
13:19
5 Laurens De Plus
Team Jumbo-Visma
27:43
6 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
33:19
7 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
33:36
8 Gregor Mühlberger
BORA - hansgrohe
33:43
9 Lennard Kämna
Team Sunweb
37:33
10 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team Sunweb
39:31
28 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:36:26
1 Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal
43 pt
2 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
37 pt
3 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
30 pt
4 Xandro Meurisse
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
27 pt
5 Natnael Berhane
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
20 pt
6 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain Merida
13 pt
7 Ben King
Team Dimension Data
13 pt
8 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
12 pt
9 Daryl Impey
Mitchelton-Scott
10 pt
10 Toms Skujiņš
Trek - Segafredo
9 pt
17 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
1 Movistar Team 142:19:38
2 Trek - Segafredo 1:30
3 BORA - hansgrohe 14:59
4 Mitchelton-Scott 15:45
5 AG2R La Mondiale 18:56
6 Groupama - FDJ 19:04
7 Team Jumbo-Visma 19:14
8 UAE-Team Emirates 23:33
9 Team INEOS 25:53
10 EF Education First 32:46

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