Tour de France: Caleb Ewan takes on the eleventh stage in the mass sprint
A mass sprint to the finish had been expected for the eleventh stage of the Tour de France, but at the end it also gave it: Caleb Ewan of Team Lotto Soudal prevailed just before the Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen. Former world champion Peter Sagan from the German Bora Hansgrohe team missed the podium in fourth.
The 167-kilometer drive from Albi to Toulouse with two low climbs was considered ideal for sprinters like the Australian Ewan. For the 25-year-old professional cyclist, this is the first stage win at the Tour de France.
In the yellow jersey of the overall leader continues the Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step). His lead was not endangered on the flat stage. Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe) continues to rank fifth as the best German. (Here you read a contribution to the hopefuls of the German cycling professionals.)
German driver continues without a victory
Sprint veteran André Greipel had no chance in the race for the day's win. The 37-year-old from Team Arkéa-Samsic did not get past the 37th place. The Germans are thus after eleven stages continue to win, that was the last in 2010.
On Thursday (12.10 clock, live ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE, TV: Eurosport) it continues with the twelfth stage, on the route from Toulouse to Bagnères -de-Bigorre (209.5 kilometers), the field reaches the Pyrenees. Then the mountain specialists are in focus, the co-favorites for the overall victory for title holder Geraint Thomas could launch first attacks.
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