2014 Tour de France: Stage 11 Results

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Tony Gallopin

Frenchman Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Belisol) takes a dramatic solo win of stage 11 at the Tour de France. Photo by Graham Watson

Fresh off his one-day dalliance with the yellow jersey at the end of stage 9, Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Belisol) gave his native France more reason to cheer with a brave and impressive late-day solo attack that netted triumph of stage 11 from Besancon to Oyonnax on Wednesday at the Tour de France. Giant-Shimano’s John Degenkolb sprinted out of the bunch for second. Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) was third.

Meanwhile, race leader Vincenzo Nibali had a relatively easy day, finishing 20th and maintaining his 2:23 lead over Richie Porte (Sky). Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde is third overall, 2:47 behind the Astana captain.

At the other end of the spectrum was Garmin-Sharp’s former GC hope Andrew Talansky. After a spate of crashes in the Tour’s first week, Talansky couldn’t hold the pace of the bunch Wednesday and nearly dropped out of the race. But after pulling over and conferring with team director Robbie Hunter for several minutes, the rider nicknamed Pit Bull soldiered on alone, crossing the line more than a half hour after Gallopin, but inside the time cut.

Next up at the Tour is stage 12’s rolling 185.5km ride from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Étienne. This classic transition stage takes the race to the edge of the big mountains. Expect a tug-of-war between breakaway specialists and the sprinters.

STAGE 11 RESULTS

1. Tony Gallopin (FRA)
2. John Degenkolb (GER)
3. Matteo Trentin (ITA)
4. Daniele Bennati (ITA)
5. Simon Gerrans (AUS)
6. José Joaquin Rojas Gil (ESP)
7. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)
8. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA)
9. Peter Sagan (SVK)
10. Kévin Reza (FRA)

TEAM

Lotto-Belisol
Team Giant-Shimano
Omega Pharma – Quick-Step
Tinkoff-Saxo
Orica Greenedge
Movistar Team
BMC Racing Team
Ag2r La Mondiale
Cannondale
Team Europcar

TIME

04h 25′ 45”
04h 25′ 45”
04h 25′ 45”
04h 25′ 45”
04h 25′ 45”
04h 25′ 45”
04h 25′ 45”
04h 25′ 45”
04h 25′ 45”
04h 25′ 45”

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 11

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
2. Richie Porte (AUS)
3. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA)
4. Romain Bardet (FRA)
5. Tony Gallopin (FRA)
6. Thibaut Pinot (FRA)
7. Tejay Van Garderen (USA)
8. Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA)
9. Bauke Mollema (NED)
10. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL)

TEAM

Astana Pro Team
Team Sky
Movistar
AG2R La Mondiale
Lotto-Belisol
FDJ.fr
BMC Racing Team
Ag2r La Mondiale
Belkin Pro Cycling
Lotto-Belisol

TIME

46h 59′ 23”
47h 01′ 46”
47h 02′ 10”
47h 02′ 24”
47h 02′ 35”
47h 03′ 10”
47h 03′ 19”
47h 03′ 20”
47h 03′ 31”
47h 03′ 41”

TDF Header Yellow Jersey: Vincenzo Nibali (ITA), Astana Pro Team
TDF Header Green Jersey: Peter Sagan (SVK), Cannondale
TDF Header Polka Dot Jersey: Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP), Team Katusha
TDF Header White Jersey: Romain Bardet (FRA), Ag2r La Mondiale

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