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Tour de France stage 11 Live - Pogacar faces its biggest challenge yet in the High Alps

Tour de France stage 11 Live – Pogacar faces its biggest challenge yet in the High Alps

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130 km to go

The valley trails continue for another 30 km and the climb begins with a climb up the spectacular Laquites de Montvernier bend.

As the riders say, it’s a “super fast” start on the stage.

The six chasers in 30 seconds, with a peloton in 40 seconds.

No sprint up front with Van Art driving Van der Paul over the line.

A group of six stalkers work together to capture Van Art and Van der Poel.

Many teams are trying to inspire the chase but the gap is widening.

It would be great to see if Van Art and Van der Paul continue racing after the middle sprint.

140 km to go

The peloton loosened, allowing van Aert and van der Poel to open a gap.

It’s up to 30 seconds.

The gap is up to 25 seconds.

The two would go away as the enemy approached.

WVA + MvdP leads the peloton by 15 seconds.

Behind Vlasov is chasing a mechanical problem. This is not the time to back off.

Van Aert and Van der Poel but the other riders are chasing hard.

And the first passenger to attack?

Van Aert and his cycling competitor Mathieu van der Poel.

Keep racing!

Alice!

Race director Christian Prudhomme waves the flag and begins the stage.

To prepare for the stage, read Alasdair Fotheringham’s detailed preview, which features all the climbs of the day and commentary from Eduardo Chozas, winner on the Spanish stage on that day in 1986, the only time the tour ends at the top.

Preview of stage 11 of Tour de France 2022 – tackling the rare finish of the summit Col du Granon

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It’s certainly the toughest mountain stage yet of the 2022 Tour, after all, and just as much – along with the climb to Alpe d’Huez the next day and Hotacam in week three – one of the three toughest in the entire race. If Pogacar passes yellow and neither he nor his team shows weakness, the odds of him holding him to Paris in 10 days will be much higher.

No matter what happens at Col du Granon in Tour de FranceFor race leader Tadig Bojjar (UAE Team Emirates) or his closest cohorts Jonas Vinggaard (Jumbo-Visma) and Geriant Thomas (Inios Grenadier), Col du Granon truly has its lasting place in racing history.

It was Col du Granon in 1986, as five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hénot wore the yellow jersey on the last day of his career. As such, the Col du Granon marks the end of a huge chapter in the sport.

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They still have to ride 7 kilometers for the flag to fall.

C’est parti! They have stopped.

The contestants face a short neutral sector with the official start in 10 minutes.

The four jerseyed plus stage winner Kurt and Combatif winner Bettiol winner at the front of the starting grid.

The riders are about to get out of Albertville.

Tadej Pujakar and his Emirati team were the last to sign.

We can confirm that all the remaining riders signed up, including Rafa Majka, who tested positive for COVID-19 but was allowed to race due to medics ruling that he is not contagious.

CHTEL LES PORTES DU SOLEIL FRANCE July 10 Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia, UAE Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey competes passing through Pas de Morgins 1376m during Round 109 of the Tour de France 2022 Stage 9, Stage 1929 km from Aigle to Chtel les Portes du Soleil 1299m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 10, 2022 at Chtel les Portes du Soleil France Photo by Alex Broadway Getty Images

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We are five minutes away from the official launch.

To read our full stage report and view our photo gallery, click below.

Kurt takes the sprint to win stage 10 of the Tour de France in Megève

EF EducationEasypost Teams Danish rider Magnus Cort Nielsen R Team BikeexchangeJayco crosses Australian Nicholas Schultz to the finish line to win stage 10 of the 109th edition of the 1481km Tour de France between Morzine and Megève in the French Alps on July 12 2022 Photo by Thomas Samson AFP PRESS Photo by Thomas Samsonav via Getty Images

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Magnus Kurt and his EF teammates are the last time they checked in and got a lot of encouragement.

The Dane scored a superb win on the Megève stage.

It’s another hot day in the Alps where Jumbo-Visma fell into the snow jackets.

It is currently 31°C in Albertville.

Riders check-in in Albertville for one of the biggest stages of the 2022 Tour de France.

As always, Cyclingnews will have live updates of all events, post-stage feedback, photos and analysis.

Hello and welcome to Cyclingnews’ live coverage of Stage 11 of the 2022 Tour de France.