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TDF 2019: Stage 11, Albi > Toulouse 17/07/2019 - 167 km

Following the first rest day, the Tour de France continues with stage 11 from Albi to Toulouse. The 167 kilometres route meanders through the south of France towards the backdrop of the Pyrenees. The roads are gently rolling though, so a bunch sprint is by far the most likely outcome.



Albi is the hometown of Lilian Calmejane, solo winner at Les Rousses in the Tour 2017. The Tour never goes far from Toulouse but it has not actually finished in the city since 2008. Following a rain-soaked race, the sprint teams finished off the escape at 3.5 kilometres out before Mark Cavendish sprinted to his second-ever stage win on the Tour de France.
The biggest hurdles on the way from Albi to Toulouse are situated in the first half of the race. And these are not exactly Alpe d’Huez material. One is 3.6 kilometres at 4.9% and the other 2.5 kilometres at 3.8%.


 
Toulouse was a Tour town in the first 'Grande Boucle' of 1903, then in 1908, Lucien Petit-Breton won a stage there before conquering his second Tour as did Gino Bartali in 1948.
The finish is near the Capitole de Toulouse in the city centre. As the route features only two moderate climbs in the first half of the course, the enormous building is likely to see a sprint finish at its doorsteps.



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The day after the rest day should be easy going. Arguably, it is one of the most straightforward stages of this year’s Tour de France. GC riders will be tested in the following days, while the Toulouse finish is the last sprinters’ opportunity for a week.

:*:*:*:*:* Dylan Groenewegen, Elia Viviani
:*:*:*:* Caleb Ewan
:*:*:* Peter Sagan, Michael Matthews,
:*:* Alexander Kristoff, Jasper Philipsen, Sonny Colbrelli
:* Giacomo Nizzolo, Mike Teunissen, Jasper Stuyven
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    Recon Little Caleb wins and Viviani spits a huge dummy
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    Viviani's face when Van Aert wins is hilarious.

    Another JV guy winning beating him ... and they still have Martin for the TT and Kruisjwijk for GC who havent got a stage yet !!!
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    Recon Little Caleb wins and Viviani spits a huge dummy

    Anyone get a screen shot?
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    Great finish. Super exciting sprint. 

    11 Stages - 11 different winners.  :cool Not since 1994 has that been the case—25 years!

    Not only that, but of the eleven winners, six of them are first-time Tour winners.  :)

    Dylan Groenewegen  #jumbo was beautifully put in place by his lead out. He jumped early and looked unbeatable. Sagan and Viviani were both there, powering away, but the aero torpedo of the man from Down Under proved to be more than up to the task of taking matters into his own hands.

    Caleb Ewan  #lotto had perfectly aligned himself on Groenewegen's wheel just prior to the final launch, and someone managed to close what appeared to be an insurmountable gap.

    He's been in the running time and time again. A very well deserved victory which now gives Ewan stage wins in all three Grand Tours.  :cool

    https://twitter.com/VelonCC/status/1151523257671213056

    https://twitter.com/VelonCC/status/1151542280144195586
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    Recon Little Caleb wins and Viviani spits a huge dummy
    Right on the money! :cool

    Do you know next week's lottery numbers too? ;)
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    I do have to agree - I love the commentary of Robbie and Matt Keenan.  Makes cycling (even more) enjoyable to watch
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     Better even than the usually spot on ITV, as Boulting called Matthews leading out Nikias Arndt.
    You really ought to check the forums there, Ned. :D
     They need to turn the volume control though, if they want to out-decibel Kirby.  :lol
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