Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogačar sprint for the line on stage 11 of the 2024 Tour de France. They're seen from the side, with Jonas to Tadej's right, and edging slightly ahead of the yellow jersey for the win.

TdF stage 11 report: Vingegaard wins at the line after a dramatic duel with Pogačar

Pogačar attacks from afar but Vingegaard claws back to the yellow jersey and beats him in a sprint.

Dane Cash
by Dane Cash 10.07.2024 Photography by
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Stage 11 of the Tour de France served up a thrilling battle between the top two favorites for the overall title. Race leader Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) soloed clear from the field with a huge attack on the Puy Mary Pas de Peyrol with just over 30 km to go, but Jonas Vingegaard (Visma-Lease a Bike) gradually clawed him back on the next climb.

The duo came into the finishing town of Le Lioran together, and Vingegaard narrowly bested Pogačar in the sprint to the line to take his first stage win of this year’s race. Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-Quick Step) arrived 25 seconds later in third, while Roglič took fourth after sliding out in a corner in the final kilometers. He was ultimately given the same time as Evenepoel.

Pogačar retained his overall lead on the day, with Evenepoel still in second and Vingegaard in third.



How it happened

All the things I went through in the last three months, it makes you think of that. I would never have been able to do this without my family.

—An emotional Jonas Vingegaard after his victory

Brief analysis

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Stage 12 of the Tour de France will take the peloton southwest from Aurillac in the Massif Central to Villeneuve-sur-Lot in Aquitaine. The first half of the 203.6 km stage features some up-and-down but the latter kilometers are flatter, making this one likely to end in a bunch kick.

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