Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Stage 11Besançon / Oyonnax

Start 12h50 (Local time)

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Stage summary16.07.2014

More fireworks for Gallopin

Tony Gallopin had his day of glory as he wore the yellow jersey on Bastille Day but he suffered a lot in the Vosges and didn't enjoy the ride really but he made it up after the rest day as he claimed his first stage victory at the Tour de France in a brilliant manner. He attacked twice in the last five kilometers to deliver another thrilling finale in Oyonnax while Vincenzo Nibali retained the lead and Andrew Talansky experienced a completely different feeling with a sore back at the far...

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Garmin Sharp team director Charly Wegelius praised Andrew Talansky for finishing the stage inside the time cut in spite of awful pain in the back.  

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Green jersey wearer.

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Most aggressive rider.

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Suffering from pain in the back and on the verge of giving up, Andrew Talansky (GRS) finally crossed the line in last place, 32'05» behind stage winner Tony Gallopin.

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Suffering from a muscle injury since stage 5, John Degenkolb still managed second place in today's stage.

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"It's been hot today. We've passed from an extreme condition to the opposite one but I'm not sure the heat is particularly good for me because I'm from Sicily. By now I have ridden my bike and performed in any kind of weather condition. A big trouble because of the heat can happen to anyone, any time. Maybe that's what happened to Talansky today, I don't exactly know. It's been reported that I can lose the Tour because of the heat, because of crashes or because of my team. Crashes also can...

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Analysis16.07.2014

How to adapt to the heat

The rest day was also an opportunity for Tour de France teams to prepare for the heat which suddenly hit the race on Wednesday.

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Off the bus quotes16.07.2014

Rest is over

After Tuesday's rest day, everyone is ready to tackle the second half of the Tour de France, which should be sunny at last.

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The of the town16.07.2014

Will a Frenchman be on the podium?

After the reshuffling of La Planche des Belles Filles and the presence of four Frenchmen in the top 10 of the Tour de France, the question at the village depart in Besancon was whether a Frenchman can make it on the podium in Paris.

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Sporting stakes16.07.2014

Sagan is the man

Traditionally, in the second week of the Tour de France, the race resumes on Tuesday after a rest day on Monday but this year, the organizers have prolonged the first third of the race by one day, otherwise, Bastille Day would have been a day off and it would have been a pity for the fans. Stage 10 has been epic with Michal Kwiatkowski's attempt to anticipate the action of the favorites from far out, with Alberto Contador crashing and eventually abandoning the race after the two other...

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While his leader, Pierre Rolland, lost more than six minutes on Vincenzo Nibali halfway through this Tour de France, Jean-Rene Bernaudeau is convinced that nothing is lost for Team Europcar.

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How was the first time ?15.07.2014

Marcel Wyss hoping to avenge his room-mate

Marcel Wyss was sharing Mathias Frank's room in the beginning of the Tour de France. He was also supposed to assist his room-mate in the mountains in this 101st edition.

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See you15.07.2014

Km 26 - A pinch of salt

Famous for its exceptional Royal Saltworks created by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux between 1773 and 1779, Arc-et-Senans hosted stage starts in 1996 and 2012

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