Tour de France 2021 Stage 11: Priceless Aert Work

ITV Cycling Podcast

Jul 7 2021 • 43 mins

‘That’s not the most famous mountain in world cycling, it’s a reasonably sized hill!’ At least, that’s how it looked the way Wout Van Aert rode Ventoux, crushing a high-class field with a breathtaking solo breakaway that seemingly lasted forever. It provided some well-needed cheer for the Jumbo-Visma team, who lost Tony Martin to a crash earlier in the day. Meanwhile, Tadeg Pogacar retained the Yellow Jersey - having finished 90-odd seconds behind the Belgian upstart - but he also showed his first glimpses of vulnerability in this renewal of the Tour. Ned Boulting, David Millar, Pete Kennaugh and Matt Rendell reflect.