Tour de France 2021: Stage 11 – Wout a day on Ventoux for van Aert

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. . . I give you the winner of Stage 11, Mr. Wout van Aert! On a day when the peloton tackled TWO ascents up the mystical Mont Ventoux, van Aert bested all breakaway companions to solo to an iconic stage win in Maulacène. After placing second in yesterday’s sprint stage behind the Manx Missile, today’s victory featured many of Wout’s classics: the Wout Pout , the Wout Vampire Stare, and the Wout Smile of Swooniness. The Little French Prince That Could, Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo) came home second, more than a minute behind the Belgian champion. In a surprising twist, the Johns of the world can further rejoice as Elissonde’s teammate, Bauke Mollema, managed to come to the line with him to finish third.  Continue reading