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

Friday Feature: Riding with Panache at the Tour de France

Recently I had the opportunity to go to the 100th Tour de France with two friends, Chad and Scott. It turned out to be 11 #panachetastic days: a trip of a lifetime that I will always remember. During our journey, we rode many of the legendary cols from the Tour’s history, witnessed the most epic stages of this year’s Tour in person and met some of the greatest fans in the world.

Of course, I couldn’t venture to Europe without my camera and I took many photographs to document my trip. I sat down with Kitty to discuss some of the images and share my experiences. I hope you enjoy the images. I sure enjoyed making them. Continue reading

Tour de France review: The Tour in numbers

Key race facts

3,404 – In kilometres, the total race distance of the 100th Tour.

242.5 – The length of this year’s longest stage (to the summit of Mont Ventoux on stage 15). Continue reading