Tony Martin, who was engaged at 13The tenth The straight Tour de France (a record for a rider in this year’s event) was forced to abandon the day’s stage in the opening kilometres. The German has now failed to finish six of his 13 runs, a record bested only by Mario Cipollini, who started eight, but finished none of them. Martin is the 21st rider on this year’s Tour to give up – on average, each Tour sees between 25 and 50 riders abandon by the time they reach Paris.
Van Aert is the first Belgian to wear the Belgian road race champion’s jersey He won a stage on the tour since Philip Gilbert in 2011 – He has now won a stage in every tour he has participated in since his debut on La Grande Boucle in 2019.
Since 2019, no Belgian cyclist has achieved more stage wins on the Tour de France than Van Aert (four), half of what Belgian cyclists have achieved in the period.
Since 2019, Van Aert has won four of the six stages Jumbo Visma won on the Tour, excluding the team time trial that the team won in 2019.
A Belgian rider has now won three stages at this year’s Tour – equivalent to the number of wins in 2019 (also three).
After Dylan Teuns won the eighth stage – the Belgian riders have now won two mountain stages in one round; Since 1980, two Belgian riders have won two mountain stages (Jos De Schoenmaecker and Ludo Loos).
Belgian road racing champion since 1970 (Eddie Merckx) has not won a stage featuring Mont Ventoux; Merckx was wearing the yellow jersey on stage, but she was the Belgian road race champion that year.
Julien Alaphilippe became the first French rider since Richard Ferenc in 2002 to crown the first summit of Mont Ventoux in first place.
In what is his 10The tenth For the Tour de France, Peter Sagan was knocked out – this is the first time he has left the Tour due to injury. He previously left the tour in 2017 after being disqualified for being involved in a crash; It is only the fourth round he has failed to complete in his career.
For the second consecutive Tour de France, Sagan failed to win a single stage, which also happened in 2014 and 2015 – his best result on this round being 5The tenth The center, in the fourth and sixth stages, managed to achieve only three places out of the top 10.
Among the eight world champions of the past decade (Cavendish – 2011, Philip Gilbert – 2012, Rui Costa – 2013, Michal Kwiatowski – 2014, Sagan – 2015-2017, Alejandro Valverde – 2018, Mads Pedersen – 2019, Julian Alaphilippe – 2020) in Tour de France In this edition, Sagan was the first to leave the Tour.
Not since 2012 have we seen as many as 29 riders who haven’t started the stage as early as Stage 12 – France and Belgium have each given up six riders.
In his fifth Tour de France, Nils Politt won his first stage – his previous best finish was 8The tenth In the fifth stage of Tour 2019. This was also Bora’s first Tour win since Leonard Kamna’s stage victory of 16 last year, and his second Grand Stage win this year after Peter Sagan won the 10th stage of this year’s Giro. Bora is the only team to have won at least one stage in the last eight Grand Tours.
A German rider won the first stage of this Tour – the last time a German rider did not win a stage at the Tour de France was in 2019. In the past decade, German riders have won 34 stages in the Tour de France – only Great Britain has won more in that time (35 ).
Carcassonne welcomes the final stage of the Tour de France for only the seventh time. The last winner here was Magnus Cort Nielsen in 2018 (stage 15). Dane has since added another Grand Tour stage win, stage 16 of last year’s Vuelta, and has four stages in total to his name (1 Tour, 3 Vuelta).
Omar Goldstein is the first Israeli rider to earn points from the green jersey – he earned 20 points by crossing the line in first place in the middle race (Fontès), 104.2 kilometers from the stage; If Goldstein arrives in Paris, he will be the second Israeli rider to finish the Tour de France after Guy Neff last year.
Mark Cavendish has now won 34 stages in the Tour de France, thus equaling the record set by Eddie Merckx in 1976. While Merckx has won in 24 different cities and towns across France, Cavendish has now triumphed in 28 different cities/towns. They have both won four times in Paris.
Today was the sixth longest stage (220 km) Cavendish won on the Tour – the longest was 232 km from Cholet to Chateauroux in 2008 (Stage 5).
Cavendish won the green jersey for the 10th stage of this Tour de France, his second best streak since 2011 (11).
Cavendish won his seventh stage of the Tour in fast-paced colors today – surpassing Tom Boonen, Marcel Kittel and Julian Alaphilippe who netted six team wins. No other rider has come on the World Tour more first than Cavendish this cycling season, with nine wins so far.
Nairo Quintana wears the polka dot jersey for the fifth consecutive stage. No Colombian cyclist has achieved this in the Tour de France since Mauricio Soler in the 2007 edition (also five).
Two previous stage winners Søren Garage Andersen and Warren Bargwill were both non-rookies prior to Stage 14 – bringing the number to 35 riders who have now withdrawn. Andersen last won two stages in last year’s Tour de France (stages 14 and 19).
Quillan is the host city of the Tour de France for the first time in racing history; Today’s stage has five climbs in total, three of which are Class Two climbs – the only stage on this year’s Tour with many Class Two climbs.
Bauke Mollema won his first Grand Tour stage since 2017 (Stage 15 – Tour de France), and his team won their first Grand Tour stage since Stage 9 of the 2018 Tour won by John Degenkolb.
The Dutch riders have now won two stages in this year’s Tour de France (following Mathieu van der Poel’s second stage win) – the last edition they won at least two stages was in 2019 (three stage victories).
At 34 years old, Mollema became the fifth stage winner on this year’s Tour (after Cavendish won four stages) over the age of 30 to win a stage – and not since 2016 when riders aged 30 or older won eight stages. .
Mollema is now the second oldest Dutch rider at 34 years and 226 days old to win the Tour de France stage. Gerrit Forting was 35 years and 159 days old when he won a stage on the Tour in 1958.
Mollema was also voted as the most combative rider of this stage – he is the third Dutch rider to win this award after Ide Schelling (first stage) and Wout Poels (8th stage) in this round; No other country has won more combat awards in this round than the Dutch.
Cavendish will wear the green jersey for the 12The tenth Tomorrow, breaking his own record of wearing the jersey for 11 days in 2011 – the year he won five stages.
This stage saw the riders reach the highest point on this year’s Tour – Port de Invalera at 2,408 metres – and is also the second time on this year’s Tour that the peloton has exceeded the 2,000 metre mark.
It’s the second stage on this year’s Tour (after stage eight) where riders have to get more than three Class 1 spots.
For the seventh consecutive stage, at least one rider has abandoned the 2021 Tour de France – Nasser Bouhani was the first rider to give up this race today, putting him in 36th place.The tenth Rider to withdraw in total.
Seb Koss competed in his second Tour de France, becoming the first American to win a stage on the Tour since Tyler Farrar in 2001 (Stage 3). He is the first American to win a mountain stage since George Hincapie in 2005 (stage 15); On his sixth Grand Tour, Kos previously won a stage in the Vuelta, Stage 15 in 2019.
Cos is the first American to win on Andorran soil when the tour visited the country; A European rider won all four stages of the previous round that ended here.
Jumbo-Visma has won at least two stages in each of the last five editions of the Tour de France: 2 in 2017, 3 in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2 in this edition.
Mark Cavendish wore the green jersey for the 12th consecutive day, surpassing his best Tour de France record, which he set in 2011 (11).
Alejandro Valverde finished second – the last time he finished the race as well was at the 2019 Vuelta, stage 20; He also finished second in stage 20 of the 2019 Tour de France. His victory in the final stage of the Tour goes back to stage 17 of the 2012 edition.
Wout van Aert has won the most combat prize today – as a nation, Belgian riders have won the prize on four occasions in this Tour de France, more than any other.
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The Tour de France stage ends in Saint-Gaudan for 10The tenth Time Today – Mountain Stage Today is the eighth mountain stage that ends in the city; The other two stages were flat.
The last Saint-Gaudens winner was Russia’s Dmitriy Konichev on stage 14 in the 1999 edition. Since his victory at Haute-Garonne, the Russian riders have won five stages. A Russian victory will not come today, as Ross’ riders do not participate in this year’s Tour de France.
Rigoberto Uran is the only Colombian in the top ten. At this point last year, there were three Colombian riders in the top ten: Uran (3research and development), Miguel Angel Lopez (4The tenth) and Nairo Quintana (9The tenth). For the seventh year in a row, there is at least one Colombian in the top ten to take off on Stage 16.
Patrick Konrad is the first Austrian to win a stage in the Tour de France since Georges Tuchning in 2005 (stage 14); In total, the Austrian riders have now won five stages in the Tour, three of which came in 1931 (Max Paula).
After finishing second on Stage 14, Conrad won his first stage in the Tour de France as well as his first stage in a Grand Tour in which he participated seven times.
The last Austrian to win a Grand Tour stage was Lukas Postelberger at the 2017 Giro (Stage 1).
Bora-Hansgrohe has now won a stage in the last eight Grand Tours – no other professional cycling team has done a better job.