Wout van Aert solos over Mont Ventoux to win Tour de France 2021 stage 11

The Belgian champion attacked from the break on the second ascent of Ventoux, as Pogačar remains in control of yellow

Wout van Aert wins Tour de France 2021 stage 11
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Wout van Aert gave his Jumbo-Visma team something to smile about at this Tour de France as he soloed to a memorable victory over Mont Ventoux on stage 11.

The Belgian champion made it into the day's main breakaway but was able to bridge to lone leader Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo) on the second of two ascents of Ventoux, before attacking the Frenchman to go solo with 33km to go and 11km to the top of the climb.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Richard Windsor

Follow on Twitter: @richwindy

Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).