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Tour de France history made on Mont Ventoux with double ascent – Gallery

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Belgian Wout Van Aert of Team JumboVisma pictured in action during the second passage on the Mont Ventoux mountain during stage 11 of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1989 km from Sorgues to Malaucene France Wednesday 07 July 2021 This years Tour de France takes place from 26 June to 18 July 2021BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) nears the summit of the Mont Ventoux on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France as the television helicopter hovers (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Tour de France 2021 108th Edition 11th stage Sorgues Malaucene 1989 km 07072021 Scenery photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

The Mont Ventoux featured twice on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France 2021 108th Edition 11th stage Sorgues Malaucene 1989 km 07072021 Richard Carapaz ECU Ineos Grenadiers photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

Riders suffered in the heat on Mont Ventoux on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France 2021 108th Edition 11th stage Sorgues Malaucene 1989 km 07072021 Tadej Pogacar SLO UAE Team Emirates Patrick Konrad AUT Bora Hansgrohe photo Jan De MeuleneirPNBettiniPhoto2021

The yellow jersey group on the first ascent of Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tke pack climbs the Mont Ventoux during the 11th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 198 km between Sorgues and Malaucene on July 07 2021 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images

The first ascent of Mont Ventoux on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Julien Bernard of France and Team Trek Segafredo Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Xandro Meurisse of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix Anthony Perez of France and Team Cofidis Luke Durbridge of Australia and Team BikeExchange in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne Mont Ventoux 1910m Public Fans Landscape LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

In the breakaway during Tour de France stage 11 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Tour de France 2021 - 108th Edition - 11th stage Sorgues - Malaucene 198,9 km - 07/07/2021 - Peter Sagan (SVK - Bora - Hansgrohe) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) descends from Mont Ventoux on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France 2021 108th Edition 11th stage Sorgues Malaucene 1989 km 07072021 Julian Alaphilippe FRA Deceuninck QuickStep photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep) went on the attack on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France 2021 - 108th Edition - 11th stage Sorgues - Malaucene 198,9 km - 07/07/2021 - Esteban Chaves (COL - Team Bikeexchange) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021

Esteban Chaves (Team BikeExchange) goes down Mont Ventoux on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France 2021 108th Edition 11th stage Sorgues Malaucene 1989 km 07072021 Scenery Mount Ventoux photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

Mont Ventoux on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Ben Oconnor of Australia and AG2R Citron Team during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne Mont Ventoux 1910m Public Fans Landscape LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Ben O’Connor struggled on the second ascent of Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Tour de France 2021 108th Edition 11th stage Sorgues Malaucene 1989 km 07072021 Jonas Vingegaard DEN Jumbo Visma Tadej Pogacar SLO UAE Team Emirates photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) on the attack with race leader Tadej Pogačar on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France 2021 - 108th Edition - 11th stage Sorgues - Malaucene 198,9 km - 07/07/2021 - Jonas Vingegaard (DEN - Jumbo - Visma) - Tadej Pogacar (SLO - UAE Team Emirates) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021

Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) attacks race leader Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France 2021 - 108th Edition - 11th stage Sorgues - Malaucene 198,9 km - 07/07/2021 - Jonas Vingegaard (DEN - Jumbo - Visma) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021

Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) distanced the race leader on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France 2021 - 108th Edition - 11th stage Sorgues - Malaucene 198,9 km - 07/07/2021 - Tadej Pogacar (SLO - UAE Team Emirates) - Rigoberto Uran (COL - EF Education - Nippo) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021

Tadej Pogačar chases over the summit of Mont Ventoux on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France 2021 108th Edition 11th stage Sorgues Malaucene 1989 km 07072021 Tadej Pogacar SLO UAE Team Emirates photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

Race leader Tadej Pogačar chases Vingegaard up Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France 2021 - 108th Edition - 11th stage Sorgues - Malaucene 198,9 km - 07/07/2021 - Tadej Pogacar (SLO - UAE Team Emirates) - photo Tim Van Wichelen/CV/BettiniPhoto©2021

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) on the Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France 2021 108th Edition 11th stage Sorgues Malaucene 1989 km 07072021 Reto Hollenstein SUI Israel StartUp Nation photo Tim Van WichelenCVBettiniPhoto2021

Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France 2021 108th Edition 11th stage Sorgues Malaucene 1989 km 07072021 Daniel Martin IRL Israel StartUp Nation photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tke pack descends the Mont Ventoux during the 11th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 198 km between Sorgues and Malaucene on July 07 2021 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images

Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Belgian Wout Van Aert of Team JumboVisma pictured in action during the second passage on the Mont Ventoux mountain during stage 11 of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1989 km from Sorgues to Malaucene France Wednesday 07 July 2021 This years Tour de France takes place from 26 June to 18 July 2021BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images

Wout van Aert gets encouragement on the second ascent (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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French soldiers wait at the summit of the Mont Ventoux during the 11th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 198 km between Sorgues and Malaucene on July 07 2021 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images

The gendarmerie ensure the chaos of 2016 was not repeated on Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team UAE Emirates Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey climbs the Mont Ventoux during the 11th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 198 km between Sorgues and Malaucene on July 07 2021 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images

Tadej Pogačar nears the summit of Mont Ventoux on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Wout Van Aert of Belgium and Team JumboVisma during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne Mont Ventoux 1910m Public Fans Landscape LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Wout van Aert rides to glory on the Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Tadej Pogaar of Slovenia and UAETeam Emirates yellow leader jersey during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne Mont Ventoux 1910m Public Fans Landscape LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) on the second ascent of Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Tour de France 2021 - 108th Edition - 11th stage Sorgues - Malaucene 198,9 km - 07/07/2021 - Bauke Mollema (NED - Trek - Segafredo) - Kenny Elissonde (FRA - Trek - Segafredo) - photo Tim Van Wichelen/CV/BettiniPhoto©2021

Bauke Mollema and Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo) on Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France 2021 108th Edition 11th stage Sorgues Malaucene 1989 km 07072021 Wout Van Aert BEL Jumbo Visma Photo Dion KerckhoffsCVBettiniPhoto2021

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) with his eyes on the prize (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France 2021 - 108th Edition - 11th stage Sorgues - Malaucene 198,9 km - 07/07/2021 - Wout Van Aert (BEL - Jumbo - Visma) - photo Tim Van Wichelen/CV/BettiniPhoto©2021

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) en route to victory on stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France which went over Mont Ventoux twice (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Sergio Higuita of Colombia Ruben Guerreiro of Portugal and Team EF Education Nippo during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne Mont Ventoux 1910m Public Fans Landscape LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 The peloton passing through Mont Ventoux 1910m mountain landscape during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne Fog Public Fans LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

Spectators on Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Wout Van Aert of Belgium and Team JumboVisma stage winner celebrates at podium during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Podium presentation for the stage winner Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Wout Van Aert of Belgium and Team JumboVisma stage winner celebrates at podium during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Celebrating the win, Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) etched his name into Tour de France history as the winner of the first stage in the race’s history to feature double ascents of the feared Mont Ventoux.

The Belgian champion rode away from his breakaway companions on the second ascent and soloed to the win on stage 11 ahead of Trek-Segafredo’s Kenny Elissonde and Bauke Mollema.

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