Tour de France

Majka wins TDF Stage 11

2015-07-15 17:20
Rafal Majka (AFP)

Cauteret - Poland's Rafal Majka, last year's king of the mountains, won the 188km 11th stage of the Tour de France after a solo breakaway in the Pyrenees on Wednesday.

Ireland's Dan Martin came home second a minute later with German champion Emmanuel Buchmann in third at 1:23.

Briton Chris Froome finished ninth in a 10-man group just over five minutes back to maintain the race leader's yellow jersey.

American Tejay Van Garderen kept hold of second spot at 2:52 with Nairo Quintana third at 3:09.

It was Majka's third Tour stage win after a pair of successes in the mountains last year as he won the polkadot jersey for the race's best climber.

He was part of an eight-man breakaway earlier in the day but attacked his companions on the hors category Col du Tourmalet climb with 50km to ride and never looked back.

Martin, who was not part of the initial seven-man breakaway but made up almost four minutes on his own to join the others, was initially dropped on the Tourmalet but came back strongly to overhaul Serge Pauwels for second spot.

Belgian Pauwels cracked completely on the short third category climb just before the finish and was also overtaken by Buchmann.

After Froome's decimation of his rivals on Tuesday it was a much calmer day in the saddle for the overall contenders, until a frantic last climb of the 6.4km third category climb on the way into the finish in Cauterets.

An acceleration by Bauke Mollema saw reigning champion Vincenzo Nibali dropped from the yellow jersey group and the Italian, who suffered badly on Tuesday, lost almost a minute to drop out of the top 10, replaced by Mollema.

French hopes suffered another miserable day as Jean-Christophe Peraud and Thibaut Pinot - second and third overall last year - were again distanced on the lower slopes of the day's toughest climb.

Standings from the 11th stage of Tour de France a 188km ride from Pau to Cauterets on Wednesday:

1. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 5h02min 01sec
(average: 37.3 km/h)
2. Daniel Martin (IRL/CAN) at 1:00.
3. Emanuel Buchmann (GER/BOA) 1:23.
4. Serge Pauwels (BEL/MTN) 2:08.
5. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 3:34.
6. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 3:34.
7. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 5:11.
8. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 5:19.
9. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) 5:21.
10. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 5:21.
11. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 5:21.
12. Samuel Sanchez (ESP/BMC) 5:21.
13. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 5:21.
14. Geraint Thomas (WAL/SKY) 5:21.
15. Robert Gesink (NED/LNL) 5:21.
16. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 5:21.
17. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LOT) 5:21.
18. Mathias Frank (SUI/IAM) 5:21.
19. Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP/MOV) 5:43.
20. Andrew Talansky (USA/CAN) 5:53.
21. Warren Barguil (FRA/GIA) 5:53.
22. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 6:11.
23. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 6:11.
24. Steve Morabito (SUI/FDJ) 6:11.
25. Laurens ten Dam (NED/LNL) 7:13.
26. Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/MTN) 7:13.
27. Jos Herrada (ESP/MOV) 7:50.
28. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 7:50.
29. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 9:14.
30. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 13:50.
31. Eduardo Sepulveda (ARG/BSE) 13:50.
32. Merhawi Kudus (ERI/MTN) 13:50.
33. Winner Anacona (COL/MOV) 13:50.
34. Jarlinson Pantano (COL/IAM) 13:50.
35. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/LNL) 15:11.
36. Stef Clement (NED/IAM) 15:54.
37. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 15:54.
38. Mickal Cherel (FRA/ALM) 15:54.
39. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 15:54.
40. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/TIN) 15:54.
41. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/BOA) 15:54.
42. Jan Brta (CZE/BOA) 15:54.
43. Alberto Losada (ESP/KAT) 15:54.
44. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 15:54.
45. Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA/ALM) 15:54.
46. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 15:54.
47. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LOT) 15:54.
48. Bram Tankink (NED/LNL) 15:54.
49. Marcel Wyss (SUI/IAM) 15:54.
50. Wilco Kelderman (NED/LNL) 15:54.
51. Nlson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 15:54.
52. Rigoberto Uran (COL/ETI) 15:54.
53. Louis Meintjies (RSA/MTN) 15:54.
54. Nicolas Roche (IRL/SKY) 15:54.
55. Angelo Tulik (FRA/EUC) 16:06.
56. Giampaolo Caruso (ITA/KAT) 16:21.
57. Adam Yates (ENG/ORI) 16:33.
58. Leopold Knig (CZE/SKY) 17:47.
59. Rubn Plaza (ESP/LAM) 21:44.
60. Rafael Valls (ESP/LAM) 21:44.
61. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC) 21:44.
62. Michael Schr (SWI/BMC) 21:44.
63. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/LNL) 21:44.
64. Georg Preidler (AUT/GIA) 21:44.
65. Nathan Haas (AUS/CAN) 21:44.
66. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 21:44.
67. Tiago Machado (POR/KAT) 21:44.
68. Ryder Hesjedal (CAN/CAN) 21:44.
69. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 21:44.
70. Frdric Brun (FRA/BSE) 21:44.
71. Paul Voss (GER/BOA) 21:44.
72. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 21:44.
73. Luis ngel Mat (ESP/COF) 21:44.
74. Reto Hollenstein (SUI/IAM) 21:44.
75. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 21:44.
76. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 21:44.
77. Martin Elmiger (SWI/IAM) 21:44.
78. Matteo Bono (ITA/LAM) 21:44.
79. Danilo Wyss (SUI/BMC) 21:44.
80. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 21:44.
81. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 21:44.
82. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 21:44.
83. Daniel Teklehaymanot (ERI/MTN) 21:44.
84. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 21:44.
85. Arnaud Dmare (FRA/FDJ) 21:44.
86. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 21:44.
87. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 21:44.
88. Jrome Coppel (FRA/IAM) 21:44.
89. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 21:44.
90. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 21:44.
91. Jan Bakelants (BEL/ALM) 21:44.
92. Gorka Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 21:44.
93. Peter Kennaugh (GBR/SKY) 21:44.
94. Simon Geschke (GER/GIA) 21:44.
95. Wout Poels (NED/SKY) 21:44.
96. Tim Wellens (BEL/LOT) 21:44.
97. Stephen Cummings (GBR/MTN) 21:44.
98. Romain Sicard (FRA/EUC) 21:44.
99. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 24:40.
100. Peter Sagan (SVK/TIN) 24:40.
101. Rohan Dennis (AUS/BMC) 24:40.
102. Bob Jungels (LUX/TRE) 24:40.
103. Stijn Devolder (BEL/TRE) 24:40.
104. Paul Martens (GER/LNL) 24:40.
105. Jens Debusschere (BEL/LOT) 24:40.
106. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 24:40.
107. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 24:40.
108. Michael Matthews (AUS/ORI) 26:48.
109. Alexandre Geniez (FRA/FDJ) 26:48.
110. Pierrick Fedrigo (FRA/BSE) 26:56.
111. Michael Andersen (DEN/TIN) 26:57.
112. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 27:49.
113. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 28:12.
114. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 28:12.
115. Filippo Pozzato (ITA/LAM) 31:21.
116. Julien Vermote (BEL/ETI) 31:21.
117. Zdenek Stybar (CZE/ETI) 31:21.
118. Geoffrey Soupe (FRA/COF) 31:21.
119. Manuel Quinziato (ITA/BMC) 31:21.
120. Adam Hansen (AUS/LOT) 31:21.
121. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 31:21.
122. Jos Mendes (POR/BOA) 31:21.
123. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/MTN) 31:21.
124. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 31:21.
125. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 31:21.
126. Pierre-Luc Perichon (FRA/BSE) 31:21.
127. Adriano Malori (ITA/MOV) 31:21.
128. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE) 31:21.
129. Thomas De Gendt (BEL/LOT) 31:21.
130. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 31:21.
131. Michal Golas (POL/ETI) 31:21.
132. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 31:21.
133. Jos Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 31:21.
134. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/MTN) 31:21.
135. Luke Rowe (WAL/SKY) 31:21.
136. Marco Haller (AUT/KAT) 31:21.
137. Pieter Weening (NED/ORI) 31:21.
138. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 31:21.
139. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 32:34.
140. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 32:34.
141. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 32:34.
142. Ramon Sinkeldam (NED/GIA) 32:34.
143. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 32:34.
144. Jos van Emden (NED/LNL) 32:34.
145. Florian Snchal (FRA/COF) 32:34.
146. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/ETI) 32:34.
147. Andr Greipel (GER/LOT) 32:34.
148. Matthias Brandle (AUT/IAM) 32:34.
149. Tyler Farrar (USA/MTN) 32:34.
150. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LOT) 32:34.
151. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 32:34.
152. Julian Arredondo (COL/TRE) 32:34.
153. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 32:34.
154. Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA/KAT) 32:34.
155. Mark Cavendish (GBR/ETI) 32:34.
156. Kenneth Vanbilsen (BEL/COF) 32:34.
157. Mark Renshaw (AUS/ETI) 32:34.
158. Sam Bennett (IRL/BOA) 32:34.
159. Bryan Naulleau (FRA/EUC) 32:34.
160. Damien Gaudin (FRA/ALM) 32:34.
161. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 32:34.
162. Christophe Laporte (FRA/COF) 32:34.
163. Laurent Didier (LUX/TRE) 32:34.
164. Tylan van Baarle (NED/CAN) 32:34.
165. Sbastian Langeveld (NED/CAN) 32:34.
166. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 32:34.
167. Simon Yates (ENG/ORI) 32:34.
168. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 32:34.
169. Benot Vaugrenard (FRA/FDJ) 32:34.
170. Ian Stannard (ENG/SKY) 32:34.
171. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 32:34.
172. Matteo Trentin (ITA/ETI) 32:34.
173. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/CAN) 32:34.
174. Tom Leezer (NED/LNL) 32:34.
175. Alex Dowsett (ENG/MOV) 33:55.
176. Sebastien Chavanel (FRA/FDJ) 35:15.
177. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/BOA) 45:47.

. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) Retired
. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) Retired
. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/ALM) Retired
. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) Retired
. Rein Taaramae (EST/AST) Retired
. Dominik Nerz (GER/BOA) Retired

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