2008 Tour de France, Stage 1 to Stage 11#Stage 11
The 11th stage of the 2008 Tour de France on July 16 was 167.5 km long and ran from Lannemezan to Foix. There were two sprints and two climbs of the third category and a mountain stage of the first category on the program.
The stage began with high speed, which breakaways foiled first. On the way to the first intermediate sprint succeeded short of a 13 - man breakaway group to get away, but is caught up before the sprint. Leonardo Duque won this sprint. Then Thomas Voeckler tried to settle, nachfuhren the four drivers, but this attempt also failed. Fabian Wegmann and Kurt- Asle Arvesen started after a successful escape attempt, which initially contains Martin Elmiger, Alessandro Ballan, Alexander Bocharov, Dmitry Fofonow, Gert Steegmans, Koos Moerenhout, Marco Velo, Benoît Vaugrenard and Amaël Moinard joined, later was followed by Pierrick Fedrigo, Filippo Pozzato and José Vicente García Acosta. However Steegmans fell back again because he could not keep the pace of the group on the rise. Bocharov won the first mountain stage and Pozzato the second intermediate sprint. The now 13-strong breakaway group was able to extend the lead to over 16 minutes. Moinard attacked on the way to the Col de Portel and drove the first of these mountains classification and also on the third and final climb of the day. García Acosta fell meanwhile back also. Óscar Pereiro attacked, meanwhile from the field, but was asked already back on the descent of the mountain. The goal in Foix was achieved on a 290 meter long and 6.5 meter wide stretch. On the way grip from the first chase group Fofonow, later Elmiger and Arvesen, which overtook the still leading Moinard. Ballan now attacked and the first to reach the finish line. There was a photo finish between Arvesen, Ballan and Elmiger, the former could just decide for themselves. The sprint of the field, which later reached the goal on 14 minutes, Thor Hushovd won in front of Erik Zabel and Leonardo Duque.
- 53 Félix Cárdenas
- 56 Moisés Dueñas - suspended from the team due to doping suspicion (positive A- sample)
- Paolo Longo Borghini 59 - fall injury
- Second intermediate sprint in Prat - Bonrepaux ( 69 km ) ( 335 m above sea level. NN )
- Sprint finish in Foix ( 167.5 km ) ( 389 m above sea level. NN )
- Col de Larrieu, Category 3 ( 49.5 km ) ( 662 m above sea level, . 5.4 km à 3,8 %)
- Col du Portel, Category 1 ( 110 km ) ( 1432 m above sea level, . 12.6 km à 6,8 %)
- Col Del Bouich, Category 3 ( 145 km ) (. 597 m above sea level, 5.2 km à 3,8 %)
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- Tour de France 2008