Wout van Aert was the man of the day - The Belgian champion got in the early break and then went solo on the second ascent of the Ventoux. Behind; the GC group exploded, but the yellow jersey of Tadej Pogačar was never really in trouble, ignoring an attack from Van Aert's teammate Jonas Vingegaard.
Book Review: Mont Ventoux stands alone and apart from the Alps. Topping out at 1,909 m above sea level, it has acquired considerable fame through the Tour de France. It is a magnet for cyclists, including a group of Dutch friends who are the protagonists of the novel “Ventoux,” a fictional account of how one ride changes lives forever.
As one of the most mythical mountains in cycling history, Mont Ventoux rarely disappoints.