Lidl-Trek will start the day a man down, or two if you think about all the work he does, with Tim ‘El Tractor’ Declercq unable to take the start in Évaux-les-Bains due to illness.

Make sure to read Alasdair Fotheringham’s preview of stage 11, with comments from EF Education-EasyPost’s head DS Charly Wegelius and UAE Team Emirates sports manager Joxean Fernández Matxin. Also, take a look at the profile underneath with Wegelius predicting it will allow a strong break to get up the road and fight for victory.

It’s an earlier start on today’s stage, with a brutally tough and long mountain stage on the menu for the 171 remaining riders. 211km, over 4000 metres of elevation gain and six categorised climbs line today’s testing route through the Massif Central. 

Bonjour and welcome to Cycling News‘ live coverage of stage 11 of the 2024 Tour de France!