Tour de France 2011 : 198 riders from 30 nations grouped in 22 teams have enrolled to compete in the famous 3,430.5 km-long cycling loop. France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Germany, and Netherlands provide 63% of the competitors.

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2011 Tour de France: results and classification

General classification of the 2011 tour de france, jerseys of the 2011 tour de france, stages of the 2011 tour de france.

Stage 1 (Passage du Gois - Mont des Alouettes, 191.5 km)

Stage 2 (Les Essarts - Les Essarts, 23 km in Team Time Trial)

Stage 3 (Olonne-sur-Mer - Redon, 198 km)

Stage 4 (Lorient - Mûr-de-Bretagne, 172.5 km)

Stage 5 (Carhaix - Cap Fréhel, 164.5 km)

Stage 6 (Dinan - Lisieux, 226.5 km)

Stage 7 (Le Mans - Châteauroux, 218 km)

Stage 8 (Aigurande - Super-Besse Sancy, 189 km)

Stage 9 (Issoire - Saint-Flour, 208 km)

Stage 10 (Aurillac - Carmaux, 158 km)

Stage 11 (Blaye-les-Mines - Lavaur, 167.5 km)

Stage 12 (Cugnaux - Luz-Ardiden, 211 km)

Stage 13 (Pau - Lourdes, 152.5 km)

Stage 14 (Saint-Gaudens - Plateau de Beille, 168.5 km)

Stage 15 (Limoux - Montpellier, 192.5 km)

Stage 16 (Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - Gap, 162.5 km)

Stage 17 (Gap - Pinerolo, 179 km)

Stage 18 (Pinerolo - Galibier Serre-Chevalier, 200.5 km)

Stage 19 (Modane Valfréjus - Alpe d'Huez, 109.5 km)

Stage 20 (Grenoble - Grenoble, 42.5 km)

Stage 21 (Créteil - Paris/Champs-Elysées, 95 km)

  • Championship and cup winners
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  • Tour de France winners (yellow jersey)
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  • Tour de France: Stage winners
  • Australian Open: Men's singles
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  • Australian Open: Men's doubles
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  • French Open: Men's singles
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2011 Tour de France

98th edition: july 2 - july 24, 2011, results, maps, stages with running gc, photos and startlist with backnumbers.

2010 Tour | 2012 Tour | Tour de France database | 2011 route summary | Teams | Startlist with backnumbers | Final Complete 2011 Tour GC

Results with photos, stage maps and profiles: Stages with results and running GC | Teams Presentation | Stage1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 | Stage 5 | Stage 6 | Stage 7 | Stage 8 | Stage 9 | Rest Day 1 | Stage 10 | Stage 11 | Stage 12 | Stage 13 | Stage 14 | Stage 15 | Rest Day 2 | Stage 16 | Stage 17 | Stage 18 | Stage 19 | Stage 20 | Stage 21 |

Map of the 2011 Tour de Fance

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2011 Tour Quick Facts:

3,430 km raced at an average speed of 39.788 km/hr.

198 starters and 167 classified finishers.

The 2011 Tour de France was one of the most exciting editions in recent years. Alberto Contador was clearly tired after a winning a difficult Giro d'Italia.

Thomas Voeckler took the lead after a crash-marred stage 9 and held it with courage and tenacity until stage 19, which determined the Tour's outcome when Cadel Evans did the ride of his life to come within a minute of the lead at the top of L'Alpe d'Huez.

He erased that deficit in the stage 20 time trial and after two second places, Cadel Evans finally won the Tour.

  • Cadel Evans (BMC) 86hr 12min 22sec
  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 34sec
  • Frank Scheck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 30sec
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 3min 20sec
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 3min 57sec
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 4min 55sec
  • Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 6min 5sec
  • Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 7min 23sec
  • Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 8min 15sec
  • Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 10min 11sec
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 10min 43sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 11min 29sec
  • Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 16min 29sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 18min 36sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 21min 20sec
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 26min 23sec
  • Chirstian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 27min 12sec
  • Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 27min 14sec
  • Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 28min 54sec
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 32min 41sec
  • Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 33min 4sec
  • Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 36min 54sec
  • Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 42min 26sec
  • Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 42min 48sec
  • Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 43min 6sec
  • Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 46min 23sec
  • Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 50min 28sec
  • Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 52min 25sec
  • Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 53min 16sec
  • Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 56min 46sec
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 1hr 0min 48sec
  • Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 1hr 3min 58sec
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 1hr 5min 9sec
  • Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) @ 1hr 8min 28sec
  • Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 1hr 12min 58sec
  • David Arroyo (Movistar) @ 1hr 14min 40sec
  • Chris Anker Sorrensen (Saxo) @ 1hr 14min 42sec
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-lotto) @ 1hr 14min 51sec
  • Rémy Di Gregorio (Astana) @ 1hr 22min 4sec
  • Julien El Fares (Cofidis) @ 1hr 24min 21sec
  • David Moncoutié (Cofidis) @ 1hr 25min 25sec
  • Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas) @ 1hr 25min 37sec
  • Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 1hr 27min 43sec
  • Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 1hr 30min 56sec
  • Andrey Zeits (Astana) @ 1hr 31min 48sec
  • Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) @ 1hr 34min 6sec
  • Yannick Talabardon (Saur-Sojasun) @ 1hr 34min 51sec
  • Xabier Zandio (Sky) @ 1hr 35min 18sec
  • Steve Morabito (BMC) @ 1hr 37min 57sec
  • Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) @ 1hr 39min 58sec
  • Christophe Riblon (Ag2r) @ 1hr 43min 47sec
  • Anthony Charteau (Europcar) @ 1hr 43min 49sec
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 1hr 44min 39sec
  • Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) @ 1hr 44min 45sec
  • Maxime Bouet (Ag2r) @ 1hr 44min 45sec
  • George Hincapie (BMC) @ 1hr 45min 16sec
  • Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) @ 1hr 46min 9sec
  • Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) @ 1hr 47min 2sec
  • David Loosli (Lampre) @ 1hr 51min 8sec
  • Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) @ 1hr 51min 19sec
  • Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) @ 1hr 52min 21sec
  • Daniel Navarro (Saxo) @ 1hr 53min 22sec
  • Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) @ 1hr 54min 11sec
  • Christian Knees (Sky) @ 1hr 56min 12sec
  • Amaël Moinard (BMC) @ 1hr 58min 43sec
  • Gorka Izagirre (Euskaltel) @ 1hr 59min 47sec
  • Jens Voigt (Leopard-Trek) @ 1hr 59min 56sec
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 2hr 3min 15sec
  • Maciej PAterski (Liquigas) @ 2hr 3min 56sec
  • Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) @ 2min 6min 35sec
  • Grischa Jan Niermann (Rabobank) @ 2hr 7min 26sec
  • Richie Porte (Saxo) @ 2min 9min 24sec
  • Egor Silin (Katusha) @ 2hr 10min 5sec
  • Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) @ 2hr 11min 51sec
  • Ruben Perez (Euskaltel) @ 2hr 12min 28sec
  • David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 2hr 14min 56sec
  • Gianni Meersman (FDJ) @ 2hr 17min 27sec
  • Stuart O'Grady (Leopard-Trek) @ 2hr 17min 58sec
  • Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) @ 2hr 18min 19sec
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 2hr 22min 54sec
  • Sergio Paulinho (Radio Shack) @ 2hr 24min 29sec
  • Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) @ 2hr 25min 49sec
  • Ivan Santaromita (BMC) @ 2hr 27min 12sec
  • Markel Irizar (Radio Shack) @ 2hr 27min 13sec
  • Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 2hr 27min 28sec
  • Jérémy Roy (FDJ) @ 2hr 28min 27sec
  • Kristjan Koren (Liquigas) @ 2hr 29min 24sec
  • Imanol Erviti (Movistar) @ 2hr 29min 47sec
  • Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) @ 2hr 30min 9sec
  • Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Movistar) @ 2hr 31min 24sec
  • Adiano Malori (Lampre) @ 2hr 31min 47sec
  • Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Saxo) @ 2hr 32min 0sec
  • Matteo Bono (Lampre) @ 2hr 35min 45sec
  • Alan Perez (Euskaltel) @ 2hr 36min 14sec
  • Nicki Sorensen (Saxo) @ 2hr 36min 26sec
  • Simon Gerrans (Sky) @hr 37min 25sec
  • Jonathan Hivert (Saur Sojasun) @ 2hr 37min 37sec
  • Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) @ 2hr 41min 4sec
  • Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) @ 2hr 41min 4sec
  • Daniel Oss (Liquigas) @ 2hr 47min 7sec
  • Anthony Roux (FDJ) @ 2hr 47min 49sec
  • José Ivan Gutierrez (Movistar) @ 2hr 49min 23sec
  • Michael Schär (BMC) @ 2hr 49min 37sec
  • Arthur Vichot (FDJ) @ 2hr 49min 49sec
  • Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) @ 2hr 53min 50sec
  • Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) @ 2hr 53min 59sec
  • Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) @ 2hr 54min 20sec
  • Joost Posthuma (Leopard-Trek) @ 2hr 55min 25sec
  • Danilo Hondo (Lampre) @ 3hr 0min 0sec
  • Sébastien Minard (Ag2r) @ 3hr 0min 4sec
  • Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) @ 3hr 0min 44sec
  • Roman Kreuziger (Astana) @ 3hr 0min 59sec
  • Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 3hr 1min 51sec
  • Brent Bookwalter (BMC) @ 3hr 3min 47sec
  • Manuel Quinziato (BMC) @ 3hr 4min 47sec
  • Benjamin Noval (Saxo) @ 3hr 6min 29sec
  • Blel Kadri (Ag2r) @ 3min 7min 7sec
  • Tristan Valentin (Cofidis) @ 3hr 7min 10sec
  • Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) @ 3hr 7min 31sec
  • Sébastien Turgot (Europcar) @ 3hr 8min 34sec
  • Leonardo Duque (Cofidis) @ 3hr 8min 41sec
  • Laurent Mangel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3h 10min 19sec
  • Matteo Tosatto (Saxo) @ 3hr 10min 36sec
  • Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3hr 11min 47sec
  • Brian Vandborg (Saxo) @ 3hr 13min 43sec
  • Paolo Longo Borghini (Liquigas) @ 3hr 13min 44sec
  • Grega Bole (Lampre) @ 3hr 14min 15sec
  • Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  • Dmitriy Muravyev (Radio Shack) @ 3hr 14min 29sec
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) @ 3hr 15min 5sec
  • Michaël Buffaz (Cofidis) @ 3hr 15min 12sec
  • Mickaël Delage (FDJ) @ 3hr 15min 39sec
  • Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas) @ 3hr 16min 0sec
  • Niki Terpstra (Quick Step) @ 3hr 16min 38sec
  • Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3hr 16min 58sec
  • Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) @ 3hr 17min 11sec
  • Ben Swift (Sky) @ 3hr 18min 7sec
  • Jeremie Galland (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3hr 19min 46sec
  • Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) @ 3hr 20min 2sec
  • Tomas Vaitkus (Astana) @ 3hr 20min 7sec
  • Marcel Sieberg (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 3hr 21min 39sec
  • Matthew Harley Goss (HTC-Highroad) @ 3hr 22min 32sec
  • Maciej Bodnar (Liquigas) @ 3hr 23min 30sec
  • Andriy Grivko (Astana) @ 3hr 26min 22sec
  • Julian Dean (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3hr 28min 0sec
  • Addy Engels (Quick Step) @ 3hr 29min 4sec
  • Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) @ 3he 29min 7sec
  • Arnaud Coyot (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3hr 29min 20sec
  • Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel) @ 3hr 30min 17sec
  • Gerald Ciolek (Quick Step) @ 3hr 30min 22sec
  • Perrig Quemeneur (Europcar) @ 3hr 30min 55sec
  • Romain Zingle (Cofidis) @ 3hr 31min 30sec
  • Denys Kostyuk (Lampre) @ 3hr 31min 42sec
  • Lars Ytting Bak (HTC-Highroad) @ 3hr 33min 25sec
  • Vincent Jerome (Europcar) @ 3hr 34min 37sec
  • André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 3hr 35min 4sec
  • Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3hr 36min 53sec
  • Yohann Gene (Europcar) @ 3hr 38min 13sec
  • Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3hr 38min 13sec
  • Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3hr 38min 34sec
  • Bernhard Eisel (HTC-Highroad) @ 3hr 39min 56sec
  • Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) @ 3hr 43min 17sec
  • Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad) @ 3hr 44min 0sec
  • Marcus Burghardt (BMC) @ 3hr 44min 8sec
  • Danny Pate (HTC-Highroad) @ 3hr 45min 26sec
  • Andrey Amador (Movistar) @ 3hr 54min 35sec
  • Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) @ 3hr 57min 43sec
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 108 points
  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 98
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 74
  • Cadel Evans (BMC): 58
  • Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 56
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo): 51
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 334 points
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 272
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 236
  • Cadel Evans (BMC): 208
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 195
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) 86hr 23min 5sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 46sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 7min 53sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 10min 37sec
  • Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 21min 21sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo: 258hr 18min 49sec
  • Leopard-Trek @ 11min 4sec
  • Ag2r @ 11min 20sec
  • Europcar @ 41min 53sec
  • Euskaltel @ 52min

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Thursday, June 30: Teams presentation ceremony

Photos from the presentation

Stage 1, Saturday, July 2 : Passage du Gois La Barre de Monts - Mont des Alouettes Les Herbiers, 191.5 km

  • Km 191.5 - MONT DES ALOUETTES (LES HERBIERS), 2.2 km @ 4.7% gradient - Category 4

The Race: The day's break was caught with about 25 kilometers to go. After the peloton was less than 10 km from the line, a crash in the middle of the field left a number of contenders caught out. Among them: Contador, Wiggins, Andy Schleck, Ivan Basso and Tom Danielson. With their men on the right side of the crash, BMC and Radio Shack pounded off down the road, working to create the largest possible time gap. Philippe Gilbert, who is almost unbeatable in uphill finishes, swept by Fabian Cancellara for the stage win and the yellow jersey. Contador and the others now have a serious deficit after only the first stage. It's head and legs.

Photos from Stage 1

  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) 4hr 41min 31sec
  • Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 3sec
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 6sec
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
  • Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky) s.t.
  • Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) s.t.
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) s.t.
  • Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) s.t.
  • Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  • Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  • Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  • Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
  • Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  • David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  • Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) s.t.
  • Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  • Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  • Grega Bole (Lampre) @ 14sec
  • Egor Silin (Katusha) @ 16sec
  • Maciej Paterski (Liquigas) s.t.
  • Tom Boonen (Quick Step) @ 19sec
  • Gianni Meersman (FDJ) s.t.
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  • Manuel Quinziato (BMC) s.t.
  • William Bonnet (FDJ) s.t.
  • Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) @ 1min 7sec
  • Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  • Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) @ 1min 20sec
  • José Ivan Gutierrez (Movistar) s.t.
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  • Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) s.t.
  • Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo) s.t.
  • Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) s.t.
  • Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) s.t.
  • Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  • Also at same time: Levi Leipheimer, Janez Brajkovic, Ivan Basso plus Bradley Wiggins (@ 1min 29sec), Stuart O'Grady (@ 1min 31sec), Tom Danielson (@ 1min 49sec), Ryder Hesjedal (@ 1min 55sec), Roman Kreuziger (@ 1min 55sec)
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky)s.t.
  • Grega Bole (Lampre) s.t.
  • Egor Silin (Katusha) s.t.
  • Tom Boonen (Quick Step) s.t.
  • Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) s.t.
  • Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) s.t.
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 1 point
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 45 points
  • Cadel Evans (BMC): 35
  • Thos Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 30
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky) 4hr 41min 37sec
  • Omega Pharma-Lotto: 14hr 4min 45sec
  • Leopard-Trek @ 6sec

Stage 1 route map

Stage 1 profile

Stage 2, Sunday, July 3 : Les Essarts - Les Essarts 23 km team time trial

Photos from stage 2

The Race: Garmin-Cervelo won its first-ever Tour de France stage, putting Thor Hushovd in Yellow. BMC and Leopard-Trek turned in good rides that kept Cadel Evans and the Schleck brothers high in the standings. Saxo, on the other hand, did an indifferent ride when they needed to be brilliant. Alberto Contador is now sitting 75th, 1 minute 42 seconds down.

  • Garmin: 24min 48sec
  • Leopard-Trek @ 5sec
  • HTC-Highroad s.t.
  • Radio Shack @ 10sec
  • Rabobank @ 12sec
  • Saxo @ 28sec
  • Astana @ 32sec
  • Omega Pharma-Lotto @ 39sec
  • FDJ @ 46sec
  • Europcar @ 50sec
  • Ag2r @ 53sec
  • Quick Step @ 56sec
  • Liquigas @ 57sec
  • Saur-Sojasun @ 1min 2sec
  • Lampre @ 1min 4sec
  • Katusha s.t.
  • Movistar @ 1min 9sec
  • Vacansoleil @ 1min 15sec
  • Cofidis @ 1min 20sec
  • Euskaltel @ 1min 22sec
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 5hr 6min 25sec
  • Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1sec
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 4sec
  • Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  • Bradley Wiggins (Sky) s.t.
  • George Hincapie (BMC) s.t.
  • Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 5sec
  • Lars Bak (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  • Mathew Harley Goss (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  • Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 10sec
  • Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) s.t.
  • Janez Brajkovic (Radio Shack) s.t.
  • Ben Swift (Sky) @ 11sec
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 12sec
  • Yaroslav Popovych (Radio Shack) @ 23sec
  • Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) @ 32sec
  • Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) s.t.
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 33sec

75. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 1min 42sec

  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 1 points
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 30
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky) 5hr 6min 29sec
  • Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) @ 1sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo: 14hr 29min 39sec
  • Leopard-Trek @ 4sec

Stage 2 route map

Stage 2 profile

Stage 3, Monday, July 4: Olonne sur Mer - Redon, 198 km

  • Km 143.0, Côte du Pont de Saint-Nazaire, 1.1 km @ 4.9% gradient - Category 4

Photos from stage 3

The Race: The break of the day went early and was allowed to stay away until the stage's final 10 kilometers. HTC-Highroad and Garmin-Cervelo, both hoping for a stage win, did the work of riding tempo and catching the break. In the final kilometer HTC-Highroad's train had to cede control of the front to Garmin-Cervelo, which performed a faultless leadout for Tyler Farrar. They get to have their cake and eat it too with two stage wins in a row and the Yellow Jersey.

  • Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) 4hr 40min 21sec
  • Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  • Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) s.t.
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  • Julian Dean (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  • Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  • André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  • Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  • Sébastien Turgot (Europcar) s.t.
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  • Roman Kreuziger (Astana) s.t.
  • Vladimir Isaichev (Katusha) s.t.
  • Egoi AMrtinez (Euakaltel) s.t.
  • Gert Steegmans (Quick Step) s.t.
  • Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) s.t.
  • Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) s.t.
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  • Jean-Christopher Peraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 9hr 46min 46sec
  • Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) @ 32sec
  • Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 39sec

46. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 57sec

69. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 1min 42sec

  • Mickaël Delage (FDJ): 1
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 64 points
  • Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo): 58
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 54
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 51
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 37
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky) 9hr 46min 50sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo 28hr 30min 42sec
  • HTC-Highroad @ 5sec

Stage 3 route map

Stage 3 profile

Stage 4, Tuesday, July 5: Lorient - Mûr de Bretagne, 172.5 km

  • Km 79.0, Côte de Laz, 1.6 km @ 5.9% gradient - Category 4
  • Km 172.5, Mûr-de-Bretagne, 2.0 km @ 6.9% - Category 3

The Race: The day's break was caught with just three kilometers to go, BMC and Omega-Pharma doing the bulk of the chasing. Alberto Contador blasted away as the uphill to the finish started to bite, but he couldn't break free. Coming with him, among others, were Cadel Evans, Thor Hushovd, Ivan Basso, Frank Schleck and the day's predicted winner, Philippe Gilbert. Evans came by Contador for a narrow win. Since Evans couldn't shake Hushovd, the Norwegian stays in Yellow by a single second.

Photos from stage 4

  • Cadel Evans (BMC) 4hr 11min 39sec
  • Rigoberto Uran (Sky) s.t.
  • Bradley Wiggins (Sky) @ 6sec
  • Ivan Basso (Liquigas) s.t.
  • Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 8sec
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank) s.t.
  • Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) s.t.
  • Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  • Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
  • Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  • Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 13hr 58min 26sec
  • Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 4sec
  • David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 8sec
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 12sec
  • Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 13sec
  • Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) @ 18sec
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 20sec
  • Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 40sec
  • Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 58sec
  • Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 1min 3sec
  • Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 1min 4sec
  • Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 6sec
  • Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 1min 12sec
  • Nicholas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  • Egor Selin (Katusha) s.t.
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 1min 15saec

41. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 1min 42sec

  • Cadel Evans (BMC): 2 points
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 1
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 82 points
  • Cadel Evans (BMC): 80
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 77
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 70
  • Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo): 68
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky) 13hr 58min 37sec
  • Edvald Boasson hagen (Sky) s.t.
  • Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) @ 8sec
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 8sec
  • Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 46sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo: 41hr 5min 55sec
  • HTC-Highroad @ 13sec

Stage 4 route map

Stage 4 profile

Stage 5, Wednesday, July 6: Carhaix - Cap Fréhel, 164.5 km

  • Km 45.5, Côte de Gurunhuel, 2.3 km @ 5.1% gradient - Category 4

The Race: This was a crash-strewn stage with Christophe Kern and Janez Brajkovic out of the race. Tom Boonen is questionable for tomorrow's start. The day's break wasn't captured until the final few kilometers. HTC's leadout train was in control this time and Mark Cavendish's burst of speed was irresistible. Today was Cavendish's 16th Tour stage win.

  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) 3hr 38min 32sec
  • Daniel Oss (Liquigas) s.t.
  • Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  • Stuart O'Grady (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  • Anthony Roux (FDJ) s.t.
  • Jérôme Pineau (Quick step) s.t.
  • Bjorn Leukemans (Vacan soleil) s.t.
  • Julien El Fares (Cofidis) s.t.
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 17hr 36min 57sec
  • Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 1min 12sec
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 1min 15sec
  • Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 1min 18sec
  • Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) @ 1min 21sec

39. Albert Contador (Saxo) @ 1min 42sec

  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 120 points
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 112
  • Cadel Evans (BMC): 90
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 84
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 82
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky): 17hr 37min 9sec
  • Egor Selin (Katusha) @ 1min
  • Garmin-Cervelo: 52hr 1min 31sec

Stage 5 route map

Stage 5 profile

Stage 6, Thursday, July 7: Dinan - Lisieux, 226.5 km. Longest 2011 Tour stage

  • Km 99.5, Côte de Saint-Michel de Montjoie, 2.4 km @ 5.9% gradient - Category 3
  • Km 156.5, Côte du Bourg d'Ouilly, 2.7 km @ 5.6% - Category 3
  • Km 197.0, Côte du Billot, 1.3 km @ 6.5% - Category 4

The Race: Another day, another break snuffed in time for the sprint. Vinokourov led out the sprint after the field caught a late flyer by Thomas Voeckler and Jelle Vanendert. Vino was no match the speedsters who came zooming by with Edvald Boasson Hagen taking his first Tour stage win.

Photos from Stage 6

  • Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) 5hr 13min 37sec
  • Matthew Harley Goss (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  • Arthur Vichot (FDJ) s.t.
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-lotto) s.t.
  • Gerald Ciolek (Quick Step) s.t.
  • Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  • Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) s.t.
  • Alexandrre Vinokourov (Astana) s.t.
  • Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  • Maxime Bouet (Ag2r) s.t.
  • Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) s.t.

91. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 1min 5sec

  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 22hr 50min 34sec
  • Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 1min 22sec
  • Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 1min23sec

34. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 1min 42sec

  • Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil): 4 points
  • Anthony Roux (FDJ): 3
  • Cadel Evans (BMC): 2
  • Mickaël Delage (FDJ):1
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 144 points
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 143
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 112
  • Cadel Evans (BMC): 98
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 94
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky) 22hr 50min 46sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo: 67hr 42min 22sec

Stage 6 route map

Stage 6 profile

Stage 7, Friday, July 8: Le Mans - Châteauroux, 218 km. The year's flattest road stage. There are no rated climbs in this stage.

The Race: After HTC-Highroad dominated the final kilometers, Mark Cavendish won stage seven with a flawless sprint. The bigger news was the crash that occurred with 30 km to go. Bradley Wiggins abandoned in an ambulance. He probably has a broken collarbone. Other important riders were badly delayed, including Levi Leipheimer, Chris Horner, Geraint Thomas, Ryder Hesjedal, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Bauke Mollema and Roman Kreuziger.

  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) 5hr 38min 53sec
  • Alessandro Pettachi (Lampre) s.t.
  • Jérôme Pineau (FDJ) s.t.
  • Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  • Michael Schär (BMC) s.t.
  • Christian Vande Velde (Garmin- Cervelo) s.t.
  • Danilo Hondo (Lampre) s.t.
  • Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) s.t.

128. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 3min 6sec 157. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) s.t.

  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 28hr 29min 27sec
  • Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) @ 12sec
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank) 2 20sec
  • Nicolas Rocje (Ag2r) @ 1min 12sec
  • Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 1min 29sec
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 1min 42sec
  • Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 1min 57sec
  • Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  • Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 2min 13sec
  • Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) @ 2min 15sec
  • Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil) @ 2min 19sec

50. Levi Leipehimer (Radio Shack) @ 4min 29sec 51. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) @ 4min 40sec

  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-lotto): 1
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 167 points
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 156
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 150
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 130
  • Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil): 99
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank) 28hr 29min 47sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1min 53sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 2min 17sec
  • Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 2min 32sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 2min 56sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo: 84hr 39min 1sec
  • Radi0 Shack @ 10sec
  • Quick Step @ 13sec

Stage 7 route map

Stage 7 profile

Stage 8, Saturday, July 9: Augurande - Super Besse Sancy, 189 km

  • Km 65.5, Côte d'Évaux-les-Bains, 1.7 km @ 6.2% gradient - Category 4
  • Km 119.5, Côte du Rocher des Trois Tourtes, 1.3 km climb @ 4.6% - Category 4
  • Km 164.0, Col de la Croix Saint-Robert, 6.2 km @ 6.2% - Category 2
  • Km 189.0, Super-Besse Sancy, 1.5 km @ 7.6% - Category 3

The Race: In the day's first kilometers, 9 riders rolled off the front. As the hills took their toll, they dropped off until Rui Alberto Faria da Costa was alone on the climb to the finish. He held on, surviving first a huge effort by Alexandre Vinokourov to take the stage and possibly the lead, and then the rushing group of GC men who zoomed by Vinokourov in the final meters. Thor Hushovd remains in yellow and Philippe Gilbert's second place was good enough to put him back in green.

Pictures from stage 8

  • Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Movistar) 4hr 36min 46sec
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 12sec
  • Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 15sec
  • Yury Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 26sec
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 33hr 6min 28sec
  • Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard Trek) @ 12sec
  • David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 19sec
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 30sec
  • Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 1min 22sec
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 1mn 28sec
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 1min 29sec
  • Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 2min 4sec
  • Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min11sec
  • Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek)@ 2min 14sec
  • Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 2min 25sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 2min 27sec
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 2min 35sec
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 2min 36sec
  • Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 2min 43sec
  • Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad): 5 points
  • Rui Alberto Faria (Movistar): 5
  • Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil): 4
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 187
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 172
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 153
  • Cadel Evans (BMC): 120
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank) 33hr 7min 56sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 59sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 1min 20sec
  • Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 42sec
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 1min 50sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo: 98hr 30min 4sec
  • Radio Shack @ 35sec
  • HTC-Highroad @ 2min 10sec
  • Katusha @ 2min 56sec

Stage 8 route map

Stage 8 profile

Stage 9, Sunday, July 10: Issoire - Saint Flour, 208 km.

  • Km 43.5, Côte de Massiac, 3.4 km @ 6.2% gradient - Category 3
  • Km 99.5, Col du Pas de Peyrol (Le Puy Mary) (1589 m), 7.7 km @ 6.2% - Category 2
  • Km 116.0, Col du Perthus (1309m), 4.4 km @ 7.9% - Category 2
  • Km 127.5, Col de Cère (1294 m), 2.9 km @ 6.3% - Category 3
  • Km 139.5, Côte de la Chevade, 3.0 km @ 7.9% - Category 3
  • Km 154.0, Col de Prat de Bouc (Plomb du Cantal) (1392 m), 8.0 km@ 6.1% - Category 2
  • Km 193.0, Côte du Château d'Alleuze, 2.0 km @ 4.9% - Category 4
  • Km 208.0, SAINT-FLOUR Montée des Orgues, 1.6 km @ 6.1% - Category 4

The Race: It was a dreadful, crash-filled day of racing. The day's winning break was initiated on the first climb by the always-canny Thomas Voeckler, who was joined by Johnny Hoogerland, Sandy Casar, Samuel Sanchez, Niki Terpstra and Juan Antonio Flecha. On the wet descent of the Col du Pas de Peyrol, Alexandre Vinokourov, David Zabriskie, Jurgen Van Den Broeck and Fredrik Willems crashed badly, all retired with broken bones. The pack slowed for a while after that crash, but Voeckler and his boys pressed on. But they were not immune from the day's hex. A French TV car tried to pass the break and hit Hoogerland and Flecha, sending them flying. Sanchez took the stage and Voeckler is now in yellow.

Photos from Stage 9

  • Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) 5hr 27min 9sec
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 5sec
  • Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 13sec
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 3min 59sec
  • Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 4min 7sec
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 4min 13sec
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 4min 20sec
  • Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) @ 4min 26sec
  • Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 4min 30sec
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 38hr 35min 11sec
  • Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) @ 1min 49sec
  • Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 2min 26sec
  • Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 29sec
  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 37sec
  • Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 2min 38sec
  • Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 2min 43sec
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 2min 55sec
  • Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) @ 3min 8sec
  • Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 3min 36sec
  • Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 37sec
  • Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 3min 45sec
  • Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 3min 47sec
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 4min 1sec
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 4min 7sec
  • Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 4min 22sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 4min 52sec
  • Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 4min 53sec
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 5min 1sec
  • Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 5min 4sec
  • Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 5min 5sec
  • Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 5min 7sec
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 13sec
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 5min 14sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 5min 21sec
  • Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 5min 32sec
  • David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 32sec
  • Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 5min 39sec
  • Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 5min 43sec
  • Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil): 22 points
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar): 16
  • Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad): 5
  • Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Movistar): 5
  • Sandy Casar (FDJ): 5
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 217 points
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 137
  • Cadel Evans (BMC): 135
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank) 38hr 39min 12sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 51sec
  • Europcar: 115hr 3min 31sec
  • Leopard-Trek @ 32sec
  • Radio Shack @ 1min 2sec
  • Rabobank @ 1min 18sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo @ @ 1min 50sec

Stage 9 route map

Stage 9 profile

Rest Day 1, Monday, July 11: Le Lioran Cantal

There are 180 riders still in this troubled Tour. Here is a list of withdrawals as of the end of stage 9:

Stage 4: Jurgen Van de Walle (Omega Pharma-Lotto)

Stage 5: Christophe Kern (Europcar), Janez Brajkovic (Radio Shack)

Stage 6: Ivan Velasco (Euskaltel), Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar)

Stage 7: Tom Boonen (Quicki Step), Rémi Pauriol, Bradley Wiggins

Stage 8: Beñat Intxausti (Movistar), Christopher Horner (Radio Shack)

Stage 9: Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil), Pavel Brutt (Katusha), Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana), David Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervelo), Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank), Frederik Willems (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Jurgen Van den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel)

Stage 10, Tuesday, July 12: Aurillac - Carmaux, 158 km

  • Km 62.5, Côte de Figeac, 2.3 km @ 6% gradient- Category 3
  • Km 70.5, Côte de Loupiac, 2.5 km @ 4.1% - Category 4
  • Km 99.5, Côte de Villefranche-de-Rouergue, 4.1 km @ 5.9% - Category 3
  • Km 143.0, Côte de Mirandol-Bourgnounac, 3.9 km @ 4.1% - Category 4

The Race: A six-man break was doomed by Garmin-Cervelo's plan to keep the speed high in the final hilly kilometers of today's stage in order to disrupt Mark Cavendish's leadout train. It worked and Cavendish was forced to find his own way, opening the door for André Greipel to go head to head with the fastest man on two wheels. Cavendish started too soon, allowing Griepel to win his first Tour stage. Johnny Hoogerland, with 33 stitches, finished today's stage still in polka-dots. More bad news for Radio Shack: Yaroslav Popovych, sick with a fever, didn't start today.

  • André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) 3hr 31min 21sec
  • Thomas Geraint (Sky) s.t.
  • Tomas Vaitkus (Astana) s.t.
  • Alan Perez Lezaun (Euskaltel) s.t.
  • Nicloas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  • Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  • Christophe Riblon (Ag2r) s.t.
  • Rub Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  • Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 42hr 6min 32sec
  • Daminao Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 37sec
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar): 17
  • Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil): 5
  • Rui Alberto Costa (Movistar): 5
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 226 points
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 209
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 197
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 163
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank) 42hr 10min 33sec
  • Europcar: 125hr 37min 34sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo @ 1min 50sec

Stage 10 route map

Stage 10 profile

Stage 11, Wednesday, July 13: Blaye les Mines - Lavaur, 167.5 km

  • Km 28.5, Côte de Tonnac, 3.6 km @ 4.9% gradient - Category 3
  • Km 135.5, Côte de Puylaurens, 4.2 km @ 3.8% gradient - Category 4

The Race: The day's break was left to hang until just a couple of kilometers to go. HTC-Highroad made no mistakes and Mark Cavendish won his third stage this year, his 18th career Tour win and the green jersey. Thomas Voeckler remained in yellow. Tomorrow finishes with an HC climb to Luz Ardiden. Expect big changes to the GC.

  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) 3hr 46min 7sec
  • Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  • Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) s.t.
  • Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  • Pablo Urtasun Perez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  • Arnaud Coyot (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  • Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) s.t.
  • Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 45hr 52min 39sec
  • Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) 2 1min 49sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 4m in 52sec
  • Sandy Casar (FDJ) s.t.
  • Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Movistar): 5
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 251 points
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 235
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 231
  • André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 164
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank): 45hr 56min 40sec
  • Europcar: 136hr 55min 55sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo) @ 1min 50sec

Stage 11 route map.

Stage 11 profile

Stage 12, Thursday, July 14: Cugnauz - Luz Ardiden, 211 km

  • Km 141.5, Hourquette d'Ancizan (1538 m), 9.9 km @ 7.5% - Category 1
  • Km 175.5,  Col du Tourmalet (2115 m), 17.1 km @ 7.3% - Category HC
  • Km 211.0, Luz-Ardiden (1715 m), 11.3 km climb @ 7.4% - Category HC

The Race: What a day! Stage winner Samuel Sanchez and Jelle Vanendert got clear of the Yellow Jersey group as the Luz Ardiden ascent started to bite. In the chasing group, Thomas Voeckler had Pierre Rolland stay at the front as long as possible, holding the speed of the ascent down to a level Voeckler could handle. Ivan Basso, impatient with the speed, had Liquigas gregario Sylvester Szmyd rev things up. Szmyd's relentless climbing reduced the front group to about 15 riders. Near the top the Schlecks could tell Contador didn't have his usual suds. It only took a couple of attacks and Frank Schleck was free. Cadel Evans did the majority of the work keeping Frank from running away with the Tour. Voeckler turned himself inside out staying with the leaders until nearly the end. It was a terrific ride that will keep him Yellow for a while longer. Contador is now more than 2 minutes behind Schleck.

Photos from Stage 12

  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) 6hr 1min 15sec
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 7sec
  • Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 10sec
  • Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 30sec
  • Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 35sec
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 43sec
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 50sec
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
  • Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 1min 3sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 1min 19sec
  • Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 1min 25sec
  • Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 1min 56sec
  • Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 2min 2sec
  • Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) @ 2min 10sec
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 2min 53sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3min 6sec
  • Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo) s.t.
  • Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 3min 8sec
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 3min 19sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 3min 25sec
  • Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 3min 38sec
  • Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 3min 54sec
  • David Moncoutie (Cofidis) @ 3min 55sec
  • Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3min 57sec
  • Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3min 58sec
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 51hr 54min 44sec
  • Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 49sec
  • Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 2min 6sec
  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 17sec
  • Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 3min 16sec
  • Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 22sec
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 4min
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 4min 11sec
  • Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 4min 35sec
  • Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 4min 57sec
  • Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 5min 7sec
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 5min 24sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 5min 50sec
  • Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 6min 3sec
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 7min 17sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 7min 27sec
  • Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 7min 51sec
  • Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 7min 55sec
  • Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 8min 20sec
  • Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 8min 47sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 8min 51sec
  • Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 9min 12sec
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 9min 20sec
  • Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 10min 19sec
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 10min 21sec
  • Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 10min 51sec
  • Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 11min 3sec
  • Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 11min 6sec
  • Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) @ 12min 22sec
  • Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 12min 28sec
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 40 points
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 32
  • Jérémy Roy (FDJ): 24
  • Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 24
  • Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil): 22
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 260 points
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 242
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 234
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) 52hr 0min 34sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) 2 1min 37sec
  • Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 2min 5sec
  • Leopard-Trek: 155hr 9min 28sec
  • Europcar @ 1min 5sec
  • Ag2r @ 2min 21sec
  • Radio Shack @ 4mn 8sec
  • Katusha @ 5min 3sec

Stage 12 route map

Stage 12 profile

Stage 13, Friday, July 15: Pau - Lourdes, 152.5 km

  • Km 43.5, Côte de Cuqueron, 1.5 km @ 8.1% - Category 3
  • Km 65.0, Côte de Belair, 1.0 km @ 8.4 % - Category 4
  • Km 110.0, Col d'Aubisque (1,709 m), 16.4 km @ 7.1% - Category HC

The Race: The GC men held their fire today and there was no change to the standings. But there was still a terrific day of racing. An early break broke up on the ascent of the Aubisque, but the riders were still more than six minutes ahead of the yellow jersey group. Jérémy Roy went over the Aubisque first, two minutes ahead of David Moncoutie and Thor Hushovd. Thor caught Moncoutie on the descent and then close to the end, dropped him and bridged to Roy, who was looking good for a solo win. After sitting on Roy's wheel for a few seconds, Hushovd blasted by and raced for the finish line and took a well-deserved victory. It wasn't all bad for Roy, he's in polka-dots. Voeckler remains in yellow.

More photos from stage 13

  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 3hr 47min 36sec. 40.2 km/hr average speed.
  • David Moncoutie (Cofidis) @ 10sec
  • Jérémy Roy (FDJ) @ 26sec
  • Lars Ytting Bak (HTC-Highroad) @ 5min
  • Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) @ 5min 2sec
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 5min 3sec
  • Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 5min 8sec
  • Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) @ 5min 16sec
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 6min 48sec
  • Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) @ 6min 51sec
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 7min 37sec
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  • Matteo Bono (Lampre) s.t.
  • Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) s.t.
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 55hr 49min 57sec
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 4min 35sec
  • Vladimir Gusev (Karusha) @ 8min 44sec
  • Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) @ 12min 37sec
  • Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 12min 43sec
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 12min 54sec
  • Jérémy Roy (FDJ): 45 points
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 40
  • Jelle Venendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 34
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 264 points
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 251
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 240
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 192
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) 55hr 55min 47sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1min 37sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3min 1sec
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 3min 30sec
  • Garmin Cervelo: 166hr 54min 52sec
  • Europcar @ 1min 25sec
  • Ag2r @ 2min 26sec
  • Katusha @ 2min 39sec

Stage 13 route map

Stage 13 profile

Stage 14, Saturday, July 16: Saint Gaudens - Plateau de Beille, 168.5 km

  • Km 26.5, Col de Portet-d'Aspet (1,069 m), 4.3 km @ 9.7% - Category 2
  • Km 62.5, Col de la Core (1,395 m), 14.1 km @ 5.7% - Category 1
  • Km 94.0, Col de Latrape (1,110 m), 5.6 km @ 7.2% - Category 2
  • Km 109.0, Col d'Agnes (1,570 m), 10.0 km @ 8.2 % - Category 1
  • Km 118.0, Port de Lers (1,517 m), 3.8 km @ 5.5% - Category 3
  • Km 168.5, Plateau de Beille, 15.8 km @ 7.9% - Category HC

The Race: Predictions that the hilltop finish at Plateau de Beille would be decisive were wide of the mark. The Schlecks had their team scorch the pavement on the final climb, but, despite a few attacks, it looked like everyone was racing not to lose. Contador is clearly waiting for his knee to heal and to find his legs in the Alps. The Schlecks' tentative racing helped him along with that goal. With 6.5 kilometers to go Jelle Vanendert took off and with every pedal stroke extended his lead over the chasing group of favorites. That fact shows the contenders hadn't gone deep. Thomas Voeckler was fantastic and heroically defended his lead. Again, that Voeckler had not been dropped indicates a negative day in the Pyrenees. I rate the day a big turnip.

Photos from stage 14

  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) 5hr 13min 25sec. 32.3 km/hr
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 21sec
  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 46sec
  • Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 48sec
  • Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 1min 27sec
  • Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 1min 59sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 2min 23sec
  • Andrey Zeits (Astana) @ 2min 38sec
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Raio Shack) @ 3min 1sec
  • Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 3min 39sec
  • Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo) @ 3min 39sec
  • Christophe Riblon (Ag2r) @ 3min 55sec
  • Sanday Casar (FDJ) @ 3min 55sec
  • David Moncoutie (Cofidis) @ 4min 16sec
  • Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 4min 46sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 5min
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 5min 3sec
  • Egor Selin (Katusha) @ 5min 26sec
  • Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 37sec
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 61hr 4min 10sec
  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 15sec
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 3min 44sec
  • Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 4min 1sec
  • Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 46sec
  • Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 6min 18sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 9min 2sec
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 9min 30sec
  • Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 10min 1sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 10min 5sec
  • Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 10min 56sec
  • Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 11min 54sec
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 12min 6sec
  • Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 12min 56sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 13min 3sec
  • Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 15min 11sec
  • Yuriy Trofimov (Katusha) @ 16min 43sec
  • Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 16min 48sec
  • Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 16min 54sec
  • Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 19min 41sec
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 20min 50sec
  • Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 21min 6sec
  • Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 21min 40sec
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 74 points
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 72
  • Jérémy Roy (FDJ): 45
  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 28
  • Cadel Evans (BMC): 26
  • Rigoberto Uran (Sky) 61hr 12min 5sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1min 7sec
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 1min 25sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 2min 10sec
  • Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 5min 1sec
  • Leopard Trek: 182hr 46min 31sec
  • Europcar @ 6sec
  • Ag2r @ 2min32sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo @ 3min 43sec
  • Katusha @ 8min 31sec

Stage 14 route map

Stage 14 profile

Stage 15, Sunday, July 17: Limoux - Montpellier, 192.5 km

Km 82.0, Côte de Villespassans, 2.2 km @ 4.6% - Category 4

The Race: The day's break was gobbled up until the stage had only about 3 kilometers to go. Then, just as it looked like the sprinters' teams would be in control, Philippe Gilbert blasted off. He was caught in time for HTC-Highroad to do another flawless leadout for Cavendish. The photo below doesn't do justice to how clearly Cavendish beat the others. It was his fourth Tour victory this year and his 19th career Tour win.

  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) 4hr 20min 24sec
  • Ben Swift (Sky) s.t.
  • Leonardo Duque (Cofidis)
  • Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) s.t.
  • Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  • Ruben Perez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 65hr 23min 33sec
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 9min 50sec
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-lotto) @ 12min 6sec
  • Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 16min 43sec
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 319 points
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 282
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 248
  • André Greipel (Omega Pharma-lotto): 170
  • Rigoberto Uran (Sky) 65hr 32min 29sec
  • Leopard-Trek: 195hr 47min 43sec
  • Ag2r @ 2min 32sec

Stage 15 route map

Stage 15 profile

Rest Day 2, Monday, July 18: Département de la Drôme

Here are the withdrawals from the Tour since the first rest day after stage 9. There were 170 classified finishers at the end of stage 14.

Stage 10: Yaroslav Popovych (Radio Shack). Alexandr Kolobnev (Katusha)

Stage 11: John Gadret (Ag2r)

Stage 12: Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil), Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha)

Stage 13: Vladimir Isaichev (Katusha), Gert Steegmans (Quick Step), Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack), Lars Boom (Radio Shack)

Stage 14: William Bonnet (FDJ)

Stage 16, Tuesday, July 19: Saint Paul Trois Châteaux - Gap, 162.5 km

Km 151.0, Col de Manse, 9.5 km @ 5.2% - Category 2

The Race: No more Mr. Nice Guy. I thought the contenders would just phone this one in and wait for the coming Alpine hilltop finishes. Nope. Midway up the day's climb, the 2nd category Col de Manse, Alberto Contador delivered a shock to the system. He jumped hard, catching everyone asleep at the wheel. The move was covered, so near the top he lit the jets again and only Samuel Sanchez and Cadel Evans could go with him. They went over the top with more than a half minute lead. On the tricky, wet descent Evans got away and held a small gap to the finish. The Schlecks were no match for the Evans group on the technical descent and both lost time, Andy particularly. Voeckler finally saw an attack he couldn't handle, but he has retained the lead after a hard stage. Up ahead, Hushovd was the best of an early escape that broke up on the climb, overpowering Edvald Boasson Hagen with the aid of teammate Ryder Hesjedal. What a fabulous day of racing!

Photos from Stage 16

  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 3hr 31min 38sec. 46.1 km/hr
  • Edvald Boassan Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  • Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 2sec
  • Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 38sec
  • Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) @ 52sec
  • Alan Perez (Euskaltel) @ 1min 25sec
  • Jérémy Roy (FDJ) s.t.
  • Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 55sec
  • Andriy Grivko (Astana) @ 1min 58sec
  • Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 4min 23sec
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 4min 26sec
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 4min 44sec
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-lotto) s.t.
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  • Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 2sec
  • Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 5min 17sec
  • Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) s.t.
  • Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 5min 32sec
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 69hr 0min 56sec
  • Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1min 45sec
  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 3min 3sec
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 3min 26sec
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 3min 42sec
  • Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 3min 49sec
  • Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 6min 4sec
  • Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 9min
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 9min 53sec
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 10min 38sec
  • Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 14min 36sec
  • Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 14min 59sec
  • Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 17min 39sec
  • Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 17min 42sec
  • Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 19min 20sec
  • Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 20min 12sec
  • Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 20min 14sec
  • Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) 2 20min 36sec
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-lotto) @ 20min 50sec
  • Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 21min 39sec
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 285
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-lotto): 250
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 235
  • Rigoberto Uran (Sky) 69hr 8min 51sec
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 1min 58sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo: 206hr 31min 24sec
  • Leopard-Trek @ 7min 1sec
  • Europcar @ 8min 14sec
  • Ag2r @ 10min 4sec
  • Katusha @ 13min 5sec

Stage 16 route map

Stage 16 profile

Stage 17, Wednesday, July 20: Gap - Pinerolo, 179 km

  • Km 71.5, Côte de Sainte-Marguerite, 2.8 km @ 7.4% - Category 3
  • Km 85.5, La Chaussée (montée de Briançon), 1.4 km @ 8.3% - Category 3
  • Km 96.5, Col de Montgenèvre (1,860 m), 7.9 km @ 6.1% - Category 2
  • Km 117.0, Sestrières (2,035 m), 11.1 km @ 6.3 % - Category 1
  • Km 171.0, Côte de Pramartino, 6.7 km @ 6 %, Category 2

The Race: Edvald Boasson Hagen attacked out of an early break on the day's final climb, the Pramartino. He then skillfully raced down the extremely difficult descent for his second stage win this year. Further back, Alberto Contador attacked twice on the Pramartino, but the Schlecks covered him both times. On the descent he escaped with Samuel Sanchez, only to be caught by the Schleck group just before the finish. Thomas Voeckler overcooked corners twice and was gapped on the descent, costing him 27 seconds, not enough to lose the lead.

Pictures from Stage 17

  • Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) 4hr 18min 0sec. 41.6 km/hr
  • Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) @ 40sec
  • Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 50sec
  • Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) s.t.
  • Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) @ 1min 10sec
  • Dmitriy Moravyev (Radio Shack) s.t.
  • Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun) @ 1min 15sec
  • Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) @ 2min 20sec
  • Andrey Amador (Movistar) @ 2mi 20sec
  • Ruben Perez (Euskaltel) @ 2min 37sec
  • Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil) @ 3min 35sec
  • Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 4min
  • Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 4min 26sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 4min 34sec
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 4min 53sec
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) s.t.
  • Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 3sec
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 73hr 23min 49sec
  • Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1min 18sec
  • Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 22sec
  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 36sec
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 2min 59sec
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 3min 15sec
  • Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 34sec
  • Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 7min 36sec
  • Jean-Chirstophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 7min 53sec
  • Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 8min 7sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 8min 35sec
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 10min 3sec
  • Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 10min 33sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 10min 52sec
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 11min 39sec
  • Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 12min 6sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 12min 44sec
  • Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 14min 6sec
  • Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 15min 1sec
  • Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 18min 42sec
  • Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 18min 45sec
  • Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 21min 14sec
  • Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 21min 17sec
  • Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervel) @ 21min 49sec
  • Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 22min 9sec
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 22min 23sec
  • Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 23min 31sec
  • Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step): 38
  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 29
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 320 points
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 250
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 173
  • Rigoberto Uran (Sky) 73hr 31min 25sec
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 2min 27sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 3min 16sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 5min 8sec
  • Garmin Cervelo: 219hr 41min 46sec
  • Leopard-Trek @ 5min 27sec
  • Ag2r @ 8min 4sec
  • Europcar @ 14min 24sec
  • Euskaltel @ 14min 53sec

Stage 17 route map

Stage 17 profile

Stage 18, Thursday, July 21: Pinerolo - Galibier Serre Chevalier, 200.5 km

  • Km 107.0, Col Agnel (2,744 m), 23.7 km @ 6.5% - Category HC
  • Km 145.5, Col d'Izoard (2,360 m), 14.1 km @ 7.3% - Category HC
  • Km 200.5, Col du Galibier (2,645 m), 22.8 km @ 4.9% - Category HC

The Race: Andy Schleck did a courageous and impressive ride today. On the slopes of the Izoard (where 3-time Tour winner Louison Bobet said great riders made their reputations), Andy Schleck rode away from the field. At one point on the windy Galibier he had more than 4 minutes on the yellow jersey group. The domestiques of the other contenders were unable to reel in Schleck and on the Galibier Cadel Evans took the responsibility of containing the growing threat. With Basso, Voeckler, Contador, and Cunego sitting on his wheel, Evans stayed at the front and hammered away. Contador, having another jour sans , was dropped near the finish, losing nearly 4 minutes. Schleck soloed in for a fabulous victory after being off the front for 60 kilometers. Chapeau! Voeckler killed himself holding Evans' wheel, making it clear the whole chase that he would not put his nose in the wind. He reward was another day in yellow.

Stage 18 photos

  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) 6hr 7min 57sec. 32.7 km/hr
  • Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 7sec
  • Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 2min 15sec
  • Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 2min 18sec
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 2min 21sec
  • Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 2min 33sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 3min 22sec
  • Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3min 25sec
  • Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3min 31sec
  • Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) @ 3min 35sec
  • Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3min 38sec
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 3min 44sec
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 3min 50sec
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 3min 50sec
  • Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 3min 55sec
  • Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 4min 7sec
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 4min 42sec
  • Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 4min 58sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 5min 7sec
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 5min 35sec
  • Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 6min 53sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 7min 1sec
  • Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 7min 25sec
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 7min 31sec
  • Egor Silin (Katusha) @ 7min 44sec
  • Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 9min 17sec
  • David Arroyo (Movistar) s.t.
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 79hr 34min 6sec
  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 15sec
  • Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 8sec
  • Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1min 12sec
  • Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 46sec
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 4min 44sec
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 5min 20sec
  • Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 7min 8sec
  • Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 9min 27sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 9min 36sec
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 10min 9sec
  • Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 11min 21sec
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 12min 1sec
  • Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 12min 46sec
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 13min 8sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 15min 30sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 15min 32sec
  • Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 16min 43sec
  • Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 20min 5sec
  • Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 23min 6sec
  • Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 23min 19sec
  • Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 25min 38sec
  • Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 25min 59sec
  • Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 28min 10sec
  • Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 31min 52sec
  • Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 33min 56sec
  • Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 35min 16sec
  • Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 43min 52sec
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 48min 53sec
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-lotto): 74 points
  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 70
  • Cadel Evans (BMC): 50

Adjusted after officials docked several sprinters 20 points for finishing outside the time limit.

  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 300 points
  • Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 230
  • Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 215
  • Cadel Evans (BMC): 185
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) 79hr 43min 42sec
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 33sec
  • Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 3min 10sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 5min 54sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 5min 56sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo: 238hr 16min 8sec
  • Ag2r @ 10min 30sec
  • Leopard-Trek @ 11min 6sec
  • Katusha @ 28min 42sec
  • Europcar @ 29min 21sec

Stage 18 route map

Stage 18 profile

Stage 19, Friday, July 22: Modane Valfréjus - Alpe d'Huez , 109.5 km

  • Km 26.5, Col du Télégraphe (1,566 m), 11.9 km @ 7.1% - Category 1
  • Km 48.5, Col du Galibier (2,556m), 16.7 km @ 6.8% - Category HC
  • Km 109.5, Alpe d'Huez (1,850 m), 13.8 km @ 7.9% - Category HC

The Race: After suffering mechanical troubles that left him chasing up and over the Télégraphe and the Galibier, Cadel Evans made contact with Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck on the flat run-in to L'Alpe d'Huez. Even Thomas Voeckler, who cracked badly on the Télégraphe, was in the main group at the base of the Alpe. Pierre Rolland took off. When the ascent started to bite, Evans put in a huge dig, but was brought back. From then to the top the favorites marked each other with the Schlecks riding fast tempo at the front. Contador and Samuel Sanchez went off seeking a stage victory and caught Rolland. But Rolland was not to be denied. A couple of kilometers from the top he dropped the two Spaniards and took France's first stage victory this year as well as the white jersey. Andy Schleck is in yellow.

Stage 19 photos

  • Pierre Roland (Europcar) 3hr 13min 25sec. 34.0 km/hr
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 14sec
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 23sec
  • Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 57sec
  • Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  • Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 1min 15sec
  • Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 1min 27sec
  • Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 2min 6sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 2min 31sec
  • Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 2min 46sec
  • Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3min 22sec
  • Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 3min 34sec
  • Blel Kadri (Ag2r) @ 3min 47sec
  • Rémy Di Gregorio (Astana) @ 4min 26sec
  • Jesus Hernandez (Saxo) @ 4min 52sec
  • Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) @ 5min 19sec
  • Christian Knees (Sky) s.t.
  • Sébastien Minard (Ag2r) s.t.
  • David Loosli (Lampre) @ 5min 41sec
  • Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) 82hr 48min 43sec
  • Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 53sec
  • Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 57sec
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 2min 10sec
  • Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 31sec
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 3min 55sec
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 4min 22sec
  • Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 4min 40sec
  • Tom Danielson @ 7min 11sec
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 8min 57sec
  • Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 9min 42sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 10min 30sec
  • Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 12min 55sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 16min 49sec
  • Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 17min 42sec
  • Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 23min 17sec
  • Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 23min 22sec
  • Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 25min 16sec
  • Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 27min 55sec
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 28min 2sec
  • Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 29min 25sec
  • Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 32min 46sec
  • Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 37min 44sec
  • Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 39min 44sec
  • Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 48min 29sec
  • Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 51min 44sec
  • Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 52min 20sec
  • Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 57min 28sec
  • Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 59min 24sec
  • Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 1hr 2min 12sec
  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 280 points
  • José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 265
  • Cadel Evans (BMC): 191
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) 82hr 57min 40sec
  • Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1min 33sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 7min 52sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo: 248hr 2min 15sec
  • Ag2r @ 11min 58sec
  • Leopard-Trek @ 12min 57sec
  • Europcar @ 40min 46sec
  • Euskaltel @ 49min 50sec

Stage 19 route map

Stage 19 profile

Stage 20, Saturday, July 23: Grenoble 42.5 km Individual Time Trial

No rated climbs this stage

The race: Cadel Evans looked good coming out of the start house and quickly found his rhythm. With every pedal stroke, the most complete rider in the race got closer to the yellow jersey. At no point was either Schleck brother riding fast enough to present a threat to Evans.

Photos from stage 20

  • Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) 55min 33sec
  • Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 7sec
  • Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 1min 6sec
  • Thomas de Gendt (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 29sec
  • Richie Porte (Saxo) @ 1min 30sec
  • Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 1min 33sec
  • Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 1min 37sec
  • Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 42sec
  • Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 2min 3sec
  • Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 2min 8sec
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 2min 10sec
  • Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 2min 14sec
  • Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 36sec
  • Kristjan Koren (Liquigas) @ 2min 36sec
  • Adriano Malori (Lampre) @ 2min 38sec
  • Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) @ 2min 39sec
  • Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 41sec
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 2min 50sec
  • Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 2min 51sec
  • Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 2min 57sec
  • Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 2min 58sec
  • Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3min
  • Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 3min 3sec
  • Jérémy Roy (FDJ) @ 3min 23sec
  • Sylvain Chavanel (Quick step) @ 3min 28sec
  • Danny Pate (HTC-Highroad) @ 3min 30sec
  • Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 3min 36sec
  • Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 38sec
  • Cadel Evans (BMC)
  • Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) 2min 30sec
  • Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 16min @ 16min 29sec
  • Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 27min 12sec
  • Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 31min 42sec
  • Maxime Monfort (leopard-Trek) @ 53min 16sec
  • Cadel EVans (BMC): 58
  • Fran Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 56
  • Pierre Rolland (Europcar) 83hr 56min 3sec
  • Garmin-Cervelo: 250hr 57min 43sec
  • Europcar @ 41min 53sc

Stage 20 route map

Stage 20 profile

Stage 21: Sunday, July 24, Créteil - Paris (Champs Élysées), 95 km

No rated climbs

The Race: It was the usual promenade to Paris but as soon as the peloton got near the Champs circuit, it turned red hot with a 6-man group escaping and holding a 30-secind lead for much of the remainder of the race. It fell apart near the end with Lars Ytting Bak the last remaining escapee, and he was caught with about 3 km to go. From then on it was an HTC-Highroad show with Mark Cavendish getting his third consecutive Champs Elysées stage finish. Cadel Evans finished safely to become the first Tour winner from the southern hemisphere.

Stage 21 photos

  • Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) 2hr 27min 2sec. 38.8 km/hr
  • Borut Bozic (Vacaneoleil) s.t.
  • Thomas Vaitkus (Astana) s.t.
  • Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) s.t.
  • Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) s.t.
  • Alan Perez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  • Fabio Sabatini (Luigas) s.t.

Complete Final 2011 Tour de France General Classification

  • Cadel Evans (BMC) 86hr 12min 22sec. 3430 km raced, 39.788 km/hr

Stage 21 route map

Stage 21 profile

Route summary:

TDF volume 1

Running from Saturday July 2rd to Sunday July 24th 2011, the 98th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,471 kilometres.

These stages have the following profiles:

  • · 1 prologue,
  • 10 flat stages,
  • 6 mountain stages and 4 summit finishes,
  • · 4 medium mountain stages,
  • 1 individual time-trial stage (41 km).
  • 1 team time-trial stage (23 km).

Distinctive aspects of the 2011 Tour de France

  • le Galibier climbed twice,
  • 2 rest days,
  • 23 level 2, 1 or highest level mountain passes or summit finishes,
  • No time bonuses

Here's how the Tour organization describes the 2011 edition:

After the Grand Start, hosted by the Vendée for the fifth time it its history, the pack will spend time in Brittany, before heading to the Cantal for a first battle between the climbers at Super Besse. The race’s baptism with the high mountain roads will take place in the Pyrenees, with three tough gradient stages. On completion of this series, all eyes will be on the winner at the Plateau de Beille: to date every rider who has won there has also been triumphant at the end of Le Tour.

For the exploration of the Alps, the organisers insisted on the collaboration of their Italian neighbours who in 2011 will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Italian unification and who have also given pride of place to the mountains throughout the long history of the Giro. On the return of the pack to France, there will be another anniversary to celebrate: during the 18th stage, the riders will head towards the Galibier pass which Le Tour discovered one hundred years ago, in 1911. This time, the finishing line will be the highest in history, at an altitude of 2,645 metres. However, the following day’s stage will probably be more decisive, with a relentless 109-km battle, taking the riders up the Galibier pass for a second time before climbing up the Alpe d’Huez. Forty-eight hours from the final finishing line, the struggle for the Yellow Jersey could still see some surprises on the sole individual time trial on Le Tour in 2011, in a loop around Grenoble.

Startlist with backnumbers

SAXO BANK SUNGARD (SBS) Director Sportif: Bradley McGee  1 CONTADOR Alberto  2 HERNANDEZ BLAZQUEZ Jesus  3 NAVARRO Daniel  4 NOVAL GONZALEZ Benjamin  5 PORTE Richie  6 SORENSEN Chris Anker  7 SORENSEN Nicki  8 TOSATTO Matteo  9 VANDBORG Brian

TEAM LEOPARD-TREK (LEO)  Director Sportif: Kim Andersen 11 SCHLECK Andy  12 CANCELLARA Fabian  13 FUGLSANG Jakob  14 GERDEMANN Linus  15 MONFORT Maxime  16 O’GRADY Stuart  17 POSTHUMA Joost  18 SCHLECK Frank  19 VOIGT Jens

EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI (EUS)  Director Sportif: Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano 21 SANCHEZ Samuel  22 IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka  23 MARTINEZ Egoi  24 PEREZ LEZAUN Alan  25 PEREZ MORENO Ruben  26 TXURRUKA Amets  27 URTASUN PEREZ Pablo  28 VELASCO Ivan  29 VERDUGO Gorka

OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO (OLO)  Director Sportif: Herman Frison 31 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen  32 GILBERT Philippe  33 GREIPEL André  34 LANG Sebastian  35 ROELANDTS Jurgen  36 SIEBERG Marcel  37 VAN DE WALLE Jurgen  38 VANENDERT Jelle  39 WILLEMS Frederik

RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB)  Director Sportif: Adri Van Houwelingen 41 GESINK Robert  42 BARREDO Carlos  43 BOOM Lars  44 GARATE Juan Manuel  45 MOLLEMA Bauke  46 NIERMANN Grischa Jan  47 SANCHEZ Luis-Leon  48 TEN DAM Laurens  49 TJALLINGII Maarten

TEAM GARMIN - CERVELO (GRM)  Director Sportif: Jonathan Vaughters 51 HUSHOVD Thor  52 DANIELSON Tom  53 DEAN Julian  54 FARRAR Tyler  55 HESJEDAL Ryder  56 MILLAR David  57 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas  58 VANDE VELDE Christian  59 ZABRISKIE David

PRO TEAM ASTANA (AST)  Director Sportif: Alexandr Shefer 61 VINOKOUROV Alexandre  62 DI GREGORIO Rémy  63 FOFONOV Dmitriy  64 GRIVKO Andriy  65 IGLINSKIY Maxim  66 KREUZIGER Roman  67 TIRALONGO Paolo  68 VAITKUS Tomas  69 ZEITS Andrey

TEAM RADIOSHACK (RSH)  Director Sportif: Johan Bruyneel 71 BRAJKOVIC Janez  72 HORNER Christopher  73 IRIZAR Markel  74 KLÖDEN Andréas  75 LEIPHEIMER Levi  76 MURAVYEV Dmitriy  77 PAULINHO Sergio  78 POPOVYCH Yaroslav  79 ZUBELDIA Haimar

MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV)  Director Sportif: Yvon Ladanois 81 ARROYO David  82 AMADOR Andrey  83 FARIA DA COSTA Rui Alberto  84 ERVITI Imanol  85 GUTIERREZ José Ivan  86 INTXAUSTI Benat  87 KIRYIENKA Vasil  88 ROJAS Jose Joaquin  89 VENTOSO Francisco

LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ)  Director Sportif: Stefano Zanatta 91 BASSO Ivan  92 BODNAR Maciej  93 KOREN Kristjan  94 LONGO BORGHINI Paolo  95 OSS Daniel  96 PATERSKI Maciej  97 SABATINI Fabio  98 SZMYD Sylvester  99 VANOTTI Alessandro

AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM)  Director Sportif: Vincent Lavenu 101 ROCHE Nicolas  102 BOUET Maxime  103 DUPONT Hubert  104 GADRET John  105 HINAULT Sébastien  106 KADRI Blel  107 MINARD Sébastien  108 PERAUD Jean-Christophe  109 RIBLON Christophe

SKY PROCYCLING (SKY)  Director Sportif: Sean Yates 111 WIGGINS Bradley  112 FLECHA GIANNONI Juan Antonio  113 GERRANS Simon  114 HAGEN Edvald Boasson  115 KNEES Christian  116 SWIFT Ben  117 THOMAS Geraint  118 URAN Rigoberto  119 ZANDIO Xabier

QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM (QST)  Director Sportif: Wilfried Peeters 121 CHAVANEL Sylvain  122 BOONEN Tom  123 CIOLEK Gerald  124 DE WEERT Kevin  125 DEVENYNS Dries  126 ENGELS Addy  127 PINEAU Jérôme  128 STEEGMANS Gert  129 TERPSTRA Niki

FDJ (FDJ)  Director Sportif: Thierry Bricaud 131 CASAR Sandy  132 BONNET William  133 DELAGE Mickaël  134 JEANNESSON Arnold  135 MEERSMAN Gianni  136 PAURIOL Rémi  137 ROUX Anthony  138 ROY Jérémy  139 VICHOT Arthur

BMC RACING TEAM (BMC)  Director Sportif: John Lelangue 141 EVANS Cadel  142 BOOKWALTER Brent  143 BURGHARDT Marcus  144 HINCAPIE George  145 MOINARD Amaël  146 MORABITO Steve  147 QUINZIATO Manuel  148 SANTAROMITA Ivan  149 SCHÄR Michael

COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE (COF)  Director Sportif: Didier Rous 151 TAARAMAE Rein 152 BUFFAZ Mickaël  153 DUMOULIN Samuel  154 DUQUE Leonardo  155 EL FARES Julien  156 GALLOPIN Tony  157 MONCOUTIE David  158 VALENTIN Tristan  159 ZINGLE Romain

LAMPRE - ISD (LAM)  Director Sportif: Orlando Maini 161 CUNEGO Damiano  162 BERTAGNOLLI Leonardo  163 BOLE Grega  164 BONO Matteo  165 HONDO Danilo  166 KOSTYUK Denys  167 LOOSLI David  168 MALORI Adriano  169 PETACCHI Alessandro

HTC - HIGHROAD (THR)  Director Sportif: Brian Holm 171 CAVENDISH Mark  172 BAK Lars  173 EISEL Bernhard  174 GOSS Matthew Harley  175 MARTIN Tony  176 PATE Danny  177 RENSHAW Mark  178 VAN GARDEREN Tejay  179 VELITS Peter

TEAM EUROPCAR (EUC)  Director Sportif: Dominique Arnould 181 VOECKLER Thomas  182 CHARTEAU Anthony  183 GAUTIER Cyril  184 GENE Yohann  185 JEROME Vincent  186 KERN Christophe  187 QUEMENEUR Perrig  188 ROLLAND Pierre  189 TURGOT Sébastien

KATUSHA TEAM (KAT)  Director Sportif: Dmitry Konyshev 191 KARPETS Vladimir  192 BRUTT Pavel  193 GALIMZYANOV Denis  194 GUSEV Vladimir  195 IGNATYEV Mikhail  196 ISAICHEV Vladimir  197 KOLOBNEV Alexandr  198 SILIN Egor  199 TROFIMOV Yury

VACANSOLEIL-DCM (VCD)  Director Sportif: Hilaire Van Der Schueren 201 FEILLU Romain  202 BOZIC Borut  203 DE GENDT Thomas  204 HOOGERLAND Johnny  205 LEUKEMANS Bjorn  206 MARCATO Marco  207 POELS Wouter  208 RUIJGH Rob  209 WESTRA Lieuwe

SAUR-SOJASUN (SAU)  Director Sportif: Stéphane Heulot 211 COPPEL Jérôme  212 COYOT Arnaud  213 DELAPLACE Anthony  214 ENGOULVENT Jimmy  215 GALLAND Jeremie  216 HIVERT Jonathan  217 JEANDESBOZ Fabrice  218 MANGEL Laurent  219 TALABARDON Yannick 

Teams invited to the 2011 Tour de France:

Automatic entrees based upon UCI rules:



















Plus 4 Wild cards, all French:




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Tour de France 2011: Official start list

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The Tour de France has issued an official list of the 22 teams that will take part in the 2011 race from Saturday, July 2 to Sunday, July 24.

Each team consists of nine riders, bringing the total number of competitors to 198. 

Defending 2010 Tour de France winner Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) wears the number one plate.

Saxo Bank-Sungard

001 Alberto Contador (Spa)

002 Jesus Hernandez (Spa)

003 Dani Navarro (Spa)

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004 Benjamin Noval (Spa)

005 Richie Porte (Aus)

006 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den)

007 Nicki Sorensen (Den)

008 Matteo Tosatto (Ita)

009 Brian Vandborg (Den)


011 Andy Schleck (Lux)

012 Fabian Cancellara (Swi)

013 Jakob Fuglsang (Den)

014 Linus Gerdemann (Ger)

015 Maxime Monfort (Bel)

016 Stuart O'Grady (Aus)

017 Joost Posthuma (Ned)

018 Frank Schleck (Lux)

019 Jens Voigt (Ger)


021 Samuel Sanchez (Spa)

022 Gorka Izagirre (Spa)

023 Egoi Martinez (Spa)

024 Alan Perez (Spa)

025 Ruben Perez (Spa)

026 Amets Txurruka (Spa)

027 Pablo Urtasun (Spa)

028 Ivan Velasco (Spa)

029 Gorka Verdugo (Spa)

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031 Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel)

032 Philippe Gilbert (Bel)

033 Andre Greipel (Ger)

034 Sebastian Lang (Ger)

035 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel)

036 Marcel Sieberg (Ger)

037 Jurgen Van de Walle (Bel)

038 Jelle Vanendert (Bel)

039 Frederik Willems (Bel)

041 Robert Gesink (Ned)

042 Carlos Barredo (Spa)

043 Lars Boom (Ned)

044 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa)

045 Bauke Mollema (Ned)

046 Grischa Niermann (Ger)

047 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa)

048 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned)

049 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned)


051 Thor Hushovd (Nor)

052 Tom Danielson (USA)

053 Julian Dean (NZ)

054 Tyler Farrar (USA)

055 Ryder Hesjedal (Can)

056 David Millar (GB)

057 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu)

058 Christian Vande Velde (USA)

059 David Zabriskie (USA)

Astana 061 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz)

062 Remy Di Gregorio (Fra)

063 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz)

064 Andriy Grivko (Ukr)

065 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz)

066 Roman Kreuziger (Cze)

067 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita)

068 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu)

069 Andrey Zeits (Kaz)

071 Janez Brajkovic (Slo)

072 Chris Horner (USA)

073 Markel Irizar (Spa)

074 Andreas Kloden (Ger)

075 Levi Leipheimer (USA)

076 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz)

077 Sergio Paulinho (Por)

078 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr)

079 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa)

081 David Arroyo (Spa)

082 Andrey Amador (Crc)

083 Rui Costa (Por)

084 Imanol Erviti (Spa)

085 Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa)

086 Benat Intxausti (Spa)

087 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr)

088 Jose Rojas (Spa)

089 Francisco Ventoso (Spa)


091 Ivan Basso (Ita)

092 Maciej Bodnar (Pol)

093 Kristijan Koren (Slo)

094 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita)

095 Daniel Oss (Ita)

096 Maciej Paterski (Pol)

097 Fabio Sabatini (Ita)

098 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol)

099 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita)

Ag2r La Mondiale

101 Nicolas Roche (Irl)

102 Maxime Bouet (Fra)

103 Hubert Dupont (Fra)

104 John Gadret (Fra)

105 Sebastien Hinault (Fra)

106 Blel Kadri (Fra)

107 Sebastien Minard (Fra)

108 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra)

109 Christophe Riblon (Fra)

111 Bradley Wiggins (GB)

112 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa)

113 Simon Gerrans (Aus)

114 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor)

115 Christian Knees (Ger)

116 Ben Swift (GB)

117 Geraint Thomas (GB)

118 Rigoberto Uran (Col)

119 Xabier Zandio (Spa)

121 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra)

122 Tom Boonen (Bel)

123 Gerald Ciolek (Ger)

124 Kevin De Weert (Bel)

125 Dries Devenyns (Bel)

126 Addy Engels (Ned)

127 Jerome Pineau (Fra)

128 Gert Steegmans (Bel)

129 Niki Terpstra (Ned)

131 Sandy Casar (Fra)

132 William Bonnet (Fra)

133 Mickael Delage (Fra)

134 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra)

135 Gianni Meersman (Bel)

136 Remi Pauriol (Fra)

137 Anthony Roux (Fra)

138 Jeremy Roy (Fra)

139 Arthur Vichot (Fra)

141 Cadel Evans (Aus)

142 Brent Bookwalter (USA)

143 Marcus Burghardt (Ger)

144 George Hincapie (USA)

145 Amael Moinard (Fra)

146 Steve Morabito (Swi)

147 Manuel Quinziato (Ita)

148 Ivan Santaromita (Ita)

149 Michael Schar (Swi)

151 Rein Taaramae (Est)

152 Mickael Buffaz (Swi)

153 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra)

154 Leonardo Duque (Col)

155 Julien El Fares (Fra)

156 Tony Gallopin (Fra)

157 David Moncoutie (Fra)

158 Tristan Valentin (Fra)

159 Romain Zingle (Bel)

161 Damiano Cunego (Ita)

162 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita)

163 Grega Bole (Slo)

164 Matteo Bono (Ita)

165 Danilo Hondo (Ger)

166 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr)

167 David Loosli (Swi)

168 Adriano Malori (Ita)

169 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)


171 Mark Cavendish (GB)

172 Lars Bak (Den)

173 Bernhard Eisel (Aut)

174 Matt Goss (Aus)

175 Tony Martin (Ger)

176 Danny Pate (USA)

177 Mark Renshaw (Aus)

178 Tejay Van Garderen (USA)

179 Peter Velits (Slo)

181 Thomas Voeckler (Fra)

182 Anthony Charteau (Fra)

183 Cyril Gautier (Fra)

184 Yohann Gene (Fra)

185 Vincent Jerome (Fra)

186 Christophe Kern (Fra)

187 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra)

188 Pierre Rolland (Fra)

189 Sebastien Turgot (Fra)

191 Vladimir Karpets (Rus)

192 Pavel Brutt (Rus)

193 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus)

194 Vladimir Gusev (Rus)

195 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus)

196 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus)

197 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus)

198 Egor Silin (Rus)

199 Yuriy Trofimov (Rus)


201 Romain Feillu (Fra)

202 Borut Bozic (Slo)

203 Thomas De Gendt (Bel)

204 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned)

205 Bjorn Leukemans (Bel)

206 Marco Marcato (Ita)

207 Wout Poels (Ned)

208 Rob Ruijgh (Ned)

209 Lieuwe Westra (Ned)


211 Jerome Coppel (Fra)

212 Arnaud Coyot (Fra)

213 Anthony Delaplace (Fra)

214 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra)

215 Jeremy Galland (Fra)

216 Jonathan Hivert (Fra)

217 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra)

218 Laurent Mangel (Fra)

219 Yannick Talabardon (Fra)

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Tour de France 2011 Results: winner, general classification and jerseys

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The 2011 Tour de France, the 98th edition of the famous race, started on July 2, 2011, and concluded on the 24th, covering a route of 3,430.5 km (2,131 miles). Cadel Evans , a 34-year-old Australian rider from BMC Racing Team, won the race for the first and only time in his career, finishing with a time of 86h12’22”. Evans, initially from mountain biking, proved to be a strong road cyclist in both one-day races and stage races. He had previously secured podium positions in the 2007 and 2008 editions.

The 2011 Tour de France podium featured Luxembourg brothers Schleck , marking the first time siblings occupied podium positions in the Tour’s history . Andy Schleck , a climber, secured the second position (his third and final podium appearance in the Tour, having won in 2010), while his older brother, Fränk Schleck , another climber, finished third (his first and last podium appearance in the Tour de France).


2011 Tour de France: Yellow Jersey, Green Jersey, Polka Dot Jersey and White Jersey

In 2011, these were the winners of the jerseys in the Tour de France.

  • Yellow Jersey (Maillot Jaune): Awarded to the rider with the lowest overall time. Won by Cadel Evans (Australia) of BMC Racing Team.
  • Green Jersey (Maillot Vert): Given to the leader in the points classification, primarily awarded for sprinting. Mark Cavendish (United Kingdom) from HTC-Highroad won the Green Jersey.
  • Polka Dot Jersey (Maillot à Pois Rouges): Awarded to the best climber or the leader in the King of the Mountains classification. Samuel Sánchez (Spain) from Euskaltel-Euskadi won the Polka Dot Jersey.
  • White Jersey (Maillot Blanc): Awarded to the best young rider under the age of 26. Pierre Rolland (France) from Team Europcar won the White Jersey.

Overall Ranking – Tour de France 2011:

The top 10 overall ranking in the Tour de France 2011 was as follows:

  • Cadel Evans (Australia) – BMC Racing Team
  • Andy Schleck (Luxembourg) – Leopard Trek
  • Fränk Schleck (Luxembourg) – Leopard Trek
  • Thomas Voeckler (France) – Team Europcar
  • Alberto Contador (Spain) – Saxo Bank-SunGard DISQUALIFIED DUE TO DOPING
  • Samuel Sánchez (Spain) – Euskaltel-Euskadi
  • Ivan Basso (Italy) – Liquigas-Cannondale
  • Damiano Cunego (Italy) – Lampre-ISD
  • Thomas Danielson (United States) – Team Garmin-Cervélo
  • Jean-Christophe Péraud (France) – AG2R La Mondiale

Cadel Evans became the first Australian to win not only the Tour de France but also any Grand Tour in cycling history.

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Stage Winners – Tour de France 2011:

The race, with a distance of 3,430.5 kilometers (2,131 miles), was organized into 21 stages:

  • 10 stages with a flat route,
  • 6 mountain stages, including 4 finishes at mountain tops,
  • 3 hilly stages,
  • 1 individual time trial (42,5 kilometers or 26,4 miles),
  • 1 team time trial (23 kilometers or 14,2 miles).

Here are the winners of all 21 stages in the 2011 Tour de France:

  • Stage 1 (Flat): Philippe Gilbert (Belgium)
  • Stage 2 (Team Time Trial): Garmin-Cervélo
  • Stage 3 (Flat): Tyler Farrar (United States)
  • Stage 4 (Flat): Cadel Evans (Australia)
  • Stage 5 (Flat): Mark Cavendish (United Kingdom)
  • Stage 6 (Flat): Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)
  • Stage 7 (Mountain): Mark Cavendish (United Kingdom)
  • Stage 8 (Mountain): Rui Costa (Portugal)
  • Stage 9 (Mountain): Luis León Sánchez (Spain)
  • Stage 10 (Flat): André Greipel (Germany)
  • Stage 11 (Flat): Mark Cavendish (United Kingdom)
  • Stage 12 (Mountain): Samuel Sánchez (Spain)
  • Stage 13 (Mountain): Thor Hushovd (Norway)
  • Stage 14 (Mountain): Jelle Vanendert (Belgium)
  • Stage 15 (Flat): Mark Cavendish (United Kingdom)
  • Stage 16 (Mountain): Thor Hushovd (Norway)
  • Stage 17 (Mountain): Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)
  • Stage 18 (Mountain): Andy Schleck (Luxembourg)
  • Stage 19 (Mountain): Pierre Rolland (France)
  • Stage 20 (Individual Time Trial): Tony Martin (Germany)
  • Stage 21 (Flat): Mark Cavendish (United Kingdom)

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Tour de France 2011: Stage 20

January 1 - July 24, Grenoble (ITT), France, Road - HIS (Historical Calendar)

Stage 20 of the Tour de France, the decisive 42.5km time trial at Grenoble.

As the Tour de France reaches its climax, Andy Schleck (Leopard Trek) holds a 53 second lead over his brother Fränk, and has 57 seconds in hand over Cadel Evans (BMC).

The destination of the final yellow jersey in Paris is delicately poised. A stronger time triallist, Evans would normally hope to recoup 57 seconds on Andy Schleck over 42.5km, but the rolling nature of the Grenoble course and the effects of the cumulative fatigue of three weeks of racing mean that anything is possible this afternoon.  

While the Evans-Schleck duel hangs in the balance, it's no surprise to note that Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) has set the quickest time among the early starters. The world time trial champion scorched around the course at an average speed of 44.54kph, to finish 57 seconds quicker than Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM).

On a lumpy course not ideally suited to his strengths, however, Cancellara might not have it all his own way, with the likes of Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad), David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) and Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Sungard) still to follow this afternoon. Contador narrowly defeated Cancellara on the hilly test at Annency two years ago. That said, we can expect Cancellara to feature at the top of the leaderboard on the right for quite some time...

The early starters are heading every two minutes, but the top twenty on GC will start at two-minute intervals. Their start times are as follows (all times CET):

15:21 Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) 15:24 Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) 15:27 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervélo) 15:30 Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervélo) 15:33 Haimar Zubeldia (RadioShack) 15:36 Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) 15:39 Jerome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) 15:42 Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) 15:45 Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) 15:48 Jean-Christophe Péraud (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 15:51 Pierre Rolland (Europcar) 15:54 Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervélo) 15:57 Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) 16:00 Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) 16:03 Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 16:06 Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) 16:09 Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 16:12 Cadel Evans (BMC) 16:15 Fränk Schleck (Leopard Trek) 16:18 Andy Schleck (Leopard Trek)  

A number of riders have now come home inside the one-hour mark, including Kristjan Koren and Italian time-trialling talent Adriano Malori, but Cancellara remains the sole rider to have gone under 58 minutes. Indeed, Cancellara is 54 seconds clear of Koren at the finish.

David Millar, meanwhile, is 53 seconds down on Cancellara at the first time check in Vizille after 15km. The Scot finished the Giro d'Italia with a fine time trial win in Milan, but with two Grand Tours in his legs, it's not surprising that he's finding the going tough out there today. Millar and HTC's Bernhard Eisel helped each other through yesterday's short but exceedingly tough stage over the Télégraphe and Galibier to l'Alpe d'Huez, and Cyclingnews spoke to Eisel just after he crossed the line.

Cadel Evans lies in second place ahead of this afternoon’s time trial, and the Australian has some previous in this department. In 2007, Evans entered the final 55km time trial from Cognac to Angoulême 1:50 behind Alberto Contador. He finished second to Levi Leipheimer on the day, and managed to close the gap on Contador to 23 seconds, but Evans had to settle for the second step of the podium in Paris the following day.

A year later, Evans was back in contention to snatch yellow from a Spanish climber on the final Saturday of the Tour. He lay in 4th overall ahead of the 53km time trial from Cérilly to Saint Amand Montrond , but only 1:34 down on Carlos Sastre. With Fränk Schleck and Bernhard Kohl grouped just ten seconds ahead of him, Evans was highly-fancied to overturn his deficit and take yellow in Paris, but he could only manage 7th in the time trial, and again had to settle for second place overall, 1:05 behind Sastre.

Evans will be hoping to make it third time lucky here, but it remains to be seen if the memories of those bitter experiences will be a spur or a burden on the rolling course around Grenoble today.

A good omen for Australia, as Richie Porte (Saxo Bank-Sungard) rockets over the line with the new fastest time, 12 seconds clear of Cancellara. He was 40 seconds down at the first time check, but he's pulled out a fantastic ride to move into the lead.

The descent from Saint-Martin-d'Uriage was still wet when Cancellara tackled it this morning, but that notwithstanding, it appears that the Swiss rider has paid for his efforts in support of the Schlecks over the past three weeks. In the chaotic opening week, in particular, Cancellara did a lot of work to keep the Schlecks out of trouble.

Meanwhile, Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) has the quickest time at the first intermediate check, 8 seconds ahead of Cancellara and 3 ahead of Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM).

The unspeakably tragic events in Oslo and Utøya island yesterday will surely have been on Boasson Hagen's mind before this time trial, but the Norwegian champion is putting in a fantastic ride here.

Thomas De Gendt has rocketed through the third intermediate check at Gieres with 7km to go with the quickest time, 18 seconds quicker than Porte.

De Gendt enters the finishing straight and looks set to pip Porte's time...

It's tight, but De Gendt - just - gets it, one second quicker than Porte. The Belgian mined a rich seam of form back in March, especially at Paris-Nice, but he has been relatively quiet at this Tour de France to date.

Boasson Hagen swoops down a sweeping descent and looks to be flying, but we're still waiting for his second intermediate time.

Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) won over this very course at the Criterium du Dauphine and the big German has started off on the right foot here. He clocks 20:12 at Vizille (15km), 22 seconds clear of Boasson Hagen.

As Martin closed in on Xabier Zandio, he came perilously close to crashing into the rear bumper of the following Sky car. He managed to adjust his trajectory at the last second, however, and cruised imperiously past Zandio, Martin is looking very, very smooth here, and his morale can only have been boosted by the knowledge that Cancellara has managed just the third best time to date.

Overcast skies over Grenoble, but mercifully the rain appears to be staying away this afternoon. Most of the roads seem to be dry, although word reaching us that some of the descents still include some wet patches.

Spanish time trial champion Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) has lost over three minutes in the first 15km, but he doesn't seem to be particularly concerned. With his stage win at Saint-Flour, Sanchez feels he has done his bit at this Tour.

Sylvain Chavanel comes across the finish line with the 9th fastest time to date. After his heroics twelve months ago, Chavanel has endured a frustrating Tour. A crash in the first week took its toll, even if he was never less than grittily determined to get up the road and show off his French champion's jersey.

Edvald Boasson Hagen looks to have set off too quickly. He was 48 seconds down at the second check after 27.5km and has just come through the 35.5km point in 4th place.

Tony Martin, meanwhile, has eased past his four-minute man Steve Morabito (BMC), and is continuing with his metronomic progress around Grenoble.

Boasson Hagen enters the final kilometre. He was 36 seconds down on De Gendt with 7km to go, so he'll need something very special here.

Boasson Hagen comes across the line with the fourth best time, 41 seconds down on De Gendt.

Apparently, Boasson Hagen had to change his bike after his handlebars worked their way loose halfway through the stage. A pity for the young Norwegian, he had started in fine fettle, and even regained his rhythm in the final section of the course, but that change clearly took its toll.

Tony Martin is churning a monstrous gear on a nasty false flat. His shoulders are swaying almost imperceptibly, but the German still looks very much in control.

Martin powers through the 27.5km point 38 seconds up on De Gendt and 1:02 clear of Cancellara. Barring incident he'll be comfortably on top of the leaderboard when he finishes, and it's going to take a fine performance to deny him stage honours today.

Of course, the main event today is the battle between Andy Schleck and Cadel Evans for the yellow jersey. Speaking on l'Alpe d'Huez yesterday, Schleck was confident of his chances of holding off Evans . "57 seconds is a lot, and when you have the yellow jersey it gives you wings," Schleck said.

Evans wasn't in the mood for making predictions when he reached the mighty summit of the Alpe. "It's a time trial. You have to start as fast as possible, finish as fast as possible. And hope it's fast enough,"  Evans said succinctly .

With 7km to go, Tony Martin had stretched out his lead to 1:06 over De Gendt and he is now hurtling towards the finish en route to setting the day's quickest time.

Inside the final kilometre for Martin. He's safely through the final bend.

Martin punches the air as he cross the line and well he might. He was only a handful of seconds off his time at the Dauphine in June. He's recorded 55:33 here, 1:29 clear of De Gendt.

Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) has just started his time trial. In less than an hour's time, Cadel Evans and the Schleck brothers will be under way...

Last year, Andy Schleck entered the final time trial in second place, 8 seconds down on Alberto Contador. After giving the Spaniard the fright of his life in the early section of the course, Schleck ultimately faded to lose the Tour by 39 seconds . He can take heart from the knowledge that a similar performance today would win him the Tour de France.

"I have a really good feeling and I gave everything I had," Tony Martin said after the finish. The German clearly believes he's probably done enough to win the stage.

Robert Gesink is struggling out on the course. He's outside the top 30 at the second time check, 3:16 down on Tony Martin. The Dutchman's first week crash ruined his Tour de France, but to his credit he has stayed in the race. It will be fascinating to see if he tries to bounce back at the Vuelta a Espana.

Jerome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) is the next man to start. 14th overall, Coppel is on course to achieve his aim of a top 15 finish, but he surely would have expected that would have made him the first Frenchman on GC. Instead, he lies behind the surprising Europcar duo of Thomas Voeckler and Pierre Rolland.

Further out on the course, Philippe Gilbert almost came a cropper after his chain slipped, but the Belgian  did well to keep himself upright.

David Moncoutie (Cofidis) crosses the line in 72nd, 6:24 down. The softly-spoken Frenchman is apparently riding his final Tour, but he showed admirable calm in the wake of his second place finish at Lourdes at the end of week two .

Maxime Monfort flashes through the first time check in 10th place. The Leopard Trek rider will bury himself early on here to give the Schleck brothers a target to aim at when they start their efforts.

Pierre Rolland (Europcar) is the next rider to start. The French revelation moved into the white jersey yesterday on Alpe d'Huez, and now he must defend a 1:33 lead over Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) to bring that jersey to the Champs-Elysees.

Rolland is also defending a place in the top 10, with his fellow countryman Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r-La Mondiale) just 45 seconds down in 11th place. Peraud, who made his name as a mountain biker before switching to the road, is a strong time triallist, and has enjoyed a very consistent debut Tour.

Robert Gesink comes home in 21st place, all of four minutes down on Martin.

Next off is 9th place Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo). The American is unlikely to make up the 2:31 gap to Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale), but he should safely defend a top 10 place, and follow in the footsteps of Christian Vande Velde (2008), Bradley Wiggins (2009) and Ryder Hesjedal (2010) for Jonathan Vaughters' team.

It's worth noting that the sun has pierced the clouds in Grenoble, and the overall contenders should all enjoy completely dry conditions out on the course. That will be a relief to the Schlecks. Although to Andy Schleck's credit, he put in a fine descent of the Izoard on Thursday, especially considering how ill at ease he had appeared on the drop to Gap two days previously.

Alberto Contador is waiting to get into the start house, and the Spaniard is wearing the red dossard of most combative rider in the wake of his show of defiance on the road to Alpe d'Huez yesterday. Contador faces a challenge of a different kind on  August 1, 2 and 3 , as the Court of Arbitration for Sport deliberates on his Clenbuterol case.

Maxime Monfort (Leopard Trek) crosses the line in an impressive 6th place, but he is 2:36 down on Tony Martin. These rolling course is certainly opening out sizeable gaps, and that will be music to Cadel Evans' ears...

Contador is the next man to start. He's chasing his three-minute man Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi).

Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) is cheered raucously as he rolls down the start ramp. His chances of finishing on the podium are at best slim, but he is guaranteed to be the best-placed Frenchman in Paris. He'll need to ride well to hold off Alberto Contador, who is only 1:45 off Voeckler's 4th place overall.

A focused Cadel Evans sits in the start house ready to begin the effort that will decide the destiny of this Tour de France. This is a huge, huge day for the Australian.

Evans closes his eyes briefly as the countdown begins and then rolls smoothly down the start ramp.

Evans is quickly into his rhythm, but the first time check at Vizille will tell us a lot more.

A nervous-looking Andy Schleck waits outside the start house, balancing himself against a barrier. His brother Frank will take off three minutes ahead of him.

Up the road, Contador is on the climb to Brie-et-Angonnes. After the descent, we'll get his first time check.

Frank Schleck starts his time trial. With just a four-second lead over Evans, his chances of riding into yellow today are slim, but both Schleck brothers should be on the podium in Paris tomorrow.

Voeckler is bobbing up the climb, with fans spilling out onto the road to cheer him on.

Evans has barely broken from his tucked position since he rolled out of the start, he is looking comfortable.

Andy Schleck is all in yellow today. He grits his teeth as the countdown begins, and then rolls down the ramp.

Immediately the contrast in styles with Evans is apparent. Schleck's shoulders are rocking from side to side as he attempts to settle into his big gear.

That said, this isn't a pure tester's course, and there are plenty of changes in rhythm and uphill sections that might suit Schleck.

Cadel Evans is out of the saddle on the uphill drag towards Bries-et-Angonnes (9km), but he is certainly doesn't appear to be struggling. He is maintaining a very consistent tempo.

Peter Velits crosses the line 2:03 down in 5th place, but that the real story is the Schleck-Evans battle. At the moment all we have are early impressions of the two contenders, but the first time check will reveal an awful lot about the final destination of this yellow jersey.

Evans has taken 14 seconds back on Schleck's lead in the early part of the course, but we're still awaiting the first official time check for both riders.

Alberto Contador has gone through the first time check in second place, 21 seconds down on Tony Martin.

Rein Taaramae had pegged back 15 seconds on Rolland at the first check, so the Frenchman is looking good to retain that white jersey.

Andy Schleck looks to have settled a little better into his rhythm here, but the shoulders are still rocking and his head is dropping, which won't help his aerodynamic profile.

Contador has already moved up to 5th overall ahead of Damiano Cunego as of the opening time check thanks to the 50 seconds he has made up on the Italian.

Jean-Christophe Peraud is 5th at the second time check, just 1:12 down on Martin and looking at a top 10 finish in Paris.

There are a lot of Luxembourg flags and fans out on the roadside for Andy Schleck today.

Evans looks far more comfortable on his bike than Schleck as he rockets through Vizille, but the word from the opening 10km was that Evans has only pulled back 12 seconds on the Luxembourger. However, we won't have an accurate gap until both men have come through Vizille (15km).

Evans has gone through the first time check in the same time as Alberto Contador, 21 seconds down on Martin. That's a fine start from the Australian, and Schleck is going to have to pull out something special to save the maillot jaune today.

Cunego is grappling with his bike and must know that he is losing 5th overall to Contador.

After a ragged start, Andy Schleck has settled over the past few kilometres, but that time check at Vizille will tell us more...

France Television tells us that Evans has already taken 30 seconds off Schleck even before the first intermediate point, but that is not an official time check.

Evans is up to 2nd overall at the first time check. Frank Schleck came through 55 seconds down on Martin and 34 down on Evans.

Andy Schleck is losing the Tour de France. He was 17th at 57 seconds at the first time check, which means he has lost 36 seconds to Evans in the opening 15km.

Evans is surely riding towards the yellow jersey here. He has 27.5km to make up just 21 seconds on Schleck.

That first time check appears to have upset Andy Schleck. The latest (unofficial) word is that Evans is a mere 12 seconds off the yellow jersey with over half the course still to ride.

There is still the climb towards Saint-Martin-d'Uriage to come for both Evans and Schleck, but it would seem as though the former is riding his way into yellow.

Evans is just two seconds off Schleck's overall lead according to our last unofficial check. Evans is bobbing uphill and looking very comfortable, while Schleck's efforts are becoming increasingly frantic further down the road.

Andy Schleck is rolling from side to side and visibly struggling with the time trial gear, while Evans is seated and comfortable.

After 27.5km, Contador has the third best time, so we'll get an idea of whether he can make up the ground on Thomas Voeckler.

Pierre Rolland comes home in 14th, 2:50 behind. He will hold his white jersey, but loses his top 10 place to Jean-Christophe Peraud.

Voeckler reaches the 27.5km mark 1:38 down on Martin in 14th, and less than a minute down on Contador. It will be close, but he should hang on to 4th overall.

Evans zips up to the 27.5km mark looking every inch the Tour winner. He goes past just 7 seconds down on Tony Martin in 40:33.

Andy Schleck's challenge is capitulating on these rolling roads around Grenoble. Evans is virtual maillot jaune by over 30 seconds according to France Television . Barring disaster, the Australian is about to win the Tour de France.

Evans is on a long sweeping descent. He doesn't need to take any risks here, but he is running very smoothly through the bends.

Contador is second at the third time check, 53 seconds down on Martin. He won't win the stage, but he has Voeckler's 4th place overall in his sights.

Ivan Basso comes home 3:46 down, and will be 8th in Paris tomorrow.

Frank Schleck is 1:50 down on Martin at the second time check.

Meanwhile, Samuel Sanchez finishes in a remarkable 5th place, ahead of Fabian Cancellara.

Contador comes home in second place 1:05 down on Martin, but he must wait and see if he has overhauled Voeckler and Frank Schleck to move onto the podium.

Andy Schleck is 1:49 down at the second time check, and Evans is 52 second clear overall with 15km left to race in the time trial.

Evans certainly isn't relenting even though he must surely know that he is riding away with the Tour de France.

Thomas Voeckler rides through a corridor of noise as he approaches Grenoble once again.

With 7km to go, Evans is just 2 seconds down on Tony Martin. Not only will he win the Tour, Evans might even take his second stage win of the race.

In the virtual GC, Evans has 59 seconds in hand over Schleck. He has no reason to take any risks in the finale.

Cunego comes in 3:37 down and as expected loses his 5th place overall to Contador.

Voeckler has put in a fine ride this afternoon, and he looks set to hold 4th place overall into Paris as he approaches the line.

Voeckler comes home 2:13 down. He has only conceded 1:07 to Contador and holds fourth overall.

Evans rockets into the finishing straight. The Tour is all but won, can he add the stage?

Evans lunges at the line to stop the clock 7 seconds behind Martin. Second place on the stage for Evans, but he will wear yellow into Paris tomorrow.

Only the Schlecks are left out on the road, and they are both beaten men.

Andy Schleck is 2:12 down at the final time check, and he is going to be over a minute down on Evans when the Tour finishes in Paris tomorrow. He still has 5km to race here.

Frank Schleck crosses under the red kite. In spite of Contador and Voeckler's heroics, he'll hold on to third place overall, but it's been a disappointing outing from the elder Schleck.

Frank Schleck crosses the line 2:41 down on Tony Martin, and will finish in third in Paris tomorrow.

It's a lonely road for Andy Schleck now as he enters the final kilometre. He has already lost the Tour de France at this point, and the outcome was never in any real doubt this afternoon.

The yellow jersey didn't see Andy Schleck grow any wings and the Luxembourger crosses the line in 17th place, 2:37 down on Martin and 2:30 down on Evans.

Evans is now 1:34 ahead in general classification, with just the final promenade to Paris to come.

There was a huge contrast in styles between Schleck and Evans from the very opening pedal strokes this afternoon, and once Schleck hit the first time check 36 seconds down on Evans, his challenge collapsed.

It's worth noting that Evans rode this course in the Criterium du Dauphine, and that may well have been telling, not just today, but throughout the three weeks of this Tour. The Australian knew that he always had a trump card waiting for him in Grenoble, and he was rightly confident that he could make up the 57 seconds on Schleck today.

1 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:55:33 2 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:07 3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:01:05 4 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:28 5 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:01:30 6 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:32 7 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:37 8 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 0:01:42 9 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:02 10 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:02:03

General classification:

1 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:01:34 3 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:02:30 4 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:20 5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:03:57 6 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:04:55 7 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:06:05 8 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:07:23 9 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:08:15 10 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:11

Thanks for joining us for today's live coverage on Cyclingnews , as Cadel Evans looks set become the first Australian winner of the Tour de France. We'll be back for more from Paris tomorrow, but in the meantime stay tuned to Cyclingnews for full results, report and pictures from today's stage, as well as all the news and reaction from Grenoble.

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Sprint | Bourg d'Oisans (96 km)

Finishline points, mountain sprint | col du t, mountain sprint | col du galibier (48.6 km), mountain sprint | alpe d'huez (109 lkm), team day classification, race information.

tour de france 2011 participants

  • Date: 22 July 2011
  • Start time: -
  • Avg. speed winner: 33.97 km/h
  • Race category: ME - Men Elite
  • Distance: 109.5 km
  • Points scale: GT.A.Stage
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  • ProfileScore: 368
  • Vert. meters: 3571
  • Departure: Modane
  • Arrival: Alpe d’huez
  • Race ranking: 0
  • Startlist quality score: 1713
  • Won how: 2 km solo
  • Avg. temperature:

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