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2011 Ronde van Vlaanderen - Tour des Flandres

95th edition, Sunday, April 3, 2011

Complete results, photos and map

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Brugge - Meebeke, 256 km, 18 hills.

2011 Flanders finish

climbsAscents: Tiegemberg, Nokereberg, Rekelberg, Kaperij, Kruisberg, Knokteberg, Oude Kwaremont, Paterberg, Koppenberg, Steenbeekdries, Taaienberg, Eikenberg, Molenberg, Leberg, Valkenberg, Tenbosse, Muur van Geraardsbergen, Bosberg

The Race: After a race of non-stop aggression in which Fabian Cancellara looked to have made a successful escape, Cancellara was caught and a small group of favorites came together just before the final climb, the Bosberg, with about 12 km to go. Philippe Gilbert took off on the climb but after doing the time-trial of his life, was chased down by a group of 12 with about 6 km to go. At about 3km to go Cancellara gave it another go and got clear with Sylvain Chavanel (who had been active most of the race) and Nick Nuyens. Cancellara led it out but ran out of gas before the line. Nuyens took the sprint after it looked like Chavanel had to slow down as Cancellara crowded him.

Complete Results:

199 starters, 135 finishers, 64 abandons

  1. Nick Nuyens (Saxo) 6hr 1min 20sec. 42.509 km/hr
  2. Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) s.t.
  3. Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  4. Tom Boonen (Quick Step) @ 2sec
  5. Sebastian Langeveld (Rabobank) @ 5sec
  6. George Hincapie (BMC) s.t.
  7. Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  8. Staf Scheirlinckx (Veranda's Willems) s.t.
  9. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  10. Geraint Thomas (Sky) s.t.
  11. Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) s.t.
  12. Alessandro Ballan (BMC) @ 9sec
  13. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 1min 24sec
  14. Bernhard Eisel (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  15. Dominique Rollin (FDJ) s.t.
  16. Danilo Hondo (Lampre) s.t.
  17. Lloyd Mondory (Ag2r) s.t.
  18. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
  19. Leonardo Duque (Cofidis) s.t.
  20. Maarten Wynants (Rabobank) s.t.
  21. Mathew Hayman (Sky) s.t.
  22. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) s.t.
  23. William Bonnet (FDJ) s.t.
  24. Sébastien Minard (Ag2r) s.t.
  25. Marcus Burghardt (BMC) s.t.
  26. Dennis Van Winden (Rabobank) s.t.
  27. Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Saxo) s.t.
  28. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
  29. Vincent Jerome (Europcar) s.t.
  30. Matteo Tosatto (Saxo) s.t.
  31. Bert Scheirlinckx (Landbouwkrediet) s.t.
  32. Gert Steegmans (Quick Step) s.t.
  33. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  34. Lars Ytting Bak (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  35. Tomas Vatikus (Astana) s.t.
  36. Frédéric Guesdon (FDJ) s.t.
  37. Lars Boom (Rabobank) s.t.
  38. Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) s.t.
  39. Serguei Ivanov (Katusha) s.t.
  40. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  41. Arnoud Van Groen (Veranda's Willems-Accent Jobs) s.t.
  42. Grégory Rast (Radio Shack) s.t.
  43. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) s.t.
  44. Dmitriy Muravyev (Radio Shack) s.t.
  45. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) s.t.
  46. Thomas Leezer (Rbobank) @ 2min 37sec
  47. Kristof Goddaert (Ag2r) @ 4min 29sec
  48. Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  49. Michael Schär (BMC) s.t.
  50. Ian Stannard (Sky) s.t.
  51. Alexandre Pichot (Europcar) s.t.
  52. Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) s.t.
  53. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  54. Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  55. Stijn Devolder (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  56. Leif Hoste (Katusha) s.t.
  57. Luca Paolini (Katusha) @ 8min 2sec
  58. Gustav Larsson (Saxo) s.t.
  59. Manuel Quinziato (BMC) s.t.
  60. Danilo Wyss (BMC) s.t.
  61. Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  62. Gorka Izagirre (Euskaltel) @ 9min 14sec
  63. Robbie McEwen (Radio Shack) @ 12min 37sec
  64. Andriy Grivko (Astana) s.t.
  65. Martin Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  66. Imanol Erviti (Movistar) s.t.
  67. Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Quick Step) s.t.
  68. Kevin Van Impe (Quick Step) s.t.
  69. Stuart O'Grady (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  70. Simon Clarke (Astana) s.t.
  71. Kevin Ista (Cofidis) @ 13min 30sec
  72. James Vanlandschoot (Veranda's Willems-Accent Jobs) @ 15min 28sec
  73. Geert Steurs (Topsport Vlaanderen) s.t.
  74. Laurens De Vreese (Topsport Vlaanderen) s.t.
  75. Vicente Reynes (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  76. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  77. Marcel Sieberg (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  78. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
  79. Davy Commeyne (Landbouwkrediet) s.t.
  80. Maxim Gourov (Astana) s.t.
  81. Sébastien Turgot (Europcar) s.t.
  82. Geert Verheyen (Landbouwkrediet) s.t.
  83. Jan Ghyselinck (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  84. Klaas Lodewyck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  85. Jaroslaw Marycz (Saxo) s.t.
  86. Steve Chainel (FDJ) s.t.
  87. Baden Cooke (Saxo) s.t.
  88. Arnaud Labbe (Cofidis) s.t.
  89. Pieter Jacobs (Topsport Vlaanderen)
  90. Michael Morkov (Saxo) s.t.
  91. Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) s.t.
  92. Bert de Backer (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
  93. Geoffroy Lequatre (Radio Shack) s.t.
  94. John Degenkolb (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  95. Kristijan Koren (Liquigas) s.t.
  96. Frédéric Amorison (Landbouwkrediet) s.t.
  97. Preben Van Hecke (Topsport Vlaanderen) s.t.
  98. Andrey Amador (Movistar) s.t.
  99. Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  100. Koen De Kort (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
  101. Tom Stamsnijder (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  102. Jean-Pierre Drucker (Veranda's Willems-Accent Jobs) s.t.
  103. Steve Houanard (Ag2r) s.t.
  104. Francisco José Ventoso (Movistar) s.t.
  105. Ignatas Konovalovas (Movistar) s.t.
  106. Jens Keukeleire (Cofidis) s.t.
  107. Nico Sijmens (Cofidis) s.t.
  108. Roger Hammond (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  109. Dominic Klemme (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  110. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  111. Ben Swift (Sky) s.t.
  112. Tom Veelers (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
  113. Andreas Klier (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  114. David Boucher (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 17min 51sec
  115. Javier Francisco Aramendia (Euskaltel) s.t.
  116. Aleksejs Saramontins (Cofidis) s.t.
  117. Carlos Oyarzun (Movistar) s.t.
  118. Yuriy Krivtsov (Ag2r) s.t.
  119. Bram Schmitz (Veranda's Willems-Accent Jobs) s.t.
  120. Fumiyuki Beppu (Radio Shack) s.t.
  121. Dominique Cornu (Topsport Vlaanderen) s.t.
  122. Daniel Oss (Liquigas) s.t.
  123. Dmytro Krivtsov (Lampre) s.t.
  124. Steven Van Vooren (Topsport Vlaanderen) s.t.
  125. Romain Zingle (Cofidis) s.t.
  126. Yohann Gene (Europcar) s.t.
  127. Kasper Klostergaard (Saxo) s.t.
  128. Mirco Lorenzetto (Astana) s.t.
  129. David Veilleux (Europcar) s.t.
  130. Romain Lemarchand (Ag2r) s.t.
  131. Assan Bazayev (Astana) s.t.
  132. Martin Reimer (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
  133. Jon Izaguirre s.t.
  134. Andreas Stauff (Quick Step) s.t.
  135. Ronan Van Zandbeek (Skil-Shimano) s.t.

Photos

Race start in Brugge

Waiting to start in Brugge

panorama

Panorama

panorama

The long and winding road

Stijn Devolder

Stijn Devolder rides the Koppenberg's cobbles

Sylvain Chavanel attacks on the Koppenberg

Sylvain Chavnel and Simon Clarke attack on the Koppenberg.

George Hincapie

George Hincapie climbs the Koppenberg

Greg van AVermaet on the Kwaremont

Greg van Avermaet on the Kwaremont

Thor Hushovd climbs the Patersberg

Thor Hushovd climbs the Patersberg

The Eikenberg

The Eikenberg

Juan Anotnio Flecha

Juan Antonio Flecha leads Thor Hushovd and Nick Nuyens up the Molenberg

Philippe Gilbert

Philippe Gilbert takes off.

Tom Boonen

Tom Boonen

Fabian Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara

Cancellara and Chavanel

Here's Fabian Cancellara with Sylvain Chavanel on his wheel.

Nick Nuyens

And here's the guy who took it all, Nick Nuyens.

Flanders finish line

What the finish looks like if you're racing

Nick Nuyens and Sylvain Chavanel

Nick Nuyens wins De Ronde

2011 Ronde van Vlaanderen podium

2011 Ronde van Vlaanderen podium, from left: Sylvain Chavanel, Nick Nuyens and Fabian Cancellara


2011 Route map

2011 Flanders route map


Teams:

18 UCI-World Tour teams
Team Leopard Trek - LUX
Team Garmin-Cervélo - USA
Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team - NED
Quick Step Cycling Team – BEL
Omega Pharma-Lotto - BEL
Rabobank Cycling Team - NED
HTC-High Road - USA
BMC Racing Team - USA
Saxo Bank-Sungard – DEN
Sky ProCycling - GBR
Liquigas-Cannondale – ITA
Team RadioShack - USA
AG2R-La Mondiale – FRA
Pro Team Astana – KAZ
Katusha Team – RUS
Lampre-ISD – ITA
Movistar Team – ESP
Euskaltel-Euskadi - ESP

 

7 wildcards
Landbouwkrediet - BEL
Topsport Vlaand.-Mercator - BEL
Verandas Willems-Accent - BEL
Cofidis, Le Crédit en Ligne - FRA
FDJ - FRA
Skil-Shimano – NED
Team Europcar - FRA