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2011 Tour de France

July 2 - July 24

Results, maps, stages with running GC, photos and startlist with backnumbers

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Results with photos, stage maps and profiles:
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2011 Tour de France route


2011 Tour Quick Facts:

3430 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, finally won the Tour.


Final Complete 2011 Tour de France General Classification:

  1. Cadel Evans (BMC) 86hr 12min 22sec. 3430 km raced, 39.788 km/hr
  2. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 34sec
  3. Frank Scheck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 30sec
  4. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 3min 20sec
  5. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 3min 57sec
  6. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 4min 55sec
  7. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 6min 5sec
  8. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 7min 23sec
  9. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 8min 15sec
  10. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 10min 11sec
  11. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 10min 43sec
  12. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 11min 29sec
  13. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 16min 29sec
  14. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 18min 36sec
  15. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 21min 20sec
  16. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 26min 23sec
  17. Chirstian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 27min 12sec
  18. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 27min 14sec
  19. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 28min 54sec
  20. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 32min 41sec
  21. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 33min 4sec
  22. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 36min 54sec
  23. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 42min 26sec
  24. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 42min 48sec
  25. Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 43min 6sec
  26. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 46min 23sec
  27. Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 50min 28sec
  28. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 52min 25sec
  29. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 53min 16sec
  30. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 56min 46sec
  31. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 1hr 0min 48sec
  32. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 1hr 3min 58sec
  33. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 1hr 5min 9sec
  34. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) @ 1hr 8min 28sec
  35. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 1hr 12min 58sec
  36. David Arroyo (Movistar) @ 1hr 14min 40sec
  37. Chris Anker Sorrensen (Saxo) @ 1hr 14min 42sec
  38. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-lotto) @ 1hr 14min 51sec
  39. Rémy Di Gregorio (Astana) @ 1hr 22min 4sec
  40. Julien El Fares (Cofidis) @ 1hr 24min 21sec
  41. David Moncoutié (Cofidis) @ 1hr 25min 25sec
  42. Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas) @ 1hr 25min 37sec
  43. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 1hr 27min 43sec
  44. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 1hr 30min 56sec
  45. Andrey Zeits (Astana) @ 1hr 31min 48sec
  46. Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) @ 1hr 34min 6sec
  47. Yannick Talabardon (Saur-Sojasun) @ 1hr 34min 51sec
  48. Xabier Zandio (Sky) @ 1hr 35min 18sec
  49. Steve Morabito (BMC) @ 1hr 37min 57sec
  50. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) @ 1hr 39min 58sec
  51. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r) @ 1hr 43min 47sec
  52. Anthony Charteau (Europcar) @ 1hr 43min 49sec
  53. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 1hr 44min 39sec
  54. Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) @ 1hr 44min 45sec
  55. Maxime Bouet (Ag2r) @ 1hr 44min 45sec
  56. George Hincapie (BMC) @ 1hr 45min 16sec
  57. Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) @ 1hr 46min 9sec
  58. Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) @ 1hr 47min 2sec
  59. David Loosli (Lampre) @ 1hr 51min 8sec
  60. Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) @ 1hr 51min 19sec
  61. Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) @ 1hr 52min 21sec
  62. Daniel Navarro (Saxo) @ 1hr 53min 22sec
  63. Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) @ 1hr 54min 11sec
  64. Christian Knees (Sky) @ 1hr 56min 12sec
  65. Amaël Moinard (BMC) @ 1hr 58min 43sec
  66. Gorka Izagirre (Euskaltel) @ 1hr 59min 47sec
  67. Jens Voigt (Leopard-Trek) @ 1hr 59min 56sec
  68. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 2hr 3min 15sec
  69. Maciej PAterski (Liquigas) @ 2hr 3min 56sec
  70. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) @ 2min 6min 35sec
  71. Grischa Jan Niermann (Rabobank) @ 2hr 7min 26sec
  72. Richie Porte (Saxo) @ 2min 9min 24sec
  73. Egor Silin (Katusha) @ 2hr 10min 5sec
  74. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) @ 2hr 11min 51sec
  75. Ruben Perez (Euskaltel) @ 2hr 12min 28sec
  76. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 2hr 14min 56sec
  77. Gianni Meersman (FDJ) @ 2hr 17min 27sec
  78. Stuart O'Grady (Leopard-Trek) @ 2hr 17min 58sec
  79. Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) @ 2hr 18min 19sec
  80. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 2hr 22min 54sec
  81. Sergio Paulinho (Radio Shack) @ 2hr 24min 29sec
  82. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) @ 2hr 25min 49sec
  83. Ivan Santaromita (BMC) @ 2hr 27min 12sec
  84. Markel Irizar (Radio Shack) @ 2hr 27min 13sec
  85. Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 2hr 27min 28sec
  86. Jérémy Roy (FDJ) @ 2hr 28min 27sec
  87. Kristjan Koren (Liquigas) @ 2hr 29min 24sec
  88. Imanol Erviti (Movistar) @ 2hr 29min 47sec
  89. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) @ 2hr 30min 9sec
  90. Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Movistar) @ 2hr 31min 24sec
  91. Adiano Malori (Lampre) @ 2hr 31min 47sec
  92. Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Saxo) @ 2hr 32min 0sec
  93. Matteo Bono (Lampre) @ 2hr 35min 45sec
  94. Alan Perez (Euskaltel) @ 2hr 36min 14sec
  95. Nicki Sorensen (Saxo) @ 2hr 36min 26sec
  96. Simon Gerrans (Sky) @hr 37min 25sec
  97. Jonathan Hivert (Saur Sojasun) @ 2hr 37min 37sec
  98. Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) @ 2hr 41min 4sec
  99. Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) @ 2hr 41min 4sec
  100. Daniel Oss (Liquigas) @ 2hr 47min 7sec
  101. Anthony Roux (FDJ) @ 2hr 47min 49sec
  102. José Ivan Gutierrez (Movistar) @ 2hr 49min 23sec
  103. Michael Schär (BMC) @ 2hr 49min 37sec
  104. Arthur Vichot (FDJ) @ 2hr 49min 49sec
  105. Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) @ 2hr 53min 50sec
  106. Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) @ 2hr 53min 59sec
  107. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) @ 2hr 54min 20sec
  108. Joost Posthuma (Leopard-Trek) @ 2hr 55min 25sec
  109. Danilo Hondo (Lampre) @ 3hr 0min 0sec
  110. Sébastien Minard (Ag2r) @ 3hr 0min 4sec
  111. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) @ 3hr 0min 44sec
  112. Roman Kreuziger (Astana) @ 3hr 0min 59sec
  113. Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 3hr 1min 51sec
  114. Brent Bookwalter (BMC) @ 3hr 3min 47sec
  115. Manuel Quinziato (BMC) @ 3hr 4min 47sec
  116. Benjamin Noval (Saxo) @ 3hr 6min 29sec
  117. Blel Kadri (Ag2r) @ 3min 7min 7sec
  118. Tristan Valentin (Cofidis) @ 3hr 7min 10sec
  119. Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) @ 3hr 7min 31sec
  120. Sébastien Turgot (Europcar) @ 3hr 8min 34sec
  121. Leonardo Duque (Cofidis) @ 3hr 8min 41sec
  122. Laurent Mangel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3h 10min 19sec
  123. Matteo Tosatto (Saxo) @ 3hr 10min 36sec
  124. Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3hr 11min 47sec
  125. Brian Vandborg (Saxo) @ 3hr 13min 43sec
  126. Paolo Longo Borghini (Liquigas) @ 3hr 13min 44sec
  127. Grega Bole (Lampre) @ 3hr 14min 15sec
  128. Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  129. Dmitriy Muravyev (Radio Shack) @ 3hr 14min 29sec
  130. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) @ 3hr 15min 5sec
  131. Michaël Buffaz (Cofidis) @ 3hr 15min 12sec
  132. Mickaël Delage (FDJ) @ 3hr 15min 39sec
  133. Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas) @ 3hr 16min 0sec
  134. Niki Terpstra (Quick Step) @ 3hr 16min 38sec
  135. Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3hr 16min 58sec
  136. Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) @ 3hr 17min 11sec
  137. Ben Swift (Sky) @ 3hr 18min 7sec
  138. Jeremie Galland (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3hr 19min 46sec
  139. Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) @ 3hr 20min 2sec
  140. Tomas Vaitkus (Astana) @ 3hr 20min 7sec
  141. Marcel Sieberg (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 3hr 21min 39sec
  142. Matthew Harley Goss (HTC-Highroad) @ 3hr 22min 32sec
  143. Maciej Bodnar (Liquigas) @ 3hr 23min 30sec
  144. Andriy Grivko (Astana) @ 3hr 26min 22sec
  145. Julian Dean (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3hr 28min 0sec
  146. Addy Engels (Quick Step) @ 3hr 29min 4sec
  147. Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) @ 3he 29min 7sec
  148. Arnaud Coyot (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3hr 29min 20sec
  149. Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel) @ 3hr 30min 17sec
  150. Gerald Ciolek (Quick Step) @ 3hr 30min 22sec
  151. Perrig Quemeneur (Europcar) @ 3hr 30min 55sec
  152. Romain Zingle (Cofidis) @ 3hr 31min 30sec
  153. Denys Kostyuk (Lampre) @ 3hr 31min 42sec
  154. Lars Ytting Bak (HTC-Highroad) @ 3hr 33min 25sec
  155. Vincent Jerome (Europcar) @ 3hr 34min 37sec
  156. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 3hr 35min 4sec
  157. Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3hr 36min 53sec
  158. Yohann Gene (Europcar) @ 3hr 38min 13sec
  159. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3hr 38min 13sec
  160. Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3hr 38min 34sec
  161. Bernhard Eisel (HTC-Highroad) @ 3hr 39min 56sec
  162. Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) @ 3hr 43min 17sec
  163. Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad) @ 3hr 44min 0sec
  164. Marcus Burghardt (BMC) @ 3hr 44min 8sec
  165. Danny Pate (HTC-Highroad) @ 3hr 45min 26sec
  166. Andrey Amador (Movistar) @ 3hr 54min 35sec
  167. Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) @ 3hr 57min 43sec

Climber:

  1. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 108 points
  2. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 98
  3. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 74
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC): 58
  5. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 56
  6. Alberto Contador (Saxo): 51

Points:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 334 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 272
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 236
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC): 208
  5. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 195

Young Rider:

  1. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) 86hr 23min 5sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 46sec
  3. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 7min 53sec
  4. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 10min 37sec
  5. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 21min 21sec

Team GC:

  1. Garmin-Cervelo: 258hr 18min 49sec
  2. Leopard-Trek @ 11min 4sec
  3. Ag2r @ 11min 20sec
  4. Europcar @ 41min 53sec
  5. Euskaltel @ 52min

Stages with results and running GC:

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

Rated climb:

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

Results:

  1. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) 4hr 41min 31sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 3sec
  3. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 6sec
  4. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
  5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  6. Geraint Thomas (Sky) s.t.
  7. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) s.t.
  8. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) s.t.
  9. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) s.t.
  10. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  11. Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  12. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  13. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  14. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
  15. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  16. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  17. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) s.t.
  18. Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  19. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  20. Grega Bole (Lampre) @ 14sec
  21. Egor Silin (Katusha) @ 16sec
  22. Maciej Paterski (Liquigas) s.t.
  23. Tom Boonen (Quick Step) @ 19sec
  24. Gianni Meersman (FDJ) s.t.
  25. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  26. Manuel Quinziato (BMC) s.t.
  27. William Bonnet (FDJ) s.t.
  28. Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) @ 1min 7sec
  29. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  30. Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) @ 1min 20sec
  31. José Ivan Gutierrez (Movistar) s.t.
  32. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  33. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) s.t.
  34. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  35. Alberto Contador (Saxo) s.t.
  36. Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) s.t.
  37. Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) s.t.
  38. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  39. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  40. 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)

General Classification:

  1. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) 4hr 41min 31sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 3sec
  3. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 6sec
  4. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
  5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  6. Geraint Thomas (Sky)s.t.
  7. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) s.t.
  8. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) s.t.
  9. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) s.t.
  10. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  11. Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  12. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  13. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  14. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
  15. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  16. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  17. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) s.t.
  18. Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  19. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  20. Grega Bole (Lampre) s.t.
  21. Egor Silin (Katusha) s.t.
  22. Maciej Paterski (Liquigas) s.t.
  23. Tom Boonen (Quick Step) s.t.
  24. Gianni Meersman (FDJ) s.t.
  25. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  26. Manuel Quinziato (BMC) s.t.
  27. William Bonnet (FDJ) s.t.
  28. Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) s.t.
  29. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  30. Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) s.t.

Climber:

  1. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 1 point

Points:

  1. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 45 points
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC): 35
  3. Thos Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 30

Young Rider:

  1. Geraint Thomas (Sky) 4hr 41min 37sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) s.t.
  3. Egor Silin (Katusha) s.t.

Team GC:

  1. Omega Pharma-Lotto: 14hr 4min 45sec
  2. BMC @ 3sec
  3. Leopard-Trek @ 6sec

Stage 1 route map

Stage 1 route map

Stage 1 profile

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.

Results:

  1. Garmin: 24min 48sec
  2. Sky @ 4sec
  3. BMC s.t.
  4. Leopard-Trek @ 5sec
  5. HTC-Highroad s.t.
  6. Radio Shack @ 10sec
  7. Rabobank @ 12sec
  8. Saxo @ 28sec
  9. Astana @ 32sec
  10. Omega Pharma-Lotto @ 39sec
  11. FDJ @ 46sec
  12. Europcar @ 50sec
  13. Ag2r @ 53sec
  14. Quick Step @ 56sec
  15. Liquigas @ 57sec
  16. Saur-Sojasun @ 1min 2sec
  17. Lampre @ 1min 4sec
  18. Katusha s.t.
  19. Movistar @ 1min 9sec
  20. Vacansoleil @ 1min 15sec
  21. Cofidis @ 1min 20sec
  22. Euskaltel @ 1min 22sec

General Classification:

  1. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 5hr 6min 25sec
  2. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1sec
  4. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 4sec
  5. Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  6. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  7. Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  8. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  9. Manuel Quinziato (BMC) s.t.
  10. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  11. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  12. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) s.t.
  13. George Hincapie (BMC) s.t.
  14. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 5sec
  15. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  16. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  17. Lars Bak (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  18. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  19. Mathew Harley Goss (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  20. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 10sec
  21. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) s.t.
  22. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) s.t.
  23. Janez Brajkovic (Radio Shack) s.t.
  24. Ben Swift (Sky) @ 11sec
  25. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 12sec
  26. Yaroslav Popovych (Radio Shack) @ 23sec
  27. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) @ 32sec
  28. Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) s.t.
  29. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) s.t.
  30. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 33sec

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

Climber:

  1. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 1 points

Points:

  1. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 45 points
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC): 35
  3. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 30

Young Rider:

  1. Geraint Thomas (Sky) 5hr 6min 29sec
  2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  3. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) @ 1sec

Team GC:

  1. Garmin-Cervelo: 14hr 29min 39sec
  2. BMC @ 1sec
  3. Leopard-Trek @ 4sec

Stage 2 route map

Stage 2 route map

Stage 2 profile

Stage 2 profile

 


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

Rated climb:

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.

Results:

  1. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) 4hr 40min 21sec
  2. Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  3. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
  4. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) s.t.
  5. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  6. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  7. Julian Dean (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  8. Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  9. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  10. Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  11. Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) s.t.
  12. Sébastien Turgot (Europcar) s.t.
  13. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  14. Gianni Meersman (FDJ) s.t.
  15. Geraint Thomas (Sky) s.t.
  16. Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  17. William Bonnet (FDJ) s.t.
  18. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) s.t.
  19. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  20. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  21. Roman Kreuziger (Astana) s.t.
  22. Vladimir Isaichev (Katusha) s.t.
  23. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) s.t.
  24. Egoi AMrtinez (Euakaltel) s.t.
  25. Gert Steegmans (Quick Step) s.t.
  26. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  27. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) s.t.
  28. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) s.t.
  29. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  30. Jean-Christopher Peraud (Ag2r) s.t.

General Classification:

  1. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 9hr 46min 46sec
  2. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1sec
  4. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 4sec
  5. Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  6. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  7. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  8. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  9. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  10. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) s.t.
  11. Manuel Quinziato (BMC) s.t.
  12. Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  13. George Hincapie (BMC) s.t.
  14. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 5sec
  15. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  16. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  17. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  18. Mathew Harley Goss (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  19. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 10sec
  20. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) s.t.
  21. Janez Brajkovic (Radio Shack) s.t.
  22. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) s.t.
  23. Ben Swift (Sky) @ 11sec
  24. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 12sec
  25. Yaroslav Popovych (Radio Shack) @ 23sec
  26. Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) @ 32sec
  27. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) s.t.
  28. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) s.t.
  29. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 33sec
  30. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 39sec

46. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 57sec

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

Climber:

  1. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 1 point
  2. Mickaël Delage (FDJ): 1

Points:

  1. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 64 points
  2. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo): 58
  3. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 54
  4. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 51
  5. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 37

Young Rider:

  1. Geraint Thomas (Sky) 9hr 46min 50sec
  2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  3. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) @ 1sec

Team GC:

  1. Garmin-Cervelo 28hr 30min 42sec
  2. BMC @ 1sec
  3. Leopard-Trek @ 4sec
  4. Sky s.t.
  5. HTC-Highroad @ 5sec

Stage 3 route map

Stage 3 route map

Stage 3 profile

Stage 3 profile

 


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

Rated climbs:

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

Results:

  1. Cadel Evans (BMC) 4hr 11min 39sec
  2. Alberto Contador (Saxo) s.t.
  3. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) s.t.
  4. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) s.t.
  5. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  6. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  7. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  8. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  9. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  10. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) s.t.
  11. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) @ 6sec
  12. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
  13. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) s.t.
  14. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 8sec
  15. Roman Kreuziger (Astana) s.t.
  16. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) s.t.
  17. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) s.t.
  18. Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) s.t.
  19. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  20. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) s.t.
  21. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  22. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  23. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  24. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
  25. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  26. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  27. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) s.t.
  28. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
  29. Geraint Thomas (Sky) s.t.
  30. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.

General Classification:

  1. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 13hr 58min 26sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1sec
  3. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 4sec
  4. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 8sec
  5. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 10sec
  6. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) s.t.
  7. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 12sec
  8. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  9. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  10. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  11. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 13sec
  12. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  13. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  14. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) @ 18sec
  15. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) s.t.
  16. Janez Brajkovic (Radio Shack) s.t.
  17. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 20sec
  18. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) @ 32sec
  19. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 33sec
  20. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 39sec
  21. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 40sec
  22. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 58sec
  23. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 1min 3sec
  24. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 1min 4sec
  25. Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 6sec
  26. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 1min 12sec
  27. Nicholas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  28. Egor Selin (Katusha) s.t.
  29. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 1min 15saec
  30. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.

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

Climber:

  1. Cadel Evans (BMC): 2 points
  2. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 1
  3. Mickaël Delage (FDJ): 1

Points:

  1. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 82 points
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC): 80
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 77
  4. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 70
  5. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo): 68

Young Rider:

  1. Geraint Thomas (Sky) 13hr 58min 37sec
  2. Edvald Boasson hagen (Sky) s.t.
  3. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) @ 8sec
  4. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 8sec
  5. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 46sec

Team GC:

  1. Garmin-Cervelo: 41hr 5min 55sec
  2. Sky @ 2sec
  3. Leopard-Trek @ 4sec
  4. Radio Shack @ 10sec
  5. HTC-Highroad @ 13sec

Stage 4 route map

Stage 4 route map

Stage 4 profile

Stage 4 profile

 


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

Rated climb:

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.

Stage 5 finish

Results:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) 3hr 38min 32sec
  2. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  3. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
  4. Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) s.t.
  5. Geraint Thomas (Sky) s.t.
  6. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  7. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) s.t.
  8. William Bonnet (FDJ) s.t.
  9. Daniel Oss (Liquigas) s.t.
  10. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  11. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  12. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) s.t.
  13. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  14. Stuart O'Grady (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  15. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  16. Roman Kreuziger (Astana) s.t.
  17. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  18. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) s.t.
  19. Anthony Roux (FDJ) s.t.
  20. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  21. Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) s.t.
  22. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
  23. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  24. Jérôme Pineau (Quick step) s.t.
  25. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  26. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  27. Bjorn Leukemans (Vacan soleil) s.t.
  28. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) s.t.
  29. Julien El Fares (Cofidis) s.t.
  30. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.

General Classification:

  1. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 17hr 36min 57sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1sec
  3. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 4sec
  4. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 8sec
  5. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 10sec
  6. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) s.t.
  7. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 12sec
  8. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  9. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  10. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  11. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 13sec
  12. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  13. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) @ 18sec
  14. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) s.t.
  15. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 20sec
  16. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) @ 32sec
  17. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 33sec
  18. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 39sec
  19. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 40sec
  20. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 58sec
  21. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 1min 3sec
  22. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 1min 4sec
  23. Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 6sec
  24. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 1min 12sec
  25. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  26. Egor Selin (Katusha) s.t.
  27. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 1min 15sec
  28. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
  29. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 1min 18sec
  30. Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) @ 1min 21sec

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

Climber:

  1. Cadel Evans (BMC): 2 points
  2. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 1
  3. Mickaël Delage (FDJ): 1

Points:

  1. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 120 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 112
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC): 90
  4. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 84
  5. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 82

Young Rider:

  1. Geraint Thomas (Sky): 17hr 37min 9sec
  2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  3. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 8sec
  4. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 46sec
  5. Egor Selin (Katusha) @ 1min

Team GC:

  1. Garmin-Cervelo: 52hr 1min 31sec
  2. Sky @ 2sec
  3. Leopard-Trek @ 4sec
  4. Radio Shack @ 10sec
  5. HTC-Highroad @ 13sec

Stage 5 route map

Stage 5 route map

Stage 5 profile

Stage 5 profile


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

Rated climbs:

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

Results:

  1. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) 5hr 13min 37sec
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  3. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  4. Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  5. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
  6. Arthur Vichot (FDJ) s.t.
  7. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-lotto) s.t.
  8. Gerald Ciolek (Quick Step) s.t.
  9. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  10. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  11. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  12. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  13. Julien El Fares (Cofidis) s.t.
  14. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) s.t.
  15. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) s.t.
  16. Geraint Thomas (Sky) s.t.
  17. Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  18. Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) s.t.
  19. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
  20. Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  21. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  22. Alexandrre Vinokourov (Astana) s.t.
  23. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  24. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  25. Maxime Bouet (Ag2r) s.t.
  26. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  27. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) s.t.
  28. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  29. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  30. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.

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

General Classification:

  1. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 22hr 50min 34sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1sec
  3. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 4sec
  4. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 8sec
  5. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 10sec
  6. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) s.t.
  7. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 12sec
  8. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  9. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  10. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  11. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 13sec
  12. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  13. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) @ 18sec
  14. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 20sec
  15. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) @ 32sec
  16. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 33sec
  17. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 39sec
  18. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 40sec
  19. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 58sec
  20. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 1min 3sec
  21. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 1min 4sec
  22. Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 6sec
  23. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 1min 12sec
  24. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  25. Egor Selin (Katusha) s.t.
  26. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 1min 15sec
  27. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
  28. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 1min 18sec
  29. Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) @ 1min 21sec
  30. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 1min 22sec
  31. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 1min23sec

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

Climber:

  1. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil): 4 points
  2. Anthony Roux (FDJ): 3
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC): 2
  4. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 1
  5. Mickaël Delage (FDJ):1

Points:

  1. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 144 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 143
  3. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 112
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC): 98
  5. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 94

Young Rider:

  1. Geraint Thomas (Sky) 22hr 50min 46sec
  2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  3. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 8sec
  4. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 46sec
  5. Egor Selin (Katusha) @ 1min

Team GC:

  1. Garmin-Cervelo: 67hr 42min 22sec
  2. Sky @ 2sec
  3. Leopard-Trek @ 4sec
  4. Radio Shack @ 10sec
  5. HTC-Highroad @ 13sec

Stage 6 route map

Stage 6 route map

stage 6 profile

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.

Stage 7 finish

Results:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) 5hr 38min 53sec
  2. Alessandro Pettachi (Lampre) s.t.
  3. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  4. Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  5. William Bonnet (FDJ) s.t.
  6. Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) s.t.
  7. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  8. Sébastien Turgot (Europcar) s.t.
  9. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
  10. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) s.t.
  11. Jérôme Pineau (FDJ) s.t.
  12. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  13. Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  14. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  15. Nicholas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  16. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  17. Stuart O'Grady (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  18. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  19. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  20. Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  21. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  22. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  23. Michael Schär (BMC) s.t.
  24. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) s.t.
  25. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  26. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin- Cervelo) s.t.
  27. Julian Dean (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  28. Danilo Hondo (Lampre) s.t.
  29. Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) s.t.
  30. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) s.t.

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

General Classification:

  1. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 28hr 29min 27sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1sec
  3. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 4sec
  4. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 8sec
  5. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 10sec
  6. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) @ 12sec
  7. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  8. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 13sec
  9. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  10. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) 2 20sec
  11. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) @ 32sec
  12. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 33sec
  13. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 39sec
  14. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 40sec
  15. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 1min 3sec
  16. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 1min 4sec
  17. Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 6sec
  18. Nicolas Rocje (Ag2r) @ 1min 12sec
  19. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 1min 12sec
  20. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 1min 15sec
  21. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
  22. Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) @ 1min 21sec
  23. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 1min 29sec
  24. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 1min 42sec
  25. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 1min 57sec
  26. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  27. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min
  28. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 2min 13sec
  29. Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) @ 2min 15sec
  30. Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil) @ 2min 19sec

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

Climber:

  1. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil): 4 points
  2. Anthony Roux (FDJ): 3
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC): 2
  4. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-lotto): 1
  5. Mickaël Delage (FDJ): 1

Points:

  1. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 167 points
  2. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 156
  3. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 150
  4. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 130
  5. Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil): 99

Young Rider:

  1. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) 28hr 29min 47sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1min 53sec
  3. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 2min 17sec
  4. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 2min 32sec
  5. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 2min 56sec

Team GC:

  1. Garmin-Cervelo: 84hr 39min 1sec
  2. Leopard-Trek @ 4sec
  3. Radi0 Shack @ 10sec
  4. HTC-Highroad @ 13sec
  5. Quick Step @ 13sec

Stage 7 route map

Stage 7 route map

Stage 7 profile

Stage 7 profile


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

Rated climbs:

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

Results:

  1. Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Movistar) 4hr 36min 46sec
  2. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 12sec
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 15sec
  4. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  5. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  6. Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) s.t.
  7. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  8. Alberto Contador (Saxo) s.t.
  9. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  10. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  11. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) s.t.
  12. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  13. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) s.t.
  14. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) s.t.
  15. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  16. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  17. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  18. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  19. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  20. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  21. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  22. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) s.t.
  23. Geraint Thomas (Sky) s.t.
  24. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
  25. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 26sec
  26. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  27. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  28. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  29. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  30. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) s.t.

General Classification:

  1. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 33hr 6min 28sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1sec
  3. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 4sec
  4. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 10sec
  5. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard Trek) @ 12sec
  6. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  7. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 13sec
  8. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  9. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 19sec
  10. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 30sec
  11. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) @ 32sec
  12. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 39sec
  13. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 1min 3sec
  14. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 1min 12sec
  15. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  16. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 1min 22sec
  17. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 1mn 28sec
  18. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 1min 29sec
  19. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
  20. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 1min 42sec
  21. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 1min 57sec
  22. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  23. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 2min 4sec
  24. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min11sec
  25. Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek)@ 2min 14sec
  26. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 2min 25sec
  27. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 2min 27sec
  28. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 2min 35sec
  29. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 2min 36sec
  30. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 2min 43sec

Climber:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad): 5 points
  2. Rui Alberto Faria (Movistar): 5
  3. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil): 4
  4. Anthony Roux (FDJ): 3
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC): 2

Points:

  1. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 187
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 172
  3. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 153
  4. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 130
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC): 120

Young Rider:

  1. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) 33hr 7min 56sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 59sec
  3. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 1min 20sec
  4. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 42sec
  5. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 1min 50sec

Team GC:

  1. Garmin-Cervelo: 98hr 30min 4sec
  2. Leopard-Trek @ 4sec
  3. Radio Shack @ 35sec
  4. HTC-Highroad @ 2min 10sec
  5. Katusha @ 2min 56sec

Stage 8 route map

Stage 8 route map

Stage 8 profile

Stage 8 profile


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

Rated climbs:

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

Results:

  1. Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) 5hr 27min 9sec
  2. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 5sec
  3. Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 13sec
  4. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 3min 59sec
  5. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  6. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  7. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  8. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  9. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  10. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  11. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) s.t.
  12. Alberto Contador (Saxo) s.t.
  13. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  14. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  15. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  16. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) s.t.
  17. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 4min 7sec
  18. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) s.t.
  19. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  20. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  21. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) s.t.
  22. Geraint Thomas (Sky) s.t.
  23. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) s.t.
  24. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) s.t.
  25. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 4min 13sec
  26. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) s.t.
  27. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 4min 20sec
  28. Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) @ 4min 26sec
  29. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 4min 30sec
  30. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.

General Classification:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 38hr 35min 11sec
  2. Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) @ 1min 49sec
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 2min 26sec
  4. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 29sec
  5. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 37sec
  6. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 2min 38sec
  7. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  8. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 2min 43sec
  9. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 2min 55sec
  10. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) @ 3min 8sec
  11. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 3min 36sec
  12. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 37sec
  13. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 3min 45sec
  14. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 3min 47sec
  15. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 4min 1sec
  16. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 4min 7sec
  17. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 4min 22sec
  18. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 4min 52sec
  19. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 4min 53sec
  20. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 5min 1sec
  21. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 5min 4sec
  22. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 5min 5sec
  23. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 5min 7sec
  24. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 13sec
  25. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 5min 14sec
  26. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 5min 21sec
  27. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 5min 32sec
  28. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 32sec
  29. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 5min 39sec
  30. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 5min 43sec

Climber:

  1. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil): 22 points
  2. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar): 16
  3. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad): 5
  4. Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Movistar): 5
  5. Sandy Casar (FDJ): 5

Points:

  1. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 217 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 172
  3. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 153
  4. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 137
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC): 135

Young Rider:

  1. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) 38hr 39min 12sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 51sec
  3. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 1min 20sec
  4. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 42sec
  5. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 1min 50sec

Team GC:

  1. Europcar: 115hr 3min 31sec
  2. Leopard-Trek @ 32sec
  3. Radio Shack @ 1min 2sec
  4. Rabobank @ 1min 18sec
  5. Garmin-Cervelo @ @ 1min 50sec

Stage 9 route map

Stage 9 route map

Stage 9 profile

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

Rated Climbs:

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.

Stage 10 finish

Results:

  1. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) 3hr 31min 21sec
  2. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  3. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
  4. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  5. Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  6. Daniel Oss (Liquigas) s.t.
  7. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) s.t.
  8. Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  9. Thomas Geraint (Sky) s.t.
  10. Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) s.t.
  11. William Bonnet (FDJ) s.t.
  12. Tomas Vaitkus (Astana) s.t.
  13. Grega Bole (Lampre) s.t.
  14. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  15. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  16. Danilo Hondo (Lampre) s.t.
  17. Gianni Meersman (FDJ) s.t.
  18. Alan Perez Lezaun (Euskaltel) s.t.
  19. Nicloas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  20. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) s.t.
  21. Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  22. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  23. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r) s.t.
  24. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  25. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  26. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
  27. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  28. Rub Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  29. Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  30. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) s.t.

General Classification:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 42hr 6min 32sec
  2. Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) @ 1min 49sec
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 2min 26sec
  4. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 29sec
  5. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 37sec
  6. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 2min 38sec
  7. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  8. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 2min 43sec
  9. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 2min 55sec
  10. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) @ 3min 8sec
  11. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 3min 36sec
  12. Daminao Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 37sec
  13. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 3min 45sec
  14. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 3min 47sec
  15. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 4min 1sec
  16. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 4min 7sec
  17. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 4min 22sec
  18. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 4min 52sec
  19. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 4min 53sec
  20. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 5min 1sec
  21. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 5min 4sec
  22. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 5min 5sec
  23. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 5min 7sec
  24. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 13sec
  25. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 5min 14sec
  26. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 5min 21sec
  27. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 5min 32sec
  28. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 32sec
  29. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 5min 39sec
  30. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 5min 43sec

Climber:

  1. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil): 22 points
  2. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar): 17
  3. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad): 5
  4. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil): 5
  5. Rui Alberto Costa (Movistar): 5

Points:

  1. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 226 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 209
  3. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 197
  4. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 163
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC): 135

Young Rider:

  1. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) 42hr 10min 33sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 51sec
  3. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 1min 20sec
  4. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 42sec
  5. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 1min 50sec

Team GC:

  1. Europcar: 125hr 37min 34sec
  2. Leopard-Trek @ 32sec
  3. Radio Shack @ 1min 2sec
  4. Rabobank @ 1min 18sec
  5. Garmin-Cervelo @ 1min 50sec

Stage 10 route map

Stage 10 route map

Stage 10 profile

Stage 10 profile


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

Rated Climbs:

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.

Stage 11 finish

Results:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) 3hr 46min 7sec
  2. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  3. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  4. Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) s.t.
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  6. Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  7. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
  8. Sébastien Turgot (Europcar) s.t.
  9. Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) s.t.
  10. William Bonnet (FDJ) s.t.
  11. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  12. Gerald Ciolek (Quick Step) s.t.
  13. Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  14. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) s.t.
  15. Gianni Meersman (FDJ) s.t.
  16. Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  17. Pablo Urtasun Perez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  18. Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  19. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  20. Tomas Vaitkus (Astana) s.t.
  21. Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) s.t.
  22. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) s.t.
  23. Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  24. Geraint Thomas (Sky) s.t.
  25. Arnaud Coyot (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  26. Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  27. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  28. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) s.t.
  29. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  30. Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.

General Classification:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 45hr 52min 39sec
  2. Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) 2 1min 49sec
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 2min 26sec
  4. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 29sec
  5. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 37sec
  6. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 2min 38sec
  7. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  8. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 2min 43sec
  9. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 2min 55sec
  10. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) @ 3min 8sec
  11. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 3min 36sec
  12. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 37sec
  13. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 3min 45sec
  14. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 3min 47sec
  15. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 4min 1sec
  16. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 4min 7sec
  17. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 4min 22sec
  18. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 4m in 52sec
  19. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 4min 53sec
  20. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 5min 1sec
  21. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 5min 4sec
  22. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 5min 5sec
  23. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 5min 7sec
  24. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 13sec
  25. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 5min 14sec
  26. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 5min 21sec
  27. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 5min 32sec
  28. David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  29. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 5min 43sec
  30. Sandy Casar (FDJ) s.t.

Climber:

  1. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil): 22 points
  2. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar): 17
  3. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad): 5
  4. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil): 5
  5. Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Movistar): 5

Points:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 251 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 235
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 231
  4. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 164
  5. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 163

Young Rider:

  1. Robert Gesink (Rabobank): 45hr 56min 40sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 51sec
  3. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 1min 20sec
  4. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 42sec
  5. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 1min 50sec

Team GC:

  1. Europcar: 136hr 55min 55sec
  2. Leopard-Trek @ 32sec
  3. Radio Shack @ 1min 2sec
  4. Rabobank @ 1min 18sec
  5. Garmin-Cervelo) @ 1min 50sec

Stage 11 route map

Stage 11 route map.

Stage 11 profile

Stage 11 profile

 


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

Rated climbs:

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

Results:

  1. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) 6hr 1min 15sec
  2. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 7sec
  3. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 10sec
  4. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 30sec
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  6. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  7. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 35sec
  8. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 43sec
  9. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 50sec
  10. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
  11. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 1min 3sec
  12. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 1min 19sec
  13. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 1min 25sec
  14. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) s.t.
  15. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 1min 56sec
  16. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
  17. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 2min 2sec
  18. Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) @ 2min 10sec
  19. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) s.t.
  20. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 2min 53sec
  21. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3min 6sec
  22. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo) s.t.
  23. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 3min 8sec
  24. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 3min 19sec
  25. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 3min 25sec
  26. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 3min 38sec
  27. Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 3min 54sec
  28. David Moncoutie (Cofidis) @ 3min 55sec
  29. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3min 57sec
  30. Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3min 58sec

General Classification:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 51hr 54min 44sec
  2. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 49sec
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 2min 6sec
  4. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 17sec
  5. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 3min 16sec
  6. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 22sec
  7. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 4min
  8. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 4min 11sec
  9. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 4min 35sec
  10. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 4min 57sec
  11. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 5min 7sec
  12. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 5min 24sec
  13. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 5min 50sec
  14. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 6min 3sec
  15. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 7min 17sec
  16. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 7min 27sec
  17. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 7min 51sec
  18. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 7min 55sec
  19. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 8min 20sec
  20. Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 8min 47sec
  21. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 8min 51sec
  22. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 9min 12sec
  23. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 9min 20sec
  24. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 10min 19sec
  25. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 10min 21sec
  26. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 10min 51sec
  27. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 11min 3sec
  28. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 11min 6sec
  29. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) @ 12min 22sec
  30. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 12min 28sec

Climber:

  1. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 40 points
  2. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 32
  3. Jérémy Roy (FDJ): 24
  4. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 24
  5. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil): 22

Points:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 260 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 242
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 234
  4. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 164
  5. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 163

Young Rider:

  1. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) 52hr 0min 34sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) 2 1min 37sec
  3. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 2min 5sec

Team GC:

  1. Leopard-Trek: 155hr 9min 28sec
  2. Europcar @ 1min 5sec
  3. Ag2r @ 2min 21sec
  4. Radio Shack @ 4mn 8sec
  5. Katusha @ 5min 3sec

Stage 12 route map

Stage 12 route map

Stage 12 profile

Stage 12 profile

 


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

Rated climbs:

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.

Stage 13 finish

More photos from stage 13

Results:

  1. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 3hr 47min 36sec. 40.2 km/hr average speed.
  2. David Moncoutie (Cofidis) @ 10sec
  3. Jérémy Roy (FDJ) @ 26sec
  4. Lars Ytting Bak (HTC-Highroad) @ 5min
  5. Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) @ 5min 2sec
  6. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 5min 3sec
  7. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 5min 8sec
  8. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) @ 5min 16sec
  9. Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) s.t.
  10. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 6min 48sec
  11. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) @ 6min 51sec
  12. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 7min 37sec
  13. Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) s.t.
  14. Grega Bole (Lampre) s.t.
  15. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  16. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  17. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
  18. Gianni Meersman (FDJ) s.t.
  19. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  20. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
  21. Matteo Bono (Lampre) s.t.
  22. Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) s.t.
  23. Julien El Fares (Cofidis) s.t.
  24. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  25. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  26. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  27. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  28. Michael Schär (BMC) s.t.
  29. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  30. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.

General Classification:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 55hr 49min 57sec
  2. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 49sec
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 2min 6sec
  4. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 17sec
  5. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 3min 16sec
  6. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 22sec
  7. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 4min
  8. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 4min 11sec
  9. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 4min 35sec
  10. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  11. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 4min 57sec
  12. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 5min 7sec
  13. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 5min 50sec
  14. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 6min 3sec
  15. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 7min 17sec
  16. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 7min 27sec
  17. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 7min 51sec
  18. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 7min 55sec
  19. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 8min 20sec
  20. Vladimir Gusev (Karusha) @ 8min 44sec
  21. Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 8min 47sec
  22. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 8min 51sec
  23. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 9min 12sec
  24. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 9min 20sec
  25. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 10min 51sec
  26. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 11min 6sec
  27. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 12min 28sec
  28. Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) @ 12min 37sec
  29. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 12min 43sec
  30. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 12min 54sec

Climber:

  1. Jérémy Roy (FDJ): 45 points
  2. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 40
  3. Jelle Venendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 34
  4. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 24
  5. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil): 22

Points:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 264 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 251
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 240
  4. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 192
  5. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 164

Young Rider:

  1. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) 55hr 55min 47sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1min 37sec
  3. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 2min 5sec
  4. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3min 1sec
  5. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 3min 30sec

Team GC:

  1. Garmin Cervelo: 166hr 54min 52sec
  2. Leopard-Trek @ 5sec
  3. Europcar @ 1min 25sec
  4. Ag2r @ 2min 26sec
  5. Katusha @ 2min 39sec

Stage 13 route map

Stage 13 route map

Stage 13 profile

Stage 13 profile

 


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

Rated climbs:

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

Results:

  1. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) 5hr 13min 25sec. 32.3 km/hr
  2. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 21sec
  3. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 46sec
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 48sec
  5. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) s.t.
  6. Alberto Contador (Saxo) s.t.
  7. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
  8. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  9. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  10. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
  11. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) s.t.
  12. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 1min 27sec
  13. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 1min 59sec
  14. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) s.t.
  15. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 2min 23sec
  16. Andrey Zeits (Astana) @ 2min 38sec
  17. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  18. Haimar Zubeldia (Raio Shack) @ 3min 1sec
  19. Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 3min 39sec
  20. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo) @ 3min 39sec
  21. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r) @ 3min 55sec
  22. Sanday Casar (FDJ) @ 3min 55sec
  23. David Moncoutie (Cofidis) @ 4min 16sec
  24. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 4min 46sec
  25. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 5min
  26. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) s.t.
  27. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 5min 3sec
  28. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
  29. Egor Selin (Katusha) @ 5min 26sec
  30. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 37sec

General Classification:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 61hr 4min 10sec
  2. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 49sec
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 2min 6sec
  4. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 15sec
  5. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 3min 16sec
  6. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 3min 44sec
  7. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 4min
  8. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 4min 1sec
  9. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 46sec
  10. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 6min 18sec
  11. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 7min 55sec
  12. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 8min 20sec
  13. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 9min 2sec
  14. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 9min 20sec
  15. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 9min 30sec
  16. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 10min 1sec
  17. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 10min 5sec
  18. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 10min 56sec
  19. Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 11min 54sec
  20. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 12min 6sec
  21. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 12min 56sec
  22. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 13min 3sec
  23. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 15min 11sec
  24. Yuriy Trofimov (Katusha) @ 16min 43sec
  25. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 16min 48sec
  26. Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 16min 54sec
  27. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 19min 41sec
  28. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 20min 50sec
  29. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 21min 6sec
  30. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 21min 40sec

Climber:

  1. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 74 points
  2. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 72
  3. Jérémy Roy (FDJ): 45
  4. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 28
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC): 26

Points:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 264 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 251
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 240
  4. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 192
  5. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 164

Young Rider:

  1. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) 61hr 12min 5sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1min 7sec
  3. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 1min 25sec
  4. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 2min 10sec
  5. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 5min 1sec

Team GC:

  1. Leopard Trek: 182hr 46min 31sec
  2. Europcar @ 6sec
  3. Ag2r @ 2min32sec
  4. Garmin-Cervelo @ 3min 43sec
  5. Katusha @ 8min 31sec

Stage 14 route map

Stage 14 route map

Stage 14 profile

Stage 14 profile


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

Rated climb:

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.

Stage 15 finish

Results:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) 4hr 20min 24sec
  2. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  3. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) s.t.
  4. Daniel Oss (Liquigas) s.t.
  5. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
  6. Ben Swift (Sky) s.t.
  7. Gerald Ciolek (Quick Step) s.t.
  8. Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) s.t.
  9. Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) s.t.
  10. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) s.t.
  11. Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  12. Leonardo Duque (Cofidis)
  13. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  14. Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  15. Tomas Vaitkus (Astana) s.t.
  16. Arnaud Coyot (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  17. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  18. Julian Dean (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  19. Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) s.t.
  20. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  21. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  22. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  23. Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  24. Ruben Perez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  25. Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  26. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) s.t.
  27. Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) s.t.
  28. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  29. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  30. Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) s.t.

General Classification:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 65hr 23min 33sec
  2. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 49sec
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 2min 6sec
  4. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 15sec
  5. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 3min 16sec
  6. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 3min 44sec
  7. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 4min
  8. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 4min 1sec
  9. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 46sec
  10. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 6min 18sec
  11. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 7min 55sec
  12. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 8min 20sec
  13. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 9min 2sec
  14. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 9min 20sec
  15. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 9min 50sec
  16. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 10min 1sec
  17. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 10min 5sec
  18. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 10min 56sec
  19. Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 11min 54sec
  20. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-lotto) @ 12min 6sec
  21. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 12min 56sec
  22. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 13min 3sec
  23. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 15min 11sec
  24. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 16min 43sec
  25. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 16min 48sec
  26. Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 16min 54sec
  27. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 19min 41sec
  28. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 20min 50sec
  29. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 21min 6sec
  30. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 21min 40sec

Climber:

  1. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 74 points
  2. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 72
  3. Jérémy Roy (FDJ): 45
  4. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 28
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC): 26

Points:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 319 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 282
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 248
  4. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 192
  5. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-lotto): 170

Young Rider:

  1. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) 65hr 32min 29sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1min 7sec
  3. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 1min 25sec
  4. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 2min 10sec
  5. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 5min 1sec

Team GC:

  1. Leopard-Trek: 195hr 47min 43sec
  2. Europcar @ 6sec
  3. Ag2r @ 2min 32sec
  4. Garmin-Cervelo @ 3min 43sec
  5. Katusha @ 8min 31sec

Stage 15 route map

Stage 15 route map

Stage 15 profile

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

Rated climb:

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

Results:

  1. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 3hr 31min 38sec. 46.1 km/hr
  2. Edvald Boassan Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  3. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 2sec
  4. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) @ 38sec
  5. Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) @ 52sec
  6. Alan Perez (Euskaltel) @ 1min 25sec
  7. Jérémy Roy (FDJ) s.t.
  8. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 55sec
  9. Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) s.t.
  10. Andriy Grivko (Astana) @ 1min 58sec
  11. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 4min 23sec
  12. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 4min 26sec
  13. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  14. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 4min 44sec
  15. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  16. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) s.t.
  17. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  18. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
  19. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  20. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) s.t.
  21. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-lotto) s.t.
  22. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  23. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  24. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  25. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  26. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  27. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  28. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 2sec
  29. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 5min 17sec
  30. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) s.t.
  31. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
  32. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) s.t.
  33. Geraint Thomas (Sky) s.t.
  34. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  35. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 5min 32sec
  36. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.

General Classification:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 69hr 0min 56sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1min 45sec
  3. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 49sec
  4. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 3min 3sec
  5. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 3min 26sec
  6. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 3min 42sec
  7. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 3min 49sec
  8. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 4min 1sec
  9. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 6min 4sec
  10. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 7min 55sec
  11. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 8min 20sec
  12. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 9min
  13. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 9min 2sec
  14. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 9min 53sec
  15. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 10min 1sec
  16. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 10min 5sec
  17. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 10min 38sec
  18. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 12min 6sec
  19. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 12min 56sec
  20. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 13min 3sec
  21. Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 14min 36sec
  22. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 14min 59sec
  23. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 17min 39sec
  24. Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 17min 42sec
  25. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 19min 20sec
  26. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 20min 12sec
  27. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 20min 14sec
  28. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) 2 20min 36sec
  29. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-lotto) @ 20min 50sec
  30. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 21min 39sec

Climber:

  1. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 74 points
  2. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 72
  3. Jérémy Roy (FDJ): 45
  4. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 28
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC): 26

Points:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 319 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 285
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-lotto): 250
  4. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 235
  5. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-lotto): 170

Young Rider:

  1. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) 69hr 8min 51sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1min 7sec
  3. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 1min 58sec
  4. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 2min 10sec
  5. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 5min 1sec

Team GC:

  1. Garmin-Cervelo: 206hr 31min 24sec
  2. Leopard-Trek @ 7min 1sec
  3. Europcar @ 8min 14sec
  4. Ag2r @ 10min 4sec
  5. Katusha @ 13min 5sec

Stage 16 route map

Stage 16 route map

stage 16 profile

Stage 16 profile


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

Rated climbs:

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

Results:

  1. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) 4hr 18min 0sec. 41.6 km/hr
  2. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) @ 40sec
  3. Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 50sec
  4. Julien El Fares (Cofidis) s.t.
  5. Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) s.t.
  6. Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) @ 1min 10sec
  7. Maciej Paterski (Liquigas) s.t.
  8. Dmitriy Moravyev (Radio Shack) s.t.
  9. Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun) @ 1min 15sec
  10. Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) @ 2min 20sec
  11. Andrey Amador (Movistar) @ 2mi 20sec
  12. Ruben Perez (Euskaltel) @ 2min 37sec
  13. Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil) @ 3min 35sec
  14. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 4min
  15. Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) s.t.
  16. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) s.t.
  17. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 4min 26sec
  18. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  19. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  20. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  21. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  22. Alberto Contador (Saxo) s.t.
  23. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) s.t.
  24. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  25. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  26. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 4min 34sec
  27. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) s.t.
  28. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 4min 53sec
  29. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) s.t.
  30. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  31. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) s.t.
  32. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 5min 3sec

General Classification:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 73hr 23min 49sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1min 18sec
  3. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 22sec
  4. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 26sec
  5. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 2min 59sec
  6. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 3min 15sec
  7. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 34sec
  8. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 3min 49sec
  9. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 6min 4sec
  10. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 7min 36sec
  11. Jean-Chirstophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 7min 53sec
  12. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 8min 7sec
  13. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 8min 35sec
  14. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 10min 3sec
  15. Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 10min 33sec
  16. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 10min 38sec
  17. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 10min 52sec
  18. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 11min 39sec
  19. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 12min 6sec
  20. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 12min 44sec
  21. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 14min 6sec
  22. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 15min 1sec
  23. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 18min 42sec
  24. Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 18min 45sec
  25. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 21min 14sec
  26. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 21min 17sec
  27. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervel) @ 21min 49sec
  28. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 22min 9sec
  29. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 22min 23sec
  30. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 23min 31sec

Climber:

  1. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 74 points
  2. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 72
  3. Jérémy Roy (FDJ): 45
  4. Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step): 38
  5. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 29

Points:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 320 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 285
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 250
  4. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 235
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 173

Young Rider:

  1. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) 73hr 31min 25sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 59sec
  3. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 2min 27sec
  4. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 3min 16sec
  5. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 5min 8sec

Team GC:

  1. Garmin Cervelo: 219hr 41min 46sec
  2. Leopard-Trek @ 5min 27sec
  3. Ag2r @ 8min 4sec
  4. Europcar @ 14min 24sec
  5. Euskaltel @ 14min 53sec

Stage 17 route map

Stage 17 route map

Stage 17 profile

Stage 17 profile


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

Rated climbs:

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

Results:

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

General Classification:

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

Climber:

  1. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-lotto): 74 points
  2. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 72
  3. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 70
  4. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 56
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC): 50

Points:

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

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 300 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 285
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 230
  4. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 215
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC): 185

Young Rider:

  1. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) 79hr 43min 42sec
  2. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 33sec
  3. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 3min 10sec
  4. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 5min 54sec
  5. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 5min 56sec

Team GC:

  1. Garmin-Cervelo: 238hr 16min 8sec
  2. Ag2r @ 10min 30sec
  3. Leopard-Trek @ 11min 6sec
  4. Katusha @ 28min 42sec
  5. Europcar @ 29min 21sec

Stage 18 route map

Stage 18 route map

Stage 18 profile

Stage 18 profile


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

Rated climbs:

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

Results:

  1. Pierre Roland (Europcar) 3hr 13min 25sec. 34.0 km/hr
  2. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 14sec
  3. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 23sec
  4. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 57sec
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  6. Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  7. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  8. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  9. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  10. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 1min 15sec
  11. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  12. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 1min 27sec
  13. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 2min 6sec
  14. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) s.t.
  15. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) s.t.
  16. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) s.t.
  17. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 2min 31sec
  18. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 2min 46sec
  19. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3min 22sec
  20. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
  21. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
  22. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  23. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 3min 34sec
  24. Blel Kadri (Ag2r) @ 3min 47sec
  25. Rémy Di Gregorio (Astana) @ 4min 26sec
  26. Jesus Hernandez (Saxo) @ 4min 52sec
  27. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) @ 5min 19sec
  28. Christian Knees (Sky) s.t.
  29. Sébastien Minard (Ag2r) s.t.
  30. David Loosli (Lampre) @ 5min 41sec

General Classification:

  1. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) 82hr 48min 43sec
  2. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 53sec
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 57sec
  4. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 2min 10sec
  5. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 31sec
  6. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 3min 55sec
  7. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 4min 22sec
  8. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 4min 40sec
  9. Tom Danielson @ 7min 11sec
  10. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 8min 57sec
  11. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 9min 42sec
  12. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 10min 30sec
  13. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 12min 55sec
  14. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 16min 49sec
  15. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 17min 42sec
  16. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 23min 17sec
  17. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 23min 22sec
  18. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 25min 16sec
  19. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 27min 55sec
  20. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 28min 2sec
  21. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 29min 25sec
  22. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 32min 46sec
  23. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 37min 44sec
  24. Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 39min 44sec
  25. Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 48min 29sec
  26. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 51min 44sec
  27. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 52min 20sec
  28. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 57min 28sec
  29. Levi Leipheimer (Radio Shack) @ 59min 24sec
  30. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) @ 1hr 2min 12sec

Climber:

  1. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 108 points
  2. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 98
  3. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 74
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC): 58
  5. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 56

Points: Adjusted after judges penalized some riders 20 points for finishing outside the time limit.

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 280 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 265
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 230
  4. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 195
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC): 191

Young Rider:

  1. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) 82hr 57min 40sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1min 33sec
  3. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 7min 52sec

Team GC:

  1. Garmin-Cervelo: 248hr 2min 15sec
  2. Ag2r @ 11min 58sec
  3. Leopard-Trek @ 12min 57sec
  4. Europcar @ 40min 46sec
  5. Euskaltel @ 49min 50sec

Stage 19 route map

Stage 19 route map

Stage 19 profile

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

Results:

  1. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) 55min 33sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 7sec
  3. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 1min 6sec
  4. Thomas de Gendt (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 29sec
  5. Richie Porte (Saxo) @ 1min 30sec
  6. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 1min 33sec
  7. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 1min 37sec
  8. Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 42sec
  9. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 2min 3sec
  10. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) s.t.
  11. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 2min 8sec
  12. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 2min 10sec
  13. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 2min 14sec
  14. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 36sec
  15. Kristjan Koren (Liquigas) @ 2min 36sec
  16. Adriano Malori (Lampre) @ 2min 38sec
  17. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  18. Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) @ 2min 39sec
  19. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r) s.t.
  20. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 41sec
  21. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 2min 50sec
  22. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 2min 51sec
  23. Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 2min 57sec
  24. Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) @ 2min 58sec
  25. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 3min
  26. Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 3min 3sec
  27. Jérémy Roy (FDJ) @ 3min 23sec
  28. Sylvain Chavanel (Quick step) @ 3min 28sec
  29. Danny Pate (HTC-Highroad) @ 3min 30sec
  30. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 3min 36sec
  31. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 3min 38sec

General Classification:

  1. Cadel Evans (BMC)
  2. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 34sec
  3. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) 2min 30sec
  4. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 3min 20sec
  5. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 3min 57sec
  6. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 4min 55sec
  7. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 6min 5sec
  8. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 7min 23sec
  9. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 8min 15sec
  10. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 10min 11sec
  11. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 10min 43sec
  12. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 11min 29sec
  13. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 16min @ 16min 29sec
  14. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 18min 36sec
  15. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 21min 20sec
  16. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 26min 23sec
  17. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 27min 12sec
  18. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 27min 14sec
  19. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 28min 54sec
  20. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 31min 42sec
  21. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 33min 4sec
  22. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 36min 54sec
  23. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 42min 26sec
  24. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 42min 48sec
  25. Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 43min 6sec
  26. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 46min 23sec
  27. Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 50min 28sec
  28. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 52min 25sec
  29. Maxime Monfort (leopard-Trek) @ 53min 16sec
  30. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 56min 46sec

Climber:

  1. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 108 points
  2. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 98
  3. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 74
  4. Cadel EVans (BMC): 58
  5. Fran Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 56

Points:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 280 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 265
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 230
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC): 208
  5. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 195

Young Rider:

  1. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) 83hr 56min 3sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 46sec
  3. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 7min 53sec

Team GC:

  1. Garmin-Cervelo: 250hr 57min 43sec
  2. Leopard-Trek @ 11min 4sec
  3. Ag2r @ 11min 20sec
  4. Europcar @ 41min 53sc
  5. Euskaltel @ 52min

Stage 20 route map

Stage 20 route map

Stage 20 profile

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

Results:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) 2hr 27min 2sec. 38.8 km/hr
  2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  3. André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  4. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
  5. Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
  6. Daniel Oss (Liquigas) s.t.
  7. Borut Bozic (Vacaneoleil) s.t.
  8. Thomas Vaitkus (Astana) s.t.
  9. Gerald Ciolek (Quick Step) s.t.
  10. Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  11. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) s.t.
  12. Grega Bole (Lampre) s.t.
  13. Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
  14. Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) s.t.
  15. Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) s.t.
  16. Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) s.t.
  17. Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) s.t.
  18. Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) s.t.
  19. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) s.t.
  20. Sébastien Turgot (Europcar) s.t.
  21. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
  22. Arnaud Coyot (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  23. Alan Perez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  24. Fabio Sabatini (Luigas) s.t.
  25. Sébastien Minard (Ag2r) s.t.
  26. Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) s.t.
  27. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) s.t.
  28. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  29. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  30. Christian Knees (Sky) s.t.

Final 2011 Tour de France General Classification:

Complete Final 2011 Tour de France General Classification

  1. Cadel Evans (BMC) 86hr 12min 22sec. 3430 km raced, 39.788 km/hr
  2. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) @ 1min 34sec
  3. Frank Scheck (Leopard-Trek) @ 2min 30sec
  4. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 3min 20sec
  5. Alberto Contador (Saxo) @ 3min 57sec
  6. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 4min 55sec
  7. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 6min 5sec
  8. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 7min 23sec
  9. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 8min 15sec
  10. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 10min 11sec
  11. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 10min 43sec
  12. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 11min 29sec
  13. Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) @ 16min 29sec
  14. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 18min 36sec
  15. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 21min 20sec
  16. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 26min 23sec
  17. Chirstian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 27min 12sec
  18. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) @ 27min 14sec
  19. Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) @ 28min 54sec
  20. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 32min 41sec
  21. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 33min 4sec
  22. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 36min 54sec
  23. Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) @ 42min 26sec
  24. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 42min 48sec
  25. Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 43min 6sec
  26. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 46min 23sec
  27. Sandy Casar (FDJ) @ 50min 28sec
  28. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) @ 52min 25sec
  29. Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) @ 53min 16sec
  30. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 56min 46sec

Climber:

  1. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel): 108 points
  2. Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 98
  3. Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 74
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC): 58
  5. Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek): 56
  6. Alberto Contador (Saxo): 51

Points:

  1. Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad): 334 points
  2. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 272
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): 236
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC): 208
  5. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo): 195

Young Rider:

  1. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) 86hr 23min 5sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 46sec
  3. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 7min 53sec
  4. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 10min 37sec
  5. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 21min 21sec

Team GC:

  1. Garmin-Cervelo: 258hr 18min 49sec
  2. Leopard-Trek @ 11min 4sec
  3. Ag2r @ 11min 20sec
  4. Europcar @ 41min 53sec
  5. Euskaltel @ 52min

Stage 21 route map

Stage 21 route map

Stage 21 profil

Stage 21 profile


Route summary:

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:

Distinctive aspects of the 2011 Tour de France

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:

OMEGA PHARMA-LOTTO  (BEL)

QUICKSTEP CYCLING TEAM  (BEL)

SAXO BANK SUNGARD (DAN)

EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI (ESP)

MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP)

AG2R LA MONDIALE (FRA)

SKY PROCYCLING (GBR)

LAMPRE - ISD (ITA)

LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (ITA)

PRO TEAM ASTANA (KAZ)

TEAM LEOPARD - TREK (LUX)

RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (HOL)

VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (HOL)

KATUSHA TEAM (RUS)

BMC RACING TEAM (USA)

HTC-HIGHROAD (USA)

TEAM GARMIN-CERVELO (USA)

TEAM RADIOSHACK (USA)

Plus 4 Wild cards, all French:

COFIDIS, LE CREDIT EN LIGNE (FRA)

FDJ (FRA)

SAUR - SOJASUN (FRA)

TEAM EUROPCAR (FRA)