Thursday, July 14, 2011

2011 Tour de France, Stage 11

Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) won his 18th Tour de France stage beating previous stage winners Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Tyler Farrar of Garmin-Cervelo in a rain drenched sprint in Lavaur after 168 km. Those 18 stage victories have come in only 4 years of racing the Tour.

Cavendish also became the leader in the green green competition.

Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) retained the yellow jersey.

Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) retained the polka dot jersey.

Both Ivan Basso and Damiano Cunego have avoided crashes and losing any significant time over the treacherous past week. They enter the Pyrenees well positioned in 11th and 12th at 0:03:36 and 0:03:37 respectively.

Top 10 GC:
1 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 45:52:39
2 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:49
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:02:26
4 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:02:29
5 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:02:37
6 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:02:38
7 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad
8 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 0:02:43
9 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:02:55
10 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 0:03:08

Photos: Bettini

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