Tour de France 2011

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98th Tour de France 2011
Racing series UCI WorldTour
Host country FranceFrance France Italy
Competition period July 2nd to 24th, 2011
Stages 21st
overall length 3430 km
Starting field 198 from 30 nations in 22 teams
(167 of them arrived at the finish)
Overall rating 1. Cadel Evans 86:12:22 h 2. Andy Schleck + 1:34 min 3. Fränk Schleck + 2:30 minAustraliaAustralia 
Team evaluation United StatesUnited States Team Garmin-Cervélo
Map 98th Tour de France 2011
Tour de France 2010 Tour de France 2012
Final result after the 21st stage
Overall rating AustraliaAustralia Cadel Evans 86:12:22 h
(39.788 km / h)
2. LuxembourgLuxembourg Andy Schleck + 01:34 min
3. LuxembourgLuxembourg Frank Schleck + 02:30 min
4th FranceFrance Thomas Voeckler + 03:20 min
5. SpainSpain Samuel Sánchez + 04:55 min
6th ItalyItaly Damiano Cunego + 06:05 min
7th ItalyItaly Ivan Basso + 07:23 min
8th. United StatesUnited States Tom Danielson + 08:15 min
9. FranceFrance Jean-Christophe Péraud + 10:11 min
10. FranceFrance Pierre Rolland + 10:43 min
Scoring United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mark Cavendish 334 P.
2. SpainSpain José Joaquín Rojas 272 P.
3. BelgiumBelgium Philippe Gilbert 236 P.
Mountain scoring SpainSpain Samuel Sánchez 108 P.
2. LuxembourgLuxembourg Andy Schleck 98 P.
3. BelgiumBelgium Jelle Vanendert 74 P.
Young talent evaluation FranceFrance Pierre Rolland 86:23:05 h
2. EstoniaEstonia Purely Taaramäe + 00:46 min
3. FranceFrance Jérôme Coppel + 07:53 min
Team ranking United StatesUnited States Team Garmin-Cervélo 258: 18: 49 h
2. LuxembourgLuxembourg Leopard Trek + 11:04 min
3. FranceFrance Ag2r + 11:20 min
Most combative driver FranceFrance Jérémy Roy

The 2011 Tour de France was the 98th edition of the most important stage cycle race in the world. It began on July 2nd, 2011 at the Passage du Gois in the Vendée department and ended on July 24th, 2011 on the avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris .

With a total distance of 3430 km, it was around 200 km shorter than the Tour de France 2010 and comprised 21 stages. As last in 2008 , the tour did not start with a prologue time trial , but with a regular stage. In addition to the team time trial around Les Essarts on the second day of the race, the course of the tour this year only provided for an individual time trial .

Field of participants

As usual, 22 teams with 9 riders each took part in the 2011 Tour de France. These included by the regulations of the International Cycling Union UCI for races of the UCI World Tour , the 18  ProTeam . In addition, the organizer ASO took the opportunity to invite four Professional Continental Teams . The 198 drivers came from a total of 30 nations, including Germany with 12, Switzerland with 4 and Austria with one starter. With 45 drivers, France provided the largest national contingent - as it has for years.

At 39 years of age and 14 tour starts, Jens Voigt (LEO) was the oldest driver in the field. The US-American George Hincapie (BMC) already entered his 16th Tour de France in 2011 and set the participation record for Joop Zoetemelk . Anthony Delaplace (SAU) was the youngest starter at the age of 21. This year, all riders born in 1986 or later fell into the junior competition, a total of 39, which, as in the previous year, made up about a fifth of the peloton.

A detailed start list with an overview of the nationalities, successes and exits of the individual drivers and teams during the Tour de France 2011 can be found on the separate page Driver Field 2011 .

Participating teams
UCI ProTeams
BelgiumBelgium Quickstep Cycling Team (QST)
BelgiumBelgium Omega Pharma Lotto (OLO)
DenmarkDenmark Saxo Bank SunGard (SBS)
FranceFrance ag2r La Mondiale (ALM)
ItalyItaly Lampre ISD (LAM)
ItalyItaly Liquigas-Cannondale (LIQ)
KazakhstanKazakhstan Astana (AST)
NetherlandsNetherlands Rabobank (RAB)
NetherlandsNetherlands Vacansoleil-DCM (VCD)
RussiaRussia Katyusha (KAT)
SpainSpain Movistar Team (MOV)
SpainSpain Euskaltel-Euskadi (EUS)
LuxembourgLuxembourg Leopard Trek (LEO)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sky ProCycling (SKY)
United StatesUnited States HTC Highroad (THR)
United StatesUnited States Garmin-Cervélo (GRM)
United StatesUnited States Team RadioShack (RSH)
United StatesUnited States BMC Racing Team (BMC)
UCI Professional Continental Teams
FranceFrance Team Europcar (EUC)
FranceFrance Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne (COF)
FranceFrance Française des Jeux (FDJ)
FranceFrance Saur Soy Sun (SAU)

Starting position

In the run-up to the Tour de France, a duel between last year's winner Alberto Contador (SBS) and Andy Schleck (LEO), who was runner-up in 2010 and three-time winner of the junior ranking , was expected in the battle for the overall standings . Cadel Evans (BMC) and the winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné , Bradley Wiggins (SKY), who started the tour with good preparation, were given chances of a podium placement . Due to their placements in the previous year, Samuel Sánchez (EUS), Jurgen Van Den Broeck (OLO), Robert Gesink (RAB) and Christopher Horner (RSH) were also on the list of favorites for the overall victory. German hopefuls were Tony Martin (HTC) as well as Andreas Klöden (RSH) and Linus Gerdemann (LEO), who only took on helper roles in the preliminary planning of their teams.

The main contenders for the green jersey of the best on points were world champion Thor Hushovd (GRM), defending champion Alessandro Petacchi (LAM) and Mark Cavendish (HTC), who won five stages in 2010. After his return to the Tour de France, Tom Boonen (QST) had just as good chances of winning the mass sprint as the Germans Gerald Ciolek (QST) and André Greipel (OLO) and the Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen (SKY).

Classic specialist Philippe Gilbert (OLO), who led the UCI WorldTour drivers' standings at the start of the tour , was trusted to win at least one day on a medium stage. The French Sylvain Chavanel (QST), who was named the most active rider at the Tour de France 2010, Sandy Casar (FDJ), Thomas Voeckler (EUC) and also the Spaniard Juan Antonio Flecha (SKY), who had competed frequently in previous years had shown in escape groups, were considered promising contenders for a breakaway victory.

The only former winner of the spotted jersey in the touring line-up, Anthony Charteau (EUC), was given at most an outsider chance to repeat his triumph. This means that the mountain classification - also in view of the new regulations - was completely open before the start of the tour.

Stage overview

The route for the Tour de France 2011 was presented on October 19, 2010 by Tour Director Christian Prudhomme in Paris. Since the stage plan did not include a prologue, the final time trial on the penultimate day of the race, which has been common for several years, was the only individual time trial of this Tour de France. However, a team time trial was planned for 2011 again. The route plan also included ten flat stages, three mountainous stages and six high mountain stages with four mountain arrivals. A total of 23 climbs in categories 2, 1 and HC had to be mastered. The Col du Galibier was driven twice to mark the 100th anniversary of the first Alpine pass crossing.

After the “Grand Depart” on July 2nd in the Vendée department , in which the starting field crossed the Passage du Gois , the stages of the first week of the race led on mostly flat terrain through Brittany and Normandy . With a distance of 226.5 km, the longest section of this edition took place on July 7th.

The eighth stage led the peloton into the Massif Central , where two medium-difficult mountain stages were held before the first day of rest. After two more flat stages in the south of France, the tour reached the Pyrenees in the second half of the second week . Among other things, there was a mountain arrival on the Plateau de Beille . From Limoux , one of 15 debut stage cities, the 15th stage went along the Mediterranean coast to Montpellier .

The third week comprised four alpine stages. The 18th stage started in Pinerolo, Italy, and ended on the Col du Galibier at an altitude of 2,645 meters, the highest finish in the history of the Tour de France. The next mountain arrival took place on the tour legend L'Alpe d'Huez the next day .

The final individual time trial was held around Grenoble . The last stage began, as usual, near Paris and ended with the repeated circling of the Champs-Elysées.

stage Type date route km Stage winner Jersey yellow.svg Overall leader
1 Flat stage Sat 0July 2nd Passage du Gois - Mont des Alouettes 191.5 Philippe Gilbert Philippe Gilbert
2 Team time trial So 0on July 3 Les Essarts - Les Essarts (MZF) 023 Team Garmin-Cervélo Thor Hushovd
3 Flat stage Mon 04th July Olonne-sur-Mer - Redon 198 Tyler Farrar
4th Flat stage Tuesday 05th July Lorient - Mûr-de-Bretagne 172.5 Cadel Evans
5 Flat stage Wed 0July 6th Carhaix - Cap Fréhel 164.5 Mark Cavendish
6th Flat stage Do 0July 7 Dinan - Lisieux 226.5 Edvald Boasson Hagen
7th Flat stage Fri 0July 8th Le Mans - Châteauroux 218 Mark Cavendish
8th Mountainous stage Sat 0July 9th Aigurande - Super Besse 189 Rui Costa
9 Mountainous stage Sun July 10th Issoire - Saint-Flour 208 Luis León Sánchez Thomas Voeckler
R. Rest day Mon July 11th 1st day of rest
10 Flat stage July 12th Aurillac - Carmaux 158 André Greipel
11 Flat stage Wed July 13th Blaye-les-Mines - Lavaur 167.5 Mark Cavendish
12 High mountain stage Thursday July 14th Cugnaux - Luz-Ardiden 211 Samuel Sánchez
13 High mountain stage Fri July 15th Pau - Lourdes 152.5 Thor Hushovd
14th High mountain stage Saturday July 16 Saint-Gaudens - Plateau de Beille 168.5 Jelle Vanendert
15th Flat stage Sun July 17th Limoux - Montpellier 192.5 Mark Cavendish
R. Rest day Mon July 18 2nd day off
16 Mountainous stage Tuesday July 19th Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - Gap 162.5 Thor Hushovd
17th High mountain stage Wed July 20 Gap - Pinerolo ( ITA ) 179 Edvald Boasson Hagen
18th High mountain stage Thursday July 21 Pinerolo - Col du Galibier / Serre Chevalier 200.5 Andy Schleck
19th High mountain stage Friday July 22nd Modane - L'Alpe d'Huez 109.5 Pierre Rolland Andy Schleck
20th Individual time trial Sat July 23 Grenoble - Grenoble (EZF) 042.5 Tony Martin Cadel Evans
21st Flat stage Sun July 24th Créteil - Paris ( Champs-Élysées ) 095 Mark Cavendish

Special features and anniversaries

Rule changes

In order to increase the tension in the fight for the green jersey for the leader in the points classification and the dotted jersey for the mountain classification , there were changes in the rules of the 2011 edition of the Tour de France:

  • Scoring: There is only one intermediate sprint per stage, but this will be upgraded so that not only the first three drivers get points, but points are awarded up to 15th place as at the finish. The winner of the intermediate sprint receives 20 points. At the finish, the same procedure is used for the individual time trial and for mountain stages; the winner receives 30 points for medium-difficulty stages and 45 points for flat stages.
  • Mountain scoring: The previous rule that the last mountain scoring of each stage is scored twice only applies to mountain arrivals. There were four of them in 2011. Overall, fewer mountain points are awarded to fewer drivers. For the highest category there are 20 points, for the other categories the winner receives ten, five, two or one point. A total of six, five, four, two or one driver receive points in the categories in descending order.
  • Time credits: Since 2008 there have been no time bonuses for the overall ranking either for intermediate sprints or in the stage finish.

100 years of Col du Galibier

Ascent to the Galibier from the north

In the third week of the tour in 2011, the 100th anniversary of the first crossing of the Col du Galibier alpine pass was remembered. The inclusion of the Galibier in the 1911 Tour de France program was initiated by the tour's founder, Henri Desgrange , who has been honored for years when he regularly crosses the Galibier by giving the souvenir Henri Desgrange to the first rider at the top of the pass. Due to the anniversary in 2011, the pass was used both during the 18th (in the form of a mountain arrival) and during the 19th stage.

100 years of Gustave Garrigou

Since 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the Frenchman Gustave Garrigou 's victory on the Tour , this anniversary was especially celebrated on the 10th stage in his home town of Vabre-Tizac .

150 years of Italy

The tour came to Italy on July 20th. The occasion was the 150th anniversary of Italy's independence.

Ratings in the course of the tour

The table shows the leader in the respective classification or the wearers of the jerseys or shirt numbers at the end of the respective stage.

stage Stage winner
Stage winner
Red number on the back
Most combative
Yellow jersey
Overall rating
Green jersey
Dotted jersey
Mountain scoring
White jersey
Young talent evaluation
Yellow number on the back
Team evaluation
01. Philippe Gilbert Perrig Quéméneur Philippe Gilbert Philippe Gilbert 2 Philippe Gilbert 2 3 Geraint Thomas Omega Pharma Lotto
02. Team Garmin-Cervélo not forgiven Thor Hushovd Team Garmin-Cervélo
03. Tyler Farrar Mickael Delage José Joaquín Rojas
04th Cadel Evans Jérémy Roy Cadel Evans
05. Mark Cavendish José Iván Gutiérrez Philippe Gilbert
06th Edvald Boasson Hagen Adriano Malori Johnny Hoogerland
07th Mark Cavendish Yannick Talabardon José Joaquín Rojas Robert Gesink
08th. Rui Costa Tejay van Garderen Philippe Gilbert Tejay van Garderen
09. Luis León Sánchez Johnny Hoogerland
Juan Antonio Flecha 4
Thomas Voeckler Johnny Hoogerland Team Europcar
10. André Greipel Marco Marcato
11. Mark Cavendish Mickael Delage Mark Cavendish
12. Samuel Sánchez Geraint Thomas Samuel Sánchez Arnold Jeannesson Leopard Trek
13. Thor Hushovd Jérémy Roy Jérémy Roy Team Garmin-Cervélo
14th Jelle Vanendert Sandy Casar Jelle Vanendert Rigoberto Urán Leopard Trek
15th Mark Cavendish Niki Terpstra
16. Thor Hushovd Mikhail Ignatiev Team Garmin-Cervélo
17th Edvald Boasson Hagen Rubén Pérez
18th Andy Schleck Andy Schleck Purely Taaramäe
19th Pierre Rolland Alberto Contador Andy Schleck Samuel Sánchez Pierre Rolland
20th Tony Martin not forgiven Cadel Evans
21st Mark Cavendish
winner Jérémy Roy Cadel Evans Mark Cavendish Samuel Sánchez Pierre Rolland Team Garmin-Cervélo

Notes on the table:

1The red number on the back is given to the most combative driver of the stage. It is not the mark of the leader in this ranking. Only at the end of the Tour de France will a jury decide on an overall ranking. Although no rider received this award on the 20th stage, Jérémy Roy wore the red shirt number as the overall winner of this classification on the last stage to Paris.
2On the 2nd stage, Cadel Evans wore the green jersey as second in the points classification, as Philippe Gilbert was already wearing the yellow jersey. Thor Hushovd wore the dotted jersey, although he had no mountain points, but was third in the overall standings behind Gilbert and Evans.
3 On stage 3, Cadel Evans wore the polka dot jersey as second in the overall standings, as the mountain leader, Gilbert, wore the green jersey and the leader of the overall standings, Hushovd, wore the yellow jersey.
4thAfter the 9th stage, the prize for the most combative driver was given to two drivers - Flecha and Hoogerland. They had been brought down by an escort vehicle in the leading group and reached the stage goal, seriously injured and with a large gap to the eventual winner of the day Sánchez.

The 167th and last of the overall ranking (“ Lanterne Rouge ”) of the 2011 Tour de France was Fabio Sabatini from the Liquigas-Cannondale team . He finished the tour 3:57:43 hours behind.


On July 11, 2011, the UCI announced that the Russian Alexander Kolobnew of the Katyusha team tested positive for the intake of the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide , which is often used to mask other doping substances, on the basis of a doping test from July 6 . The analysis of the B sample confirmed the doping result, whereupon Kolobnew was suspended by Katyusha.

See also

Web links

Commons : Tour de France 2011  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  2. LiVE Starter list of the Tour de France 2011. July 2nd, 2011, accessed on July 12th, 2011 .
  3. Teams at the Tour de France 2011. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011 ; Retrieved July 12, 2011 .
  4. ^ T-Online: The ambitions of the 22 tour teams. Retrieved July 12, 2011 .
  5. a b route of the Tour de France 2011. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011 ; Retrieved July 16, 2011 .
  6. Tour de France - The jerseys & ratings of the tour. June 24, 2011, accessed July 3, 2011 .
  7. Regulations of the Tour de France, Article 26. (PDF; 904 KB) (No longer available online.) Formerly in the original ; Retrieved July 3, 2011 (French, English).  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  8. The Galibier calls forever . Archived from the original on July 13, 2011 ; Retrieved July 16, 2011 .
  9. Vabre-Tizac. Tour de France: les 100 ans de Gustave Garrigou. Retrieved July 16, 2011 (French).
  10. On Wednesday the tour climbs to Italy. Retrieved July 19, 2011 .
  11. The tour has its first doping case , Spiegel Online from July 11, 2011 (accessed on July 11, 2011)
  12. Tour: B-sample also positive - Kolobnew suspended , AFP report from July 20, 2011 (accessed on July 20, 2011).