2011 Tour De France Results: Mark Cavendish Wins For 4th Time This Race, 19th In Career

The 2011 Tour de France saw Mark Cavendish wins his third stage in this year's race and his 19th overall, which has him just three behind Lance Armstrong's 22. Cavendish took the race at 4:20:24, which was also the final time for an additional 116 cyclists. Included among that group is Thomas Voeckler, who will wear the yellow jersey for another two days.

This stage was ideally suited for Mark Cavendish, as he is a sprinter. He was especially thankful for his teammates' help:

I’m lucky that I’ve got a group of guys like I have to keep me out of trouble at the front and that kind of took the pressure off a bit but it’s still hard. It was up and down, there were crosswinds the whole day; it was a difficult stage but it was a sprint and the guys controlled it. They delivered me perfectly to the last 200 meters.

Cavendish still wears the green jersey with 319 points, better than Jose Joaquin Rojas by 37 points (282). Cavendish picked up 10 points for sixth place on the Montagnac sprint and then gained the 45 points for being the first to cross the finish line at Montpellier. Garmin-Cervelo's Tyler Farrar came in second.

Here is the general classification top 10 leaderboard:

Place Racer Time Gap
1 Thomas Voeckler 65h 24' 34"   
2 Frank Schleck 65h 26' 23"  + 01' 49"
3 Cadel Evans 65h 26' 40"  + 02' 06"
4 Andy Schleck 65h 26' 49"  + 02' 15"
5 Ivan Basso 65h 27' 50"  + 03' 16"
6 Samuel Sanchez 65h 28' 18"  + 03' 44"
7 Alberto Contador 65h 28' 34"  + 04' 00"
8 Damiano Cunego 65h 28' 35"  + 04' 01"
9 Ton Danielson 65h 30' 20"  + 05' 46"
10 Kevin De Weert 65h 30' 52"  + 06' 18"

For in-depth coverage of the race, visit out cycling blog, Podium Cafe, and our SB Nation StoryStream.

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