2011 Tour De France Results: Cadel Evans Wins Tour

As expected Australian cyclist Cadel Evans won the 2011 Tour de France on Sunday after a 2:27:02 ride to the Champs-Élysées in Paris. He defeated the Schleck Bros., as Andy was 1:34 behind and Frank had a 2:30 gap at the end of the race. Evans holds the maillot jaune/yellow jersey for the next year.

Mark Cavendish won the final stage in Paris, which should be no surprise, for the third time in his career. This was his fifth stage win this year and his 20th overall, just two behind Lance Armstrong. Cavendish won the maillot vert/green jersey over Jose Joaquin Rojas.

Samuel Sanchez is the King of the Mountain, though the red polka dot jersey had been decided days ago in the Alps. Pierre Rolland captured the white jersey for best young racer.

Boulder's Team Garmin-Cervelo had the best overall team time at 258:18:49, an 11-plus-minute advantage over Team Leopard-Trek. Thor Hushovd of Garmin-Cervelo had two stage wins and wore the yellow jersey for several days before the mountains hurt him.

Hushovd's teammate, Tom Danielson, finished ninth overall, a +8:15 gap behind Evans. He was the top American finisher.

Here is the top 10 leaderboard for the general classification (full one here):

1. EVANS Cadel 141 BMC RACING TEAM 86h 12' 22"  
2. SCHLECK Andy 11 TEAM LEOPARD-TREK 86h 13' 56" + 01' 34"
3. SCHLECK Frank 18 TEAM LEOPARD-TREK 86h 14' 52" + 02' 30"
4. VOECKLER Thomas 181 TEAM EUROPCAR 86h 15' 42" + 03' 20"
5. CONTADOR Alberto 1 SAXO BANK SUNGARD 86h 16' 19" + 03' 57"
6. SANCHEZ Samuel 21 EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 86h 17' 17" + 04' 55"
7. CUNEGO Damiano 161 LAMPRE - ISD 86h 18' 27" + 06' 05"
8. BASSO Ivan 91 LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 86h 19' 45" + 07' 23"
9. DANIELSON Tom 52 TEAM GARMIN - CERVELO 86h 20' 37" + 08' 15"
10. PERAUD Jean-Christophe 108 AG2R LA MONDIALE 86h 22' 33" + 10' 11"

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

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