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Tour De France 2011 Results: Jelle Vanendert Wins Stage 14, Thomas Voeckler Keeps Yellow Jersey

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The 2011 Tour De France left the Pyrenees on Saturday with Jelle Vanendert winning Stage 14 at Plateua de Beille. He completed the course in 5:13:25, 21 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Samuel Sanchez, who had won a mountain stage on Thursday. Andy Schleck came in third after a 46-second gap. Cadel Evans and Thomas Voeckler came in as part of an eight-rider group at 48 seconds behind Vanendert.

The stage featured six climbs to test its riders. Mickael Delage took the first two at 26.5 km and 62.5 km. Sandy Casar and Sylvain Chavanel took the middle two and Gorka Izagirre Insausti took the fifth one. The ascent to the finish line at Plateau de Beille garnered 40 points for Vanendert, who took over the King of the Mountains classification with 74 points. Samuel Sanchez is close behind with 72. Jeremy Roy is in third with 45 points.

Voeckler still wears the yellow jersey after the end of the Pyrenees portion of the race and he isn't quite sure how this happened:

“It’s hard for me to believe that I’m in yellow after the Pyrenees with almost the same gap that I had before the Pyrenees. I won’t understand it if it continues like this for the last week because it’s unbelievable for me. It’s like a dream."

Mark Cavendish finished nearly 27 minutes behind Vanendert, but no one was able to overtake him for the green jersey.

Here are the top 10 racers in the general classification through Stage 14:

Place Rider  Time  Gaps
1 Thomas Vieckler 61h 04' 10"   
2 Frank Schleck 61h 05' 59"  + 01' 49"
3 Cadel Evans 61h 06' 16"  + 02' 06"
4 Andy Schleck 61h 06' 25"  + 02' 15"
5 Ivan Basso 61h 07' 26"  + 03' 16"
6 Samuel Sanchez 61h 07' 54"  + 03' 44"
7 Alberto Contador 61h 08' 10"  + 04' 00"
8 Damiano Cunego 61h 08' 11"  + 04' 01"
9 Tom Danielson 61h 09' 56"  + 05' 46"
10 Kevin De Weert 61h 10' 28"  + 06' 18"

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