Cadel Evans Claims First Ever Tour de France Victory
Cadel Evans claimed wore the yellow jersey as the riders crossed the finish line for the last time at the 2011 Tour de France.
Entering this year, Evans was a two-time runner-up and was looking to take down two-time defending champion Alberto Contador.
Evans was able to do so when he made up 57 seconds on the 20th stage to take the overall lead for the first time this year and knock off the Schleck Brothers.
Mark Cavendish, the green jersey winner, also took down the 21st stage, becoming the first rider to win three sprints on the Champs Elysées and the first British rider to win the Green Jersey.
Here are the winners of each category at the 2011 Tour de France:
Yellow Jersey (Overall Winner): Cadel Evans, Australia
Green Jersey (Points Classification): Mark Cavendish, Great Britain
Polka Dot Jersey (King of the Mountains): Samuel Sanchez, Spain
White Jersey (Best Young Rider): Pierre Rolland, France
Here are the final standings from the 2011 Tour de France:
|1||Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team||86:12:22|
|2||Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek||0:01:34|
|3||Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek||0:02:30|
|4||Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar||0:03:20|
|5||Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard||0:03:57|
|6||Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi||0:04:55|
|7||Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD||0:06:05|
|8||Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale||0:07:23|
|9||Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo||0:08:15|
|10||Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale||0:10:11|