Evans Wins Tour; Cavendish Takes Stage 21

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07/24/2011| 0 comments
by Gerald Churchill
Proud, moved and well-deserved Tour de France champion Cadel Evans on the podium in Paris. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Proud, moved and well-deserved Tour de France champion Cadel Evans on the podium in Paris. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Evans Wins Tour; Cavendish Takes Stage 21

Cadel Evans (BMC) is the first Australian to win the Tour de France.

him, "I'm sure you can win a Grand Tour. I hope for you it is the Tour de France because that's the biggest and most prestigious. And if you do that, you will become the most complete rider of your generation." Yesterday, Evans said, "For him to be here now would be quite something.

In the overall, Evans beat Andy Schleck by 1:34 and Frank Schleck by 2:30. In the other competitions, Cavendish took the green jersey, Pierre Rolland (Europcar) won the white jersey, Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) grabbed the polka dot jersey, and Garmin-Cervélo won the team competition. Check in on Tuesday for a 2011 Tour de France postlude, and check in with www.roadcycling.com for great cycling during the rest of the 2011 season, beginning with the Clasica San Sebastian next Saturday.

Click here for complete stage 21 results and additional photos.

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