Jelle Vanendert Climbs to Tour de France Stage Victory on Plateau de Beille

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07/16/2011| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com
Team Omega Pharma-Lotto's Jelle Vanendert climbs to stage 14 victory on Plateau de Beille in Tour de France 2011. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Team Omega Pharma-Lotto's Jelle Vanendert climbs to stage 14 victory on Plateau de Beille in Tour de France 2011. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Jelle Vanendert Climbs to Tour de France Stage Victory on Plateau de Beille

French cyclist Thomas Voeckler of Team Europcar retained the lead in the Tour de France 2011 on Saturday after the last stage in the Pyrenees, which was won by Jelle Vanendert (Belgium) of Team Omega Pharma-Lotto and failed to be as significant as expected for the main contenders, who didn't have the guts needed to dare attack early.

tumble when he went too wide on a turn and flew over his handlebars. The Dutch rider bloodied his face but rejoined the race.

Jens Voigt crashed soon after coming down Port de Lers, cutting his left arm. But the veteran German rider got up and pedaled furiously to rejoin his Leopard-Trek teammates. The 39-year-old Voigt then fell after breaking too heavily but continued again.

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