Evans wins Tour de France as Cavendish wins final stage

Added by on July 24, 2011

Cadel-Evans / Reuters - Stefano-Rellandini

Australian Cadel Evans rode to a historic win on Sunday, winning the 2011 Tour de France. Mark Cavendish who could have lost the green jersey in today’s race, retained the jersey he has worn since the race’s stage 11.

Today’s final stage was largely ceremonial as the 34-year-old Evans secured the title of overall winner in Saturday’s time trial in Grenoble.

Mark Cavendish won the stage to retain his green jersey. Andy Schleck finished the stage second, followed by his brother Frank Schleck in third place.

The polka-dot jersey, awarded to the best climber, was taken by Samuel Sanchez of Spain; the best young rider was Pierre Rolland of France.

The final standings of the 2011 Tour de France:

  • Overall: Cadel Evans at 86h 12min 22sec
  • Points: Mark Cavendish with 334 points
  • King of the Mountains: Samuel Sanchez with 108pts
  • Team: Team Garmin – Cervelo with 258h 18min 49sec
  • Youth: Pierre Rolland with 86h 23min 5sec