2011 Critérium International

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2011 Critérium International
2010–2011 UCI Europe Tour
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The route of the 2011 Critérium International
Race details
Dates 26–27 March
Stages 3
Distance 280 km (174.0 mi)
Winning time 7h 13' 12" (39.9 km/h or 24.8 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Fränk Schleck (Luxembourg) (Leopard Trek)
Second  Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) (Movistar Team)
Third  Rein Taaramäe (Estonia) (Cofidis)

Points  Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) (Movistar Team)
Mountains  Pim Ligthart (Netherlands) (Vacansoleil-DCM)
Youth  Rein Taaramäe (Estonia) (Cofidis)
Team Movistar Team
2010
2012

The 2011 Critérium International, was the 80th running of the Critérium International cycling stage race. It started on 26 March in Porto-Vecchio and ended on 27 March in Porto-Vecchio and consisted of 3 stages, including 2 stages on the same day; a flat stage and an individual time trial, held as the second and third stages.

The race was won by Leopard-Trek rider Fränk Schleck, who claimed the leader's yellow jersey after a strong finish first stage, and maintained his advantage to the end of the race. Schleck's winning margin over runner-up Vasil Kiryienka of Team Movistar was 13 seconds, and Cofidis' Rein Taaramäe completed the podium, 17 seconds down on Kiryienka.

In the race's other classifications, Team Movistar rider Vasil Kiryienka won the green jersey for the points classification, the King of the Mountains classificationwas won by Pim Ligthart of Vacansoleil-DCM, Cofidis' Rein Taaramäe won the young rider classification, with Movistar finishing at the head of the teams classification.

Pre-race favourites[edit]

The winner of the 2010 Critérium International, Pierrick Fédrigo, was looking to defend last year's victory, while other pre-race favourites like 2 time runner-up of the Tour de France Andy Schleck and Vuelta a España 5th place, Fränk Schleck, as well as Alexander Vinokourov.[1]

Teams[edit]

The following teams participated in the 2011 edition of the Critérium International:[2]

Stages[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

26 March 2011 – Porto-Vecchio to Col de l’Ospedale, 198 km
Stage 1 Results[3]
Rider Team Time
1  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Jersey yellow.svgJersey green.svg Leopard Trek 5h 21' 02"
2  Vasil Kiryienka (BLR)Jersey yellow number.svg Movistar Team + 16"
3  Rein Taaramäe (EST)Jersey white.svg Cofidis + 22"
4  David Lopez Garcia (ESP)Jersey yellow number.svg Movistar Team + 58"
5  Alexandre Geniez (FRA) Skil-Shimano + 1'00"
6  Sergey Lagutin (UZB) Vacansoleil-DCM + 1'09"
7  Lars Petter Nordhaug (NOR) Team Sky + 1'09"
8  Pierre Rolland (FRA) Team Europcar + 1'09"
9  Pierrick Fédrigo (FRA) FDJ + 1'09"
10  Andy Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek + 1'09"
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Jersey yellow.svgJersey green.svg Leopard Trek 5h 20' 52"
2  Vasil Kiryienka (BLR)Jersey yellow number.svg Movistar Team + 20"
3  Rein Taaramäe (EST)Jersey white.svg Cofidis + 28"
4  David Lopez Garcia (ESP)Jersey yellow number.svg Movistar Team + 1'08"
5  Alexandre Geniez (FRA) Skil-Shimano + 1'10"
6  Sergey Lagutin (UZB) Vacansoleil-DCM + 1'19"
7  Lars Petter Nordhaug (NOR) Team Sky + 1'19"
8  Pierre Rolland (FRA) Team Europcar + 1'19"
9  Pierrick Fédrigo (FRA) FDJ + 1'19"
10  Andy Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek + 1'19"

Stage 2[edit]

27 March 2011 – Porto-Vecchio 75 km
Stage 2 Results[4]
Rider Team Time
1  Simon Geschke (GER) Skil-Shimano 1h 43' 10"
2  Murilo Antonio Fischer (BRA) Garmin-Cervélo s.t.
3  Laurent Mangel (FRA) Saur-Sojasun s.t.
4  Florian Vachon (FRA) Bretagne-Schuller s.t.
5  Arnaud Molmy (FRA) BigMat-Auber 93 s.t.
6  Jonathan Hivert (FRA) Saur-Sojasun s.t.
7  Julien El Farès (FRA) Cofidis s.t.
8  Tony Gallopin (FRA) Cofidis s.t.
9  Fabian Wegmann (GER) Leopard Trek s.t.
10  Jerome Cousin (FRA) Team Europcar s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Jersey yellow.svgJersey green.svg Leopard Trek 7h 04' 02"
2  Vasil Kiryienka (BLR)Jersey yellow number.svg Movistar Team + 20"
3  Rein Taaramäe (EST)Jersey white.svg Cofidis + 28"
4  David Lopez Garcia (ESP)Jersey yellow number.svg Movistar Team + 1'08"
5  Alexandre Geniez (FRA) Skil-Shimano + 1'10"
6  Cyril Gautier (FRA) Team Europcar + 1'19"
7  Sergey Lagutin (UZB) Vacansoleil-DCM + 1'19"
8  Pierre Rolland (FRA) Team Europcar + 1'19"
9  Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) Garmin-Cervélo + 1'19"
10  Jean-Christophe Peraud (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 1'19"

Stage 3[edit]

27 March 2011 – Porto-Vecchio 7 km
Stage 3 Results[5]
Rider Team Time
1  Andreas Klöden (GER) Team RadioShack 8' 47"
2  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 04"
3  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Leopard Trek + 10"
4  David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 14"
5  Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 15"
6  Jérôme Coppel (FRA) Saur-Sojasun + 16"
7  Maxime Monfort (BEL) Leopard Trek s.t.
8  Vasili Kiryienka (BLR)Jersey yellow number.svg Movistar Team + 17"
9  Tiago Machado (POR) Team RadioShack + 20"
10  Anthony Roux (FRA) FDJ + 21"
General Classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Jersey yellow.svg Leopard Trek 7h 13' 12"
2  Vasil Kiryienka (BLR)Jersey green.svgJersey yellow number.svg Movistar Team + 13"
3  Rein Taaramäe (EST)Jersey white.svg Cofidis + 30"
4  Alexandre Geniez (FRA) Skil-Shimano + 1'14"
5  Tiago Machado (POR) Team RadioShack + 1'15"
6  Jean-Christophe Peraud (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 1'16"
7  Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) Garmin-Cervélo + 1'19"
8  Pierrick Fédrigo (FRA) FDJ + 1'23"
9  David Lopez Garcia (ESP)Jersey yellow number.svg Movistar Team + 1'25"
10  Sergey Lagutin (UZB) Vacansoleil-DCM + 1'25"

Classification leadership[edit]

Stage Winner General classification
Jersey yellow.svg
Mountains classification
Jersey polkadot.svg
Points classification
Jersey green.svg
Young rider classification
Jersey white.svg
Team Classification
Jersey yellow number.svg
1 Fränk Schleck Fränk Schleck Pim Ligthart Fränk Schleck Rein Taaramäe Movistar Team
2 Simon Geschke
3 Andreas Klöden Vasil Kiryienka
Final Fränk Schleck Pim Ligthart Vasil Kiryienka Rein Taaramäe Movistar Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atkins, Ben (14 February 2011). "Sixteen teams announced for Critérium International". Velonation. Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Teams". Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Quénet, Jean-François (26 March 2011). "Fränk Schleck climbs to victory in opening stage". CyclingNews. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Quénet, Jean-François (27 March 2011). "Geschke wins the sprint in Porto Vecchio". Cycling News. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Quénet, Jean-François (27 March 2011). "Schleck defends overall lead". Cycling News. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 

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