2011 Tour de Romandie

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2011 Tour de Romandie
2011 UCI World Tour, race 13 of 27
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Map of the race
Race details
Dates 26 April – 1 May
Stages 5 + Prologue
Distance 694.5 km (431.5 mi)
Winning time 16h 51' 49 (41.183 km/h or 25.590 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Cadel Evans (AUS) (BMC Racing Team)
Second  Tony Martin (GER) (HTC-Highroad)
Third  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) (Astana)

Mountains  Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN) (Saxo Bank-SunGard)
Youth  Andrew Talansky (USA) (Garmin-Cervélo)
Sprints  Matthias Brändle (AUT) (Geox-TMC)
Team Garmin-Cervélo
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The 2011 Tour de Romandie, was the 65th running of the Tour de Romandie cycling stage race. It started on 26 April in Martigny and ended on 1 May in Geneva and consisted of six stages, including a race-commencing prologue stage and also a penultimate day individual time trial. It was the 13th race of the 2011 UCI World Tour season.

The race was won by BMC Racing Team rider Cadel Evans, who claimed the leader's yellow jersey for the second time[1] – having previously won the race in 2006 – with an eighth place finish on the penultimate time trial stage, and held his advantage to the end of the race.[2] Evans' winning margin over runner-up Tony Martin was 18 seconds,[2] and Astana's Alexander Vinokourov completed the podium, 19 seconds down on Evans.[2]

In the race's other classifications, Saxo Bank-SunGard rider Chris Anker Sørensen won the King of the Mountains classification, Matthias Brändle of Geox-TMC won the green jersey for the sprints classification, Garmin-Cervélo's Andrew Talansky won the young rider classification, with Garmin-Cervélo also finishing at the head of the teams classification.

Pre-race favourites[edit]

Pre-race favourites include the 2006 winner, Cadel Evans, 2009 winner, Roman Kreuziger and the 2010 winner Simon Špilak. Beside them there will be Ivan Basso, Paris-Nice's winner, Tony Martin and Rabobank's Luis León Sánchez.[3]

Stages[edit]

Prologue[edit]

26 April 2011 – Martigny, 3 km (1.9 mi), individual time trial (ITT)

Prologue Result and General Classification after Prologue

Rider Team Time
1  Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Yellow jerseyWhite jersey Euskaltel-Euskadi 3' 40"
2  Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team + 0"
3  Leigh Howard (AUS) HTC-Highroad + 1"
4  Geoffroy Lequatre (FRA) Team RadioShack + 2"
5  David Millar (GBR) Garmin-Cervélo + 2"
6  Dennis van Winden (NED) Rabobank + 3"
7  Patrick Gretsch (GER) HTC-Highroad + 3"
8  Mark Renshaw (AUS) HTC-Highroad + 4"
9  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 4"
10  Daniele Bennati (ITA) Leopard Trek + 4"

Stage 1[edit]

27 April 2011 – Martigny to Leysin, 169.3 km (105.2 mi)
Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Pavel Brutt (RUS) Team Katusha 4h 27' 41"
2  Oleksandr Kvachuk (UKR) Lampre-ISD + 56"
3  Branislau Samoilau (BLR) Movistar Team + 1' 15"
4  Jack Bobridge (AUS) Garmin-Cervélo + 1' 23"
5  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre-ISD + 1' 59"
6  Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Movistar Team + 2' 01"
7  Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 2' 03"
8  Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 2' 05"
9  David López García (ESP) Movistar Team + 2' 05"
10  Simon Špilak (SLO) Lampre-ISD + 2' 05"
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1  Pavel Brutt (RUS) Yellow jerseyGreen jersey Team Katusha 4h 31' 26"
2  Oleksandr Kvachuk (UKR) Pink jersey Lampre-ISD + 1' 00"
3  Branislau Samoilau (BLR) Movistar Team + 1' 22"
4  Jack Bobridge (AUS) White jersey Garmin-Cervélo + 1' 31"
5  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 2' 04"
6  Gorka Verdugo (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi + 2' 04"
7  Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 2' 06"
8  Steve Morabito (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 2' 08"
9  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre-ISD + 2' 08"
10  Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Movistar Team + 2' 09"

Stage 2[edit]

28 April 2011 – Romont, 171.8 km (106.8 mi)
Stage 2 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre-ISD 4h 10' 53"
2  Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 2"
3  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 2"
4  Rui Costa (POR) Movistar Team + 2"
5  David López García (ESP) Movistar Team + 2"
6  Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Movistar Team + 2"
7  Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 2"
8  Tony Martin (GER) HTC-Highroad + 2"
9  Denis Menchov (RUS) Geox-TMC + 2"
10  Pieter Weening (NED) Rabobank + 2"
General Classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1  Pavel Brutt (RUS) Yellow jerseyGreen jersey Team Katusha 8h 43' 39"
2  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre-ISD + 38"
3  Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 42"
4  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 42"
5  Gorka Verdugo (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi + 46"
6  Steve Morabito (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 50"
7  Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Movistar Team + 51"
8  Oliver Zaugg (SUI) Leopard Trek + 51"
9  Pieter Weening (NED) Rabobank + 51"
10  Thomas Rohregger (AUT) Leopard Trek + 52"

Stage 3[edit]

29 April 2011 – Thierrens to Neuchâtel, 165.7 km (103.0 mi)
Stage 3 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana 3h 47' 55"
2  Mickaël Cherel (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
3  Tony Martin (GER) HTC-Highroad s.t.
4  Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
5  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank s.t.
6  Davide Viganò (ITA) Leopard Trek s.t.
7  Geoffroy Lequatre (FRA) Team RadioShack s.t.
8  Alan Pérez (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
9  Manuele Mori (ITA) Lampre-ISD s.t.
10  Rob Ruijgh (NED) Vacansoleil-DCM s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1  Pavel Brutt (RUS) Yellow jersey Team Katusha 12h 31' 34"
2  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 32"
3  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre-ISD + 38"
4  Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 42"
5  Gorka Verdugo (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi + 46"
6  Steve Morabito (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 50"
7  Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Movistar Team + 51"
8  Oliver Zaugg (SUI) Leopard Trek + 51"
9  Pieter Weening (NED) Rabobank + 51"
10  Thomas Rohregger (AUT) Leopard Trek + 52"

Stage 4[edit]

30 April 2011 – Aubonne to Bougy-Villars, 20.1 km (12.5 mi), individual time trial (ITT)
Stage 4 Result
Rider Team Time
1  David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Cervélo 27' 57"
2  Richie Porte (AUS) Saxo Bank-SunGard + 2"
3  Lieuwe Westra (NED) Vacansoleil-DCM + 14"
4  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 18"
5  Tony Martin (GER) HTC-Highroad + 27"
6  Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 42"
7  Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Rabobank + 43"
8  Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 45"
9  Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi + 48"
10  Linus Gerdemann (GER) Leopard Trek + 54"
General Classification after Stage 4
Rider Team Time
1  Cadel Evans (AUS) Yellow jersey BMC Racing Team 13h 00' 58"
2  Tony Martin (GER) HTC-Highroad + 18"
3  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 19"
4  Marco Pinotti (ITA) HTC-Highroad + 31"
5  Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Movistar Team + 41"
6  Pieter Weening (NED) Rabobank + 51"
7  Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 52"
8  Pavel Brutt (RUS) Team Katusha + 58"
9  Andrew Talansky (USA) White jersey Garmin-Cervélo + 59"
10  David Millar (GBR) Garmin-Cervélo + 1' 00"

Stage 5[edit]

1 May 2011 – Champagne to Geneva, 164.6 km (102.3 mi)
Stage 5 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky 3h 50' 51"
2  Davide Viganò (ITA) Leopard Trek s.t.
3  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank s.t.
4  Fabio Sabatini (ITA) Liquigas-Cannondale s.t.
5  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Astana s.t.
6  Fumiyuki Beppu (JPN) Team RadioShack s.t.
7  Tony Martin (GER) HTC-Highroad s.t.
8  Nicolas Roche (IRL) Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
9  Yukiya Arashiro (JPN) Team Europcar s.t.
10  Enrique Sanz (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
Final General Classification
Rider Team Time
1  Cadel Evans (AUS) Yellow jersey BMC Racing Team 16h 51' 49"
2  Tony Martin (GER) HTC-Highroad + 18"
3  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 19"
4  Marco Pinotti (ITA) HTC-Highroad + 31"
5  Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Movistar Team + 41"
6  Pieter Weening (NED) Rabobank + 51"
7  Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 52"
8  Pavel Brutt (RUS) Team Katusha + 58"
9  Andrew Talansky (USA) White jersey Garmin-Cervélo + 59"
10  David Millar (GBR) Garmin-Cervélo + 1' 00"

Jersey progress[edit]

Stage Winner General Classification
Mountain Grand Prix
Sprints Classification
Youth Classification
Team Classification
P Jonathan Castroviejo Jonathan Castroviejo not awarded not awarded Jonathan Castroviejo HTC-Highroad
1 Pavel Brutt Pavel Brutt Oleksandr Kvachuk Pavel Brutt Jack Bobridge Lampre-ISD
2 Damiano Cunego Peter Stetina Movistar Team
3 Alexander Vinokourov Dario Cioni
4 David Zabriskie Cadel Evans Andrew Talansky Garmin-Cervélo
5 Ben Swift Chris Anker Sørensen Matthias Brändle
0Final
Cadel Evans Chris Anker Sørensen Matthias Brändle Andrew Talansky Garmin-Cervélo

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