2011 Tour de Suisse

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2011 Tour de Suisse
2011 UCI World Tour, race 16 of 27
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The route of the 2011 Tour de Suisse
Race details
Dates 11–19 June
Stages 9[1]
Distance 1,246.4 km (774.5 mi)
Winning time 31h 45' 02" (39.254 km/h or 24.391 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Levi Leipheimer (USA) (Team RadioShack)
Second  Damiano Cunego (ITA) (Lampre-ISD)
Third  Steven Kruijswijk (NED) (Rabobank)

Points  Peter Sagan (SVK) (Liquigas-Cannondale)
Mountains  Andy Schleck (LUX) (Leopard Trek)
Sprints  Lloyd Mondory (FRA) (Ag2r-La Mondiale)
Team Leopard Trek
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The 2011 Tour de Suisse was the 75th running of the Tour de Suisse cycling stage race. It started on 11 June with an individual time trial in Lugano and ended with another individual time trial on 19 June, in Schaffhausen.[2] It was the 16th race of the 2011 UCI World Tour season.

Just like the previous edition of the race won by Fränk Schleck, the lead of the race changed hands in the final time trial stage. Lampre-ISD rider Damiano Cunego, who had held the lead of the race since stage three, had an advantage of over 90 seconds to his nearest challenger Steven Kruijswijk of Rabobank, but it was Team RadioShack's Levi Leipheimer, who had been fourth prior to the final stage and almost two minutes in arrears of Cunego, that took the final overall honours. Leipheimer, who was only third on the stage behind Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) and team-mate Andreas Klöden,[3] triumphed by four seconds over Cunego after 1,246.4 kilometres (774.5 miles) of racing.[4] Kruijswijk managed to hold onto third place in the overall classification, 62 seconds down on Leipheimer, but eight seconds ahead of another Leopard Trek rider, Jakob Fuglsang.

In the race's other classifications, Leopard Trek rider Andy Schleck won the King of the Mountains classification, Liquigas-Cannondale's Peter Sagan won the points classification after placing five times in the top three of stage results, Lloyd Mondory of Ag2r-La Mondiale finished clear at the top of the sprints classification, with Leopard Trek also finishing at the head of the teams classification.

Schedule[edit]

Stage Route Distance Date Winner
1 (ITT) Lugano 7.3 km (4.5 mi) Saturday, June 11  Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
2 Airolo to Crans-Montana 149 km (92.6 mi) Sunday, June 12  Mauricio Soler (COL)
3 Brig to Grindelwald 107.6 km (66.9 mi) Monday, June 13  Peter Sagan (SVK)
4 Grindelwald to Huttwil 198.4 km (123.3 mi) Tuesday, June 14  Thor Hushovd (NOR)
5 Huttwil to Tägerschen 204.2 km (126.9 mi) Wednesday, June 15  Borut Božič (SLO)
6 Tägerschen to Malbun (Liechtenstein) 157.7 km (98.0 mi) Thursday, June 16  Steven Kruijswijk (NED)
7 Vaduz (Liechtenstein) to Serfaus (Austria) 222.8 km (138.4 mi) Friday, June 17  Thomas De Gendt (BEL)
8 Tübach to Schaffhausen 167.3 km (104.0 mi) Saturday, June 18  Peter Sagan (SVK)
9 (ITT) Schaffhausen 32.1 km (19.9 mi) Sunday, June 19  Fabian Cancellara (SUI)

Stages[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

11 June 2011 – Lugano, 7.3 km (4.5 mi) individual time trial (ITT)
Stage 1 Result and General classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Jersey yellow.svgJersey light blue.svg Leopard Trek 9' 41"
2  Tejay van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad + 9"
3  Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas-Cannondale + 17"
4  Gustav Larsson (SWE) Saxo Bank-SunGard + 17"
5  Andreas Klöden (GER) Team RadioShack + 18"
6  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 20"
7  Peter Velits (SVK) HTC-Highroad + 21"
8  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 22"
9  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack + 22"
10  Linus Gerdemann (GER) Leopard Trek + 22"

Stage 2[edit]

12 June 2011 – Airolo to Crans-Montana, 149 km (92.6 mi)
Stage 2 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Mauricio Soler (COL) Movistar Team 4h 23' 20"
2  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre-ISD + 12"
3  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek + 12"
4  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) Team Katusha + 16"
5  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 18"
6  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack + 34"
7  Tejay van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad + 36"
8  Mathias Frank (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 39"
9  Eros Capecchi (ITA) Liquigas-Cannondale + 47"
10  Laurens ten Dam (NED) Rabobank + 47"
General classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1  Mauricio Soler (COL) Yellow jersey Movistar Team 4h 33' 19"
2  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre-ISD + 16"
3  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 22"
4  Tejay van Garderen (USA) Jersey light blue.svg HTC-Highroad + 27"
5  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek + 31"
6  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack + 38"
7  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) Team Katusha + 39"
8  Mathias Frank (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 52"
9  Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 1' 02"
10  Eros Capecchi (ITA) Liquigas-Cannondale + 1' 05"

Stage 3[edit]

13 June 2011 – Brig to Grindelwald, 107.6 km (66.9 mi)
Stage 3 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas-Cannondale 3h 09' 47"
2  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre-ISD s.t.
3  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Leopard Trek + 21"
4  Laurens ten Dam (NED) Rabobank + 21"
5  Giampaolo Caruso (ITA) Team Katusha + 48"
6  Tejay van Garderen (USA) Jersey light blue.svg HTC-Highroad + 1' 04"
7  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek + 1' 04"
8  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 1' 04"
9  Mauricio Soler (COL) Yellow jersey Movistar Team + 1' 04"
10  Francis De Greef (BEL) Omega Pharma-Lotto + 1' 04"
General classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Yellow jersey Lampre-ISD 7h 43' 16"
2  Mauricio Soler (COL) Movistar Team + 54"
3  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 1' 16"
4  Laurens ten Dam (NED) Green jersey Rabobank + 1' 19"
5  Tejay van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad + 1' 21"
6  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek + 1' 25"
7  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Leopard Trek + 1' 32"
8  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) Team Katusha + 1' 53"
9  Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Rabobank + 2' 00"
10  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack + 2' 10"

Stage 4[edit]

14 June 2011 – Grindelwald to Huttwil, 198.4 km (123.3 mi)
Stage 4 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Garmin-Cervélo 4h 46' 05"
2  Peter Sagan (SVK) Jersey light blue.svg Liquigas-Cannondale s.t.
3  Marco Marcato (ITA) Vacansoleil-DCM + 2"
4  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Movistar Team + 2"
5  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank + 2"
6  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Astana + 2"
7  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 2"
8  Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Quick Step + 2"
9  Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick Step + 2"
10  Daryl Impey (RSA) Team NetApp + 2"
General classification after Stage 4
Rider Team Time
1  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Yellow jersey Lampre-ISD 12h 29' 23"
2  Mauricio Soler (COL) Movistar Team + 54"
3  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 1' 16"
4  Laurens ten Dam (NED) Green jersey Rabobank + 1' 19"
5  Tejay van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad + 1' 21"
6  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek + 1' 25"
7  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Leopard Trek + 1' 32"
8  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) Team Katusha + 1' 53"
9  Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Rabobank + 2' 00"
10  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack + 2' 10"

Stage 5[edit]

15 June 2011 – Huttwil to Tägerschen, 204.2 km (126.9 mi)
Stage 5 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Borut Božič (SLO) Vacansoleil-DCM 4h 44' 48"
2  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank s.t.
3  Peter Sagan (SVK) Jersey light blue.svg Liquigas-Cannondale s.t.
4  Tejay van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad s.t.
5  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
6  Marco Marcato (ITA) Vacansoleil-DCM s.t.
7  Anthony Ravard (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
8  Linus Gerdemann (GER) Leopard Trek s.t.
9  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
10  Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
General classification after Stage 5
Rider Team Time
1  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Yellow jersey Lampre-ISD 17h 14' 11"
2  Mauricio Soler (COL) Movistar Team + 54"
3  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 1' 16"
4  Laurens ten Dam (NED) Green jersey Rabobank + 1' 19"
5  Tejay van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad + 1' 21"
6  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek + 1' 25"
7  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Leopard Trek + 1' 32"
8  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) Team Katusha + 1' 53"
9  Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Rabobank + 2' 00"
10  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack + 2' 10"

Stage 6[edit]

16 June 2011 – Tägerschen to Malbun (Liechtenstein), 157.7 km (98.0 mi)
Stage 6 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Rabobank 4h 12' 03"
2  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack + 9"
3  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Yellow jersey Lampre-ISD + 18"
4  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 21"
5  Giampaolo Caruso (ITA) Team Katusha + 21"
6  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek + 30"
7  Mathias Frank (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 30"
8  Laurens ten Dam (NED) Green jersey Rabobank + 1' 19"
9  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Leopard Trek + 1' 27"
10  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 1' 42"
General classification after Stage 6
Rider Team Time
1  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Yellow jersey Lampre-ISD 21h 26' 28"
2  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 1' 23"
3  Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Rabobank + 1' 36"
4  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek + 1' 41"
5  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack + 1' 59"
6  Laurens ten Dam (NED) Green jersey Rabobank + 2' 24"
7  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Leopard Trek + 2' 45"
8  Mathias Frank (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 3' 10"
9  Giampaolo Caruso (ITA) Team Katusha + 3' 11"
10  Tejay van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad + 3' 22"

Stage 7[edit]

17 June 2011 – Vaduz (Liechtenstein) to Serfaus (Austria), 222.8 km (138.4 mi)
Stage 7 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Thomas De Gendt (BEL) Vacansoleil-DCM 5h 38' 42"
2  Andy Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek + 35"
3  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Movistar Team + 48"
4  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 51"
5  Alberto Losada (ESP) Team Katusha + 54"
6  Sergey Lagutin (UZB) Vacansoleil-DCM + 1' 33"
7  Jan Bakelants (BEL) Omega Pharma-Lotto + 1' 34"
8  Marco Marcato (ITA) Vacansoleil-DCM + 2' 30"
9  George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team + 2' 30"
10  Manuele Boaro (ITA) Saxo Bank-SunGard + 2' 30"
General classification after Stage 7
Rider Team Time
1  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Yellow jersey Lampre-ISD 27h 09' 49"
2  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 1' 23"
3  Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Rabobank + 1' 36"
4  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek + 1' 41"
5  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack + 1' 59"
6  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Leopard Trek + 2' 38"
7  Mathias Frank (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 3' 10"
8  Laurens ten Dam (NED) Rabobank + 3' 10"
9  Giampaolo Caruso (ITA) Team Katusha + 3' 11"
10  Tejay van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad + 3' 22"

Stage 8[edit]

18 June 2011 – Tübach to Schaffhausen, 167.3 km (104.0 mi)

Rabobank's Bauke Mollema, who was placed second overall at the time, punctured about 15 km from the finish. When the Leopard Trek team heard it, they lead the chase, and Mollema was unable to get back to the group, and he finished 48 seconds behind.[5] Rabobank assistant directeur sportif Frans Maassen said that Mollema should have had a chance to win the stage.[6]

Stage 8 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Peter Sagan (SVK) Light blue jersey Liquigas-Cannondale 3h 52' 00"
2  Matthew Goss (AUS) HTC-Highroad s.t.
3  Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
4  Koldo Fernández (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
5  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Garmin-Cervélo s.t.
6  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
7  Gerald Ciolek (GER) Quick Step s.t.
8  Ian Stannard (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
9  Simon Clarke (AUS) Astana s.t.
10  Tejay van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad s.t.
General classification after Stage 8
Rider Team Time
1  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Yellow jersey Lampre-ISD 31h 01' 49"
2  Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Rabobank + 1' 36"
3  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek + 1' 41"
4  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack + 1' 59"
5  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 2' 11"
6  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Leopard Trek + 2' 38"
7  Laurens ten Dam (NED) Rabobank + 3' 10"
8  Giampaolo Caruso (ITA) Team Katusha + 3' 11"
9  Mathias Frank (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 3' 20"
10  Tejay van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad + 3' 22"

Stage 9[edit]

19 June 2011 – Schaffhausen, 32.1 km (19.9 mi) individual time trial (ITT)
Stage 9 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Leopard Trek 41' 01"
2  Andreas Klöden (GER) Team RadioShack + 9"
3  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack + 13"
4  Nelson Oliveira (POR) Team RadioShack + 25"
5  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 38"
6  Gustav Larsson (SWE) Saxo Bank-SunGard + 41"
7  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Leopard Trek + 44"
8  Thomas De Gendt (BEL) Vacansoleil-DCM + 48"
9  Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 1' 02"
10  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 1' 04"
Final General classification
Rider Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Yellow jersey Team RadioShack 31h 45' 02"
2  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre-ISD + 4"
3  Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Rabobank + 1' 02"
4  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Leopard Trek + 1' 10"
5  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 2' 05"
6  Mathias Frank (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 2' 24"
7  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek + 2' 35"
8  Laurens ten Dam (NED) Rabobank + 3' 11"
9  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 3' 17"
10  Maxime Monfort (BEL) Leopard Trek + 4' 12"

Leadership classification[edit]

Stage Winner General classification
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Mountains Classification
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Points classification
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Sprints Classification
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Team Classification
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1 Fabian Cancellara Fabian Cancellara no award Fabian Cancellara no award Leopard Trek
2 Mauricio Soler Mauricio Soler Matti Breschel Tejay van Garderen Lloyd Mondory Rabobank
3 Peter Sagan Damiano Cunego Laurens ten Dam Peter Sagan
4 Thor Hushovd
5 Borut Božič
6 Steven Kruijswijk
7 Thomas De Gendt Andy Schleck Leopard Trek
8 Peter Sagan
9 Fabian Cancellara Levi Leipheimer
Final Levi Leipheimer Andy Schleck Peter Sagan Lloyd Mondory Leopard Trek

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Classement General Etape 9" (PDF). Tour de Suisse. Sportal Digital Media; MATsport Timing. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Four Mountaintop Finishes In 2011 Tour De Suisse". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 5 October 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Fotheringham, Alasdair (19 June 2011). "Leipheimer wins Tour of Switzerland after time trial surge". Yahoo! Eurosport (TF1 Group). Reuters. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Levi Leipheimer snatches Tour de Suisse victory from Damiano Cunego". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group). Press Association. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Ryan, Barry (18 June 2011). "Tour de Suisse 2011: Sagan sprints to second stage win". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  6. ^ Cycling News (2011-06-19). "Rabobank calls Leopard Trek unsportsmanlike". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-21.