The 2011 Tour de France was the 98th edition of the race, one of cycling's Grand Tours. It featured 22 cycling teams. Eighteen of the teams invited to the Tour were a part of the UCI WorldTour, the other four teams are French Professional Continental teams. The Tour began with a stage from Passage du Gois to Mont des Alouettes on 2 July and finished on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on 24 July.
Eighteen UCI WorldTour teams have been invited and are obligated to participate in the 2011 Tour de France.
In addition, four French Professional Continental teams have been invited:
198 riders from 22 teams started the race at Passage du Gois. 167 of them completed the race at Champs-Élysées.
||Starting number worn by the rider during the Tour
||Denotes riders born on or after 1 January 1986 eligible for the Young rider classification
||Denotes a rider who did not start, followed by the stage before which he withdrew
||Denotes a rider who did not finish, followed by the stage in which he withdrew
||Denotes a rider finished outside the time limit, followed by the stage in which he did so
||Denotes a rider who was disqualified from the race, followed by the stage before which this occurred
|Age correct as of 2 July 2011, the date on which the Tour began