2011 Tour de France Standings Update, Stage 16 Complete

Stage 16 of the 2011 Tour de France is in the books, and Norway's Thor Hushovd came away the day's big winner. The 33-year old fought off a slew of challenges from Edvald Boasson Hagen and Ryder Hesjedal during the exhilarating race from Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Gap to capture his third stage win of the 2011 Tour. 

In the overall standings, Frenchman Thomas Voeckler remains in control of the yellow jersey, 1:45 ahead of Englishman Cadel Evans. The brothers from Luxembourg, Frank and Andy Schleck, are caught in a fierce battle for third place, while Tom Danielson -- the highest ranking American -- sits in ninth.

The general classification ahead of Stage 17:

Standing Rider Rider number bib Team Time Gaps
1. VOECKLER Thomas 181 TEAM EUROPCAR 69h 00' 56"  
2. EVANS Cadel 141 BMC RACING TEAM 69h 02' 41" + 01' 45"
3. SCHLECK Frank 18 TEAM LEOPARD-TREK 69h 02' 45" + 01' 49"
4. SCHLECK Andy 11 TEAM LEOPARD-TREK 69h 03' 59" + 03' 03"
5. SANCHEZ Samuel 21 EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 69h 04' 22" + 03' 26"
6. CONTADOR Alberto 1 SAXO BANK SUNGARD 69h 04' 38" + 03' 42"
7. BASSO Ivan 91 LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 69h 04' 45" + 03' 49"
8. CUNEGO Damiano 161 LAMPRE - ISD 69h 04' 57" + 04' 01"
9. DANIELSON Tom 52 TEAM GARMIN - CERVELO 69h 07' 00" + 06' 04"
10. URAN Rigoberto 118 SKY PROCYCLING 69h 08' 51" + 07' 55"

As for the current team standings, Team Garmin-Cervelo streaked up the leaderboard during Stage 16 in stunning fashion to claim first place by a margin of 7:01. After clinging to the top of the rankings for most of the month, Team Leopard-Trek and Team Europcar moved down to second and third place, respectively. 

Standing Team Time Gaps
1. TEAM GARMIN - CERVELO 206h 31' 24"  
2. TEAM LEOPARD-TREK 206h 38' 25" + 07' 01"
3. TEAM EUROPCAR 206h 39' 38" + 08' 14"
4. AG2R LA MONDIALE 206h 41' 28" + 10' 04"
5. KATUSHA TEAM 206h 44' 29" + 13' 05"
6. EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 206h 49' 40" + 18' 16"
7. TEAM RADIOSHACK 206h 59' 43" + 28' 19"
8. SKY PROCYCLING 207h 00' 27" + 29' 03"
9. COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 207h 01' 15" + 29' 51"
10. SAXO BANK SUNGARD 207h 08' 35" + 37' 11"

If you're looking for live coverage and updates online, be sure to stay with our 2011 Tour de France StoryStream. Also be sure to check out the full route and schedule for this year's race.

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