Barring a major problem on Stage 21, the final stage of the Tour, 34-year-old Australian Cadel Evans is going to win the 2011 Tour de France after finishing as the runner up on two occasions. Tony Martin won the individual time trial with a fantastic ride through Grenoble, but he bested Evans by just seven seconds, as the Aussie obliterated the rest of the general classification contenders.
Alberto Contador put in a good ride to finish third on the stage and climb to fifth overall, while Andy and Frank Schleck put in decent rides, especially for being notably average time trialists, both finishing inside of the top 20. Thomas Voeckler also did well to finish in the top 20, and he will finish the Tour de France in an impressive fourth place.
Evans was just too good for all of the podium contenders on the day, though, easily wiping out Andy Schleck's 57-second advantage halfway through the race. Going into Sunday's final stage, Evans will lead Andy Schleck by 1:34, and Andy will not attack as Evans coasts to a Tour victory.