2011 Tour de France Standings, Results And News After Stage 20

With a strong performance in Saturday's time trial, Cadel Evans assumed the yellow jersey ahead of the ride into Paris and, barring something spectacularly unprecedented, will win the 2011 Tour de France. Evans made up nearly a minute in the overall classification and then some, taking a 1:34 lead over Andy Schleck and 2:30 over his brother Frank Schleck. Heading into the time trial, Andy Schleck had 57 second lead over Evans, but saw it all evaporate with a poor performance.

Alberto Contador gave it a go on Saturday in an effort to climb onto the podium, but fell just short. He'll ride into Paris in fifth place in the general classification. Thomas Voeckler's surprising resilience, and lengthy time in yellow, nearly paid off with a podium, as well, though he will finish in fourth-place this year. Voeckler faded late, as expected, but is just 3:20 behind Evans.

Here is the top-5 in the general classification ahead of Sunday's final stage.

1. EVANS Cadel 141 BMC RACING TEAM 83h 45' 20"  
2. SCHLECK Andy 11 TEAM LEOPARD-TREK 83h 46' 54" + 01' 34"
3. SCHLECK Frank 18 TEAM LEOPARD-TREK 83h 47' 50" + 02' 30"
4. VOECKLER Thomas 181 TEAM EUROPCAR 83h 48' 40" + 03' 20"
5. CONTADOR Alberto 1 SAXO BANK SUNGARD 83h 49' 17" + 03' 57"

 

In the sprint standings, Mark Cavendish holds a 15 point lead over Jose Joaquin Rojas ahead of Sunday's ride through the streets of Paris.

1. CAVENDISH Mark 171 HTC - HIGHROAD 280 pts
2. ROJAS Jose Joaquin 88 MOVISTAR TEAM 265 pts
3. GILBERT Philippe 32 OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO 230 pts
4. EVANS Cadel 141 BMC RACING TEAM 208 pts
5. HUSHOVD Thor 51 TEAM GARMIN - CERVELO 195 pts

 

And in the team standings, Garmin-Cervelo has put together quite the ride, leading the field by some 11 minutes in the standings.

1. TEAM GARMIN - CERVELO 250h 57' 43"  
2. TEAM LEOPARD-TREK 251h 08' 47" + 11' 04"
3. AG2R LA MONDIALE 251h 09' 03" + 11' 20"
4. TEAM EUROPCAR 251h 39' 36" + 41' 53"
5. EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 251h 49' 43" + 52' 00"

 

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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