Garmin-Cervelo came into the 2011 Tour de France targeting Stage 2 as their day to shine, and things have gone even better than they could have expected. Not only did they win the stage, but they defeated Team BSC, the team of Cadel Evans, by four seconds. Coming into Stage 2, Evans had a three second advantage in the general classification over Thor Hushovd, who finished in third place in Stage 1, so Garmin-Cervelo's ride will see them not only take the stage win, but put Thor Hushovd in the yellow jersey.
Even though he won't wear yellow in Stage 3 or for quite some time, Cadel Evans can still say that he had an absolutely massive day, as he picked up a bit of time on Andy Schleck and quite a bit of time on Alberto Contador. The Spaniard, who is aiming to both repeat as Tour champion and win all three Grand Tours in one year, now has many literal and figurative mountains to climb if he wants to get back into the race against Schleck and Evans. Unless his main rivals crack considerably in the mountains, he will have to wait until the 20th stage of the race - the individual time trial - to get into the lead.
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