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Tour de France 2011

Date range:
July 2-24, 2011
  • Tour de France, France, HIS (Historical Calendar)
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      191km
      Start location:
      Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts
      End location:
      Mont des Alouettes Les Herbiers
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      23km
      Location
      Les Essarts (TTT)
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      198km
      Start location:
      Olonne-sur-Mer
      End location:
      Redon
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      172km
      Start location:
      Lorient
      End location:
      Mûr-de-Bretagne
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      158km
      Start location:
      Carhaix
      End location:
      Cap Fréhel
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      226km
      Start location:
      Dinan
      End location:
      Lisieux
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      215km
      Start location:
      Le Mans
      End location:
      Châteauroux
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      190km
      Start location:
      Aigurande
      End location:
      Super-Besse Sancy
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      208km
      Start location:
      Issoire
      End location:
      Saint-Flour
    • Rest Day 1

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      161km
      Start location:
      Aurillac
      End location:
      Carmaux
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      168km
      Start location:
      Blaye-les-Mines
      End location:
      Lavaur
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      209km
      Start location:
      Cugnaux
      End location:
      Luz-Ardiden
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      156km
      Start location:
      Pau
      End location:
      Lourdes
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      168km
      Start location:
      Saint-Gaudens
      End location:
      Plateau de Beille
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      187km
      Start location:
      Limoux
      End location:
      Montpellier
    • Rest Day 2

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      163km
      Start location:
      Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux
      End location:
      Gap
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      179km
      Start location:
      Gap
      End location:
      Pinerolo
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      200.5km
      Start location:
      Pinerolo
      End location:
      Galibier Serre-Chevalier
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      109km
      Start location:
      Modane
      End location:
      Alpe-d’Huez
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      42.5km
      Location
      Grenoble (ITT)
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      160km
      Start location:
      Créteil
      End location:
      Paris Champs-Élysées
  • Race history

July 03, Stage 2: Les Essarts (TTT) 23km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
June 21, 2011, 1:53 BST,
Updated:
June 30, 2011, 18:40 BST

Les Essarts – Les Essarts

Early test for the favourites

Measuring just 23km and on flat roads all the way, this team time trial test is designed to split up the contenders for the yellow jersey but not to the point where any of them end up totally out of contention. The equivalent stage run over 19.3km on the opening day of May's Giro d'Italia ended with just 73 seconds separating HTC in first place and Euskaltel in last. On that basis the gap between top and bottom today shouldn't be as much as two minutes, but that same Giro stage also suggests that euskaltel leader Samuel Sánchez is likely to be the main loser here.

Details -
Distance: 23 km
Highest point: 76m
Category: Team time-trial

Vin Denson says...
"It's a great spectacle, even though it's short and flat. It won't make any major difference unless somebody crashes. Garmin and Liquigas are in the frame but I wouldn't look beyond HTC. They're super-powerful and they'll be really motivated…"

Matt White says...
"The most important 25 minutes of a lot of team's year when the most coveted jersey in cycling is on the line. For me the big three of Sky, Garmin and RadioShack will battle it out."
 

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