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Jul242011

Cadel Evans ~ 2011 Tour de France Winner

Congratulations to Cadel Evans, the 2011 Tour de France Winner 

Cadel is the first Australian to capture cycling's most prestigious title

Andy Schleck of Luxembourg finished second overall for the third straight year, with brother Frank Schleck in third.

The 21st and final stage, the most prestigious for the sprinters, was won by Britain's Mark Cavendish for the third year in a row. He also took the green jersey for the overall best sprinter.  Second place went to Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway, and third to Andre Greipel of Germany.

The polka-dot jersey awarded to the best climber went to Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez of Spain, while the best young rider was Pierre Rolland of France.

Evans is the oldest winner of the Tour since World War II, narrowly eclipsing Gino Bartali of Italy (who was also 34 but slightly younger) when he won in 1948. The all-time record was set by 36-year-old Firmin Lambot of Belgium in 1922.

Congratulations to Cadel and all the cyclists that competed in the 2011 Tour de France.

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