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The 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné, was the 63rd running of the Critérium du Dauphiné (formerly Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré) cycling stage race. It started on 5 June in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and ended on 12 June in La Toussuire and consisted of eight stages, including a race-commencing prologue stage and an individual time trial, held as the third stage. It was the 15th race of the 2011 UCI World Tour season.

2011 Critérium du Dauphiné
2011 UCI World Tour, race 15 of 27
The route of the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné
The route of the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné
Race details
Dates5–12 June
Stages7+prologue
Distance1,064.4 km (661.4 mi)
Winning time26h 40' 51"
Results
Winner  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) (Team Sky)
  Second  Cadel Evans (AUS) (BMC Racing Team)
  Third  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) (Astana)

Points  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) (Team Katusha)
Mountains  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) (Team Katusha)
Youth  Jérôme Coppel (FRA) (Saur–Sojasun)
  Team Team Europcar
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The race was won by Team Sky rider Bradley Wiggins, who claimed the leader's yellow and blue jersey after a strong finish on the individual time trial stage, and maintained his advantage to the end of the race.[1] Wiggins' winning margin over runner-up Cadel Evans of BMC Racing Team was 1 minute and 26 seconds,[2] and Astana's Alexander Vinokourov completed the podium, 23 seconds down on Evans.[2]

In the race's other classifications, Team Katusha rider Joaquim Rodríguez won both the King of the Mountains classification, and the green jersey for the points classification, Saur–Sojasun's Jérôme Coppel won the young rider classification, with Team Europcar finishing at the head of the teams classification.

Contents

TeamsEdit

Pre-race favouritesEdit

The winner of the 2010 Critérium du Dauphiné, Janez Brajkovič, was looking to defend last year's victory, while other pre-race favourites like Tirreno–Adriatico and Tour de Romandie winner, Cadel Evans, as well as Ivan Basso, Robert Gesink, Samuel Sánchez, Alexander Vinokourov and Bradley Wiggins used the race as a trial-run for the Tour de France.

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 5 June Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne 5.4 km (3.4 mi)   Individual time trial   Lars Boom (NED)
1 6 June Albertville to Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse 144 km (89 mi)   Medium mountain stage   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL)
2 7 June Voiron to Lyon 179 km (111 mi)   Flat stage   John Degenkolb (GER)
3 8 June Grenoble 42.5 km (26.4 mi)   Individual time trial   Tony Martin (GER)
4 9 June La Motte-Servolex to Mâcon 173.5 km (107.8 mi)   Flat stage   John Degenkolb (GER)
5 10 June Parc des Oiseaux – Villars-les-Dombes to Les Gets 210 km (130 mi)   Medium mountain stage   Christophe Kern (FRA)
6 11 June Les Gets to Le Collet d'Allevard 192.5 km (119.6 mi)   High mountain stage   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)
7 12 June Pontcharra to La Toussuire 117.5 km (73.0 mi)   High mountain stage   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)

StagesEdit

PrologueEdit

5 June 2011 – Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, 5.4 km (3.4 mi) individual time trial (ITT)[5]
Prologue Result and General Classification after Prologue[6][7][8]
Rider Team Time
1   Lars Boom (NED)     Rabobank 6' 18"
2   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 2"
3   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 5"
4   John Degenkolb (GER)   HTC–Highroad + 6"
5   Blel Kadri (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 8"
6   Joost Posthuma (NED) Leopard Trek + 9"
7   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 9"
8   Christophe Riblon (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 9"
9   Cyril Lemoine (FRA) Saur–Sojasun + 10"
10   Jérôme Coppel (FRA) Saur–Sojasun + 11"

Stage 1Edit

6 June 2011 – Albertville to Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse, 144 km (89 mi)[9]
Stage 1 Result[6][10][11]
Rider Team Time
1   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto 3h 36' 42"
2   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 6"
3   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 7"
4   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 7"
5   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 7"
6   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Sky + 7"
7   Thibaut Pinot (FRA) FDJ + 13"
8   Rob Ruijgh (NED) Vacansoleil–DCM + 13"
9   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar + 15"
10   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 15"
General Classification after Stage 1[6][10][11]
Rider Team Time
1   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ)    Astana 3h 43' 09"
2   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL)   Omega Pharma–Lotto + 5"
3   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 7"
4   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky + 11"
5   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)    Team Sky + 13"
6   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 17"
7   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 20"
8   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 23"
9   Thibaut Pinot (FRA) FDJ + 24"
10   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar + 27"

Stage 2Edit

7 June 2011 – Voiron to Lyon, 179 km (111 mi)[12]
Stage 2 Result[6][13][14]
Rider Team Time
1   John Degenkolb (GER) HTC–Highroad 4h 02' 39"
2   Samuel Dumoulin (FRA) Cofidis s.t.
3   Sébastien Hinault (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale s.t.
4   Paul Martens (GER) Rabobank s.t.
5   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha s.t.
6   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar s.t.
7   Jelle Vanendert (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto s.t.
8   Grega Bole (SLO) Lampre–ISD s.t.
9   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Ag2r–La Mondiale s.t.
10   Fabian Wegmann (GER) Leopard Trek s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2[6][13][14]
Rider Team Time
1   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ)   Astana 7h 45' 48"
2   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL)   Omega Pharma–Lotto + 11"
3   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky + 11"
4   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 13"
5   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 17"
6   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)   Team Katusha + 23"
7   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 26"
8   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar + 27"
9   Rob Ruijgh (NED)   Vacansoleil–DCM + 29"
10   Rui Costa (POR) Movistar Team + 34"

Stage 3Edit

8 June 2011 – Grenoble, 42.5 km (26.4 mi) individual time trial (ITT)[15]
Stage 3 Result[6][16][17]
Rider Team Time
1   Tony Martin (GER) HTC–Highroad 55' 27"
2   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky + 11"
3   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)   Team Sky + 43"
4   David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin–Cervélo + 58"
5   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 1' 17"
6   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 1' 20"
7   Geraint Thomas (GBR)   Team Sky + 1' 36"
8   Christophe Riblon (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 1' 37"
9   Rein Taaramäe (EST) Cofidis + 1' 56"
10   Rui Costa (POR) Movistar Team + 2' 00"
General Classification after Stage 3[6][16][17]
Rider Team Time
1   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)     Team Sky 8h 41' 37"
2   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 1' 11"
3   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 1' 21"
4   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 1' 56"
5   Rui Costa (POR)   Movistar Team + 2' 12"
6   Geraint Thomas (GBR)   Team Sky + 2' 25"
7   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL)   Omega Pharma–Lotto + 2' 28"
8   Christophe Riblon (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 2' 45"
9   Ben Hermans (BEL) Team RadioShack + 2' 46"
10   Jérôme Coppel (FRA) Saur–Sojasun + 2' 52"

Stage 4Edit

9 June 2011 – La Motte-Servolex to Mâcon, 173.5 km (107.8 mi)[18]
Stage 4 Result[6][19][20]
Rider Team Time
1   John Degenkolb (GER) HTC–Highroad 4h 15' 41"
2   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)   Team Sky s.t.
3   Juan José Haedo (ARG) Saxo Bank–SunGard s.t.
4   Tomas Vaitkus (LTU) Astana s.t.
5   William Bonnet (FRA) FDJ s.t.
6   Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Cervélo s.t.
7   Marco Bandiera (ITA) Quick-Step s.t.
8   Samuel Dumoulin (FRA) Cofidis s.t.
9   Pim Ligthart (NED) Vacansoleil–DCM s.t.
10   Kenny Dehaes (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4[6][19][20]
Rider Team Time
1   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)    Team Sky 12h 57' 18"
2   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 1' 11"
3   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 1' 21"
4   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 1' 56"
5   Rui Costa (POR)   Movistar Team + 2' 12"
6   Geraint Thomas (GBR)   Team Sky + 2' 25"
7   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto + 2' 28"
8   Christophe Riblon (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 2' 45"
9   Ben Hermans (BEL) Team RadioShack + 2' 46"
10   Jérôme Coppel (FRA) Saur–Sojasun + 2' 52"

Stage 5Edit

10 June 2011 – Parc des Oiseaux – Villars-les-Dombes to Les Gets, 210 km (130 mi)[21]
Stage 5 Result[6][22][23]
Rider Team Time
1   Christophe Kern (FRA) Team Europcar 5h 05' 03"
2   Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN) Saxo Bank–SunGard + 7"
3   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar + 9"
4   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 9"
5   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 9"
6   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)    Team Sky + 9"
7   Thibaut Pinot (FRA) FDJ + 9"
8   Dan Martin (IRL) Garmin–Cervélo + 9"
9   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto + 9"
10   Ben Hermans (BEL) Team RadioShack + 9"
General Classification after Stage 5[6][22][23]
Rider Team Time
1   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky 18h 02' 30"
2   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 1' 11"
3   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 1' 21"
4   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 1' 56"
5   Rui Costa (POR)   Movistar Team + 2' 22"
6   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto + 2' 28"
7   Christophe Riblon (FRA)   Ag2r–La Mondiale + 2' 45"
8   Ben Hermans (BEL) Team RadioShack + 2' 46"
9   Jérôme Coppel (FRA) Saur–Sojasun + 2' 52"
10   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) HTC–Highroad + 2' 52"

Stage 6Edit

11 June 2011 – Les Gets to Le Collet d'Allevard, 192.5 km (119.6 mi)[24]
Stage 6 Result[6][25][26]
Rider Team Time
1   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha 5h 12' 47"
2   Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 31"
3   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto + 39"
4   Christophe Kern (FRA) Team Europcar + 41"
5   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 50"
6   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky + 54"
7   Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN) Saxo Bank–SunGard + 1' 00"
8   Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA)   Ag2r–La Mondiale + 1' 06"
9   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 1' 09"
10   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar + 1' 58"
General Classification after Stage 6[6][25][26]
Rider Team Time
1   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky 23h 16' 11"
2   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 1' 26"
3   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 1' 52"
4   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto + 2' 13"
5   Christophe Kern (FRA) Team Europcar + 2' 52"
6   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)   Team Katusha + 3' 01"
7   Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA)   Ag2r–La Mondiale + 3' 30"
8   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) HTC–Highroad + 4' 14"
9   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 4' 22"
10   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar + 4' 27"

Stage 7Edit

12 June 2011 – Pontcharra to La Toussuire, 117.5 km (73.0 mi)[27]
Stage 7 Result[6][28][29]
Rider Team Time
1   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)   Team Katusha 3h 24' 30"
2   Thibaut Pinot (FRA) FDJ + 7"
3   Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 7"
4   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto + 7"
5   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 7"
6   Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN) Saxo Bank–SunGard + 10"
7   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 10"
8   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) HTC–Highroad + 10"
9   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 10"
10   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky + 10"
Final General Classification[6][28][29]
Rider Team Time
1   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky 26h 40' 51"
2   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 1' 26"
3   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 1' 49"
4   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto + 2' 10"
5   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)    Team Katusha + 2' 51"
6   Christophe Kern (FRA)   Team Europcar + 3' 05"
7   Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 3' 30"
8   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) HTC–Highroad + 4' 14"
9   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 4' 22"
10   Thomas Voeckler (FRA)   Team Europcar + 4' 31"

Classification leadershipEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Further readingEdit