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The 2011 Paris–Nice was the 69th running of the Paris–Nice cycling stage race, often known as the Race to the Sun. It started on 6 March in Houdan and ended on 13 March in Nice and consisted of eight stages, including a time trial. It was the second race of the 2011 UCI World Tour season.

2011 Paris–Nice
2011 UCI World Tour, race 2 of 27
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Race details
Dates6–13 March
Stages8
Distance1,307 km (812.1 mi)
Winning time34h 03' 37"
Results
Winner  Tony Martin (Germany) (HTC–Highroad)
  Second  Andreas Klöden (Germany) (Team RadioShack)
  Third  Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) (Team Sky)

Points  Heinrich Haussler (Australia) (Garmin–Cervélo)
Mountains  Rémi Pauriol (France) (FDJ)
Youth  Rein Taaramäe (Estonia) (Cofidis)
  Team Team RadioShack
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The race was won by HTC–Highroad rider Tony Martin, after holding onto the leader's yellow jersey which came from a time trial stage win on stage six.[1][2] Martin's winning margin over runner-up and fellow German Andreas Klöden (Team RadioShack) – winner of the fifth stage of the race – was 36 seconds, with Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins completing the podium, 41 seconds down on Martin.

In the race's other classifications, Rein Taaramäe of Cofidis won the white jersey for the highest placed rider under the age of 25, and Garmin–Cervélo's Heinrich Haussler took home the green jersey for amassing the highest number of points during stages at intermediate sprints and stage finishes. FDJ rider Rémi Pauriol won the King of the Mountains classification, with Team RadioShack finishing at the head of the teams classification.

Contents

Teams competingEdit

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

6 March 2011 – Houdan to Houdan, 154.5 km (96.0 mi)
Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Thomas De Gendt (BEL) Vacansoleil–DCM 4h 05' 06"
2   Jérémy Roy (FRA) FDJ s.t.
3   Heinrich Haussler (AUS) Garmin–Cervélo s.t.
4   Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas–Cannondale s.t.
5   Greg Henderson (NZL) Team Sky s.t.
6   Jens Voigt (GER) Leopard Trek s.t.
7   Wouter Weylandt (BEL) Leopard Trek s.t.
8   Danilo Wyss (SUI) BMC Racing Team s.t.
9   Romain Feillu (FRA) Vacansoleil–DCM s.t.
10   Gert Steegmans (BEL) Quick-Step s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1   Thomas De Gendt (BEL)      Vacansoleil–DCM 4h 04' 53"
2   Jérémy Roy (FRA) FDJ + 6"
3   Heinrich Haussler (AUS) Garmin–Cervélo + 9"
4   Damien Gaudin (FRA)   Team Europcar + 10"
5   Jens Voigt (GER) Leopard Trek + 11"
6   Romain Feillu (FRA)   Vacansoleil–DCM + 12"
7   Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas–Cannondale + 13"
8   Greg Henderson (NZL) Team Sky + 13"
9   Wouter Weylandt (BEL) Leopard Trek + 13"
10   Danilo Wyss (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 13"

Stage 2Edit

7 March 2011 – Montfort-l'Amaury to Amilly, 198.5 km (123.3 mi)
Stage 2 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Greg Henderson (NZL) Team Sky 5h 00' 56"
2   Matthew Goss (AUS) HTC–Highroad s.t.
3   Denis Galimzyanov (RUS) Team Katusha s.t.
4   Heinrich Haussler (AUS) Garmin–Cervélo s.t.
5   Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas–Cannondale s.t.
6   Romain Feillu (FRA)   Vacansoleil–DCM s.t.
7   Jurgen Roelandts (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto s.t.
8   José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
9   Tomas Vaitkus (LTU) Astana s.t.
10   Danilo Wyss (SUI) BMC Racing Team s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1   Thomas De Gendt (BEL)     Vacansoleil–DCM 9h 05' 48"
2   Greg Henderson (NZL)   Team Sky + 4"
3   Jérémy Roy (FRA) FDJ + 7"
4   Matthew Goss (AUS) HTC–Highroad + 8"
5   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Cofidis + 8"
6   Heinrich Haussler (AUS) Garmin–Cervélo + 10"
7   Denis Galimzyanov (RUS) Team Katusha + 10"
8   Jens Voigt (GER) Leopard Trek + 12"
9   Romain Feillu (FRA)   Vacansoleil–DCM + 13"
10   Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas–Cannondale + 14"

Stage 3Edit

8 March 2011 – Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire to Nuits-Saint-Georges, 202.5 km (125.8 mi)
Stage 3 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Matthew Goss (AUS) HTC–Highroad 5h 16' 48"
2   Heinrich Haussler (AUS) Garmin–Cervélo s.t.
3   Denis Galimzyanov (RUS) Team Katusha s.t.
4   José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
5   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
6   Greg Henderson (NZL)   Team Sky s.t.
7   Anthony Ravard (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale s.t.
8   Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Lampre–ISD s.t.
9   Romain Feillu (FRA)   Vacansoleil–DCM s.t.
10   Valerio Agnoli (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1   Matthew Goss (AUS)    HTC–Highroad 14h 22' 34"
2   Thomas De Gendt (BEL)   Vacansoleil–DCM + 2"
3   Heinrich Haussler (AUS)   Garmin–Cervélo + 6"
4   Greg Henderson (NZL) Team Sky + 6"
5   Denis Galimzyanov (RUS) Team Katusha + 8"
6   Jérémy Roy (FRA) FDJ + 9"
7   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Cofidis + 10"
8   Cyril Gautier (FRA) Team Europcar + 11"
9   Cédric Pineau (FRA) FDJ + 11"
10   Jens Voigt (GER) Leopard Trek + 14"

Stage 4Edit

9 March 2011 – Crêches-sur-Saône to Belleville, 191 km (118.7 mi)
Stage 4 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar 5h 04' 20"
2   Rémi Pauriol (FRA) FDJ s.t.
3   Thomas De Gendt (BEL)   Vacansoleil–DCM s.t.
4   Rémy Di Gregorio (FRA) Astana s.t.
5   Heinrich Haussler (AUS)   Garmin–Cervélo + 13"
6   Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas–Cannondale + 13"
7   Romain Feillu (FRA)   Vacansoleil–DCM + 13"
8   Samuel Dumoulin (FRA) Cofidis + 13"
9   Grega Bole (SLO) Lampre–ISD + 13"
10   Danilo Wyss (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 13"
General Classification after Stage 4
Rider Team Time
1   Thomas De Gendt (BEL)     Vacansoleil–DCM 19h 26' 46"
2   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar + 10"
3   Rémi Pauriol (FRA)   FDJ + 16"
4   Matthew Goss (AUS) HTC–Highroad + 21"
5   Rémy Di Gregorio (FRA) Astana + 24"
6   Heinrich Haussler (AUS)   Garmin–Cervélo + 27"
7   Jérémy Roy (FRA) FDJ + 30"
8   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Cofidis + 31"
9   Cyril Gautier (FRA) Team Europcar + 32"
10   Jens Voigt (GER) Leopard Trek + 35"

Stage 5Edit

10 March 2011 – Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise to Vernoux-en-Vivarais, 194 km (120.5 mi)
Stage 5 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Andreas Klöden (GER) Team RadioShack 4h 59' 00"
2   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi s.t.
3   Matteo Carrara (ITA)   Vacansoleil–DCM s.t.
4   Tony Martin (GER) HTC–Highroad s.t.
5   Rein Taaramäe (EST) Cofidis s.t.
6   Robert Kišerlovski (CRO) Astana s.t.
7   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack s.t.
8   Xavier Tondó (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
9   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Rabobank + 18"
10   Pierre Rolland (FRA) Team Europcar + 19"
General Classification after Stage 5
Rider Team Time
1   Andreas Klöden (GER)    Team RadioShack 24h 26' 13"
2   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 4"
3   Matteo Carrara (ITA) Vacansoleil–DCM + 6"
4   Tony Martin (GER) HTC–Highroad + 10"
5   Robert Kišerlovski (CRO)   Astana + 10"
6   Janez Brajkovič (SLO)   Team RadioShack + 10"
7   Xavier Tondó (ESP) Movistar Team + 10"
8   Rein Taaramäe (EST) Cofidis + 10"
9   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Rabobank + 28"
10   Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Astana + 29"

Stage 6Edit

11 March 2011 – Rognes to Aix-en-Provence, 27 km (16.8 mi), individual time trial (ITT)
Stage 6 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Tony Martin (GER) HTC–Highroad 33' 24"
2   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 20"
3   Richie Porte (AUS) Saxo Bank–SunGard + 29"
4   Andreas Klöden (GER)    Team RadioShack + 46"
5   Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 55"
6   Lieuwe Westra (NED) Vacansoleil–DCM + 57"
7   Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin–Cervélo + 1' 05"
8   Rein Taaramäe (EST) Cofidis + 1' 10"
9   Levi Leipheimer (USA)   Team RadioShack + 1' 10"
10   Tejay van Garderen (USA) HTC–Highroad + 1' 29"
General Classification after Stage 6
Rider Team Time
1   Tony Martin (GER)   HTC–Highroad 24h 59' 47"
2   Andreas Klöden (GER)   Team RadioShack + 36"
3   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 39"
4   Rein Taaramäe (EST)   Cofidis + 1' 10"
5   Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 1' 14"
6   Levi Leipheimer (USA)   Team RadioShack + 1' 29"
7   Janez Brajkovič (SLO)   Team RadioShack + 1' 32"
8   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 37"
9   Xavier Tondó (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 51"
10   Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 1' 57"

Stage 7Edit

12 March 2011 – Brignoles to Biot, 215.5 km (133.9 mi)
Stage 7 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Rémy Di Gregorio (FRA) Astana 5h 46' 23"
2   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 5"
3   Rigoberto Urán (COL) Team Sky + 5"
4   Andreas Klöden (GER)   Team RadioShack + 7"
5   Tony Martin (GER)   HTC–Highroad + 7"
6   Rein Taaramäe (EST)   Cofidis + 7"
7   Janez Brajkovič (SLO)   Team RadioShack + 9"
8   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 9"
9   Xavier Tondó (ESP) Movistar Team + 9"
10   Maxime Monfort (BEL) Leopard Trek + 11"
General Classification after Stage 7
Rider Team Time
1   Tony Martin (GER)   HTC–Highroad 30h 46' 17"
2   Andreas Klöden (GER)   Team RadioShack + 36"
3   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 41"
4   Rein Taaramäe (EST)   Cofidis + 1' 10"
5   Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 1' 21"
6   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 29"
7   Janez Brajkovič (SLO)   Team RadioShack + 1' 34"
8   Levi Leipheimer (USA)   Team RadioShack + 1' 36"
9   Xavier Tondó (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 53"
10   Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 2' 04"

Stage 8Edit

13 March 2011 – Nice to Nice, 124 km (77.1 mi)
Stage 8 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar 3h 15' 58"
2   Diego Ulissi (ITA) Lampre–ISD + 23"
3   Julien El Fares (FRA) Cofidis + 1' 06"
4   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 06"
5   David López García (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 06"
6   Matteo Carrara (ITA) Vacansoleil–DCM + 1' 08"
7   Gorka Izagirre (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 12"
8   José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 22"
9   Simon Špilak (SLO) Lampre–ISD + 1' 22"
10   Tomas Vaitkus (LTU) Astana + 1' 22"
Final General Classification
Rider Team Time
1   Tony Martin (GER)   HTC–Highroad 34h 03' 37"
2   Andreas Klöden (GER)   Team RadioShack + 36"
3   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 41"
4   Rein Taaramäe (EST)   Cofidis + 1' 10"
5   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 13"
6   Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 1' 24"
7   Janez Brajkovič (SLO)   Team RadioShack + 1' 34"
8   Levi Leipheimer (USA)   Team RadioShack + 1' 36"
9   Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 2' 04"
10   Maxime Monfort (BEL) Leopard Trek + 2' 26"

Classification leadership progressEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tony Martin wins Paris-Nice". ESPN.com. ESPN. Associated Press. 13 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Bradley Wiggins finishes third in Paris-Nice race". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Participating teams". Archived from the original on 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2011-02-12.

External linksEdit

Official website

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