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 UCI World Tour, race 2 of 27|
|Distance||1,307 km (812.1 mi)|
|Winning time||34h 03' 37"|
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. 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.
22 teams were invited to the 2011 Paris–Nice. The teams were:
|Stage 1 Result
|General Classification after Stage 1
|Stage 2 Result
|General Classification after Stage 2
|Stage 3 Result
|General Classification after Stage 3
|Stage 4 Result
|General Classification after Stage 4
|Stage 5 Result
|General Classification after Stage 5
|Stage 6 Result
|General Classification after Stage 6
|Stage 7 Result
|General Classification after Stage 7
|Stage 8 Result
|Final General Classification
Classification leadership progressEdit
||Young Rider Classification
|1||Thomas De Gendt||Thomas De Gendt||Thomas De Gendt||Damien Gaudin||Thomas De Gendt||Vacansoleil–DCM|
|2||Greg Henderson||Greg Henderson|
|3||Matthew Goss||Matthew Goss||Heinrich Haussler||Jussi Veikkanen||Matthew Goss|
|4||Thomas Voeckler||Thomas De Gendt||Rémi Pauriol||Thomas De Gendt|
|5||Andreas Klöden||Andreas Klöden||Robert Kišerlovski||Team RadioShack|
|6||Tony Martin||Tony Martin||Rein Taaramäe|
|7||Rémy Di Gregorio|
|Final||Tony Martin||Heinrich Haussler||Rémi Pauriol||Rein Taaramäe||Team RadioShack|
- "Tony Martin wins Paris-Nice". ESPN.com. ESPN. Associated Press. 13 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Bradley Wiggins finishes third in Paris-Nice race". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Participating teams". Archived from the original on 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
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