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The 2011 Tour de Picardie was the 65th edition of the Tour de Picardie cycling stage race. It started on 13 May in Abbeville and ended on 15 May in Peronne and consisted of three stages.

2011 Tour de Picardie
2010–2011 UCI Europe Tour, race 15 of 27
The route of the 2011 Tour de Picardie
The route of the 2011 Tour de Picardie
Race details
Dates13–15 May
Stages3
Distance518 km (321.9 mi)
Winning time12h 01' 00"
Results
Winner  Romain Feillu (France) (Vacansoleil–DCM)
  Second  Kenny Dehaes (Belgium) (Omega Pharma–Lotto)
  Third  Filippo Pozzato (Italy) (Team Katusha)

Points  Kenny Dehaes (Belgium) (Omega Pharma–Lotto)
Mountains  Johan Le Bon (France) (Bretagne–Schuller)
  Team Saur–Sojasun
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The race was won by Team Vacansoleil-DCM rider Romain Feillu, who claimed the leader's yellow and blue jersey after a strong finish on the 3rd stage. Feillu' winning margin over runner-up Kenny De Haes of Omega Pharma-Lotto was 8 seconds, and Katusha's Filippo Pozzato completed the podium, 8 seconds down on Feillu.

In the race's other classifications, Omega-Pharma Lotto rider Kenny de Haes won the points classification's green jersey. Bretagne-Schuller rider Johan Lethe King of the Mountains classification, with Saur-Sojasun finishing at the head of the teams classification.

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Pre-race favouritesEdit

The winner of the 2010 Tour de Picardie, Ben Swift, was not looking to defend last year's victory because of his racing at the 2010 Tour of California, while other pre-race favourites like 3 stage winner of Tour Méditerranéen winner, Romain Feillu, as well as Kenny Dehaeswho was 5th at 2008.

StagesEdit

1Edit

13 May 2011 – Abbeville to La Neuville-en-Hez, 162 km

Stage Result and General Classification after Stage

Rider Team Time
1   Egidijus Juodvalkis (LIT)     Landbouwkrediet 3h 42' 29"
2   Kenny Dehaes (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto + 1"
3   Martin Elmiger (SUI) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 1"
Rider Team Time
1   Egidijus Juodvalkis (LIT)     Landbouwkrediet 3h 42' 29"
2   Kenny Dehaes (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto + 5"
3   Martin Elmiger (SUI) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 7"

2Edit

14 May 2011 – Villers-Saint-Paul to Château-Thierry, 166.5 km

Stage Result and General Classification after Stage

Rider Team Time
1   Romain Feillu (FRA) Vacansoleil–DCM 3h 45' 26"
2   Saïd Haddou (FRA) Team Europcar st"
3   Mathieu Drugon (FRA)   BigMat–Auber 93 st"
Rider Team Time
1   Egidijus Juodvalkis (LIT)   Landbouwkrediet 3h 42' 29"
2   Romain Feillu (FRA) Vacansoleil–DCM + 1"
3   Kenny Dehaes (BEL)   Omega Pharma–Lotto + 5"

3Edit

15 May 2011 – Charly-sur-Marne to Péronne, 189.5 km

Stage Result and General Classification after Stage

Rider Team Time
1   Jimmy Casper (FRA)   Saur–Sojasun 4h 32' 58"
2   Filippo Pozzato (ITA) Team Katusha st"
3   Romain Feillu (FRA)   Vacansoleil–DCM st"
Rider Team Time
1   Romain Feillu (FRA)   Vacansoleil–DCM 12h 01' 00"
2   Kenny Dehaes (BEL)   Omega Pharma–Lotto + 8"
3   Filippo Pozzato (ITA) Team Katusha + 8"

Classification leadershipEdit

WinnersEdit

General classificationEdit

Rider Team Time
1   Romain Feillu (FRA)   Vacansoleil–DCM 12h 01' 00"
2   Kenny Dehaes (BEL)   Omega Pharma–Lotto + 8"
3   Filippo Pozzato (ITA) Team Katusha + 8"

PointsEdit

Rider Team Time
1   Kenny Dehaes (BEL)   Omega Pharma–Lotto 46 points
2   Romain Feillu (FRA)   Vacansoleil–DCM 45 points
3   Filippo Pozzato (ITA) Team Katusha 41 points

MountainsEdit

Rider Team Time
1   Johan le Bon (FRA)   Bretagne–Schuller 20 points
2   Mathieu Halleguen (FRA) Bretagne–Schuller 9 points
3   Benoit Daeninck (FRA) Roubaix–Lille Métropole 8 points

TeamEdit

Pos. Team Time
1 Saur–Sojasun   36h 03' 42"
2 BigMat–Auber 93 + 7"
3 Bretagne–Schuller + 7"

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit