Tour de France – Stage 1

In-form Philippe Gilbert stormed to victory in Stage 1 of the 2011 Tour de France on Mont des Alouettes.  (Saturday 2nd)

Cadel Evans of BMC Racing Team pushed him all the way and finished second, with Norwegian Thor Hushovd taking third place. Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas lies sixth, and could well be wearing yellow following the Stage 2 team time trial, as his team is tipped to be very strong in the team time trial.

Positions after Stage 1:

Yellow Jersey (Result of Stage 1/General Classification)
1  Philippe Gilbert  (Bel) –  Omega Pharma  – 04:41:31
2  Cadel Evans (Aus) –  BMC Racing –  04:41:34     +3secs
3  Thor Hushovd (Nor) –  Team Garmin –  04:41:37    +6secs

Green Jersey (Points)
1  Philippe Gilbert (Bel) –  Omega Pharma  -45 pts
2  Cadel Evans (Aus) – BMC Racing – 35 pts    (Is in green because Phillipe Gilbert is already in yellow)
3  Thor Hushovd (Nor) – Team Garmin – 30 pts

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