The Tour de France enters into Stage 11 from Blaye-les-Mines to Lavaur. Join us for live coverage of the final 1+ hour of the stage starting at 7 AM PDT, 10 AM EDT on July 13, 2011.
Stage 11 is a relatively flat stage featuring two categorized climbs, but ending on straight wide streets that should give the sprinters a great chance at a stage win.
Each of the sprint teams including HTC, Garmin, and Lampre will be racing for their respective riders, Mark Cavendish, Tyler Farrar, and Alessandro Petacchi for the win. Also expect recent winners like Team Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen and Omega Pharma-Lotto's Andre Greipel to be in contention.
GC favorites like BMC's Cadel Evans Leopard-Trek's Andy Schleck, and Saxo Bank's Alberto Contador will be trying to stay out of trouble in order to gear up for Stage 12 the next day.
Stage 12 begins the first of three Pyrenees stages and will also be the first test for the GC contenders. The final climb of Stage 12 is up Luz Ardiden, an hors category climb, which should feature the first major attacks for GC.
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