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Cadel Evans: Tour de France 2011 champion

Cadel Evans has won the 2011 Tour de France after beating Andy Schleck in the time trial stage one day before the peloton was scheduled to ride to Paris. The finish was quite dramatic because many people expected Andy to win this year. However, Cadel showed himself to be the more complete rider by doing well in the mountain stages AND the time trial.

Mark Cavendish, the best sprinter in cycling today, won the green jersey after also winning the final stage in Paris.

Altogether it was a very exciting Tour de France although the media was too obsessed by the rivalry between Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck. Andy complained about the downhill courses and Contador bragged about what he was going to do in the climbs. I just got sick and tired of these two guys blabbing about what they were going to do to the other.

Cadel Evans kept to himself, rode brilliantly, executed his plan and ended up with the yellow jersey. It’s better to shut up and ride.

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