The favourites cancelled each other out on Plateau de Beille. Is Thomas Voeckler suddenly looking like a possible Tour winner?
World champion Thor Hushovd prevailed in a tense, exciting stage in the Pyrenees.
Cadel Evans, very possibly. Here’s why.
The first mountain showdown of the 2011 Tour narrowed the list of potential winners down to half a dozen riders.
The Tour is climbing its first summit finish at Luz Ardiden on Bastille Day. We covered this incredible climb in our Iconic Places series in the Summer edition this year.
Mark Cavendish answered his biggest critic – himself – by winning his third stage of the 2011 Tour into Lavaur.
An incredible attacking finale, with the yellow and green jerseys off the front, was followed by an unpredictable sprint in Carmaux.
Naked riders and 12 kinds of fatty meat in batter. Cycle Sport's travelogue of the Tour continues.
The final stage before the rest day saw crashes, fallen favourites and a terrible incident with a car, but also a popular new yellow jersey, Thomas Voeckler.
The Tour de France needs to reduce the size of the field. It's clear that the bunch cannot fit on modern roads, and it's causing danger to the riders.