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The 2011 Tour: Cadel Evans’ perfect race

How Australia’s first Tour winner finally won the biggest race in the world.

Dauphiné TT analysis: hard facts, hard truths

Bradley Wiggins’ imperious victory at the Dauphiné time trial made him the strong favourite for the Tour. But the yellow jersey isn’t won yet.

Stage 20 analysis: Evans shows Schleck you can’t bluff the clock

Cadel Evans knew the clock would not lie. His likely superiority over the Schlecks in the time trial shaped his tactics in the Alps. In Grenoble he delivered.

Stage 19 analysis: And then there were two

A spectacular day’s racing in the Alps saw a popular French winner and the battle for the yellow jersey narrowed to two men.

Stage 18 analysis: Andy Schleck lands a heavy blow

Andy Schleck outwitted and outrode his rivals with an incredible long-range attack to win atop the Col du Galibier.

Stage 17 analysis: Going solo down in Pinerolo

For the second day running, the descent of a category two hill threw a hand grenade into the front group of the Tour.

Stage 16 analysis: Son of the Manse

Thor Hushovd won his second mountain stage of the Tour in Gap, while Andy Schleck faltered on the Col de Manse, perhaps losing his chance of winning the yellow jersey.

Stage 14 analysis: Doubting Thomas grows in confidence

The favourites cancelled each other out on Plateau de Beille. Is Thomas Voeckler suddenly looking like a possible Tour winner?

Who’s going to win the Tour?

Cadel Evans, very possibly. Here’s why.

Stage 12 analysis: True racing by Sanchez

The first mountain showdown of the 2011 Tour narrowed the list of potential winners down to half a dozen riders.