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2011 Tour De France, Stage Twelve Results: Andreas Kloden Crashes, Ending Radio Shack Podium Hopes

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The 2011 Tour de France completed its first stage through the Pyrenees Mountains and Team Radio Shack's disastrous Tour has just about peaked (or valley'd as the case may be). Andreas Kloden was sitting in eighth place with a shot at a spot on the podium in Paris. However, Thursday's mountain trek ended in disaster as Kloden crashed on an early descent and now sits 10:19 back of the yellow jersey. His teammates Levi Leipheimer finished strong but still lost most time to Thomas Voeckler and is 7:51 back of the pack.

Aside from losing Kloden, the overall standings did not see too much of a shakeup after the first high mountain stage. Thomas Voeckler retained his yellow jersey and remains 1:49 ahead of second place. One change saw Frank Schleck climb into second place as he gained  40 seconds on Voeckler. Cadel Evans remains in third place, although he gained 20 seconds on Voeckler and is now 2:06 back of the yellow jersey. Samuel Sanchez won the stage and has taken over the polka dot climbing jersey.

Here is your current top ten:

Stnd Rider Rider # Team Time Gaps
1. VOECKLER Thomas 181 TEAM EUROPCAR 51h 54' 44"  
2. SCHLECK Frank 18 TEAM LEOPARD-TREK 51h 56' 33" + 01' 49"
3. EVANS Cadel 141 BMC RACING TEAM 51h 56' 50" + 02' 06"
4. SCHLECK Andy 11 TEAM LEOPARD-TREK 51h 57' 01" + 02' 17"
5. BASSO Ivan 91 LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 51h 58' 00" + 03' 16"
6. CUNEGO Damiano 161 LAMPRE - ISD 51h 58' 06" + 03' 22"
7. CONTADOR Alberto 1 SAXO BANK SUNGARD 51h 58' 44" + 04' 00"
8. SANCHEZ Samuel 21 EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 51h 58' 55" + 04' 11"
9. DANIELSON Tom 52 TEAM GARMIN - CERVELO 51h 59' 19" + 04' 35"
10. ROCHE Nicolas 101 AG2R LA MONDIALE 51h 59' 41" + 04' 57"

We'll be here for the entire race providing news updates and stage previews and recaps, particularly as they relate to Bay Area cyclist Levi Leipheimer. For more in-depth discussion on the 2011 Tour De France, head over to Podium Cafe. For more general Tour coverage, head over to the SB Nation story stream.