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2011 Tour De France, Stage Thirteen Results: Thor Hushovd Dominates, Thomas Voeckler Retains Yellow Jersey

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The 2011 Tour de France continued through the Pyrenees Mountains on Friday and Thor Hushovd dominated much of the field on the descent of Col d'Aubisque in earning his ninth career Tour stage victory. Much of the general classification finished together at 7:37 back of Hushovd as the top of the yellow jersey standings remained the same. Thomas Voeckler continues to wear the yellow jersey while Mark Cavendish retains the green jersey. Jeremy Roy surged from third to first in the polka dot climbing jersey with a third place stage finish.

The 13th stage saw Team RadioShack lose Andreas Kloden as he officially dropped out with his injuries. That leaves Haimar Zubeldia and Santa Rosa-based Levi Leipheimer as the top two members on the team. Zubeldia is 7:17 back and Leipheimer is 7:51 back. It's unlikely either will make it to the podium in Paris, but for now they remain in 15th and 17th place, respectively.

Here are the yellow jersey standings after thirteen stages:

Stnd Rider Rider # Team Time Gaps
1. VOECKLER Thomas 181 TEAM EUROPCAR 55h 49' 57"  
2. SCHLECK Frank 18 TEAM LEOPARD-TREK 55h 51' 46" + 01' 49"
3. EVANS Cadel 141 BMC RACING TEAM 55h 52' 03" + 02' 06"
4. SCHLECK Andy 11 TEAM LEOPARD-TREK 55h 52' 14" + 02' 17"
5. BASSO Ivan 91 LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 55h 53' 13" + 03' 16"
6. CUNEGO Damiano 161 LAMPRE - ISD 55h 53' 19" + 03' 22"
7. CONTADOR Alberto 1 SAXO BANK SUNGARD 55h 53' 57" + 04' 00"
8. SANCHEZ Samuel 21 EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 55h 54' 08" + 04' 11"
9. GILBERT Philippe 32 OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO 55h 54' 32" + 04' 35"
10. DANIELSON Tom 52 TEAM GARMIN - CERVELO 55h 54' 32" + 04' 35"

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.