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2011 Tour De France, Stage 14 Results: Thomas Voeckler Holds Steady Through Pyrenees

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The 2011 Tour de France completed its run through the Pyrenees Mountains and Thomas Voeckler managed to hang on to the yellow jersey throughout the trek. Jelie Vanendert claimed the stage victory in Plateau de Beille while Voeckler managed to stay with the front of the pack that included the rest of the GC contenders. Voeckler retained his 1:49 overall lead on Frank Schleck and his 2:06 lead on Cadel Evans. Alberto Contador finished in the same pack of cyclists and remains four minutes back of the front.

Team Radioshack struggled through yet another tough stage as they saw their top two remaining cyclists each drop further back from the pack. Haimar Zubeldia finished 3:01 back of the stage victor and Levi Leipheimer finished 9:45 back. Through 14 stages they now stand 9:50 and 16:48 back of the yellow jersey. Radioshack as a whole is 16:32 back in the team standings in what for them has been a fairly disastrous Tour de France.

The tour heads into a fairly flat stretch in Stage 15 before a rest day followed by three days in the French and Swiss Alps. In the meantime, here are your overall standing:

Stnd Rider Rider # Team Time Gaps
1. VOECKLER Thomas 181 TEAM EUROPCAR 61h 04' 10"  
2. SCHLECK Frank 18 TEAM LEOPARD-TREK 61h 05' 59" + 01' 49"
3. EVANS Cadel 141 BMC RACING TEAM 61h 06' 16" + 02' 06"
4. SCHLECK Andy 11 TEAM LEOPARD-TREK 61h 06' 25" + 02' 15"
5. BASSO Ivan 91 LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 61h 07' 26" + 03' 16"
6. SANCHEZ Samuel 21 EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 61h 07' 54" + 03' 44"
7. CONTADOR Alberto 1 SAXO BANK SUNGARD 61h 08' 10" + 04' 00"
8. CUNEGO Damiano 161 LAMPRE - ISD 61h 08' 11" + 04' 01"
9. DANIELSON Tom 52 TEAM GARMIN - CERVELO 61h 09' 56" + 05' 46"
10. DE WEERT Kevin 124 QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM 61h 10' 28" + 06' 18"

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.