The 2011 Tour de France comes to a close Sunday morning with Cadel Evans and Santa Rosa-based BMC racing 95 kilometers away from an all but assured Tour de France victory. Evans claimed the yellow jersey during Saturday's individual time trial with a dominant run that left Andy Schleck and Frank Schleck in his dust. He went from 57 seconds back of Andy Schleck to 1:34 ahead of Schleck. Evans has never been worse than fourth during the Tour and his consistently strong performances will likely net him his first career Yellow jersey.
The Tour technically has one final stage, which is a fairly flat 95 kilometer run from Créteil to the Champs-Élysées in Paris. However, this final stage is generally viewed as a victory lap for Evans. This should also be a victory lap of sorts for Mark Cavendish who is poised to take home the green jersey as the overall points leader.
The final stage begins at 5:00am pacific on VERSUS. NBCSports.com will continue to provide a live online stream via subscription service.
We'll be here for the entire race providing news updates and stage previews and recaps, particularly as they relate to Bay Area-based BMC Racing. 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.