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2011 Tour De France, Stage Two Results: Thor Hushovd Takes Lead, Levi Leiphimer, Radio Shack Fall 10 Seconds Back

The 2011 Tour De France completed its second stage on Sunday, which featured a rare team time trial in which teams were timed based on their five fastest cyclists. Thor Hushovd took the overall lead after his Garmin-Cervelo team won the trial for its first ever stage victory. This is the third time Hushovd has worn the yellow jersey as he sits virtually dead-even at the top with teammate David Millar.

Bay Area representative Levi Leipheimer and his Radio Shack teammates fell ten seconds back of Hushovd and Millar as they came up just short in the team time trial. Bay Area based BMC Racing fell just short but Cadel Evans finds himself closer to the overall leader, even if it's a new leader. He was three seconds back of Philippe Gilbert after stage one and is now one second back of Hushovd and Millar after stage two.

The big news for the tour saw defending champion and favorite Alberto Contador's Saxo Bank team struggle and drop him further back from the lead. He is now 1:42 back. Fellow favorite Andy Schleck managed to gain some ground however, as he is now four seconds back of the lead.

Here is a rundown of the unofficial stage two results: 

1. Garmin-Cervelo 24:48
2. Sky 24:52
3. BMC 24.52
4. Leopard Trek 24.53
5. HTC-Highroad 24:53
6. RadioShack 24.58
7. Rabobank 25:00
8. Saxo Bank-SunGard 25:16
9. Astana 25:20
10. Omega Pharma-Lotto 25:27
11. FdJ 25.34
12. Europcar 25:38
13. AG2R 25:41
14. Quick Step 25:44
15. Liquigas-Cannondale 25:45
16. Saur Sojasun 25:50
17. Lampre-ISD 25.52
18. Katusha 25.52
19. Movistar 25:57
20. Vacansoleil-DCM 26:03
21. Cofidis 26:08
22. Euskaltel-Euskadi 26:10

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.