Down 28 riders after 2 weeks of racing, the 2011 Tour de France continues into week three with 170 riders racing towards Italy (first!) and then into the French Alps and on to Paris. List of Riders and Withdrawals. Vino has emotionally retired from cycling. The remaining riders are rested and ready, but quite wet after the heavy rain this morning. There is much talk about bad weather in the Alps, and how that could affect the race. Yesterday there was snow on the Galibier (and a rescue of cyclists). Anything could happen this week in the Tour de France.
|16||Medium mountains||Tuesday 19 July||Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux > Gap||162.5 km|
|17||High Mountains||Wednesday 20 July||Gap > Pinerolo||179 km|
|18||High Mountains||Thursday 21 July||Pinerolo > Galibier Serre-Chevalier||200.5 km|
|19||High Mountains||Friday 22 July||Modane Valfréjus > Alpe-d’Huez||109.5 km|
|20||Individual time-trial||Saturday 23 July||Grenoble > Grenoble||42.5 km|
|21||En ligne||Sunday 24 July||Créteil > Paris Champs-Élysées||95 km|