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Race Info, Preview, Live Video, Results, Photos and Highlights

Corsica, one of the volcano islands in the Mediterranean Sea, became the new host of the Criterium International in 2010. Although just west of Italy, it is one of the 26 régions of France. (photo w/ permission: Christine Vaufrey)

2011 Criterium International Teams
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News and Updates for Criterium International 2011

Stage 3 results:

Schleck defends overall lead cyclingnews
Stage 3 Photosaso/
March 27 update: The final stage is a short, flat, non-technical time trial with a small bump at the halfway point. Being the last stage and just 7.8 km long, I guess we could call this stage an epilogue. Tune in to see whether erratic time-trialer Frank Schleck can hang on. After his convincing stage 1 win, only the second and third GC riders have a realistic shot at beating him. See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile and map. — Steve

Stage 2 results: Simon Geschke (Skil-Shimano) wins the sprint stage

Simon Geschke grabs stage win at Critérium International, Frank Schleck keeps leadvelonews
Stage 2 Photosaso/
March 26 update: This is the stage for the sprinters. See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile and map. — Steve

Last Km Profile

Stage 1 results: Frank Schleck solos the final kms to the mountaintop finish on Col de l’Ospedale. Big time gaps further down

Stage 1 results
1  Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek)
2  Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar)          + 16
3  Rein Taaramae (Cofidis)             + 22
4  David López (Movistar)              + 58
5  Alexander Geniez (Skil-Shimano)   + 1:00
6  Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil)      + 1:09
7  Lars Peter Nordhaug (Sky)         + 1:10
8  Pierre Rolland (Europcar)   
9  Pierrik Fedrigo (FDJ)   
10 Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek)   

General classification after Stage 1
1  Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek)
2  Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar)          + 20
3  Rein Taaramae (Cofidis)             + 28
4  David López (Movistar)            + 1:08
5  Alexander Geniez (Skil-Shimano)   + 1:10
6  Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil)      + 1:19
7  Peter Nordhaug (Sky)   
8  Pierre Rolland (Europcar)   
9  Pierrik Fedrigo (FDJ)   
10 Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek)   
Criterium International: Frank Schleck takes first season win on Col de l’Ospedale velonation
Taaramae believes he’s got a big fight ahead if he’s to win Critérium Internationalvelonation
Fränk Schleck climbs to victory in opening stage cyclingnews
Stage 1 Photosaso/
Graham Watson Photosgrahamwatson
March 26 update: The Criterium International tests three disciplines over two days. The climbing discipline is tested on stage 1 and this year's climbing stage is longer and harder than last year's. Last year Pierrick Fedrigo won this stage by 11s on his way to winning the overall by 14s. See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile and map. — Steve

Finishing Climb Profile

March 25 update:
Jens Voigt Interview: Eyeing a sixth Critérium International victory velonation
Official startlist with bib

March 24 update:
Astana and RadioShack teams sending strong lineups to Criterium International velonation
Schleck en repé

2011 Criterium International Race Preview

March 24 update: The Critérium International is a two day, three stage race held in France every spring. It was formerly known as the Critérium National de la Route, first run in 1932. [The modern version consists of a rolling stage with a flat finish, a mountain stage with an uphill finish and a short time-trial].

According to wikipedia, for many years it was considered a sort of French national championship and was only opened to non-French cyclists in 1979.

The race has been won by some of the most famous names in cycling including Jacques Anquetil, Seán Kelly, Bernard Hinault, Miguel Indurain, Stephen Roche, Laurent Fignon and Jens Voigt.

In 2010, the race was moved from Northern France (Ardenees), its home for many years, to the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea.

2011 stage maps, profiles and provisional team rosters are now posted. The host towns remain the same as last year, but the opening mountain stage is now harder with two extra climbs adding 25 km to the stage. — Steve
Critérium International toughens up mountainous first stagevelonation
Jens Voigt concedes slim shot at Critérium International record; holds off on retirement announcementvelonews

Le Direct: Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

March 24 update: Initial details for live and delayed video for both days. Check back at race time for updates to these links. — Steve
media source tv or internet comments/restrictions
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  tv schedule
French Television will be broadcasting live, Sat at 15:40 CET and Sun at 15:20 CET.
eurosport    live video (english)
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   live audio
  tv schedule (Europe)
Saturday: 18:45-19:54 CET @ Eurosport 1 (HD). Sunday: LIVE 15:15-16:15 CET @ Eurosport 1 (repeated 23:00-00:00). Live
   delayed video
  tv schedule
North America; delayed broadcast March 27 @ 5pm
 live text updates French and English text updates are expected
 steephill text updates
 #criterium twitter group
short text updates from any and everyone
check back at race time for more and updated links; email send a comment or a new live link

2011 Route Map (La Carte du Parcours)

Large Route Map

2010 Criterium International Archived Coverage