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Stage 4 results: Luis Angel Maté (Cofids) wins the bunch sprint in Pau while Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar) wraps up the overall

15 Big Photos from Stage 4colin flockton
Stage 4 results
1 Luis Angel Maté Mardones (Cofids)      3h19'39"
2 Simon Geschke (Skil-Shimano)
3 Steve Houanard (AG2R-La Mondiale)
4 Kévin Réza (Europcar)
5 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Andalucia)         
6 Enrique Sanz (Movistar)                  + 27"
7 Mathieu Ladagnous (FDJ)
8 Stefan Van Dijk (Verandas Willems)
9 Mitchell Docker (Skil-Shimano)
10 Kristof Goddaert (AG2R-La Mondiale)

Final general classification
1 Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar)   
2 Davide Rebellin (Miche - Guerciotti)      + 40"   
3 Peter Kennaugh (Sky)                      + 43" 
4 José Herrada Lopez (Caja Rural)           + 50"     
5 Sandy Casar (FDJ)  
6 Sébastien Joly (Saur - Sojasun)           + 51"  
7 Thomas Degand (Verandas Willems)      
8 Maxime Mederel (Big Mat - Auber 93)      
9 Jean Marc Marino (Saur - Sojasun)      
10 Anthony Charteau (Europcar)            + 1'01" 
Full/Official Stage 4
Vasily Kiryienka wins 2011 Route du Sud as Luis Mate takes finalevelonews
Maté celebrates in Pau (Full Results) — cyclingnews
15 Big Photos from Stage 4colin flockton
Sorry, no France3 video highlights of stage 4
June 19 update: Stage 4 is a rolling east to west route, north of the Pyrenees starting in Izaourt and finishing in Pau. Vasil Kiryenka (Movistar) should have this race locked up but 2nd overall Davide Rebellin (Miche-Guerciotti) is only 2s ahead of Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky). — Steve

See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.

Stage 3 results: 10 year pro, Jurgen Van Goolen (Veranda's Willems-Accent) solos to his first win

14 Big Photos from Stage 3colin flockton
Stage 3 results
1  Jurgen Van Goolen (Veranda's Willems-Accent)
2  Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky                       + 1'36"
3  Davide Rebellin (Miche-Guerciotti 
4  Sébastien Joly (Saur-Sojasun)
5  Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ)
6  Thomas DeGand (Veranda's Willems-Accent)
7  José Herrada Lopez (Caja Rujal)
8  Sandy Casar (FDJ)
9  Benoît Vaugrenard (FDJ)
10 Maxime Mederel (BigMat-Auber93)
11 Vasil Kiryenka (Movistar)
12 Sergio Pardilla (Movistar)
13 John Gadret (AG2R-La Mondiale)
18 Anthony Charteau (Team Europcar)               + 2'45"

General classification after Stage 3
1  Vasil Kiryenka (Movistar)
2  Davide Rebellin (Miche-Guerciotti               + 43"
3  Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky                        + 45"
4  Sébastien Joly (Saur-Sojasun                    + 51"
5  Thomas Degand (Veranda's Willems-Accent)
6  José Herrada Lopez (Caja Rujal)
7  Sandy Casar (FDJ)
8  Maxime Mederel (BigMat-Auber93)
9  Jean-Marc Marino (Saur-Sojasun)
10 Anthony Charteau (Team Europcar) 
Full/Official Stage 3
Van Goolen wins at Route du Sud; Kiryienka takes over leadvelonews
Premier succès pro de Van
Eerste zege in tien jaar voor Jurgen Van
As Live Text Updates of Stage 3direct.directvelo
14 Big Photos from Stage 3colin flockton
Sorry, no France3 video highlights of stage 3
June 18 update: Stage 3 climbs the HC Port de Bales before the descent finish into Bagneres-de-Luchon, the same finish sequence as Stage 15 from the 2010 Tour de France. That's the stage Andy Schleck, while wearing the Yellow Jersey, dropped his chain and ultimately lost the Tour de France. You can assume the Route du Sud version of the Tour de France stage, which also climbs the cat 1 Col du Mente, will be less melodramatic. — Steve
Tour de France 2010 Stage 15: Pamiers -

See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.

Stage 2 results: Anthony Charteau (Europcar) beats Tourmalet breakmate Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar) in Cauterets

35 Big Photos from Stage 2colin flockton
Stage 2 results
1  Anthony Charteau (Europcar)
2  Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar)
3  Davide Rebellin (Miche)             + 47"
4  Sandy Casar (FDJ)
5  Sébastien Joly (FDJ)
6  Peter Kennaugh (Sky)
7  Hubert Dupont (AG2R-La Mondiale)
8  Thomas Degand (Verandas Willems)
9  Jean-Marc Marino (Saur-Sojasun)
10 Nicolas Vogondy (Cofidis)
11 Maxime Médérel (BigMat-Auber 93)
12 José Herrada (Caja Rural)
13 Nicolas Bazin (BigMat-Auber 93)

General classification after Stage 2
1  Anthony Charteau (Europcar)
2  Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar)           + 8"
3  Davide Rebellin (Miche)             + 55"
4  Nicolas Bazin (BigMat-Auber 93)     + 59" 
Full/Official Stage 2
As Live Text Updatesdirect.directvelo
Brief Report (French) —
Route du Sud - Et. 2 : Réactions directvelo
Anthony Charteau hits form before the Tour de France velonation
Anthony Charteau wins Route du Sud stagevelonews
35 Big Photos from Stage 2colin flockton
June 16 update: Stage 2 is the "queen stage" of this year's Route du Sud featuring two climbs made famous by the the Tour de France. At 107 km of this 177 km stage we'll climb the east side of Col d'Aspin (profile) before climbing the east (La Mongie) side of Col du Tourmalet (profile), the most famous climb in the Pyrenees. We'll then descend to Luz St. Sauveur and loop north and back south for the uphill finish in Cauterets. — Steve
Col du Tourmalet Recreational Report and
Interactive Stage 2
Streetview Tour of Col du Tourmalet climb from the eastcyclingthealps
Tour de France (2009) Photos; Stage 9: Saint-Gaudens - Tarbes (same Aspin, La Mongie route)

See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.

Stage 1 results: Stefan Van Dijk (Véranda's Willems-Accent) earns an impressive sprint finish win in Samatan

6 Big Photos from Stage 1colin flockton
Stage 1 results
1  Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent  5:17:35   
2  Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne      
3  Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller      
4  Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano      
5  Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun      
6  Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural      
7  Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale      
8  Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team      
9  Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ      
10 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ
Full/Official Stage 1
Stage 1 Full Resultsdirectvelo
6 Big Photos from Stage 1colin flockton
Stage 1 Report (English-Translation) — velo101
(check back for video highlights)

June 16 update: The startlist is official. Giro d'Italia stage winners Vasil KIRYIENKA (Movistar) and John GADRET (Ag2R) are starting. Other notables include David ARROYO (Movistar), Nicolas VOGONDY (Cofidis), Anthony CHARTEAU (Team Europcar), Peter KENNAUGH and Thomas LÖVKVIST (Sky), Sandy CASAR and Pierrick FEDRIGO (FDJ). It's unlikely there will be live text updates for stage 1, but we'll have reports, big photos and video highlights later on Thursday. — Steve
2011 Official Startlist w/ bib

2011 Race Preview

June 7 update: Route du Sud, now in its 35th edition, is a short (4 day) 2.1 stage race in the spectacular French Pyrénées. Some use this race as a warm-up for the Tour de France, but the field is mostly made up of domestic and pro continental riders who will be watching the Tour de France on TV like most riders.

Many famous riders have won this race early in their career including David Moncoutie, Thomas Voeckler, Sandy Casar, Michael Rogers, Levi Leipheimer, Jonathan Vaughter and Laurent Jalabert. Last year, we saw fine performances from young French riders Florian Vachon (Bretagne Schuller) and Biel Kadri (Ag2R) who have been stepped it up this year in bigger races. This year Ag2R will be sending Giro d'Italia standouts John Gadret and Hubert Dupont.

For 2011, the race will have four road stages over four days with stages 2 and stage 3 being mountain stages. Stage 2 St Gaudens to Cauterets will feature famous Tour de France cat 1 climbs Col d'Aspin and Col du Tourmalet in the High Pyrenees before the uphill finish in Cauterets. Our correspondent, Colin Flockton, will provide photos for each stage including moto photos from the Queen Stage (Stage 2).

See the stage map and profiles right and scroll down for the list of teams. — Steve

Race History and Past Winners (en français) —
About French Pyréné
Tour de France 2010 Stage 15: Pamiers -

En Direct: Live Text Updates and TV Coverage and TV Coverage

June 13 update: There is no live video for Route du Sud but there will be live text updates, video highlights and big photos each day. — Steve

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 live text updates (FR)
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text updates in French w/ translations starting with stage 2
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 route du sud twitter group
short text updates from any and everyone
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2011 Route Map (carte du parcours)

2010 Route du Sud Archived Coverage