Running from Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 24th 2011, the 98th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,430.5 kilometres. Tour de France favourite Alberto Contador remains under the threat of a suspension for his positive doping test last year. Another danger is Luxembourgish rider Andy Schleck who dreams to wear his first yellow jersey on the Champs-Elysée.
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