Tour de France 2011 - Part 2

The 98th Tour de France cycling race came to a close in Paris last Sunday, July 24th, as BMC Racing Team's Cadel Evans became the first Australian ever to win the competition. Brothers Andy and Frank Schleck placed second and third. After covering some 3,430.5 kilometers (2,132 miles) in 21 stages, and climbing to some of the highest points in Europe -- Stage 18 included a run through Col Agnel, a 2,744 meter (9,000 feet) high pass through the Alps -- riders descended to Paris on Sunday. For his win, Evans took home a prize of 450,000 euros ($651,200), a prize traditionally shared by winners with their eight other teammates. Collected here are images from the second half of the 2011 Tour de France. Don't forget to see images from Part 1, published earlier.

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