Evans and Contador go on the attack as Hushovd wins in Gap

Thor Hushovd wins, Tour de France 2011, stage 16

Following two days of relative stalemate in the Pyrenees, no one was quite expecting the fireworks we got today on what might have been a fairly innocuous Tour de France stage to Gap.

Comprising just one second category climb that summited with 11km to go, the stage nonetheless saw Alberto Contador go on the attack, Cadel Evans counter that move and Andy Schleck lose over a minute on these two rivals.

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