Un Tour de France en imágenes

A picture shows rain dropping on the hood of a car where is seen a Tour de France logo, prior to the start of the 167,5 km and eleventh stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Blaye-les-Mines and Lavaur, southern France, on July 13 , 2011.  AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

Mañana se decidirá en la contrareloj de Grenoble quién será el ganador de este Tour de Francia 2011. Pero tras la magnífica etapa de ayer con final en Alpe d’Huez, en la que Contador no consiguió remontar lo perdido con respecto a Andy Schleck, parece que el luxemburges se llevará el triunfo este año en la ronda francesa. De la misma manera que en 2009 conté “Un día en el Tour de Francia” con imágenes de la etapa reina, este año he decidido reconstruir un día en el Tour con las mejores fotografias enviadas por las agencias en este Tour de France 2011. Espero que os gusten.

A Euskatel Euskadi rider rests in the team coach before the start of the 15th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Limoux to Montpellier July 17, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini  (FRANCE – Tags: SPORT CYCLING)

Cadel Evans of Australia, center, leaves the podium after signing the start list of the 19th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 109.5 kilometers (86 miles) starting in Modane Valfrejus and finishing on Alpe d’Huez, Alps region, France, Friday July 22, 2011. Andy occupies a second place in the overall ranking, his brother Frank a third place. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

TDF02 PLATEAU DE BEILLE (FRANCIA) 17/7/2011.- El francés Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) firma autógrafos antes del inicio de la 15 etapa del Tour de Francia, de 187 km, que se disputa entre Limoux – Montpellier, hoy, domingo 17 de julio de 2011.EFE/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO

A fan looks from his home window with four jerseys decorations prior to the start of the 208 km and ninth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Issoire and Saint-Flour, center France, on July 10, 2011.   AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

Fans stand next to the riders prior to the start of the 200,5 km and eighteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Pinerolo and Galibier Serre Chevalier ski resort on July 21, 2011. This year is the celebration of the centenary of the first crossing of the Galibier pass by a cyclist on July 1911 during the Chamonix/Grenoble stage of the Tour.  AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

Yellow jersey of overall leader, France’s Thomas Voeckler, checks his front wheel prior to the start of the 162,5 km and sixteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and Gap, the principal city of the Hautes-Alpes, southeastern France on July 19 , 2011.  AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

French Socialist Party (PS) MP and contender for the party’s nomination to run for France’s 2012 presidential election, Francois Hollande (C) waves from the start line as he waits with Yellow jersey of overall leader, France’s Thomas Voeckler, White jersey of Best young, Arnold Jeannesson (3rdR), Polka dot jersey of best climber, France’s Jeremy Roy (R) prior to the start of the 168,5 km and fourteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Saint-Gaudens and Plateau de Beille, southern France on July 16, 2011.    AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

Team Sky bicycles are seen the start of the 15th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Limoux to Montpellier July 17, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini  (FRANCE – Tags: SPORT CYCLING)

Yellow jersey of overall leader, France’s Thomas Voeckler (L), concentrates on the start line next to the slater prior to the start of the 179 km and seventeenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Gap and Pinerolo (Italy) on July 20, 2011.  AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

Yellow jersey of overall leader, France’s Thomas Voeckler (2ndL) listens to Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme giving the start of the 168,5 km and fourteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Saint-Gaudens and Plateau de Beille, southern France on July 16, 2011.  AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

A Le Credit Lyonnais (LCL) vehicle rides on the Sarrazin bridge at the start of the 179 km and seventeenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Gap and Pinerolo (Italy) on July 20, 2011.  AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

A ray of sunlight hits overall leader Thomas Voeckler of France as he rides in the pack during the 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 193 kilometers (120 miles) starting in Limoux and finishing in Montpellier, southern France, Sunday July 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

The bicycle chain of Euskatel Euskadi rider Samuel Sanchez of Spain is seen the start of  the 15th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Limoux to Montpellier July 17, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini  (FRANCE – Tags: SPORT CYCLING)

TDF06 PASSAGE DU GROIS (FRANCIA), 2/7/2011.- El pelotón rueda por el Passage Du Grois, una carretera al nivel del mar, accesible sólamente cuando hay marea baja, durante la primera etapa del Tour de Francia, entre Passage du Grois y Mont des Alouettes, en el oeste de Francia, hoy, sábado 2 de julio de 2011. EFE/Ian Langsdon

A picture taken in the technical zone shows at the back of a truck a video screen broadcasting fans cheering on the pack riding by France Televisions TV channel during the 208 and ninth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Issoire and Saint-Flour, center France, on July 10, 2011.     AFP PHOTO / NATHALIE MAGNIEZ

The pack rides past young fans and a French Citroen 2CV, during the 218 km and seventh stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Le Mans and Chateauroux, center France, on July 8, 2011.  AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

German fans El Diablo (L) jumps as yellow jersey of overall leader, Norway’s Thor Hushovd (C) rides in the pack during the 218 km and seventh stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Le Mans and Chateauroux, center France, on July 8, 2011.    AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

Yellow jersey of overall leader, France’s Thomas Voeckler (L) leads the pack as they ride in the 192,5 km and fifteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Limoux and Montpellier, southern France, on July 17 , 2011.   AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

The pack rides past the rocky tidal island of Mont Saint-Michel in the 226.5 km and sixth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Dinan and Lisieux, northwestern France, on July 7, 2011.   AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

A picture shows drops of water on a bicycle chain prior to the start of the 208 km and ninth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Issoire and Saint-Flour, center France, on July 10, 2011.  AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

A close-up picture shows competitors riding under the rain in the 167,5 km and eleventh stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Blaye-les-Mines and Lavaur, in the Pays de Cocagne southern city, on July 13 , 2011.     TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

France’s Thomas Voeckler rides in the pack under the rain in the 162,5 km and sixteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and Gap, the principal city of the Hautes-Alpes, southeastern France on July 19 , 2011. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

Fans, protected under umbrellas, cheer on riders competing under the rain, in the 226.5 km and sixth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Dinan and Lisieux, northwestern France, on July 7, 2011.  AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

The pack is silhouetted as they ride through a tunnel during the the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 179 kilometers (111.2 miles) starting in Gap, France, and finishing in Pinerolo, Italy, Wednesday July 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

One of the breakaway men, Netherland’s Johnny Hoogerland (R) is seen in the barbed-wire after he crashed at the side of the road with Spain’s Juan Antonio Flecha (L) during the 208 km and ninth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Issoire and Saint-Flour, center  rance, on July 10, 2011. Hoogerland and Hoogerland survived being hit at speed by a car which bore the marking of France Televisions.   AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

Dutch Rabo rider Laurens ten Dam is covered with blood after he crashed descending from the Col d’Agnes mountain pass on July 16, 2011 during the 14th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Saint-Gaudens to Plateau de Beille. The Dutch rider finished the 168.5 kms stage with gauze wrapped around his face to cover his bloodied nose.  TOPSHOTS   AFP PHOTO / KOEN VAN WEEL  – netherlands out – belgium out –

The pack rides past Salers cows during the 208 km and ninth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Issoire and Saint-Flour, center France, on July 10, 2011.   AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

Fans wait behind a Tour de France road sign indicating the way for the competitors prior to the start of the 211 km and twelfth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Cugnaux and the 2.500 metres ski resort of Luz-Ardiden, southwestern France, on July 14 , 2011.  AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

Spain’s three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador eats an energizing bar as he rides in the 198 km and third stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Olonne-sur-Mer and Redon, western France, on July 4, 2011.   AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANI

Spectators and the pack are reflected in a road-side safety mirror during the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 162.5 kilometers (101 miles) starting in Saint Paul Trois Chateaux and finishing in Gap, southern France, Tuesday July 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Leopard rider Andy Schleck of Luxembourg cycles up the Col du Galibier during the 18th stage from Pinerolo to Galibier Serre-Chevalier at the Tour de France 2011 cycling race July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (FRANCE – Tags: SPORT CYCLING)

TDF52. ALPE D’HUEZ (FRANCIA), 22/07/2011.- El corredor español del Saxo Bank Sungard, Alberto Contador, aparta a un espectador que le molestaba mientras disputaba la decimonovena etapa del Tour de Francia entre Modane y Alpe D’Huez, el 22 de julio de 2011. EFE/Lionel Bonaventure ***POOL***

Samuel Sanchez of Spain climbs towards Plateau de Beille during the 14th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 168.5 kilometers (104.7 miles) starting in Saint Gaudens and finishing in Plateau de Beille, Pyrenees region, France, Saturday July 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

A rider speeds down during the 18th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Pinerolo to Le Galibier-Serre Chevalier July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini    (FRANCE – Tags: SPORT CYCLING)

Leopard Trek team riders Andy Schleck (L) and Frank Schleck (C) together with BMC team rider Cadel Evans bicycle up a hill in the Alpe d’Huez during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France between Modane and Alpe d’Huez.  AFP PHOTO / ANP / KOEN VAN WEEL  ***Netherlands out – Belgium out***

Fans cheer on stage winner, Norway’s world road champion Thor Hushovd, climbing in the 152,5 km and thirteenth stage Yf the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Pau and Lourdes, southwestern France, on July 15 , 2011.  AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler of France wears the leader’s yellow jersey as he speeds down during the 17th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Gap to Pinerolo, northern Italy July 20, 2011. Team Sky’s Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway won the stage while Voeckler retained the leader’s yellow jersey.   REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (ITALY – Tags: SPORT CYCLING)

Luxembourg’s fans cheer on stage winner Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck climbing Galibier pass (2.645 meters) in the 200,5 km and eighteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Pinerolo and Galibier Serre-Chevalier ski resort on July 21, 2011. This year is the celebratation of the centenary of the first crossing of the Galibier pass by a cyclist on July 1911 during the Chamonix/Grenoble stage of the Tour.  AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

The leading man, Spain’s three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador (C) is cheered by fans as he climbs Alpe d’Huez (1850 m) in the109,5 km and nineteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Modane Valfrejus and Alpe d’Huez ski resort, southeastern France, on July 22 , 2011.    AFP PHOTO POOL / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

A combination photo shows the bicycles of (clockwise from top L) BMC Racing Team’s Cadel Evans, Leopard-Trek’s Frank Schleck, Saxo Bank-Sungard’s Alberto Contador and Leopard-Trek’s Andy Schleck at the start of the 17th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Gap to Pinerolo, northern Italy July 20, 2011.    REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (ITALY – Tags: SPORT CYCLING)

Stage winner, Britain’s Mark Cavendish (C) sprints on the finish line as he wins ahead of second-placed, Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert (2ndR), third-placed, Green jersey of best sprinter, Jose Joaquim Rojas (L) and Yellow jersey of overall leader, Norway’s Thor Hushovd (R), the 164.5 km and fifth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Carhaix and Cap Frehel, western France, on July 6, 2011.   AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANI

Spain’s Samuel Sanchez celebrates as he wins the 211 km and twelfth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Cugnaux and the 2.500 metres ski resort of Luz-Ardiden, southwestern France, on July 14 , 2011.  AFP PHOTO / NATHALIE MAGNIEZ

Stage winner, France’s Pierre Rolland (C), celebrates with teammates on the finish line at the end of  the109,5 km and nineteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Modane Valfrejus and Alpe d’Huez ski resort, southeastern France, on July 22 , 2011.    AFP PHOTO / NATHALIE MAGNIEZ

Seventh-placed Spain’s three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador answers journalists’ questions at the end of the 211 km and twelfth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Cugnaux and the 2.500 metres ski resort of Luz-Ardiden, southwestern France, on July 14 , 2011.   AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

TDF17 AURILLAC (FRANCIA) 12/7/2011.- El alemán Andre Greipel (Omega-Pharma) celebra con sus compañeros tras alcanzar la victoria en la décima etapa del Tour de Francia 2011, disputada entre Aurillac y Carmaux, de 161 kilómetros, hoy, martes, 12 de julio de 2011. EFE/Nicolas Bouvy

Stage winner, France’s Pierre Rolland, lifts his bicycle in front of photographers as stage second-placed and Polka dot jersey of best climber, Spain’s Samuel Sanchez (R) crosses the finish line at the end of  the109,5 km and nineteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Modane Valfrejus and Alpe d’Huez ski resort, southeastern France, on July 22 , 2011.   AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANI

Britain’s Mark Cavendish celebrates on the podium after he won the 192,5 km and fifteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Limoux and Montpellier, southern France, on July 17 , 2011.    AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

Euskaltel-Euskadi’s Samuel Sanchez of Spain waves as he wears the best climber’s jersey on the podium after the 19th stage of the Tour de France cycling race, from Modane to Alpe d’ Huez, July 22, 2011.     REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol     (FRANCE – Tags: SPORT CYCLING)

New overall leader Andy Schleck of Luxembourg holds the trophy on the podium of the 19th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 109.5 kilometers (86 miles) starting in Modane Valfrejus and finishing on Alpe d’Huez, Alps region, France, Friday July 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

Stage winner, Norway’s world road champion Thor Hushovd, waves upon arrival at the anti-doping control bus at the end of the 162,5 km and sixteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and Gap, the principal city of the Hautes-Alpes, southeastern France on July 19 , 2011.    AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANI

A Saxo Bank team mechanic prepares a bicycle of the Saxo Bank Sungard team which includes three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador of Spain on the second rest day  of the Tour de France cycling race in Rochegude, southern France, Monday July 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador of Spain leaves the podium after being awarded the prize of the most combative rider of the 19th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 109.5 kilometers (86 miles) starting in Modane Valfrejus and finishing on Alpe d’Huez, Alps region, France, Friday July 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)