• Celebrate the best of the 2011 Tour de France and Cadel's victory on the world's biggest sporting stage with Etape Classique Thursday 9 July - Monday 13 July (Getty)Source: Getty
Cadel-o! Grab your spot on the #couchpeloton and all your #toursnacks, #tourdogs, #tourcats as we take a look back at the 2011 Tour de France for Ètape Classique on SBS and streaming via SBS On Demand.
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Cycling Central

7 Jul 2020 - 2:26 AM  UPDATED 13 Jul 2020 - 3:14 AM

Etape Classique: What's on Tuesday 14 July - Friday 17 July
This is it - you've nearly made it, just four more stages to go in our retro look at the Tour de France on SBS.
Ètape Classique: Catch-up on Episodes 8-12
Book your spot on the couch because we've got more memorable Tour de France stages in store for you Saturday 4 July to Wednesday 8 July on SBS and streaming on SBS On Demand.
Ètape Classique: Catch-up on Episodes 1-7
Are...you...ready? Here's what we're showing the first week of Ètape Classique. Join us on the couch peloton for these memorable stages.
The best of Le Tour - 21 stages to warm up your winter screens from June 27
Don't wait until late August for your Tour de France fix, SBS is bringing you 21 of the most memorable stages of the last 13 years and you'll have a chance to tell us what stages you want included.

Thursday 9 July: Episode 13 - Stage 4 - Lorient to Mûr-de-Bretagne

Cadel. Is. Looking. Good. 

You can't lose or win the Tour on a stage like this one, a 172km punchy parcours from Lorient to Mûr-de-Bretagne. But Cadel's show of strength proved he possessed the form and the mettle that could win him the yellow jersey.  

Friday 10 July: Episode 14 - Stage 9 - Issoire to Saint-Flour 

Unprecedented scenes 

This stage was not so much about Cadel but witnessing something unfold live before our eyes we'd never seen and never really want to see again.  

Saturday 11 July: Episode 15 - Stage 18 - Pinerolo to Galibier Serre-chevalier  

Schleck turns it up to 11 

Can Cadel limit his losses? 

Sunday 12 July: Episode 16 - Stage 19 - Modane to Alpe-d'Huez   

Can Cadel stick with Schleck? 

This is the final mountain stage before the time trial tomorrow in Grenoble. Cadel is one minute and 12 seconds in arrears to Andy Schleck. All Cadel needs to do is stick with the Luxembourger up Alpe-d'Huez and he might be in with a shot against the clock tomorrow and make Australian sporting history.

But the drama is never far away on this edition of the Tour de France. 

Monday 13 July: Episode 17 - Stage 20 & 21 - Grenoble & Paris

Cadel's final test
2300 - 0130 local time on SBS / 2300 - 0130 AEST - streaming via SBS On Demand 

We dared to dream in our lounge rooms watching this stage in Grenoble, shedding tears at the result and when Cadel finally made it to Paris. It was unbelievable. 

Need more?

Four part series  - Cadel Evans Conquering Le Tour - (watch on SBS / SBS On Demand)

Episode 1 - Cadel Evans Conquering Le Tour: Le Grand Depart 

Episode 2 - First Big Test, The Pyrenees

Episode 3 - Cadel Evans Conquering Le Tour: Attacking Giants, The Alps

Episode 4 - La Route de Paris

Sunday 19 July
1630 - 1730 

Mike Tomalaris reflects on Cadel Evans and the 2011 Tour de France: