Arvesen claims stage 11 winKurt Asle Arvesen, the Norwegian national champion, emerged from a group of a 12 escapees to win the 11th stage of the Tour de France from Lannemezan to Foix.

It was always likely to be a tactical finale, but it helps that my legs felt good,” Arvesen told Eurosport after his narrow win.

The debut Tour stage victory for the Norwegian national champion continues a fine race for the CSC team.