The 2011 Tour de France reaches its first rest day today, Monday July 11, after nine days of racing.

So far it’s been a war of attrition with several overall contenders already crashed out of the race – or out of the running – before the riders have even reached the normally decisive mountain stages.

Here we take a look back at the winners and losers of the opening nine stages of the 2011 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2011: The race so far
Stages completed: Nine
Stages to go: 12
Kilometres completed: 1,591km
Kilometres to go: 1,839km

Tour de France 2011: Current classification leaders
Overall (yellow jersey): Thomas Voeckler (France) Europcar
Points (green jersey): Philippe Gilbert (Belgium) Omega Pharma-Lotto
KoM (polka dot jersey): Johnny Hoogerland (Netherlands) Vacansoleil-DCM
Youth (white jersey): Robert Gesink (Netherlands) Rabobank

Tour de France 2011: Yellow jerseys awarded
Thor Hushovd: Seven
Philippe Gilbert: One
Thomas Voeckler: One

Tour de France 2011: Stage wins by team
Garmin-Cervelo: Two
HTC-Highroad: Two
BMC Racing: One
Movistar: One
Omega Pharma-Lotto: One
Sky: One
Rabobank: One

Tour de France 2011: Stage wins by nation (excl team time trial)
Great Britain: Two
Australia: One
Belgium: One
Norway: One
Portugal: One
Spain: One
USA: One

Tour de France 2011: Withdrawals
Riders left in race: 180
Riders withdrawn from race: 18
Team with least amount of riders left in race: Omega Pharma-Lotto (six)
Teams with most amount of riders left in race: Nine teams still have all nine riders – Ag2r, BMC, Cofidis, HTC-Highroad, Lampre-ISD, Saxo Bank, Leopard-Trek, Liquigas-Cannondale, Saur-Sojasun
Riders withdrawn: Van de Walle (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Brajokovic (Radioshack), Kern (Europcar), Velasco (Euskaltel), Kiryienka (Movistar), Wiggins (Sky), Boonen (Quick Step), Pauriol (FDJ), Horner (Radioshack), Intxausti (Movistar), Txurruka (Euskaltel), Van den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Willems (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Garate (Rabobank), Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervelo), Vinokourov (Astana), Brutt (Katusha), Poels (Vacansoleil)

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Tour de France 2011: Stage winners and jersey holders
Philippe Gilbert wins, Tour de France 2011, stage oneSTAGE ONE
Saturday, July 2
Passage du Gois La Barre de Monts to Mont des Alouettes Les Herbiers, 191.5km

Stage top three
1. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
2. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC
3. Thor Hushovd (Nor) Garmin-Cervelo

Classification leaders after stage
Overall: Philippe Gilbert
Points: Philippe Gilbert (worn by Cadel Evans)
KoM: Philippe Gilbert (worn by Thor Hushovd)
Youth: Geraint Thomas
Stage report>>

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Garmin-Cervelo on way to winning stage, Tour de France 2011, stage twoSTAGE TWO
Sunday, July 3
Les Essarts to Les Essarts, 23km team time trial

Stage top three
1. Garmin-Cervelo
2. BMC
3. Team Sky

Classification leaders after stage
Overall: Thor Hushovd
Points: Philippe Gilbert
KoM: Philippe Gilbert (worn by Cadel Evans)
Youth: Geraint Thomas
Stage report>>

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Tyler Farrar wins, Tour de France 2011, stage threeSTAGE THREE
Monday, July 4
Olonne sur Mer to Redon, 198km

Stage top three
1. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Cervelo
2. Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM
3. Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar

Classification leaders after stage
Overall: Thor Hushovd
Points: Jose Rojas
KoM: Philippe Gilbert
Youth: Geraint Thomas
Stage report>>

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Alberto Contador and stage winner Cadel Evans, Tour de France 2011, stage fourSTAGE FOUR
Tuesday, July 5
Lorient to Mûr-de-Bretagne, 172.5km

Stage top three
1. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing
2. Alberto Contador (Esp) Saxo Bank-Sungard
3. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana

Classification leaders after stage
Overall: Thor Hushovd
Points: Jose Rojas
KoM: Cadel Evans
Youth: Geraint Thomas
Stage report>>

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Mark Cavendish wins, Tour de France 2011, stage fiveSTAGE FIVE
Wednesday, July 6
Carhaix to Cap Fréhel, 164.5km

Stage top three
1. Mark Cavendish (GB) HTC-Highroad
2. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
3. Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar

Classification leaders after stage
Overall: Thor Hushovd
Points: Philippe Gilbert
KoM: Cadel Evans
Youth: Geraint Thomas
Stage report>>

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Edvald Boasson-Hagen wins, Tour de France 2011, stage sixSTAGE SIX
Thursday, July 7
Dinan to Lisieux, 226.5km

Stage top three
1. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky
2. Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad
3. Thor Hushovd (Nor) Garmin-Cervelo

Classification leaders after stage
Overall: Thor Hushovd
Points: Philippe Gilbert
KoM: Johnny Hoogerland
Youth: Geraint Thomas
Stage report>>

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Mark Cavendish wins, Tour de France 2011 stage sevenSTAGE SEVEN
Friday, July 8
Le Mans to Châteauroux, 218km

Stage top three
1. Mark Cavendish (GB) HTC-Highroad
2. Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-ISD
3. Andre Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma Lotto

Classification leaders after stage
Overall: Thor Hushovd
Points: Jose Rojas
KoM: Johnny Hoogerland
Youth: Robert Gesink
Stage report>>

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Rui Da Costa wins, Tour de France 2011, stage eightSTAGE EIGHT
Saturday, July 9
Aigurande to Super-Besse Sancy, 189km

Stage top three
1. Rui Costa (Por) Movistar
2. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma Lotto
3. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC

Classification leaders after stage
Overall: Thor Hushovd
Points: Philippe Gilbert
KoM: Tejay Van Garderen
Youth: Robert Gesink
Stage report>>

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Luis-Leon Sanchez wins, Tour de France 2011, stage nineSTAGE NINE
Sunday, July 10
Issoire to Saint-Flour, 208km

Stage top three
1. Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank

2. Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Europcar

3. Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ

Classification leaders after stage
Overall: Thomas Voeckler
Points: Philippe Gilbert
KoM: Johnny Hoogerland
Youth: Robert Gesink
Stage report>>

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Tour de France 2011: Related links

Tour de France 2011: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index

Tour de France 2011: Latest news

Hoogerland’s Horror crash

Crashes take toll on Tour’s favourites

Schlecks within striking distance of Tour’s race lead

Wiggins’ operation scheduled for Monday

Thomas leads Sky’s new focus

Analysis: Cav back on the train again

Sky devastated by Wiggins’ exit from Tour

Wiggins crashes out of Tour

Dan Lloyd’s busman’s holiday at the Tour

Wiggins saw Sky’s first Tour win coming

Tour bans motorcyclist after Sorensen’s crash

Cavendish’s race for the Tour green jersey

Cavendish surprises with Tour stage win and press conference

Tour de France 2011: Teams, riders, start list
Tour de France 2011: Official start list
Tour de France 2011: Who’s riding?
Tour de France 2011: Team guide

Tour de France 2011: Stage reports

Stage nine: Sanchez conquers day of crashes and climbs

Stage eight: Costa wins first mountain stage of 2011 Tour

Stage seven: Cavendish wins but Wiggins crashes out of Tour

Stage six: Boasson Hagen takes Sky’s first Tour de France win

Stage five: Cavendish wins in Cap Frehel

Stage four: Evans edges out Contador on the Mur-de-Bretagne

Stage three: Farrar sprints to first Tour victory in Redon

Stage two: Garmin win team time trial to put Hushovd in yellow

Stage one: Gilbert blasts to victory as Tour gets off to spectacular start

Tour de France 2011: Highlights videos

Stage nine video highlights

Stage eight video highlights

Stage seven video highlights

Stage six video highlights

Video: Erik Zabel’s role as Cavendish’s sprint advisor

Stage five video highlights

Video: The ride of Philippe Gilbert at the Tour de France

Stage four video highlights

Stage three video highlights

Stage two video highlights

Stage one video highlights

Tour de France 2011: Photo galleries

Stage nine photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage eight photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage seven photo gallery by Graham Watson


Tour de France 2011 wallpaper gallery


Stage six photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage five photo gallery by Graham Watson

Stage four photo gallery by Andy Jones

Stage four photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage three photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage two photo gallery by Andy Jones


Stage two photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage one photo gallery by Graham Watson


Tour de France 2011 team time trial training photo gallery by Andy Jones

Tour de France 2011 team presentation by Andy Jones

Tour de France 2011 team press conferences by Andy Jones

Tour de France 2011 team presentation by Graham Watson

Tour de France 2011: Live text coverage
Tour de France 2011 LIVE: CW’s text coverage schedule
Stage seven live text coverage

Tour de France 2011: Archive videos
Video: 2003 Centenary Tour
Video: Lance Armstrong retrospective
Video: Behind the scenes at the Tour
Video: Guerini’s 1999 stage win
Video: Thrills and spills at the Tour
Video: Armstrong in 1999
Video: The Indurain years
Video: Ladies of the Tour
Video: Best of bizarre

Tour de France 2011: Archive articles

1999 Tour de France stage two: Passage du Gois causes chaos

Tour de France 2011: TV schedule
British Eurosport Tour de France 2011 TV schedule
ITV4 Tour de France 2011 TV schedule

Tour de France 2011: Related links
Tour de France: The jerseys, what they are and what they mean
Potted history of the Tour de France
The closest Tours in history
Brits in the Tours: From Robinson to Wiggins
Tour de France 2010: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index


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  • Herbie Green

    ….stats – and the number of broken collar bones is?