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Riders withdrawn from race: 18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Riders withdrawn: Van de Walle (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Brajokovic (Radioshack), Kern (Europcar), Velasco (Euskaltel), Kiryienka (Movistar), Wiggins (Sky), Boonen (Quick Step),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?