Tour de France 2011 Ninth Stage Crash Photos

 @ibtimes on July 12 2011 3:39 AM
  • An artist performs before the start of the ninth stage
    An artist performs before the start of the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. Rabobank rider Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain won the stage while Voeckler took the leader's yellow jersey. REUTERS
  • Astana rider is carried by teammates
    Astana rider Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan (2nd R) is carried by teammates after a fall during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. Vinokourov retired from the race after this crash. REUTERS
  • Omega Pharma Lotto rider Frederik Willems of Belgium holds his arm
    Omega Pharma Lotto rider Frederik Willems of Belgium holds his arm after a crash during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. Willems retired from the race after the crash. REUTERS
  • Astana rider Alexandre Vinokourov (C) of Kazakhstan is carried by teammates
    Astana rider Alexandre Vinokourov (C) of Kazakhstan is carried by teammates after a fall during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. Vinokourov retired from the race after the crash. REUTERS
  • The pack of riders cycle during the ninth stage
    The pack of riders cycle during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. REUTERS
  • Vacansoleil-DCM rider Johnny Hoogerland of the Netherlands lies down
    Vacansoleil-DCM rider Johnny Hoogerland of the Netherlands lies down after crashing during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. Rabobank rider Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain won the stage while Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler of France took the leader's yellow jersey. REUTERS
  • Vacansoleil-DCM rider Johnny Hoogerland of Netherlands
    Vacansoleil-DCM rider Johnny Hoogerland of Netherlands is seen after crashing during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. Rabobank rider Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain won the stage while Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler of France took the leader's yellow jersey. REUTERS
  • Vacansoleil-DCM rider Johnny Hoogerland of the Netherlands
    Vacansoleil-DCM rider Johnny Hoogerland of the Netherlands is pictured after crashing during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. Rabobank rider Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain won the stage while Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler of France took the leader's yellow jersey. REUTERS
  • Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler of France kisses the yellow jersey
    Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler of France kisses the yellow jersey on the podium after the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. Rabobank rider Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain won the stage while Voeckler took the leader's yellow jersey. REUTERS
  • Rabobank rider Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain celebrates
    Rabobank rider Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain celebrates winning the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. REUTERS
1 of 10

There was an unexpected and unfortunate crashes during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. Rabobank rider Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain won the stage while Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler of France took the leader's yellow jersey.

See the crash photos in this slideshow.

Join the Discussion