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Thomas Voeckler seizes yellow jersey

Updated: July 10, 2011, 11:53 PM ET
Associated Press

SAINT-FLOUR, France -- Riders sprawled over the course. One wound up in a ditch, another with a busted leg. Everyone, it seemed, needed ice: A rest day couldn't come soon enough.

The bleeding and battered Tour de France field endured its worst day yet of crashes, a strange and dangerous ordeal in which even a car took out riders.

When cyclists ease their aching bones Monday on their day off after nine frenzied and punishing stages, Alexandre Vinokourov will be waking up several hundred ...

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