Tour de France 2014: rest day round-up

State of play as the Tour peloton enjoys a day off following ten exhilarating stages

Enthralling, exhilarating, brutal, incident-packed – the first ten stages of the 2014 Tour de France have ensured the race has certainly lived up to its billing as cycling’s greatest.

The drama delivered by the 101st Tour de France has made for a fascinating opening week-and-a-half, from the huge crowds that lined the route in Yorkshire, to the thrills and spills of the cobbles and the Vosges mountains.

Vincenzi Nibali pulls on the latest yellow jersey, but it has been an enthralling ten stages so far (pic: Sirotti)

Pre-race favourites Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Chris Froome (Team Sky) have crashed out, leaving Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in the driving seat overall.

Meanwhile, Peter Sagan (Cannondale) has taken control of the green jersey once again, Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) will don the polka dots when racing resumes on Wednesday and white jersey Romain Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale) is one of a number of Frenchman looking good for a podium spot.

Stage nine victor Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quickstep), meanwhile, has proved he is among the hardest of hard men in the peloton.

So where does it leaves us, and what can we expect from the next eleven stages when the Tour resumes hostilities?

Check out our thoughts, analysis and predictions of each of the classifications over the following pages, and share your own on the forum.

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