The Tour's 10 most memorable moments
No. 1: Johnny Hoogerland
A car driven by French television literally knocked the Dutch rider off the road during Stage 9. Hoogerland crashed into a barbed-wire fence and suffered leg gashes that required 33 stitches. However, the 28-year-old not only resumed riding in the Tour -- he completed the stage!
No. 2: Cadel Evans
Strong and steady from start to end, the 34-year-old Evans became the first Aussie to win the prestigious race.
No. 3: Andy Schleck
The 26-year-old native of Luxembourg kept viewers on the edge of their seats -- and other cyclists on edge -- during a memorable Stage 18 win in the mountains.
No. 4: Thomas Voeckler
It was all the Frenchman could do to reach the finish line in the demanding mountain roads. His effort during the 18th stage, one he was not expected to win, resulted in retaining the yellow jersey for a tenth straight day.
No. 5: Tyler Farrar
While an American winning a stage on the Fourth of July made for a nice holiday treat, Farrar's Stage 3 victory was much bigger than that. The Washington state native dedicated the victory to good friend and fellow cyclist Wouter Weylandt, who was killed in a crash during the Giro d'Italia in May.
No. 6: Alberto Contador/Cadel Evans
Contador (L) seems to be celebrating a Stage 4 win as he crosses the finish line. As he is doing so, Evans appears rather puzzled by the Spaniard's reaction. For good reason: Evans won the stage.
No. 7: Janez Brajkovic
A crash during Stage 5 proved to be the end for the Slovenian. Brajkovic's head injuries were such that he was taken off the course in an ambulance and he was through with the Tour.
No. 8: Mark Cavendish
The 26-year-old from the Isle of man knew it would not be easy - and it was not. But Cavendish took the final stage and maintained the green jersey to cap a memorable Tour.
No. 9: Alexandre Vinokourov
The Russian is carried into an ambulance after he crashed during the ninth stage. Vinokourov, 37, suffered a broken right leg and later that day announced his retirement from cycling.
No. 10: Chris Horner
As the top American, many Tour pundits expected the Oregon native to place in the top 10 at this year's event. Alas, he suffered a concussion during a Stage 7 crash and was forced to withdraw from the race.