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Le Tour 2016 – Stage 9

Tour de FranceVielha Val D’Aran to Arcalís

Distance: 184.5 kilometers.

A mountain stage that crosses the border into Andorra for the last three climbs and the summit finish: Cat 1 Port de la Bonalgua, Cat 1 Port del Cantó, Cat 2 Côte de la Comella, Cat 1 Col de Belxalis, and the Hors Catégorie finish in Arcalis.

The four withdrawals are the result of earlier injuries catching up with people on a stage with some long climbs, high temperatures that finished in a deluge. Alberto Contador took a spill on the first stage and has been coming back very slowly.

This was Tom Dumoulin’s first stage win on the Tour.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBR – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 44h 36′ 03″
Green Jersey Mark Cavendish ( GBR – DDD – 101 ) [Green] 204 points
Polka Dot Jersey Thibaut Pinot ( FRA – FDL – 121 ) [Polka Dot] 80 points
White Jersey Adam Yates ( GBR – OBE – 209 ) 2 [White]

Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 011-019 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Tom Dumoulin ( NED – TGA – 114 )
Combative: Tom Dumoulin ( NED – TGA – 114 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBR – SKY – 001 )
2 Adam Yates ( GBR – OBE – 209 ) + 00′ 16″
3 Daniel Martin ( IRL – EQS – 184 ) + 00′ 19″
4 Nairo Quintana ( COL – MOV – 011 ) + 00′ 23″
5 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver ( ESP – KAT – 141 ) + 00′ 37″
6 Romain Bardet ( FRA – ALM – 041 ) + 00′ 44″
7 Bauke Mollema ( NED – TFS – 061 ) + 00′ 44″
8 Sergio Luis Henao ( COL – SKY – 002 ) + 00′ 44″
9 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – LAM – 157 ) + 00′ 55″
10 Alejandro Valverde ( ESP – MOV – 012 ) + 01′ 01″

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July 10, 2016   Comments Off on Le Tour 2016 – Stage 9