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Le Tour 2017 – Stage 9

Tour de FranceNantua – Chambery

Distance: 181.5 kilometers.

There are six Hors Catégorie climbs on this year’s Tour and three of them are on this stage along with four lesser climbs. This is the list: category 2 Côte des Neyrolles, category 3 Col de Bérentin, category 3 Côte de Franclens, Hors Catégorie Col de la Biche (Croix de Famban), Hors Catégorie Grand Colombier, category 4 Côte de Jongieux, and Hors Catégorie Mont du Chat. Tomorrow is a rest day.

It was a massacre – 5 withdrawn with injuries and 7, including four members of the FDJ team, over the time limit.

Rigoberto Uran won the stage with a photo finish, while Warren Barguil got the Polka Dots and Red Numbers. The general classification was ‘shaken, not stirred’ by the climbs and the crashes.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 38h 26′ 28″
Green Jersey Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 ) [Green] 212 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 60 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 7 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 )
Combative: Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 00′ 18″
3 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 51″
4 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 55″
5 Jakob Fuglsang ( Den – AST – 053 ) + 01′ 37″
6 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 01′ 44″
7 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 02′ 02″
8 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 021 ) + 02′ 13″
9 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 03′ 06″
10 George Bennett ( NZl – TLJ – 162 ) + 03′ 53″

The Rest of the Top 30:

11 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – UAD – 061 ) + 05′ 00″
12 Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) + 05′ 15″
13 Pierre-Roger Latour ( Fra – ALM – 017 ) + 05′ 30″
14 Mikel Nieve ( Spa – SKY – 007 ) + 06′ 18″
15 Sergio Luis Henao ( Col – SKY – 002 ) + 06′ 55″
16 Damiano Caruso ( Ita – BMC – 042 ) + 06′ 58″
17 Alexis Vuillermoz ( Fra – ALM – 019 ) + 07′ 56″
18 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 113 ) + 08′ 46″
19 Carlos Alberto Betancur ( Col – MOV – 024 ) + 10′ 34″
20 Brice Feillu ( Fra – TFO – 213 ) + 11′ 43″
21 Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) + 14′ 11″
22 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – WGG – 201 ) + 15′ 23″
23 Tiesj Benoot ( Bel – LTS – 133 ) + 18′ 44″
24 Jan Bakelants ( Bel – ALM – 012 ) + 20′ 02″
25 Roman Kreuziger ( Cze – ORS – 088 ) + 21′ 06″
26 Daniel Navarro ( Spa – COF – 157 ) + 21′ 08″
27 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 037 ) + 22′ 55″
28 Jarlinson Pantano ( Col – TFS – 038 ) + 23′ 05″
29 Tony Gallopin ( Fra – LTS – 135 ) + 25′ 44″
30 Sylvain Chavanel ( Fra – DEN – 174 ) + 26′ 10″

Did not finish:
Geraint Thomas ( GBr – SKY – 009 )
Richie Porte ( Aus – BMC – 041 )
Manuele Mori ( Ita – UAD – 067 )
Robert Gesink ( Ned – TLJ – 161 )
Jos Van Emden ( Ned – TLJ – 168 )

Outside the time limit:
Arnaud Demare ( Fra – FDJ – 071 )
Mickaël Delage ( Fra – FDJ – 073 )
Jacopo Guarnieri ( Ita – FDJ – 074 )
Ignatas Konovalovas ( Ltu – FDJ – 075 )
Mark Renshaw ( Aus – DDD – 097 )
Matteo Trentin ( Ita – QST – 108 )
Juraj Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 118 )

Note: Wikipedia has a simple article on the Mountain classification used on the Tour. The basic fact is that climbs fall into five types, with the four numbered types decreasing in difficulty as the numbers get larger, and then there is the Hors Catégorie, literally “without category”, which generally makes you look for an elevator or Sherpas.

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