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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 9

Tour de FrancePau > Laruns

Distance: 153 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage in the Pyrenees with two major climbs and three lesser efforts followed by a flat run to the finish.

  • Côte d’Artiguelouve 9.5 km (cat 4: 2.3km @ 4.5%)
  • Col de la Hourcère 69.0 km (cat 1: 11.1km @ 8.8%)
  • Col de Soudet 78.0 km (cat 3: 3.8km @ 8.5%)
  • Col d’Ichère 115.5 km (cat 3: 4.2km @ 7.0%)
  • Col de Marie Blanque 135.0 km (cat 1: 7.7km @ 8.6%)

The intermediate sprint is at 99.0 km at Arette.

The mountains took out two more riders: Fabio Aru and Steff Cras. They also cost Adam Yates the Yellow as Slovenes Tadej Pogacar and Primož Roglic prospered. Tomorrow is the first rest day for the Tour.

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 38 hours 40 minutes 01 seconds
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 021 ) [Green] 138 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Benoit Cosnefroy ( Fra – ALM – 033 ) [Polka Dot] 36 points
White Jersey Egan Arley Bernal Gomez ( Col – INS – 001 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 )
Combative: Marc Hirschi( Swi – SUN – 204 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top 30 below the fold

1 Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) 38 hours 40 minutes 01 seconds
2 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez ( Col – INS – 001 ) + 00h 00′ 21″
3 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – COF – 121 ) + 00h 00′ 28″
4 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 031 ) + 00h 00′ 30″
5 Nairo Quintana ( Col – ARK – 081 ) + 00h 00′ 32″
6 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – EF1 – 071 ) + 00h 00′ 32″
7 Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) + 00h 00′ 44″
8 Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 161 ) + 00h 01′ 02″
9 Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno ( Col – AST – 141 ) + 00h 01′ 15″
10 Mikel Landa Meana ( Spa – TBM – 061 ) + 00h 01′ 42″
11 Richie Porte ( Aus – TFS – 101 ) + 00h 01′ 53″
12 Enric Mas Nicolau ( Spa – MOV – 094 ) + 00h 02′ 02″
13 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 104 ) + 00h 02′ 31″
14 Tom Dumoulin ( Ned – TJV – 014 ) + 00h 03′ 22″
15 Richard Carapaz ( Ecu – INS – 003 ) + 00h 03′ 42″
16 Damiano Caruso ( Ita – TBM – 063 ) + 00h 03′ 42″
17 Alejandro Valverde ( Spa – MOV – 091 ) + 00h 03′ 43″
18 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 022 ) + 00h 05′ 45″
19 Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia ( Col – EF1 – 074 ) + 00h 06′ 08″
20 Esteban Chaves ( Col – MTS – 164 ) + 00h 12′ 13″
21 Pierre Rolland ( Fra – BVC – 218 ) + 00h 15′ 21″
22 Warren Barguil ( Fra – ARK – 083 ) + 00h 18′ 26″
23 Hugh Carthy ( GBr – EF1 – 073 ) + 00h 20′ 04″
24 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – GFC – 051 ) + 00h 28′ 32″
25 Ion Izaguirre Insausti ( Spa – AST – 145 ) + 00h 28′ 51″
26 Sepp Kuss ( USA – TJV – 016 ) + 00h 29′ 55″
27 Mikael Cherel ( Fra – ALM – 032 ) + 00h 32′ 15″
28 Ilnur Zakarin ( Rus – CCC – 118 ) + 00h 33′ 53″
29 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 012 ) + 00h 35′ 15″
30 Gorka Izagirre Insausti ( Spa – AST – 144 ) + 00h 36′ 04″

Did not finish:
Fabio Aru ( Ita – UAD – 132 )
Steff Cras ( Bel – LTS – 152 )

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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