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Le Tour – Stage 9

Tour de FranceArc-et-Senans to Besançon

Distance: 41.5 kilometers.

This stage is a pair of time trials, but with some hills to favor the stronger riders, rather than the pure sprinters.

Bradley Wiggins did it up right by holding on to the Yellow, winning the stage, and increasing his lead over Cadel Evans from 10 seconds to almost two minutes.

Tejay Van Gardeneren managed to win back the White by moving ahead of Rein Taaramae in the standings.

Yellow Jersey Bradley Wiggins ( GB – SKY – 101 ) [Yellow]
Green Jersey Peter Sagan (Svk-LIQ-057) [Green] 217 points
Polka Dot Jersey Fredrik Kessiakoff ( Swe – AST – 187 ) [Polka Dot] 21 points
White Jersey Tejay Van Garderen ( USA – BMC – 009 ) 8 [White]

Team: RadioShack-Nissan ( 011-019 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Bradley Wiggins ( GB – SKY – 101 )
Combative: [Not awarded for time trials.]

Top Ten:

1 Bradley Wiggins ( GB – SKY – 101 )
2 Cadel Evans ( Aus – BMC – 001 ) + 01′ 53”
3 Christopher Froome ( GB – SKY – 105 ) + 02′ 07”
4 Vincenzo Nibali ( Ita – LIQ – 051 ) + 02′ 23”
5 Denis Menchov ( Rus – KAT – 131 ) + 03′ 02”
6 Haimar Zubeldia ( Esp – RNT – 019 ) + 03′ 19”
7 Maxime Monfort ( Bel – RNT – 016 ) + 04′ 23”
8 Tejay Van Garderen ( USA – BMC – 009 ) + 05′ 14”
9 Jurgen Van Den Broeck ( Bel – LTB – 111 ) + 05′ 20”
10 Nicolas Roche ( Irl – ALM – 079 ) + 05′ 29”

The Rest of the Top 50:

11 Rui Alberto Costa ( Por – MOV – 163 ) + 05′ 46”
12 Rein Taaramae ( Est – COF – 081 ) + 05′ 56”
13 Tony Gallopin ( Fra – RNT – 013 ) + 05′ 59”
14 Janez Brajkovic ( Slo – AST – 181 ) + 06′ 29”
15 Andréas Klöden ( Ger – RNT – 015 ) + 06′ 33”
16 Sylvain Chavanel ( Fra – OPQ – 192 ) + 08′ 18”
17 Frank Schleck ( Lux – RNT – 011 ) + 08′ 19”
18 Jérôme Coppel ( Fra – SAU – 091 ) + 08′ 31”
19 Levi Leipheimer ( USA – OPQ – 191 ) + 08′ 34”
20 Peter Velits ( Svk – OPQ – 199 ) + 08′ 44”
21 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – FDJ – 146 ) + 08′ 53”
22 Ivan Basso ( Ita – LIQ – 052 ) + 09′ 06”
23 Christopher Horner ( USA – RNT – 014 ) + 09′ 07”
24 Michael Rogers ( Aus – SKY – 108 ) + 09′ 32”
25 Pierre Rolland ( Fra – EUC – 029 ) + 10′ 00”
26 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti ( Esp – EUS – 034 ) + 10′ 25”
27 Michele Scarponi ( Ita – LAM – 041 ) + 10′ 27”
28 Alejandro Valverde ( Esp – MOV – 161 ) + 10′ 46”
29 Eduard Vorganov ( Rus – KAT – 139 ) + 12′ 16”
30 Jelle Vanendert ( Bel – LTB – 119 ) + 12′ 23”
31 Chris Anker Sorensen ( Den – STB – 178 ) + 14′ 10”
32 Fabian Cancellara ( Sui – RNT – 012 ) + 14′ 33”
33 Egoi Martinez ( Esp – EUS – 035 ) + 15′ 18”
34 Marco Marcato ( Ita – VCD – 125 ) + 16′ 25”
35 Rémy Di Gregorio ( Fra – COF – 082 ) + 18′ 07”
36 Davide Malacarne ( Ita – EUC – 028 ) + 19′ 09”
37 Sandy Casar ( Fra – FDJ – 141 ) + 19′ 09”
38 Andrey Kashechkin ( Kaz – AST – 186 ) + 20′ 50”
39 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – RAB – 153 ) + 21′ 34”
40 Jean-Christophe Peraud ( Fra – ALM – 071 ) + 21′ 58”
41 Peter Sagan ( Svk – LIQ – 057 ) + 23′ 29”
42 Kevin De Weert ( Bel – OPQ – 193 ) + 24′ 02”
43 Fredrik Kessiakoff ( Swe – AST – 187 ) + 24′ 03”
44 Rafael Valls Ferri ( Esp – VCD – 128 ) + 24′ 08”
45 Laurens Ten Dam ( Ned – RAB – 157 ) + 24′ 24”
46 Sylvester Szmyd ( Pol – LIQ – 058 ) + 24′ 43”
47 Arthur Vichot ( Fra – FDJ – 149 ) + 24′ 47”
48 Robert Kiserlovski ( Cro – AST – 188 ) + 25′ 23”
49 George Hincapie ( USA – BMC – 005 ) + 25′ 25”
50 Steven Kruijswijk ( Ned – RAB – 152 ) + 25′ 48”

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2 comments

1 jamsodonnell { 07.09.12 at 2:02 pm }

Wow that is quite a result

2 Bryan { 07.09.12 at 4:36 pm }

The deficits have really been stretched, and Wiggins wasn’t the only Briton on the move, his Sky Teammate Christopher Froome went from 6th to third.

I thought Evans would do better, having started as a mountain biker, but Wiggins had the legs.

Nicholas Roche also moved up to the top ten.