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Le Tour 2022 – Stage 9

Tour de France Aigle > Châtel les Portes du Soleil

Distance: 192.9 kilometers.

A serious Mountain stage with four Category climbs and a summit finish.

  • Côte de Bellevue 37.1 km (Cat 4: 4.3km @ 4.0%)
  • Col des Mosses 108.5 km (Cat 2: 13.3km @ 4.1%)
  • Col de la Croix 131.8 km (Cat 1: 8.1km @ 7.6%)
  • Pas de Morgins 183.1 km (Cat 1: 15.4km @ 6.1%)

The intermediate sprint is at 56.5 km at Semsales.

Yellow Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [Yellow] 33 hours 43 minutes 44 seconds
Green Jersey Wout Van Aert (TJV – 016) [Green] 284 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Simon Geschke (COF – 073) [Polka Dot] 19 points
White Jersey Thomas Pidcock (IGD – 025) [White] 7

Stage winner: Bob Jungels (ACT – 036)
Combative: Thibaut Pinot (GFC – 097 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Ineos Grenadiers ( IGD – 021-028 ) [Yellow numbers]

Kasper Asgreen (DQT – 052), Guillaume Martin (COF – 071), and Ruben Antonio Almeida Guerreiro (EFN – 142) failed to make the start. Injuries from earlier crashes are catching up with people.

Top 10 below the fold

1 Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) 33h 43′ 44″
2 Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) + 00h 00′ 39″
3 Geraint Thomas (IGD – 021) + 00h 01′ 17″
4 Adam Yates (IGD – 028) + 00h 01′ 25″
5 David Gaudu (GFC – 091) + 00h 01′ 38″
6 Romain Bardet (DSM – 111) + 00h 01′ 39″
7 Thomas Pidcock (IGD – 025) + 00h 00′ 46″
8 Enric Mas (MOV – 061) + 00h 01′ 50″
9 Neilson Powless (EFN – 147) + 00h 01′ 55″
10 Nairo Quintana (ARK – 151) + 00h 02′ 13″

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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