2014 Tour de France: Stage 9 Preview – Gérardmer to Mulhouse

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Gérardmer to Mulhouse
Sunday, July 13th / 170 km / TDF Header Hill Stage

Another day in the Vosges region and lots more climbing. This ever-rolling affair includes six rated climbs, including the cat. 1 Le Markstein. This is the perfect day for riders chasing the polka-dot jersey awarded to the King of the Mountains to begin their points chase. But that doesn’t mean the GC contenders wont be on high alert. Look for the big names to test each other with a few well-timed attacks. At the end, though, a big group will have time to come back together.

Our pick: There’s too much climbing for the pure sprinters to survive. Instead look for Peter Sagan to grab a stage win and take control in the chase for the green points jersey.

STAGE MAP

Stage 9 Map

STAGE 9 RESULTS

1. Tony Martin (GER)
2. Fabian Cancellara (SWI)
3. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel)
4. Tom Dumoulin (NED)
5. Matteo Montaguti (ITA)
6. José Joaquin Rojas (SPA)
7. Steven Kruijswijk (NED)
8. Mikael Cherel (FRA)
9. Brice Feillu (FRA)
10. Tiago Machado (POR)

TEAM

Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Trek Factory Racing
BMC
Giant-Shimano
AG2R La Mondiale
Movistar
Belkin
AG2R La Mondiale
Bretagne – Seche Environnement
NetApp-Endura

TIME

04h 09′ 34”
04h 12′ 19”
04h 12′ 19”
04h 12′ 19”
04h 12′ 19”
04h 12′ 19”
04h 12′ 19”
04h 12′ 19”
04h 12′ 19”
04h 12′ 19”

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 9

1. Tony Gallopin (FRA)
2. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
3. Tiago Machado (POR)
4. Jakob Fuglsang (DEN)
5. Richie Porte (AUS)
6. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL)
7. Alejandro Valverde (SPA)
8. Pierre Rolland (FRA)
9. Alberto Contador (SPA)
10. Romain Bardet (FRA)

TEAM

Lotto-Belisol
Astana Pro Team
NetApp-Endura
Astana
Team Sky
Omega Pharma – Quick-Step
Movistar
Europcar
Tinkoff-Saxo
AG2R La Mondiale

TIME

38h 04′ 38”
38h 06′ 12”
38h 07′ 18”
38h 07′ 56”
38h 08′ 10”
38h 08′ 10”
38h 08′ 39′
38h 08′ 45”
38h 08′ 46”
38h 08′ 51”

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