Tour de France 2016: Day 9 Results - Tom Dumoulin wins Stage Nine
Day 9 of Tour de France saw Tom Dumoulin of Team Giant-Alpecin taking stage nine of the race, while Chris Froome retained the overall lead. Rui Costa came second and Rafal Majka third in the race. Dutchman Dumoulin finished 38 seconds ahead of them to finish in the first position.
Two-time Tour winner Alberto Contador had to quit the race midway due to illness. Chris Froome, the defending champion was six minutes behind Dumoulin in the race, but finished alongside compatriot Adam yates, who remains in the second place on the general classification table.
Mark Cavendish retained the sprinters’ green jersey despite having an off day, while Yates, 23, remained in the white jersey of young riders. The race, which started in Spain saw the cyclists cover a distance of 184.5km and comprised of the first mountain top finish this year, and three category one climbs. The riders will be having a rest day tomorrow, before resuming with the race on Tuesday.
Dumoulin finished with a timing of 5:16:24. Portuguese Rui Alberto Faria da Costa of Team Lampre-Merida finished 38 seconds behind him in the second position with a timing of 5:17:02. Rafal Majka of Team Tinkoff finished third in the race.
The general classification table has Chris Froome of Team Sky leading, followed by Adam Yates of Orica-Bike Exchange and Irish Daniel Martin in third position of Team Etixx-QuickStep.
"It was an incredible day. The whole day, queen stage, it was really hard, and I did it.” Dumoulin said after the race. "It's very very special. I’m a time trial specialist but today I showed I can do more, and I showed it last year at the Vuelta. I’m so so happy, it’s incredible."
Day 10 will see cyclists take rest at Andorra, as they will be resuming with stage 10 of the race on July 12 from Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra) to Revel, covering a distance of 197km in the medium-mountain range.
|1||Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Giant-Alpecin||1|
|2||Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida||2|
|3||Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team||3|
|4||Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits||4|
|5||Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Movistar Team||5|