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2015 Tour de France

102nd edition: July 4 - July 26, 2015

Sunday, July 12: Stage 9, Vannes - Plumelec team time trial

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Stage 9, Sunday, July 12: 28 km, Vannes - Plumelec Team time trial

Stage 9 map and profile | Stage 9 photos | Stage 9 video | David L. Stanley describes and reviews stage 9

BMC

BMC turning in their stage-winning ride

Rated ascent:

The Race: Before the team time trial began, LeTour summed up stage 9 thus: “This stage is unique in the history of cycling. Usually a team time trial is contested in the first third of a Grand Tour but eight stages have already taken their toll. Orica-GreenEdge, the last squad to have won the TTT at the Tour de France two years ago, is three riders down due to the abandons of Simon Gerrans, Daryl Impey and Michael Albasini after crashing. Vannes to Plumelec is also an atypical course as it's lumpy with an uphill finish in a famous cycling heartland.

“Mûr de Bretagne stage winner Alexis Vuillermoz claimed the GP Plumelec one and half months ago. Plumelec is also the place where Alejandro Valverde took stage 1 in the 2008 Tour de France in which Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali were making their debut at the Grande Boucle. The three of them are under stress ahead of this 28-km long stage set to be decisive for the overall classification, as Chris Froome stated after stage 8. Their respective teams, Movistar, Sky and Astana, are potential winners, so are Tinkoff-Saxo and BMC. It won't be just physical but a tactical affair as well in terms of using the different riders' power smartly in the first part of the race and saving some energy for the conclusive hill where the fifth rider's time will count for the rankings.

“Sky team director had this to say before the start, ‘It's true that it's a different ball game with two contenders in this TTT weakened. Etixx-Quick Step without Tony Martin is not the same thing and Orica-GreenEdge have only six riders left, one of them injured. Moreover a week of the Tour levels the chances. I think that with Richie Porte, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard and Chris [Porte], we have the riders for this kind of effort for which we have worked hard. It didn't show in the Dauphiné but I'm confident we can do very well in this time trial and even win it.’”

The stage started at 3PM, with the twenty-one teams departing every five minutes. Sky, the team of race leader Christopher Froome was scheduled to start last, as is cycling’s tradition. Orica-GreenEdge was the first team to ride.
Each team’s time was taken as the fifth rider crossed the finish line.

Orica-GreenEdge turned in a slow ride, averaging 49.4 km/hr. I know that’s fast, but for a professional team time trial, it’s well below what is possible. Since the team doesn’t have overall GC ambitions, Michael Matthews said the squad treated the stage as another rest day.

Astana hit the road hard. Nibali, probably thinking of his time loss the day before, took pulls so hard that some of his teammates would lose contact. Despite Nibali’s over-enthusiastic riding, Astana did turn in a good ride, the best so far when they crossed the line. That effort was soon eclipsed by Movistar’s 51.98 km/hr ride that put them a half-minute ahead of Astana.

The crowds along the road were huge. Thomas Voeckler said that at times the available road was only two meters wide.

Then BMC crossed the line. The red-and-black-clad team had scorched the course, steaming along at 52.09 km/hr, the first team to break 52 km/hr. They beat Movistar by 4 seconds. Could Sky do still better? They couldn’t. BMC beat Sky by a single second. A great ride, but not fast enough to yank the yellow jersey from Chris Froome’s shoulders.

Froome remained the overall leader with Tejay van Garderen second at twelve seconds and Greg van Avermaet third, 27 seconds back.

Complete Results:

Stage 9 photos | Stage 9 video

28 km raced at an average speed of 52.09 km/hr

1 BMC RACING TEAM 32min 15sec
2 TEAM SKY @ 1sec
3 MOVISTAR TEAM + 00' 04''
4 TINKOFF-SAXO + 00' 28''
5 ASTANA PRO TEAM + 00' 35''
6 IAM CYCLING + 00' 38''
7 ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 00' 45''
8 LAMPRE - MERIDA + 00' 48''
9 TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO @ 1min 14sec
10 AG2R LA MONDIALE + 01' 24''
11 TREK FACTORY RACING + 01' 25''
12 TEAM CANNONDALE-GARMIN + 01' 29''
13 BORA-ARGON 18 + 01' 31''
14 FDJ + 01' 33''
15 LOTTO-SOUDAL + 01' 36''
16 TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN + 01' 37''
17 TEAM EUROPCAR + 01' 42''
18 BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 01' 46''
19 TEAM KATUSHA + 01' 53''
20 MTN-QHUBEKA + 01' 56''
21 COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 02' 32''
22 ORICA GREENEDGE + 04' 58''

GC after stage 9:

1343.8 km raced so far at an average speed of 43.3 km/hr

1 FROOME Chris Sky 31hr 34min 12sec
2 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC @ 12sec
3 VAN AVERMAET Greg BMC 0:27
4 SAGAN Peter Tinkoff-Saxo 0:38
5 CONTADOR Alberto Tinkoff-Saxo 1:03
6 URÁN Rigoberto Etixx-Quick Step 1:18
7 VALVERDE Alejandro Movistar 1:50
8 THOMAS Geraint Sky 1:52
9 QUINTANA Nairo Movistar 1:59
10 ŠTYBAR Zdeněk Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
11 GALLOPIN Tony Lotto-Soudal 2:01
12 KREUZIGER Roman Tinkoff-Saxo 2:18
13 NIBALI Vincenzo Astana 2:22
14 BARGUIL Warren Team Giant-Alpecin 2:43
15 GESINK Robert LottoNL-Jumbo 2:52
16 MOLLEMA Bauke Trek Factory Racing 2:56
17 PERAUD Jean-Christophe Ag2r La Mondiale 3:30
18 RODRÍGUEZ Joaquim Team Katusha 3:52
19 TALANSKY Andrew Cannondale-Garmin 4:17
20 FRANK Mathias IAM Cycling 4:32
21 BARDET Romain Ag2r La Mondiale 4:38
22 BAKELANTS Jan Ag2r La Mondiale 5:08
23 COSTA Rui Lampre-Merida 5:20
24 FUGLSANG Jakob Astana 5:22
25 SÁNCHEZ Samuel BMC 6:17
26 NERZ Dominik Bora-Argon 18 6:28
27 IZAGIRRE Gorka Movistar 6:40
28 VUILLERMOZ Alexis Ag2r La Mondiale 6:49
29 PINOT Thibaut FDJ 8:05
30 KOREN Kristijan Cannondale-Garmin 8:35
31 MARTIN Dan Cannondale-Garmin 9:21
32 CHAVANEL Sylvain IAM Cycling s.t.
33 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald MTN-Qhubeka 10:14
34 LOSADA Alberto Team Katusha 10:37
35 PANTANO Jarlinson IAM Cycling 11:20
36 ROLLAND Pierre Team Europcar 11:43
37 VOSS Paul Bora-Argon 18 11:47
38 SEPÚLVEDA Eduardo Bretagne-Séché Environnement 12:25
39 KWIATKOWSKI Michał Etixx-Quick Step 15:18
40 ROGERS Michael Tinkoff-Saxo 15:57
41 MORABITO Steve FDJ 16:24
42 GESCHKE Simon Team Giant-Alpecin 16:47
43 GAUTIER Cyril Team Europcar 17:14
44 BAK Lars Ytting Lotto-Soudal 17:18
45 DE KORT Koen Team Giant-Alpecin 17:44
46 YATES Adam Orica GreenEDGE 17:45
47 GRIVKO Andrey Astana 17:49
48 TANKINK Bram LottoNL-Jumbo 18:03
49 YATES Simon Orica GreenEDGE 18:29
50 LAPORTE Christophe Cofidis 19:41
51 GOŁAŚ Michał Etixx-Quick Step 20:23
52 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan Movistar 20:33
53 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt MTN-Qhubeka 20:54
54 CHEREL Mickaël Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
55 OSS Daniel BMC 20:59
56 GREIPEL André Lotto-Soudal 21:52
57 DEGENKOLB John Team Giant-Alpecin 22:15
58 SOUPE Geoffrey Cofidis 22:25
59 VAN EMDEN Jos LottoNL-Jumbo 23:00
60 LADAGNOUS Matthieu FDJ 23:01
61 SIEBERG Marcel Lotto-Soudal 23:02
62 VANMARCKE Sep LottoNL-Jumbo 23:06
63 CAVENDISH Mark Etixx-Quick Step 23:31
64 SCHÄR Michael BMC 23:49
65 SINKELDAM Ramon Team Giant-Alpecin 24:12
66 SICARD Romain Team Europcar 24:31
67 VERMOTE Julien Etixx-Quick Step 24:32
68 CURVERS Roy Team Giant-Alpecin 24:47
69 VAUGRENARD Benoît FDJ 24:50
70 SIMON Julien Cofidis 25:05
71 TAARAMÄE Rein Astana 25:11
72 ROCHE Nicolas Sky 25:25
73 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Jacques MTN-Qhubeka 25:36
74 SÉNÉCHAL Florian Cofidis 25:42
75 COQUARD Bryan Team Europcar 25:57
76 RAST Grégory Trek Factory Racing 26:24
77 DENNIS Rohan BMC 26:29
78 WYSS Danilo BMC 26:34
79 DÉMARE Arnaud FDJ 26:51
80 KRISTOFF Alexander Team Katusha 27:14
81 BÁRTA Jan Bora-Argon 18 27:17
82 KANGERT Tanel Astana 27:21
83 PREIDLER Georg Team Giant-Alpecin 27:22
84 MACHADO Tiago Team Katusha 27:34
85 ZUBELDIA Haimar Trek Factory Racing 27:59
86 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramūnas Cannondale-Garmin 28:02
87 LEEZER Tom LottoNL-Jumbo 28:04
88 MARTENS Paul LottoNL-Jumbo 28:19
89 FONSECA Armindo Bretagne-Séché Environnement 28:39
90 DEMPSTER Zak Bora-Argon 18 28:47
91 BENNATI Daniele Tinkoff-Saxo 29:00
92 STANNARD Ian Sky 29:04
93 PAUWELS Serge MTN-Qhubeka 29:28
94 DELAPLACE Anthony Bretagne-Séché Environnement 29:39
95 VACHON Florian Bretagne-Séché Environnement 30:01
96 KRUIJSWIJK Steven LottoNL-Jumbo 30:17
97 IRIZAR Markel Trek Factory Racing 30:19
98 QUINZIATO Manuel BMC 30:34
99 VALGREN Michael Tinkoff-Saxo 31:02
100 RENSHAW Mark Etixx-Quick Step 31:15
101 TRENTIN Matteo Etixx-Quick Step 31:36
102 HOLLENSTEIN Reto IAM Cycling 31:43
103 MALORI Adriano Movistar 31:57
104 WYSS Marcel IAM Cycling 32:06
105 GASTAUER Ben Ag2r La Mondiale 32:09
106 KELDERMAN Wilco LottoNL-Jumbo 32:34
107 FARRAR Tyler MTN-Qhubeka 32:38
108 POZZATO Filippo Lampre-Merida 32:46
109 TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel MTN-Qhubeka 33:39
110 SERPA José Rodolfo Lampre-Merida 34:09
111 TULIK Angelo Team Europcar 34:10
112 WELLENS Tim Lotto-Soudal 34:22
113 FÉDRIGO Pierrick Bretagne-Séché Environnement 34:31
114 WESTRA Lieuwe Astana 34:47
115 OLIVEIRA Nelson Lampre-Merida 35:06
116 MATÉ Luis Ángel Cofidis 35:08
117 HUZARSKI Bartosz Bora-Argon 18 35:11
118 CLEMENT Stef IAM Cycling 35:27
119 ROY Jérémy FDJ 36:15
120 GÈNE Yohann Team Europcar 36:21
121 ĐURASEK Kristijan Lampre-Merida 36:26
122 HESJEDAL Ryder Cannondale-Garmin 36:28
123 CARUSO Damiano BMC s.t.
124 GÉRARD Arnaud Bretagne-Séché Environnement 36:29
125 SCARPONI Michele Astana 36:52
126 GUARNIERI Jacopo Team Katusha 37:46
127 GAUDIN Damien Ag2r La Mondiale 37:48
128 BRÄNDLE Matthias IAM Cycling 38:03
129 NAVARRO Daniel Cofidis 38:57
130 KÖNIG Leopold Sky 38:58
131 QUÉMÉNEUR Perrig Team Europcar 39:28
132 ROWE Luke Sky 39:31
133 ARREDONDO Julián David Trek Factory Racing 39:53
134 RIBLON Christophe Ag2r La Mondiale 40:00
135 MAJKA Rafał Tinkoff-Saxo 41:01
136 CARUSO Giampaolo Team Katusha 41:35
137 JUNGELS Bob Trek Factory Racing 41:56
138 DURBRIDGE Luke Orica GreenEDGE 42:34
139 HAAS Nathan Cannondale-Garmin 42:55
140 GENIEZ Alexandre FDJ 43:19
141 COPPEL Jérome IAM Cycling 43:23
142 ELMIGER Martin IAM Cycling 43:29
143 FEILLU Brice Bretagne-Séché Environnement s.t.
144 PORTE Richie Sky 44:04
145 PÉRICHON Pierre-Luc Bretagne-Séché Environnement 45:01
146 HERRADA José Movistar 45:09
147 ERVITI Imanol Movistar 45:59
148 CHAVANEL Sébastien FDJ 46:43
149 POELS Wout Sky 46:50
150 TIMMER Albert Team Giant-Alpecin 47:52
151 ANACONA Winner Movistar 48:39
152 VANBILSEN Kenneth Cofidis s.t.
153 VALLS Rafael Lampre-Merida 48:48
154 LANGEVELD Sebastian Cannondale-Garmin 49:17
155 PLAZA Rubén Lampre-Merida 49:23
156 DEBUSSCHERE Jens Lotto-Soudal 50:15
157 CIMOLAI Davide Lampre-Merida 51:14
158 BASSO Ivan Tinkoff-Saxo 51:23
159 BOOM Lars Astana 51:24
160 VAN BAARLE Dylan Cannondale-Garmin 51:41
161 CUMMINGS Steve MTN-Qhubeka 51:51
162 GRUZDEV Dmitriy Astana 52:00
163 KENNAUGH Peter Sky 52:07
164 TOSATTO Matteo Tinkoff-Saxo 52:10
165 KUDUS Merhawi MTN-Qhubeka 52:23
166 DIDIER Laurent Trek Factory Racing 52:37
167 NAULEAU Bryan Team Europcar 52:54
168 MENDES José Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
169 HALLER Marco Team Katusha 53:16
170 DEVOLDER Stijn Trek Factory Racing 53:18
171 VOECKLER Thomas Team Europcar 53:30
172 BONO Matteo Lampre-Merida 54:24
173 MEINTJES Louis MTN-Qhubeka 54:27
174 BUCHMANN Emanuel Bora-Argon 18 54:54
175 WEENING Pieter Orica GreenEDGE 57:09
176 DE GENDT Thomas Lotto-Soudal 59:17
177 BENNETT Sam Bora-Argon 18 1:00:45
178 TEN DAM Laurens LottoNL-Jumbo 1:00:46
179 VANSUMMEREN Johan Ag2r La Mondiale 1:01:51
180 TUFT Svein Orica GreenEDGE 1:04:17
181 BRUN Frederic Bretagne-Séché Environnement 1:06:00
182 HANSEN Adam Lotto-Soudal 1:06:12
183 EDET Nicolas Cofidis 1:09:54
184 DOWSETT Alex Movistar 1:13:01
185 MATTHEWS Michael Orica GreenEDGE 1:16:10

Stage 9 map and profile:

2015 Tlur de France stage 9 map

Stage 9 map, yellow is the route the riders will take.

Stage 9 profile

Stage 9 profile

YouTube video of stage 9:

Stage 9 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Team Sky

Team Sky coming close to winning the stage, just a single second off BMC's pace

BMC

BMC riding to a stage victory

Bretagne-Seche Environnement

Bretagne-Seche Environnement

Europcar

Europcar

IAM Cycling

IAM Cycling

LottoNL-Jumbo

LottoNL-Jumbo

Astana

Astana

Cofidis

Cofidis

Movistar

Movistar

Ag2r

Ag2r

Orica-GreenEdge

Orica-GreenEdge

Lampre-Merida

Lampre-Merida

FDJ

FDJ

Bora-Argon 18

Bora-Argon 18

Lotto-Soudal

Lotto-Soudal

Mtn-Qhubeka

Mtn-Qhubeka

Trek

Trek Factory Racing

Cannondale-Garmin

Cannondale-Garmin

Katusha

Katusha

Giant-Alpecin

Giant-Alpecin

Etixx-quick-step

Etixx-Quick Step

Tinkoff-Saxo

Tinkoff-Saxo

 

BMC

BMC enjoying time on the podium

Chris Froome

But Chris Froome has what they really wanted, that nice yellow shirt.

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