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2014 Vuelta a España

69th Edition: August 23 - September 14, 2014

Stage 9 results

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Stage 9, Sunday, Aug 31: Carboneras de Guadazaón - Aramón Valdelinares, 185 km

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Winner Anacona

Winner Anacona wins stage nine. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: A big group of riders went clear early in the stage. Of the 31 who had escaped, the best-placed was Lampre-Merida rider Winner Anacona, who was down 2min 50sec. The big break rode with good cohesion and didn't start to fracture until the climbs late in the stage. At one point they had a gap of more than eight minutes.

Anacona went clear from the break with Bob Jungels and Javier Moreno for company with about 22 kilometers to go. Meanwhile, the peloton was still more than six minutes back, making Anacona the virtual red jersey. Then it began to rain hard.

This stage had a hilltop finish at Aramón Valdelinares, and 6 kilometers from the summit Anacona left the other two behind and headed for the barn. He rode well on the hill and looked to be riding into the GC lead at the end of the stage.

But, the contenders in the peloton finally started getting itchy and started attacking each other. The attack that mattered was from Alberto Contador which came about 2 kilometers from the top. He took off in a huge gear and started eating up the distance between himself and Anacona. Katusha reacted and as Contador crossed the line, Joaquin Rodriguez and Nairo Quintana closed the gap.

The result, Quintana is the new GC leader, three seconds ahead of Contador. Anacona is in fourth place, nine seconds shy of the lead. This was another terrific day of racing at the Vuelta.

Complete Stage 9 results:

Winner's average speed: 40.5 km/hr

1 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida 4hr 34min 14sec
2 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team @ 45 seconds
3 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida + 50''
4 Javier Moreno Movistar Team + 1' 04''
5 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 1' 12''
6 Jerome Coppel Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 1' 21''
7 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp + 1' 33''
8 Adam Hansen Lotto Belisol + 1' 45''
9 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing + 1' 49''
10 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing + 2' 08''
11 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar + 2' 13''
12 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo + 2' 16''
13 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha
14 Nairo Alexander Quintana  Movistar Team
15 Eduard Vorganov Team Katusha + 2' 22''
16 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team + 2' 39''
17 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team
18 Christopher Froome Team SKY
19 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
20 Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp
21 Daniel Navarro Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 2' 49''
22 Daniel Moreno Team Katusha
23 Rinaldo Nocentini AG2R La Mondiale + 2' 51''
24 Robert Gesink Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 2' 55''
25 Mikel Nieve Team SKY
26 Damiano Caruso Cannondale Pro Cycling
27 Dominik Nerz BMC Racing Team
28 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team
29 Carlos Verona Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
30 Warren Barguil Team Giant - Shimano
31 Daniel Teklehaimanot MTN - Qhubeka + 2' 58''
32 Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 3' 14''
33 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar + 3' 16''
34 Esteban Chaves  Orica GreenEdge + 3' 24''
35 Romain Sicard Team Europcar + 3' 31''
36 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 3' 36''
37 Giampaolo Caruso Team Katusha + 3' 44''
38 Maxime Monfort Lotto Belisol + 4' 01''
39 Maxime Bouet AG2R La Mondiale + 4' 37''
40 Przemyslaw Niemiec Lampre Merida + 4' 47''
41 David Arroyo Caja Rural Seguros RGA
42 Luis Angel Mate  Cofidis Solutions Crédits
43 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka + 4' 52''
44 Andre Fernando Cardoso  Garmin Sharp + 5' 50''
45 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA
46 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
47 Oliver Zaugg Tinkoff - Saxo
48 Jesús Hernández Tinkoff - Saxo
49 Mikel Landa Astana Pro Team + 5' 57''
50 Steve Morabito BMC Racing Team + 6' 03''
51 Guillaume Levarlet Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 6' 12''
52 Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team
53 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 6' 18''
54 Dario Cataldo Team SKY + 6' 23''
55 Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team + 6' 55''
56 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale
57 Chris Anker Sörensen Tinkoff - Saxo
58 Christophe Le Mevel Cofidis Solutions Crédits
59 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.fr + 7' 18''
60 Stef Clement Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 7' 26''
61 Nikias Arndt Team Giant - Shimano + 7' 43''
62 Louis Meintjes MTN - Qhubeka + 7' 44''
63 Romain Zingle Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 7' 53''
64 Philip Deignan Team SKY + 7' 55''
65 Jurgen Van Den Broeck Lotto Belisol + 8' 22''
66 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka + 9' 31''
67 Tony Martin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 9' 48''
68 Chad Haga Team Giant - Shimano + 9' 48''
69 Peter Kennaugh Team SKY + 10' 46''
70 Adam Yates Orica GreenEdge
71 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 11' 03''
72 Sam Bewley Orica GreenEdge
73 Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar Team + 11' 07''
74 Alberto Losada Team Katusha
75 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team
76 Simon Clarke Orica GreenEdge
77 Tobias Ludvigsson Team Giant - Shimano
78 Johan Le Bon FDJ.fr
79 Andrey Amador Movistar Team
80 Natnael Berhane Team Europcar
81 Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing + 11' 20''
82 Alexandr Kolobnev Team Katusha + 11' 30''
83 José Herrada Movistar Team + 11' 35''
84 Luis León Sánchez  Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 11' 35''
85 Andrew Talansky Garmin Sharp + 12' 02''
86 Vasil Kiryienka Team SKY + 12' 35''
87 Pirmin Lang IAM Cycling + 14' 01''
88 Paul Martens Belkin Pro Cycling Team
89 Cédric Pineau FDJ.fr
90 Koldo Fernández Garmin Sharp + 15' 05''
91 Martin Velits Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
92 Haimar Zubeldia Trek Factory Racing
93 Lawrence Warbasse BMC Racing Team
94 Bart De Clercq Lotto Belisol
95 Kanstantsin Siutsou Team SKY
96 Martijn Keizer Belkin Pro Cycling Team
97 Sander Armee Lotto Belisol
98 Johannes Fröhlinger Team Giant - Shimano
99 Vincent Jerome Team Europcar + 15' 26''
100 Nathan Brown Garmin Sharp + 15' 40''
101 George Bennett Cannondale Pro Cycling
102 Jay Robert Thomson  MTN - Qhubeka + 16' 21''
103 Maxime Mederel Team Europcar
104 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team + 16' 30''
105 Alessandro De Marchi Cannondale Pro Cycling + 16' 35''
106 Yaroslav Popovych Trek Factory Racing + 18' 47''
107 Jesse Sergent Trek Factory Racing
108 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA
109 Julian David Arredondo  Trek Factory Racing
110 Tanel Kangert Astana Pro Team + 19' 01''
111 Andrey Zeits Astana Pro Team
112 Vicente Reynes IAM Cycling
113 Marcel Aregger IAM Cycling
114 Sébastien Hinault IAM Cycling
115 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale
116 Michael Valgren Andersen  Tinkoff - Saxo
117 Romain Hardy Cofidis Solutions Crédits
118 Patrick Gretsch AG2R La Mondiale
119 Vegard Breen Lotto Belisol
120 Filippo Pozzato Lampre Merida
121 Brett Lancaster Orica GreenEdge
122 Jens Debusschere Lotto Belisol
123 Manuel Quinziato BMC Racing Team
124 Nikolas Maes Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
125 Jasper Stuyven Trek Factory Racing
126 Dmitry Kozontchuk Team Katusha
127 Ivan Rovny Tinkoff - Saxo
128 Lawson Craddock Team Giant - Shimano
129 Sergei Chernetski Team Katusha
130 Kristof Vandewalle Trek Factory Racing
131 Koen De Kort Team Giant - Shimano
132 Paolo Longo Borghini Cannondale Pro Cycling
133 Sergio Miguel Paulinho  Tinkoff - Saxo
134 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka
135 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling
136 Nathan Haas Garmin Sharp
137 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff - Saxo
138 Matteo Tosatto Tinkoff - Saxo
139 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team
140 Gerald Ciolek MTN - Qhubeka
141 Jaco Venter MTN - Qhubeka
142 Johan Van Summeren Garmin Sharp
143 Yury Trofimov Team Katusha
144 Maciej Bodnar Cannondale Pro Cycling
145 Paolo Tiralongo Astana Pro Team + 22' 42''
146 Gorka Izagirre Movistar Team + 23' 28''
147 Christian Knees Team SKY + 26' 42''
148 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar
149 Ramon Sinkeldam Team Giant - Shimano
150 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin MTN - Qhubeka
151 Rohan Dennis BMC Racing Team
152 Francesco Lasca Caja Rural Seguros RGA
153 Carlos Alberto Betancur  AG2R La Mondiale
154 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team
155 Adriano Malori Movistar Team
156 Matteo Pelucchi IAM Cycling
157 Yauheni Hutarovich AG2R La Mondiale
158 John Degenkolb Team Giant - Shimano
159 David Millar Garmin Sharp
160 Damien Gaudin AG2R La Mondiale
161 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale Pro Cycling
162 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida
163 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr
164 Yohan Bagot Cofidis Solutions Crédits
165 Kenny Elissonde FDJ.fr
166 Robert Wagner Belkin Pro Cycling Team
167 Gregory Henderson Lotto Belisol
168 Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge
169 Peter Sagan Cannondale Pro Cycling
170 Oscar Gatto Cannondale Pro Cycling
171 Matthias Krizek Cannondale Pro Cycling
172 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr
173 Jonathan Fumeaux IAM Cycling
174 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA
175 Daniil Fominykh Astana Pro Team
176 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze  Lampre Merida
177 Dan Craven Team Europcar
178 Karol Domagalski Caja Rural Seguros RGA
179 Antonio Piedra Caja Rural Seguros RGA
180 Luke Rowe Team SKY
181 Mitchell Docker Orica GreenEdge
182 Laurent Mangel FDJ.fr
183 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale
184 Gert Joeaar Cofidis Solutions Crédits
185 Roberto Ferrari Lampre Merida
186 Maarten Tjallingii Belkin Pro Cycling Team
187 Murilo Fischer FDJ.fr
188 Cameron Meyer Orica GreenEdge
189 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida
190 Jose Rodolfo Serpa  Lampre Merida
191 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol
192 Anthony Roux FDJ.fr
193 Dominic Klemme IAM Cycling + 29' 37''
194 Andrea Guardini Astana Pro Team + 32' 28''.

GC after Stage 9:

1 Nairo Alexander Quintana  Movistar Team 35hr 58min 5sec
2 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo @ 3 seconds
3 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team + 8''
4 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida + 9''
5 Christopher Froome Team SKY + 28''
6 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha + 30''
7 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team + 1' 06''
8 Robert Gesink Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1' 19''
9 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 1' 26''
10 Warren Barguil Team Giant - Shimano + 1' 26''
11 Mikel Nieve Team SKY + 1' 33''
12 Esteban Chaves  Orica GreenEdge + 1' 34''
13 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team + 1' 35''
14 Damiano Caruso Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1' 36''
15 Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp + 1' 42''
16 Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1' 49''
17 Daniel Navarro Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 2' 37''
18 Daniel Moreno Team Katusha + 3' 17''
19 Maxime Monfort Lotto Belisol + 4' 16''
20 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka + 4' 33''
21 Andre Fernando Cardoso  Garmin Sharp + 5' 49''
22 David Arroyo Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 5' 53''
23 Giampaolo Caruso Team Katusha + 6' 00''
24 Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 6' 06''
25 Steve Morabito BMC Racing Team + 6' 42''
26 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 6' 53''
27 Oliver Zaugg Tinkoff - Saxo + 7' 04''
28 Przemyslaw Niemiec Lampre Merida + 7' 08''
29 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 7' 26''
30 Mikel Landa Astana Pro Team + 7' 36''
31 Romain Sicard Team Europcar + 8' 03''
32 Dominik Nerz BMC Racing Team + 8' 43''
33 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp + 9' 15''
34 Luis Angel Mate  Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 10' 38''
35 Maxime Bouet AG2R La Mondiale + 11' 11''
36 Christophe Le Mevel Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 11' 20''
37 Eduard Vorganov Team Katusha + 12' 31''
38 Chris Anker Sörensen  Tinkoff - Saxo + 14' 34''
39 Haimar Zubeldia Trek Factory Racing + 16' 02''
40 Jerome Coppel Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 16' 08''
41 Alexandr Kolobnev Team Katusha + 17' 21''
42 Andrey Amador Movistar Team + 17' 37''
43 Adam Hansen Lotto Belisol + 18' 55''
44 Jurgen Van Den Broeck Lotto Belisol + 20' 58''
45 Jesús Hernández Tinkoff - Saxo + 21' 48''
46 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 21' 55''
47 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team + 22' 37''
48 Alberto Losada Team Katusha + 23' 04''
49 Tanel Kangert Astana Pro Team + 24' 31''
50 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale + 25' 32''
51 Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team + 25' 48''
52 Paul Martens Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 26' 15''
53 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 26' 35''
54 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team + 27' 17''
55 Philip Deignan Team SKY + 28' 56''
56 Paolo Tiralongo Astana Pro Team + 29' 26''
57 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale + 29' 58''
58 Luis León Sánchez  Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 31' 22''
59 José Herrada Movistar Team + 32' 04''
60 Gorka Izagirre Movistar Team + 32' 07''
61 Chad Haga Team Giant - Shimano + 32' 10''
62 Daniel Teklehaimanot MTN - Qhubeka + 32' 23''
63 Kenny Elissonde FDJ.fr + 33' 10''
64 Manuel Quinziato BMC Racing Team + 33' 21''
65 Romain Hardy Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 33' 36''
66 Andrew Talansky Garmin Sharp + 33' 56''
67 Vicente Reynes IAM Cycling + 34' 48''
68 Tobias Ludvigsson Team Giant - Shimano + 35' 21''
69 Adam Yates Orica GreenEdge + 35' 51''
70 Sergio Miguel Paulinho  Tinkoff - Saxo + 36' 35''
71 Kanstantsin Siutsou Team SKY + 36' 44''
72 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 36' 58''
73 Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge + 37' 03''
74 Peter Kennaugh Team SKY + 38' 17''
75 George Bennett Cannondale Pro Cycling + 38' 53''
76 Romain Zingle Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 39' 14''
77 Tony Martin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 40' 28''
78 Koen De Kort Team Giant - Shimano + 40' 29''
79 Jasper Stuyven Trek Factory Racing + 41' 01''
80 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka + 41' 16''
81 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing + 42' 45''
82 Ivan Rovny Tinkoff - Saxo + 43' 04''
83 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 43' 07''
84 Lawrence Warbasse BMC Racing Team + 43' 08''
85 Simon Clarke Orica GreenEdge + 43' 21''
86 Guillaume Levarlet Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 43' 33''
87 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar + 43' 41''
88 Carlos Verona Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 44' 27''
89 Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar Team + 45' 15''
90 Alessandro De Marchi Cannondale Pro Cycling + 46' 02''
91 Maxime Mederel Team Europcar + 46' 03''
92 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida + 47' 06''
93 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar + 47' 23''
94 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka + 47' 24''
95 Johan Le Bon FDJ.fr + 47' 47''
96 Bart De Clercq Lotto Belisol + 47' 54''
97 Martijn Keizer Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 48' 33''
98 Filippo Pozzato Lampre Merida + 49' 02''
99 Koldo Fernández  Garmin Sharp + 49' 08''
100 Javier Moreno Movistar Team + 49' 45''
101 Cédric Pineau FDJ.fr + 50' 15''
102 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team + 50' 40''
103 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team + 51' 50''
104 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff - Saxo + 51' 50''
105 Yury Trofimov Team Katusha + 52' 09''
106 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.fr + 52' 36''
107 Nikolas Maes Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 54' 09''
108 Andrey Zeits Astana Pro Team + 55' 00''
109 Rohan Dennis BMC Racing Team + 55' 42''
110 John Degenkolb Team Giant - Shimano + 55' 48''
111 Johannes Fröhlinger Team Giant - Shimano + 56' 45''
112 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida + 58' 46''
113 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing + 58' 49''
114 Jens Debusschere Lotto Belisol + 58' 52''
115 Vasil Kiryienka Team SKY + 59' 14''
116 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 59' 33''
117 Louis Meintjes MTN - Qhubeka + 1h 00' 28''
118 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida + 1h 00' 47''
119 Stef Clement Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1h 01' 59''
120 Sébastien Hinault IAM Cycling + 1h 02' 24''
121 Nikias Arndt Team Giant - Shimano + 1h 02' 48''
122 Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing + 1h 03' 07''
123 Dmitry Kozontchuk Team Katusha + 1h 03' 08''
124 Lawson Craddock Team Giant - Shimano + 1h 04' 02''
125 Yaroslav Popovych Trek Factory Racing + 1h 04' 23''
126 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling + 1h 04' 54''
127 Marcel Aregger IAM Cycling + 1h 05' 11''
128 Paolo Longo Borghini Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 06' 07''
129 Jose Rodolfo Serpa  Lampre Merida + 1h 07' 25''
130 Karol Domagalski Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 1h 08' 38''
131 Antonio Piedra Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 1h 08' 42''
132 Maciej Bodnar Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 08' 51''
133 Matteo Tosatto Tinkoff - Saxo + 1h 09' 22''
134 Michael Valgren Andersen  Tinkoff - Saxo + 1h 10' 29''
135 Dario Cataldo Team SKY + 1h 11' 45''
136 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol + 1h 12' 01''
137 Gregory Henderson Lotto Belisol + 1h 12' 11''
138 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin MTN - Qhubeka + 1h 12' 12''
139 Oscar Gatto Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 12' 45''
140 Nathan Brown Garmin Sharp + 1h 12' 46''
141 Julian David Arredondo  Trek Factory Racing + 1h 13' 12''
142 Rinaldo Nocentini AG2R La Mondiale + 1h 13' 14''
143 Sergei Chernetski Team Katusha + 1h 14' 13''
144 Christian Knees Team SKY + 1h 14' 15''
145 Sander Armee Lotto Belisol + 1h 14' 17''
146 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr + 1h 14' 48''
147 Kristof Vandewalle Trek Factory Racing + 1h 17' 05''
148 Vincent Jerome Team Europcar + 1h 17' 10''
149 Gerald Ciolek MTN - Qhubeka + 1h 17' 20''
150 Matthias Krizek Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 17' 26''
151 Martin Velits Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 1h 17' 32''
152 Peter Sagan Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 18' 25''
153 Vegard Breen Lotto Belisol + 1h 18' 56''
154 Patrick Gretsch AG2R La Mondiale + 1h 20' 23''
155 Ramon Sinkeldam Team Giant - Shimano + 1h 20' 44''
156 Jaco Venter MTN - Qhubeka + 1h 20' 53''
157 Roberto Ferrari Lampre Merida + 1h 20' 54''
158 Nathan Haas Garmin Sharp + 1h 21' 34''
159 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze  Lampre Merida + 1h 21' 37''
160 David Millar Garmin Sharp + 1h 21' 47''
161 Cameron Meyer Orica GreenEdge + 1h 22' 00''
162 Yauheni Hutarovich AG2R La Mondiale + 1h 22' 22''
163 Sam Bewley Orica GreenEdge + 1h 23' 15''
164 Adriano Malori Movistar Team + 1h 23' 24''
165 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr + 1h 23' 34''
166 Damien Gaudin AG2R La Mondiale + 1h 23' 55''
167 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 24' 18''
168 Pirmin Lang IAM Cycling + 1h 25' 35''
169 Francesco Lasca Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 1h 26' 37''
170 Yohan Bagot Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 1h 27' 09''
171 Johan Van Summeren Garmin Sharp + 1h 27' 47''
172 Brett Lancaster Orica GreenEdge + 1h 28' 00''
173 Jesse Sergent Trek Factory Racing + 1h 30' 25''
174 Dan Craven Team Europcar + 1h 30' 30''
175 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale + 1h 30' 31''
176 Murilo Fischer FDJ.fr + 1h 30' 49''
177 Natnael Berhane Team Europcar + 1h 31' 42''
178 Maarten Tjallingii Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1h 32' 15''
179 Francisco Javier Aramendia Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 1h 33' 03''
180 Mitchell Docker Orica GreenEdge + 1h 33' 10''
181 Gert Joeaar Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 1h 37' 38''
182 Daniil Fominykh Astana Pro Team + 1h 40' 02''
183 Jay Robert Thomson MTN - Qhubeka + 1h 41' 58''
184 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team + 1h 42' 44''
185 Laurent Mangel FDJ.fr + 1h 43' 14''
186 Jonathan Fumeaux IAM Cycling + 1h 44' 56''
187 Robert Wagner Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1h 45' 17''
188 Anthony Roux FDJ.fr + 1h 45' 30''
189 Andrea Guardini Astana Pro Team + 1h 45' 43''
190 Luke Rowe Team SKY + 1h 49' 45''
191 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar + 1h 50' 43''
192 Carlos Alberto Betancur  AG2R La Mondiale + 2h 01' 42''
193 Dominic Klemme IAM Cycling + 2h 04' 17''
194 Matteo Pelucchi IAM Cycling + 2h 09' 30''

Points Classification:

1 John Degenkolb Team Giant - Shimano 87 points
2 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr 74
3 Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge 71
4 Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp 42
5 Christopher Froome Team SKY 38
6 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha 35
7 Jasper Stuyven Trek Factory Racing 34
8 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team 32
9 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale 31
10 Roberto Ferrari Lampre Merida 30
11 Vicente Reynes IAM Cycling 28
12 Alessandro De Marchi Cannondale Pro Cycling 27
13 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo 26
14 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida 25
15 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp 24
16 Paul Martens Belkin Pro Cycling Team 24
17 Nairo Alexander Quintana  Movistar Team 21
18 Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team 21
19 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team 21
20 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling 20
21 Damiano Caruso Cannondale Pro Cycling 20
22 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale 17
23 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol 16
24 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team 16
25 Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling Team 16
26 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka 16
27 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida 16
28 Peter Sagan Cannondale Pro Cycling 16
29 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 15
30 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida 14
31 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing 14
32 Javier Moreno Movistar Team 14
33 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA 13
34 Robert Gesink Belkin Pro Cycling Team 13
35 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida 12
36 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA 12
37 Gregory Henderson Lotto Belisol 12
38 Yauheni Hutarovich AG2R La Mondiale 12
39 Francesco Lasca Caja Rural Seguros RGA 12
40 Jerome Coppel Cofidis Solutions Crédits 10
41 Alexandr Kolobnev Team Katusha 10
42 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team 10
43 Oscar Gatto Cannondale Pro Cycling 10
44 Robert Wagner Belkin Pro Cycling Team 10
45 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka 9
46 Esteban Chaves  Orica GreenEdge 9
47 Daniel Navarro Cofidis Solutions Crédits 8
48 Adam Hansen Lotto Belisol 8
49 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 8
50 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar 7
51 Mikel Nieve Team SKY 7
52 Daniel Moreno Team Katusha 7
53 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team 7
54 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka 6
55 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing 6
56 Matteo Pelucchi IAM Cycling 6
57 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 5
58 Warren Barguil Team Giant - Shimano 5
59 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team 5
60 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 5
61 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar 5
62 Gerald Ciolek MTN - Qhubeka 5
63 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA 5
64 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA 4
65 Nikias Arndt Team Giant - Shimano 4
66 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale 4
67 Romain Hardy Cofidis Solutions Crédits 4
68 Jens Debusschere Lotto Belisol 4
69 Sébastien Hinault IAM Cycling 4
70 Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team 3
71 Christophe Le Mevel Cofidis Solutions Crédits 3
72 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar 3
73 Romain Zingle Cofidis Solutions Crédits 2
74 Michael Valgren Andersen  Tinkoff - Saxo 2
75 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr 2
76 Gert Joeaar Cofidis Solutions Crédits 2
77 Jay Robert Thomson  MTN - Qhubeka 2
78 David Arroyo Caja Rural Seguros RGA 1
79 Eduard Vorganov Team Katusha 1
80 José Herrada Movistar Team 1
81 Sergio Miguel Paulinho  Tinkoff - Saxo 1

Mountains Classification:

1 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA 20 points
2 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida 18
3 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar 13
4 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team 10
5 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling 8
6 Javier Moreno Movistar Team 7
7 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA 7
8 Christopher Froome Team SKY 6
9 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team 6
10 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team 6
11 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp 5
12 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol 5
13 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo 4
14 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida 4
15 Nathan Haas Garmin Sharp 3
16 Adam Yates Orica GreenEdge 3
17 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha 2
18 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka 2
19 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale 2
20 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka 2
21 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar 2
22 Nairo Alexander Quintana  Movistar Team 1
23 Romain Sicard Team Europcar 1
24 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing 1
25 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA 1
26 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida 1
27 Dario Cataldo Team SKY 1
28 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA 1

Team Classification:

1 Movistar Team 107hr 27min 19sec
2 Team Katusha @ 3min 11sec
3 Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 5' 37''
4 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits + 7' 36''
5 BMC Racing Team + 7' 45''
6 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 7' 48''
7 Astana Pro Team + 10' 23''
8 Lampre - Merida + 10' 50''
9 Garmin Sharp + 11' 43''
10 Tinkoff - Saxo + 14' 38''
11 Team SKY + 20' 43''
12 Lotto Belisol + 29' 33''
13 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA + 30' 18''
14 Team Giant - Shimano + 30' 48''
15 AG2R La Mondiale + 31' 08''
16 Orica GreenEdge + 48' 06''
17 MTN - Qhubeka + 48' 23''
18 Cannondale Pro Cycling + 53' 12''
19 Trek Factory Racing + 56' 56''
20 FDJ.fr + 1h 05' 45''
21 Team Europcar + 1h 06' 02''
22 IAM Cycling + 2h 22' 48''

Stage 9 photos:

Winner Anacona

Winner Anacona heading up the final climb to a stage win. Photo ©Sirotti

Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador attacks with two kilometers to go. Photo ©Sirotti

Nairo Quintana

While a little further back Nairo Quintana is riding into the red jersey. Photo ©Sirotti

Joaquin Rodriguez and Nairo Quintana

Here Joaquin Rodriguez leads Nairo Quintana. Photo ©Sirotti

Chris Froome and Alejandro Vlaverde

Chris Froome leads Alejandro Valverde. Photo ©Sirotti

Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde in his final moments in red. Photo ©Sirotti

Fabio Aru

Astana rider Fabio Aru had a mechanical problem with just 20 kilometers to go, but rejoined the leaders and finished 17th, with Valverde and Froome. Photo ©Sirotti

Rinaldo Nocentini

Ag2r rider Rinaldo Nocentini finished 23rd, about 3 minutes behind Anacona. Photo ©Sirotti

Winner Anacona

Winner Anacona wins stage nine. Photo ©Sirotti

Winner Anacona

Stage victor Winner Anacona. Photo ©Sirotti

Nairo Quintana

New GC leader Nairo Quintana. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 9 live updates:

Weather at Teruel (about mid-way through the stage) at 11AM local time. Instead of baking heat, we're probably going to have rain. It's 24C (75F), partly cloudy and forecast to climb to 28C (82F) with a 90% chance of rain. Wind is from the south-southeast at 8 km/hr (5 mph).

Km 25, 160 km to go: All 195 finishers of yesterday's stage signed in and started today. Today is a hilltop finish, so we'll see more changes to the GC.

There have been continual attacks and right now 27 riders are in front of a chase group of four with the peloton 1min 10sec behind the lead group.

Km 44, 141 km to go: The four chasers linked up with the big lead group, so we have 31 riders 4min 8sec ahead of the peloton.

Belkin rider Moreno Hofland has abandoned.

Km 59, 126 km to go: The 31 riders are now 5min 22sec ahead of the field. Cannondale, Tinkoff-Saxo and FDJ do not have riders in the break.

Km 74, 111 km to go: The 31 riders are 6min 22sec ahead of the pack. Best placed rider in the break is Winner Anacona (Lampre-Merida) in 21st place, down 2min 50sec. That would make Anacona the virtual leader.

Km 85, 100 km to go: Gap is up to 7min 18sec. Movistar is leading the peloton without panic. The race has been moving smartly down the road with an average speed after about two hours of 44 km/hr. Trek hit the jackpot with this break, they have three riders in the 31-man break: Fabio Felline, Bob Jungels and Julian Arredondo.

Km 98, 87 km to go: The results of the intermediate sprint at Teruel: 1st Yannick Martinez, 2nd Romain Zingle, 3rd Alexey Lutsenko. The 31 riders have an 8-minute lead. The break is approaching the first categorized ascent of the day, the third-category Puerto Cabigordo.

Here is a list of the 31 riders off the front: Carlos Verona, Rinaldo Nocentini, Tom Boonen, Adam Hansen, Romain Zingle, Sam Bewley, Fabio Felline, Johan Van Summeren, Winner Anacona, Bob Jungels, Ryder Hesjedal, Dominik Nerz, Yannick Martinez, Paul Martens, Peio Bilbao, Julian David Arredondo, Jay Robert Thomson, Javier Moreno, Danilo Wyss, Daniel Teklehaimanot, Damiano Cunego, Natnael Berhane, Pirmin Lang, Jerome Coppel, Alexey Lutsenko, Eduard Vorganov, Dario Cataldo, Nikias Arndt, Jérôme Cousin, Luis Mas Bonet and Maxime Bouet

Km 112, 73 km to go: Order of the KOM competition as the break went over the Puerto Cabigordo: 1st Jerome Cousin, 2nd Luis Mas Bonet 3rd Dario Cataldo. The break still has 7min 54sec. After three hours the average speed has been 43.2 km/hr.

Km 129, 56 km to go: And at the Cedrillas intermediate sprint: 1st Nikias Arndt, 2nd Jay Robert Thomson, 3rd Yannick Martinez.

37 km to go: Movistar is leading the peloton and has cut the lead down to seven minutes. Angry looking clouds hover over the riders. Johan van Summeren leads the break.

32 km to go: The road is rising and falling here. The two Garmin-Sharp riders, Van Summeren and Hesjedal,lead the break. Tom Boonen has been throwing in a few watts as well. Two Paris-Roubaix winners in the break, Boonen and Van Summeren. The gap is 6min 50sec. Movistar continues to lead the peloton.

25 km to go: Bam! Sam Bewley (Orica-GreenEdge) has attacked the break. He's got a nice gap. The pack is 6min 41sec back. Average speed so far is 43.2 km/hr. The stage may finish almost a half-hour ahead of projections. Bewley is on the second-category Alto de San Rafael.

23 km to go: It's raining hard now. Adam Hansen and Danilo Wyss have joined Bewley. Gap back to the peloton is 6min 30sec.

21 km to go: The Bewley group has been caught and virtual red jersey Winner Anacona is pounding away at the front of the break, aided by Bob Jungels. Sky is leading the peloton now. Fabio Aru had a problem and is chasing to get back to the peloton.

The break is fracturing on the climb.

20 km to go: Winner Anacona and Bob Jungels are off the front of the break with Movistar rider Javier Moreno as a passenger. As race leader Valverde's teammate, Moreno won't help Anacona. Pack is 6 minutes back.

14 km to go: Well, I was wrong. Moreno is helping the break, probably thinking stage win. The lead trio is 40 seconds ahead of the 27 members of the big break. The peloton is 5min 36sec back.

10 km to go: It's pouring rain, especially at the finish. The break is descending the Alto de San Rafael and will be starting the final climb soon.

9 km to go: Tony Martin is at the front of the pack and the gap has fallen below five minutes. Winner Anacona will have to finish 2min 50sec ahead of Valverde to take the red jersey.

7 km to go: The riders behind Martin are having real trouble staying with him as he sets a fierce pace. Teammate and GC contender Rigoberto Uran is on Martin's wheel. Martin has reduced the gap to 4min 25sec.

6 km to go: We're on the final climb to Aramón Valdelinares. Bam! Anacona tries to it alone. He's gone.

4 km to go: Sky leads the peloton. There was some hail, but it has stopped. Anacona has a lead of 3min 53sec. He can give up only one more minute and still take the lead. Looks like about 25 riders in the lead group of the peloton. The big GC riders are there.

Order over the San Rafael was: 1st Javier Moreno, 2nd Winner Anacona, 3rd Bob Jungels.

2 km to go: I see only one Tinkoff-Saxo rider in the peloton, Contador. Sky continues to pound at the front. The gap to Anacona is 3min 33sec. I forgot about the 10-second time bonus for winning the stage, so he can lose a little more time.

Bam! Dan Martin attacks the peloton. Joaquin Rodriguez goes after him with the pack in tow. Katusha gathers at the front of the peloton and puts a lot of pressure on the group.

1 km to go: Anacona has 3min 2sec. Bam! Contador attacks hard and has a real gap almost immediately.

Quintana responds. Valverde is cracking.

The finish: Winner Anacona wins the stage. Contador is pounding a big gear to the finish as he passes riders from the original break. Rodriguez and Quintana look to have caught Contador at the line.

Quintana is the new GC leader by 3 seconds over Contador.

Stage 9 map and profile:

Stage 9 map

Stage 9 map

Stage 9 profile

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