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John Degenkolb grabs crash-filled stage 9 victory as Van Avermaet keeps yellow

stage nine tour de france


John Degenkolb has just won stage nine after an intense three-rider sprint concluding the crash-filled stage with a well-deserved victory while one of the main favourites of this year’s Tour de France, Richie Porte, was forced to abandon the race after a horrifying crash which left with a broken collarbone.


Current yellow jersey holder, Greg Van Avermaet, was able to cross the finish line in second place, increasing his chances to win the Tour with an additional of 43 seconds, right ahead of Geraint Thomas. Third place went to Yves Lampaert of Quick-Step with the same time as second place.


On the other hand, four-time Tour de France champion and current title holder, Chris Froome was able to cross the main group only 27 seconds behind after struggling to get on the road when he got involved in a crash 28 miles to go. He is now eighth overall right behind Van Avermaet.


Tour de France 2018: Stage nine results

John Degenkolb (GER) Trek – Segafredo – 3:24:26

Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team same

Yves Lampaert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors same

Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors +19″

Peter Sagan (SVK) BORA – hansgrohe same

Jasper Stuyven (BEL) Trek – Segafredo same

Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors same

Andre Greipel (GER) Lotto – Soudal +27″

Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data same

Timothy Dupont (BEL) Wanty – Groupe Gobert same


Overall leaders:

Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team – 36:07:17

Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky +43″

Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors +44″

Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors +50″

Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team +1:31″

Rafal Majka (POL) BORA – hansgrohe +1:32″

Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Astana Pro Team +1:33″

Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky +1:42″

Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton – Scott same

Mikel Landa (ESP) Movistar Team same


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