Tour de France Stage 9 in photos
Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) has won stage 9 of the Tour de France in the Vosges mountains after attacking from a two-man breakaway on the biggest climb of the day. Martin had been leading the race with Cannondale’s Alessandro De Marchi before setting off alone on the first category climb to Le Markstein and powering away to his first road stage victory at the Tour de France.
Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Belisol) finished in the chase group more than five minutes ahead of the peloton, taking the yellow jersey off the shoulders of Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in the process.
Today on Stage 10 is the first big mountaintop summit finish [stage 10 profile] which will most certainly see the cream rise to the top and shake up the general classification.