Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 11, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin wins summit finish in Andorra, Froome defends Tour de France lead; Giro Rosa Round-up: a last-minute stage win for Rabo-Liv and Megan Guarnier wins the Giro Rosa!; Jan Hirt wins Tour of Austria; Nikolay Mihaylov wins Sibiu Cycling Tour; Citing fever, Alberto Contador abandons 2016 Tour de France in Pyrenees; Tactical error? BMC Racing loses out to Froome on Tour’s first big mountain stage; Dan Martin feeling ‘great’ as Tour de France heads for familiar roads; Froome defends action against fan; Commentary: Why Chris Froome was right to punch that spectator; Tinkov, in TV interview: Valverde is jealous of Contador, Europeans don’t know how to do business; New Zealand names final Olympic cycling team; Why Andorra is becoming one of Europe’s most popular pro cycling bases; Tour de France, stage 9 recap; Tour de France, stage 8 on-board highlights; Tour de France, stage 7 on-board highlights; POV footage of Adam Yates crash into 1km inflatable; Orica-BikeExchange Backstage Pass, stage 7; 6-year-old tries Froome’s aero-tuck

Tom Dumoulin wins summit finish in Andorra, Froome defends Tour de France lead

by Michael Better

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) triumphantly crossed the finish line alone atop the hors categorie Andorra Arcalis climb in a pelting hail storm Sunday to win Stage 9 of the Tour de France. It was the first Tour stage win for the talented Dutch rider, who now has won a stage at all three Grand Tours at the age of 25. Former world champion Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida) finished second and Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) came home in third.

“This is a dream come true,” Dumoulin said. “I’m so tired that I can’t even speak. It’s been an incredible day. I’ve won the queen stage. It’s special. I’ve showed that I’m not only a time trial specialist. I can do more. I’m so happy.”

The climb to the Andorra ski resort did not disappoint in creating an action-packed finale. In the battle for the overall title, Richie Porte (BMC Racing) showed he was on a good day, despite the foul weather, attacking repeatedly on the final climb. The Tasmanian’s accelerations put many riders in difficulty, including his teammate and co-captain Tejay van Garderen. Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) was also an animator on the final climb.

Into the final kilometre Porte led the maillot jaune of Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) with the white jersey of Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) also making the selection.

Yates won the GC sprint for the line followed by Froome and Quintana, 6:35 behind Dumoulin. Porte was gapped slightly in the sprint and finished two seconds behind. Martin recovered well in the final kilometre after being dropped and finished alongside Porte.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBetWEkRpww

Stage 9: Vielha val dAran > Andorra Arcalis - Stage Result

Sunday 10th July 2016

1. nl
DUMOULIN Tom
Team Giant - Alpecin
05:16:24
2. pt
COSTA Rui
Lampre - Merida
0:38
3. pl
MAJKA Rafał
Tinkoff
-
4. es
NAVARRO Daniel
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
1:39
5. co
ANACONA Winner
Movistar Team
1:57
6. fr
PINOT Thibaut
FDJ
2:30
7. nz
BENNETT George
Team LottoNL - Jumbo
2:48
8. it
ROSA Diego
Astana Pro Team
2:52
9. ch
FRANK Mathias
IAM Cycling
3:44
10. gb
YATES Adam
ORICA-BikeExchange
6:35
11. gb
FROOME Christopher
Team Sky
-
12. co
QUINTANA Nairo
Movistar Team
-
13. au
PORTE Richie
BMC Racing Team
6:37
14. ie
MARTIN Daniel
Etixx - Quick Step
-
15. es
HERRADA Jesús
Movistar Team
-
16. co
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
Team Sky
6:56
17. fr
BARDET Romain
AG2R La Mondiale
-
18. nl
MOLLEMA Bauke
Trek - Segafredo
-
19. za
MEINTJES Louis
Lampre - Merida
-
20. es
RODRíGUEZ Joaquim
Team Katusha
-
21. us
VAN GARDEREN Tejay
BMC Racing Team
7:13
22. cz
KREUZIGER Roman
Tinkoff
7:17
23. es
VALVERDE Alejandro
Movistar Team
-
24. fr
VUILLERMOZ Alexis
AG2R La Mondiale
-
25. gb
THOMAS Geraint
Team Sky
7:24

 

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Today’s feature image comes from stage 9 of the Tour de France (Cor Vos).

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