Tour de France
Stage 9: Vielha Val d'Aran to Andorre Arcalis - Stage Details

Tour de France white jersey Adam Yates produced an intelligent and mature performance for ORICA-BikeExchange on stage nine of the Tour de France today. Brilliantly following the attacks on the final climb before accelerating to lead the overall favourites over the line.

The tough and unforgiving ninth stage included five categorised climbs on the third consecutive day in the Pyrenees but that did not faze 23-year-old Yates. A measured performance saw the Briton retain the white jersey and second on the general classification.

Yates rode intelligently throughout, well protected by his ORICA-BikeExchange teammates until halfway up the final climb when the group of overall favourites began to seriously increase the pace.

“It was a difficult start to the stage with the attacks of Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) on the first climb,” said Yates. “Then on the last climb it started to rain and cooled down quite a bit.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Tom Dumoulin (NED) - Team Giant-Alpecin 5:16:24
2 Rui Costa (POR) - Lampre - Merida 0:00:38
3 Rafal Majka (POL) - Tinkoff Team 0:00:38
4 Daniel Navarro (SPA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:01:39
5 Winner Anacona (COL) - Movistar Team 0:01:57
6 Thibaut Pinot (FRA) - FDJ 0:02:30
7 George Bennett (NZL) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:02:48
8 Diego Rosa (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:02:52
9 Mathias Frank (SWI) - IAM Cycling 0:03:44
10 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:06:35
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
10 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:06:35
49 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:15:36
50 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:15:36
96 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:31:10
114 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:32:03
115 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:32:03
127 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:35:26
142 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:35:26
176 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:35:26