Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) won stage 9 of the Tour de France today, beating his breakaway partner Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal) in a duel to the finish.
“It’s the seventh time I’m riding the Tour de France and have been in a number of breakaways. To finally nail it today, it’s a dream come true,” Impey said. “I really don’t have any words.”
Julian Alaphilippe finished safely with his fellow GC contenders in the reduced peloton 16 minutes later, he will maintain control of the yellow jersey. French fans will get to see their man in yellow on Bastille Day.
Italian Alessandro De Marchi was taken to the hospital after a heavy crash in the opening kilometers of the ninth stage of the Tour de France, his CCC team said on Sunday.
“We can confirm that Alessandro De Marchi was fully conscious after his crash. He has a deep facial laceration and will be taken to hospital for X-rays to determine if he has any fractures”
De Marchi, 33, crashed after eight kilometers into the 170.5-km ride from St Etienne.
2019 Tour de France Results
Stage 9 results
1 Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott 4:03:12
2 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal
3 Jan Tratnik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:10
4 Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
5 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
6 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Sunweb 0:00:14
7 Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar 0:00:21
8 Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:50
9 Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First
10 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Arkéa Samsic 0:02:42
General classification after stage 9
1 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 38:37:36
2 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:23
3 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:53
4 George Bennett (NZl) Jumbo-Visma 0:01:10
5 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos 0:01:12
6 Egan Bernal (Col) Ineos 0:01:16
7 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:01:27
8 Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First 0:01:38
9 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana 0:01:42
10 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:45