Tour de France: Degenkolb wins stage nine after wild ride to Roubaix – as it
When is the next stage of the Tour de France?
Stage 10 of the Tour de France is tomorrow, so Tuesday July 17, 2018.
What time does the stage start?
The 10th stage at the Tour de France, the 158.5km run from Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand gets under way at 12.15pm (BST) and is scheduled to reach KMO at 12.35pm. Telegraph Sport’s live coverage will start at midday.
Time to wrap up here – thanks for joining me for an absolutely ridiculous day of racing over the cobbles. I’ll leave you with our race report, and the early news that Richie Porte is out of the Tour. Thanks for joining me, and all your emails. Bye!
3.39pm BST 15:39
Greg van Avermaet (BMC) 36h 7min 17sec
Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) at 43sec
Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step) at 44sec
Bob Jungels (Quick-Step) at 50sec
Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) at 1min 31sec
Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) at 1min 32sec
Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) at 1min 33sec
Chris Froome (Team Sky) at 1min 42sec
Adam Yates (Michelton-Scott) same time
Mikel Landa (Movistar) same time
John Degenkolb speaks: “[I’m feeling] pure happiness. I’ve been chasing this victory for so long. It’s really hard to describe.”
He’s fighting back tears. “It was a really hard day. We had a plan to stay out of trouble, and that worked out really well. I have been through a lot of things in the past, and had such a hard time.
“I’d like to dedicate this victory to one of my best friends, who passed away last winter. This was for him. Everyone said I was finished after what happened [the training accident in 2016]. I’m so thrilled to get a big race
Degenkolb celebrates. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP
Here’s our snap report, with Jeremy Whittle’s full write-up to come:
Full GC coming up, but Van Avermaet has stretched his lead over Geraint Thomas to 43 seconds. Philippe Gilbert, who was here, there and everywhere, is in third place overall.
3.25pm BST 15:25
Stage nine result
John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) 3h 34min 26sec
Greg van Avermaet (BMC) same time
Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step) st
Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step) at 19sec
Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) st
Jesper Stuyven (Astana) st
Bob Jungels (Quick-Step) st
André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) at 27sec
Edvard Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) st
Timothy Dupont (Wanty) st
It’s somehow fitting that Degenkolb has won today. He hasn’t been quite the same since an awful training accident in 2016, when he and his Sunweb colleagues were hit by a car in Spain. He’s returned to the big time here after a brutal stage that has pushed the riders to the absolute limit.