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A third victory for France as Fedrigo wins ninth stage

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Latest update : 2009-07-13

Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues Telecom) has won the 160 km ninth stage of the Tour de France, from St Gaudens to Tarbes. After Voeckler and Feillu, the 30-year-old is the third Frenchman to win a stage this year.

AFP- SItaly's Rinaldo Nocentini retained the Tour de France yellow jersey on Sunday as Frenchman Pierrick Fedrigo won the race's ninth stage held over 160.5km from Saint Gaudens to Tarbes.
  


Fedrigo, who rides for the Bbox-Bouygues team, handed the hosts their third stage win from this year's race after outsprinting breakaway companion Franco Pellizotti at the finish line.
  
It is Fedrigo's second stage win on the world's biggest bike race having claimed his maiden win in 2006.
  
The main peloton containing all the race favourites came over the finish line 34secs later having failed to close the gap to the leading pair on the 70.1km descent leading from the summit of the Col du Tourmalet to Tarbes.
  
On the third and final day in the Pyrenees and ahead of the race's first rest day on Monday, Nocentini maintained his 06sec lead on Spain's 2007 champion Alberto Contador.
  
Lance Armstrong, Contador's teammate at Astana, is still in third place overall at 08.

Date created : 2009-07-12

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