Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ACCESS ASIA

Uighurs and Kazakhs held in re-education camps in China

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Salim Saab: Showcasing the women of the Arab art world

Read more

FOCUS

Irish border remains stumbling block in Brexit talks

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: Capernaum - powerful social drama or poverty porn?

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Nature under threat: Arresting pictures from Wildlife Photography Awards

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

Protecting heritage land against mining companies

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US tops list of most competitive economies

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South African musician Bongeziwe Mabandla on his 'urban African folk'

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Reshuffle and a televised act of contrition for Macron

Read more

Sports

Degenkolb wins three-man sprint to take Stage 9 of the Tour de France

© Philippe Lopez, AFP | Germany's John Degenkolb celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the ninth stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Arras and Roubaix in northern France on July 15.

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2018-07-15

John Degenkolb won a three-man sprint to conclude the action-packed cobblestoned Stage 9 of the Tour de France on Sunday, while overall contender Richie Porte crashed out of the race.

Yellow-jersey holder Greg Van Avermaet crossed second and increased his overall lead to 43 seconds ahead of Geraint Thomas. Yves Lampaert of Quick-Step finished third.

Four-time Tour champion Chris Froome crossed in the main pack, 27 seconds behind, overcoming a tumble with 45 kilometers to go where a fan had to help him get going again.

Porte, the BMC team leader, crashed 10 kilometers into the 156.5-kilometer (97-mile) leg - before any of the 15 cobblestone sections - and abandoned with an apparent right shoulder injury.

Rigoberto Uran, last year's runner-up, and Mikel Landa, one of three leaders of the Movistar team, also each crashed and lost time.

Romain Bardet, the French hope who finished on the podium the last two years, struggled through three punctured tires but kept his losses to a minimum.

It was the first career victory at the Tour for Degenkolb, a German who rides for the Trek-Segafredo team. Degenkolb won the Paris-Roubaix classic, which covers much of the same course, in 2015.

(AP)

Date created : 2018-07-15

  • SPORT

    Groenewegen wins second consecutive stage at Tour de France

    Read more

  • SPORT

    Tour de France: Groenewegen powers past sprint rivals to win longest stage

    Read more

  • SPORT

    Tour de France: Martin triumphs on uphill finish, Van Avermaet still in yellow

    Read more

COMMENT(S)