2020 Tour de France Stage 9 Results — Surprise Moves from Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar pulled off a win in his first Tour de France apperance. The 21-year-old won the 93-mile mountainous stage from Pau to Laruns through the Pyrenees. Pogacar pipped overall favorite Pirmoz Roglic at the line for the win.The Tour rookie Pogacar had a message of consolation for his 30-year-old countryman Roglic.

“He’s won before and he’ll win again. He and I can achieve great things for Slovenia,” Pogacar said

French pair Guillaume Martin and Romain Bardet are third and fourth overall with Colombian duo Nairo Quintana and Rigoberto Uran within touching distance. The 153km ninth stage set off from Basque town Pau, and there were many berets being worn along the route, and took in five climbs including two category 1 mountains.

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Tadej Pogacar (SLO – UAE – Team Emirates) – Primoz Roglic (SLO – Team Jumbo – Visma) – Marc Hirschi (SUI – Team Sunweb)

2020 TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE RESULT

1  POGAČAR Tadej UAE-Team Emirates 3:55:17
2  ROGLIČ Primož Jumbo-Visma Team ,,
3  HIRSCHI Marc Team Sunweb ,,
4  BERNAL Egan INEOS Grenadiers ,,
5  LANDA Mikel Bahrain – McLaren ,,
6  MOLLEMA Bauke Trek – Segafredo 0:11
7  MARTIN Guillaume Cofidis, Credit Solutions ,,
8  BARDET Romain AG2R La Mondiale ,,
9  DOOR Richie Trek – Segafredo ,,
10  URÁN Rigoberto EF Pro Cycling ,,

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2020 TOUR DE FRANCE OVERALL STANDINGS

1  ROGLIČ Primož Jumbo-Visma Team 38:40:01
2  BERNAL Egan INEOS Grenadiers 0:21
3  MARTIN Guillaume Cofidis, Credit Solutions 0:28
4  BARDET Romain AG2R La Mondiale 0:30
5  QUINTANA Nairo Team Arkéa Samsic 0:32
6  URÁN Rigoberto EF Pro Cycling ,,
7  POGAČAR Tadej UAE-Team Emirates 0:44
8  YATES Adam Mitchelton-Scott 1:02
9  LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel Astana Pro Team 1:15
10  LANDA Mikel Bahrain – McLaren 1:42
Tadej Pogacar (SLO – UAE – Team Emirates

RBA/AFP Photos: Bettini

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