SPOILER – Top 10 in Stage 9

July 13, 2008

I’ll give you the Hincapie result in a second, but here’s how the stage ended with Ricco in first and about nine other riders a minute and 17 seconds behind him.

Here’s the list…

The top 10 in the stage from Toulouse to Bagneres-de-Bigorre is:
1. Riccardo Ricco (ITA) SDV – 224km in 5h39’28″
2. Vladimir Efimkin (RUS) ALM – at 1’04″
3. Cyril Dessel (FRA) ALM at 1’17″
4. Dmitriy Fofonov (KAZ) C.A at 1’17″
5. Christian Knees (GER) MRM at 1’17″
6. Maxime Montfort (BEL) COF at 1’17″
7. Alejandro Valverde (ESP) GCE at 1’17″
8. Roman Kreuziger (CZE) LIQ at 1’17″
9. Damiano Cunego (ITA) LAM at 1’17″
10. Yarsoslav Popovych (UKR) SIL at 1’17″

Interestingly, only Schumacher was dropped on the col d’Aspin and the main peloton stayed pretty much together. I’ll have overall standings for you soon.

George Hincapie finished the stage in 60th spot, 6:27 back. Oh, George!