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Tour de France: Five things to know after Stage 9
Tour de France: Five things to know after Stage 9

Here are five things to know as the Tour de France enters an off day before resuming for the 10th stage Tuesday. 1. Try as you might: Chris Froome single-handedly quashed several attempts by rivals to wrest the overall race lead from him as the Tour left the Pyrenees and headed into the first — and widely desired — rest day of the three-week race. With his Sky teammates worn out after helping him capture the yellow jersey a day earlier, the 28-year-old Briton found himself alone against his top rivals for much of Sunday's Stage 9 ride up and down five mountain passes. A relieved Froome said he understood his teammates might have been tired, and he was happy the other...

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