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2023 Tour de France: Michael Woods Seizes First Victory in Stage Nine Summit Finish

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Tadej Pogacar (right) strategically played his card near the Puy de Dome summit, chipping away at the lead of Jonas Vingegaard just before the first respite day of this year’s Tour.

Canadian rider Michael Woods showcased a perfectly timed climb to secure his maiden stage win in the Tour de France.

Matteo Jorgenson had a lead of more than a minute as he started the ascent up the dormant Puy de Dome volcano in the ninth stage. However, the American was overtaken by Israel Start-Up Nation’s Woods just shy of 500m from the renowned summit finish.

Subsequently, Tadej Pogacar launched an attack against reigning champion Jonas Vingegaard, trimming down eight seconds on the overall leader to narrow the lead to 17 seconds.

Pogacar, a two-time champion, ended the day in the 13th spot, just one place ahead of Denmark’s Vingegaard, and over eight minutes behind the 36-year-old Woods.

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British duo Simon Yates and Tom Pidcock followed, crossing the summit next. This allowed Pidcock to ascend two places to seventh in the overall standings, while Yates secured the sixth position, just five seconds behind his twin brother and former race leader Adam, who sits in fifth.

Jorgenson had a substantial lead 47km from the finish line but missed out on a podium spot as he was overtaken by Pierre Latour and Matej Mohoric just before crossing the finish line.

Stage nine results

  1. Michael Woods (Can/Israel-Premier Tech) 4hrs 19mins 41secs

  2. Pierre Latour (Fra/TotalEnergies) +28secs

  3. Matej Mohoric (Slo/Bahrain Victorious) +35secs

  4. Matteo Jorgenson (US/Movistar) Same time

  5. Clement Berthet (Fra/AG2R-Citroen) +55secs

  6. Neilson Powless (US/EF Education-EasyPost) +1min 23secs

  7. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz/Astana-Qazaqstan) +1min 39secs

  8. Jonas Gregaard (Den/Uno-X) +1min 58secs

  9. Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra/TotalEnergies) +2mins 16secs

10 David de la Cruz (Spa/Astana-Qazaqstan) +2mins 34secs

Overall standings

  1. Jonas Vingegaard (Den/Jumbo-Visma) 38hrs 37mins 46secs

  2. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) +17secs

  3. Jai Hindley (Aus/Bora-Hansgrohe) +2mins 40secs

  4. Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa/Ineos Grenadiers) +4mins 22secs

  5. Adam Yates (GB/UAE Team Emirates) +4mins 39secs

  6. Simon Yates (GB/Team Jayco-AlUla) +4mins 44secs

  7. Thomas Pidcock (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) +5mins 26secs

  8. David Gaudu (Fra/Groupama-FDJ) +6mins 07secs

  9. Sepp Kuss (US/Jumbo-Visma) +6mins 45secs

  10. Pello Bilbao (Spa/Bahrain Victorious) +7mins 37secs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tour de France 2023

Who won Stage Nine of the Tour de France 2023?

Canadian cyclist Michael Woods claimed victory in Stage Nine of the Tour de France 2023.

How did Tadej Pogacar perform in Stage Nine?

Tadej Pogacar finished 13th in Stage Nine of the Tour de France 2023, one place ahead of defending champion Jonas Vingegaard.

What was the result of Matteo Jorgenson in Stage Nine?

Matteo Jorgenson ended up in fourth place in Stage Nine of the Tour de France 2023.

What were the overall standings after Stage Nine?

Jonas Vingegaard held the overall lead after Stage Nine of the Tour de France 2023, with Tadej Pogacar in second place, trailing by 17 seconds.

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racefanatic56 July 9, 2023 - 6:16 pm

congrats to woods on his first stage win! what a performance. this year’s tour is full of surprises and excitement. #TdF2023

bikerider87 July 10, 2023 - 5:40 am

jorgenson had a big lead, but caught by latour & mohoric! tough luck. woods showed great strategy. can’t wait for the next stage! #TdF

sportslover123 July 10, 2023 - 9:52 am

pogacar is a beast!! closing the gap on vingegaard. what a battle! loving every moment of the tour. #TourDeFrance

cyclingfan24 July 10, 2023 - 4:03 pm

wow! woods win stage 9!!! amazing race!! pogacar catching up to vingegaard. so intense! #TourdeFrance2023


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