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Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Adieu

    Phew. What a manic day.

    The report of John Degenkolb's victory is here.

    And look out for our Bespoke daily podcast, available soon here.

    The Tour takes a well-earned rest tomorrow - you can spend your time by catching up with all the results so far and look ahead at what's to come by reading Mark Cavendish's stage-by-stage guide.

    I'll be back on Tuesday with live coverage of women's race La Course followed by stage 10 of the Tour as the race hits the Alps.


  2. Post update

    So Chris Froome and Adam Yates move up into the top 10 on the general classification, as does Mikel Landa.

    Tejay van Garderen and Rigoberto Uran lose time and drop out, as does Richie Porte, with the Australian abandoning the Tour with a suspected broken collar bone today.

    Geraint Thomas stays second but falls to 43 seconds down on yellow jersey Greg van Avermaet.

    He should overtake the Belgian when the race reaches the Alps on Tuesday though.

  3. Top 10 on GC

    1. Greg van Avermaet (Bel/BMC Racing) 36hrs 7mins 17secs
    2. Geraint Thomas (GB/Team Sky) +43secs
    3. Philippe Gilbert (Bel/Quick-Step Floors) +44secs
    4. Bob Jungels (Lux/Quick-Step Floors) +50secs
    5. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) +1min 31secs
    6. Rafal Majka (Pol/Bora-Hansgrohe) +1min 32secs
    7. Jakob Fuglsang (Den/Astana) +1min 33secs
    8. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) +1min 42secs
    9. Adam Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) same time
    10. Mikel Landa (Spa/Movistar)
  4. 'Half a Sunday in hell'

    Ireland's Dan Martin, speaking to ITV4: "I just stayed relaxed today. I knew from the recon that even if you ride easy on the cobbles then by the end you're cooked. It was crazy from the start. I sat back a bit, made sure I ate and drank a lot before the first section of cobbles.

    "The guys stayed with me whatever happened and we picked our way through all the crashes. What an amazing day.

    "It's not quite a Sunday in hell. But that was half a Sunday in hell."

  5. Top 10 on stage nine

    1. John Degenkolb (Ger/Trek-Segafredo) 3hrs 24mins 26secs
    2. Greg van Avermaet (Bel/BMC Racing) same time
    3. Yves Lampaert (Bel/Quick-Step Floors)
    4. Philippe Gilbert (Bel/Quick-Step Floors) +19secs
    5. Peter Sagan (Svk/Bora-Hansgrohe) same time
    6. Jasper Stuyven (Bel/Trek-Segafredo)
    7. Bob Jungels (Lux/Quick-Step Floors)
    8. Andre Greipel (Ger/Lotto-Soudal) +27secs
    9. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor/Team Dimension Data) same time
    10. Timothy Dupont (Bel/Wanty-Groupe Gobert)
  6. Post update

    John Degenkolb is in tears of joy as he speaks to the TV reporters.

    That's his first Tour de France stage win.

  7. Post update

    Chris Froome finished safely in the main group, as did other GC contenders Adam Yates, Tom Dumoulin, Nairo Quitana and Vincenzo Nibali.

    And my word it looks like Romain Bardet and Mikel Landa managed to chase back on and not lose any time. A supreme effort from both, aided by an immense turn by Bardet's team-mate Oliver Naesen.

    Rigoberto Uran could not make it back though, losing 1'20'' to his GC rivals.

    Richie Porte, of course, the big casualty on GC today, abandoning the Tour after sustaining a suspected broken collar bone in an early crash.

    BMC team-mate Tejay van Garderen therefore assumed the GC lead of the team - but then also crashed himself and has dropped out of the top 10.

  8. Post update

    Philippe Gilbert denies Peter Sagan in the sprint for fourth as the chasing group arrive 19 seconds down on stage winner John Degenkolb.

  9. BreakingDegenkolb wins stage nine

    John Degenkolb proves he is indeed the fastest sprinter in that leading trio, kicking first and maintaining his speed to hold off Greg van Avermaet and Yves Lampaert on the line.

    A supreme effort by the Trek-Segafredo man, who won Paris-Roubaix in 2015.

    Van Avermaet gets the consolation prize of extending his lead in the yellow jersey.

  10. 150m to go

    Degenkolb kicks and launches the sprint.

    Van Avermaet on his wheel, followed by Lampaert.

  11. 300m to go

    Degenkolb keeps looking over his shoulder. He's going to have to take it out...

  12. 600m to go

    Cat and mouse time.

    Degenkolb weaves across the road, leading Van Avermaet then Lampaert.

    They want Degenkolb to go first.

  13. 1km to go

    John Degenkolb is the fastest sprinter of this leading trio.

    Greg van Avermaet is a canny finisher though.

    Can Yves Lampaert pull off an upset?

  14. 2km to go

    Yellow jersey Van Avermaet leads Lampaert and Degenkolb into the final 2km.

    Unfortunately for Sagan, he's dragged Jungels and Gilbert with him - they won't want to chase down their team-mate Lampaert.

    Degenkolb's team-mate Stuyven is also doing a fine spoiling job.

  15. Post update

    Bardet and Landa are 20 seconds down on the main group that contains Chris Froome.

    Uuran is another 45 seconds adrift.

  16. Sagan attacks

    Peter Sagan has had quite enough of getting no help from the rest of the chasers.

    The reigning Paris-Roubaix champions zips off the front, bringing three other riders with him.

  17. 3.5km to go

    Lampaert, Van Avermaet and Degenkolb now lead by just under a minute.

    When will the game of cat and mouse start?

    Van Avermaet and Degenkolb are former winners of Paris-Roubaix, but can Lampaert catch them out?

  18. Post update

    Froome flicks his elbow, imploring Quintana to work with him but the Colombian isn't interested and that little dig comes to an end.

    Bardet sits up and waits for the Landa group - easier to chase with help.

  19. Post update

    Chris Froome knows Romain Bardet is in trouble. The four-time winner comes to the front of the chasing peloton and drives up the tempo.

    The TV camera picks up Bardet shaking his head ruefully behind.