Tour de France at a Glance
A brief look at Monday's ninth stage of the 99th Tour de France:
Stage: A 25.7-mile time trial between Arc-et-Senans and Besancon in France's eastern Doubs region. The mostly flat course included one steep hill and several hair-pin corners.
Winner: Bradley Wiggins of Britain, who claimed his first stage victory in the Tour and destroyed his main rival, defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia, who lagged 1 minute and 43 seconds behind in sixth place. Wiggins' teammate Christopher Froome of Britain was second, 35 seconds behind. Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland was third, 57 seconds off the pace.
Yellow Jersey: Wiggins cemented his hold on the yellow jersey and now leads Evans by 1:53 overall. Froome climbed to third overall, 2:07 behind his team leader.
Stat of the Day: 48.444 mph. Wiggins' average speed over the time trial, which was only the 26th fastest in the history of the Tour. Greg LeMond holds the record for fastest average speed for a time trial of more than 12 miles: 54.545 in the 1989 Tour.
Quote of the Day: "We all know he'll keep fighting. He's an ex-world champion. There will never be a lack of respect." Team Sky sports director Sean Yates on Cadel Evans.
Tuesday is the first rest day.
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