Tour de France Stage 9 results were much the same as stage 8, this was the last stage in the Pyrenees Mountains and was a chance for both Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador to move up the standings. The overall standing have remained the same, now we wonder what stage 10 expectations will be.
According to Associated Content both Armstrong and Contador still have some work to do if they hope to catch up with Rinaldo Nocentini. Pierrick Fedrigo took the win on stage 9, but Franco Pellizotti did not make it easy for him with a final sprint to the finish.
With stage 9 now behind us, Armstrong is still eight seconds behind Nocentini and six seconds behind Contador. One thing is certain, going in to stage 10 this is still only a 3-man race. The next closets contender to Armstrong is Levi Leipheimer, but he is 39 seconds behind.
So stage 10 will now see the riders back to the ground going from Limoges to Issoudun.