Gallery: The GC favourites come out to play on the Tour’s gravel stage

It was one of the most-anticipated stages of this year's Tour, and as these photos show, stage 9 certainly delivered.

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by Matt de Neef 08.07.2024 Photography by
Kristof Ramon, Ashley & Jered Gruber, and Cor Vos
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Some riders and sports directors might have railed against the gravel stage at this year’s Tour de France, but unfortunately for them, it turned out to be the most entertaining stage of this year’s race so far.

Starting and finishing in Troyes, in the Champagne region of northeast France, Sunday’s stage 9 didn’t do much to change the GC, but it did provide plenty of entertainment, including from those at the top of the overall standings.

Without any further preamble, here’s how the stage unfolded, as captured by our wonderful photographers: Kristof Ramon, Ashley and Jered Gruber, and Cor Vos.

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