Five talking points from stage nine of Tour de France 2021

O'Connor delivers a stunning ride as Pogačar continues his dominance

Ben O'Connor
(Image credit: Getty)

The exhibitions continue at the Tour de France

Following Tadej Pogačar’s outstanding and historic ride yesterday, stage nine was the turn of Ben O’Connor. 

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.