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Hello and welcome to another Cycling Weekly live blog. It's Sunday, but there's no rest for the Giro d'Italia peloton as they take on the second, and longest, of the three individual time trials at this year's race. 

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Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: The rain is pouring in Savignano sul Rubicone. Weather forecasts suggest it might clear up later on, but it's unlikely any rider will enjoy a dry run today. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: The riders are currently setting off at one-minute intervals, but there will be three-minute gaps between the top 15. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Stojnić averaged just under 46km/h to the first time check. It goes without saying that we won't be seeing the same speeds today as we did in the opening day ITT, in which Evenepoel rode at over 55km/h. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Charlie Quarterman (Corratec-Selle Italia) has set a new fastest time at the first time check. We caught up with the Brit before the race - read the interview

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Dan Hoole (Trek-Segafredo) is the first rider across the line in Cesena, having tagged both his minute man and his two-minute man. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: The pictures aren't really doing it justice, but the rain is lashing down. Here's Davide Ballerini (Soudal Quick-Step) trying to get back to the bus as quickly as possible. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan) is home safe and sound. After crashing three times already at this year's Giro d'Italia, tomorrow's rest day couldn't come sooner for the British national champion. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: There's a Brit in the hot seat! Quarterman sets a new fastest time of 44-15, 30 seconds faster than Hoole.

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: The times are getting faster. Alex Kirsch (Trek-Segafredo) and Edoardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma) look on pace to topple Quarterman.

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Affini goes into the stage lead with a 42-41. His team-mate, and two-time world time trial champion, Rohan Dennis has just set off. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Michael Matthews (Jayco AlUla) has dropped his chain. It won't be a huge concern for the Australian, but it's a warning sign to the GC favourites, who are still to come. There are some bumpy cobbled sections on the route. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Michael Hepburn (Jayco AlUla) knocks four seconds off Affini's best time. Expect a game of musical chairs in the hot seat over the next hour and a half. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: This flat course favours the most powerful riders in the peloton. Could it bring a stage win for Groupama-FDJ's Stefan Küng? The former European champion rolls out in 20 minutes. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: From what I can make out, the rain has stopped falling in Cesena. Just in time for yesterday's stage winner, Ben Healy, to begin his crack at the course. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Jasha Sütterlin (Bahrain Victorious) comes close to dethroning Hepburn, but falls three seconds short. The time to beat is 42-37. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Hepburn leads no longer. Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) edges the benchmark closer to 42 minutes, with a new best time of 42-23. Here he is, shoulders nice and compact. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Küng means business. The Swiss rider has thundered to the first time check, clocking an average speed of 52km/h. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Just 20 riders still to roll down the ramp in Savignano sul Rubicone. They'll soon start to go at three-minute intervals. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Turns out it's less of a hot seat, more of a hot bar stool.

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Here's your top three as things stand.

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ) becomes the first rider to go sub-42 minutes. But before he can reach the hot seat, his team-mate Küng knocks another four seconds off the best time. A very strong performance from the Swiss powerhouse. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: In nine years racing at WorldTour level, Küng has never won a Grand Tour stage. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Ineos Grenadiers duo Tao Geoghegan Hart and Geraint Thomas have both set off. The Brits bunnyhopped their way up the GC yesterday. Can they do the same again today? 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Despite the wet conditions and slippery cobbled sections, there have been no crashes on today's stage (as far as I'm aware). 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) rolls out. The GC top three will follow. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Here's Primož Roglič, the Olympic champion. Can he claw back some seconds on Remco Evenepoel? Or will it be damage limitation for the Jumbo-Visma rider? 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) rolls down the ramp. The world champion could be swapping his rainbow bands for the pink jersey in under an hour's time. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: And here's the final rider, with the maglia rosa on his back, Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM). 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Geoghegan Hart beats Küng's time to the first time check! An average speed of 52km/h for the 2020 race winner. 

Giro d'Italia 2023 stage nine: Now Thomas goes faster than Geoghegan Hart. 52.2km/h for the Welshman. This next 40 minutes is going to be wild.