Three punctures and a 136kmh max speed: Romain Bardet uploads his ride on the Tour's cobble stage to Strava

Ok, so the top speed may not have been all his own work

Romain Bardet somehow limited his losses to just seven seconds after three punctures on stage nine

(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images/Strava)

All of the riders who finished stage nine of the Tour de France will have been glad just to have made it to the end, but the relief will be much greater for Romain Bardet, who somehow managed to lost just seven seconds despite suffering three punctures in a ride that he has now uploaded to Strava.

Having avoided the early crash that took out fellow GC contender Richie Porte, Bardet's travails began on the very first cobble sector after 47.8km, where his Strava stats show that he was stood at the side of the road for 30 seconds while he got a wheel from team-mate Alexis Vuillermoz.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.