Anthony Turgis pips Tom Pidcock to win stage 9 of Tour de France after breathless day on the gravel

Breakaway fights it out as GC favourites trade blows but somehow break even

TROYES FRANCE JULY 07 LR Anthony Turgis of France and Team TotalEnergies celebrates at finish line as stage winner ahead of Tom Pidcock of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 111th Tour de France 2024 Stage 9 a 199km stage from Troyes to Troyes UCIWT on July 07 2024 in Troyes France Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
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Anthony Turgis (Total Energies) claimed the biggest win of his career on stage nine of the Tour de France, pipping Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) from the breakaway at the end of a breathless day of racing over the gravel roads around Troyes. 

Turgis was part of the first main breakaway that formed after a frantic opening hour, with Pidcock joining ahead of the second of 14 gravel sectors and the group combining to hold off a peloton where the yellow jersey favourites traded numerous blows but somehow broke even. 

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