Tour de France stage nine preview

All you need to know about the route, timings, and what to expect from stage nine

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Stage nine of the Tour de France 2022 starts in Aigle and finishes in Châtel Les Portes du Soleil.

It’s 47 years since Châtel’s only previous Tour stage finish, Lucien Van Impe the winner of a mountain time trial in the final days of the 1975 race that convinced the Belgian climber that he could contend for the yellow jersey. His success augured well, as he won the overall crown the following year.

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RouteDistance to goAnticipated Time (BST)
Col de la Croix61.1km15:11

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.