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Giro d'Italia stage 9: Video highlights

Gianluca Brambilla (Etixx-QuickStep) hadn't expected to keep pink

Gianluca Brambilla (Etixx-QuickStep) hadn't expected to keep pink (Image credit: Tim de Waele/

Rain during the latter half of stage 9 of the Giro d'Italia, a 40.5km hilly, technical test, pushed the advantage for the stage win to the early starters, and it was Primoz Roglic (LottoNl-Jumbo) who won the day after coming second in the opening stage in the Netherlands.

The Slovenian won by 10 seconds over Mathias Brändle (IAM Cycling), with his teammate Norwegian Vergard Stake Laengen getting the better of Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo).

The overall race contenders all faced wet and treacherous conditions, and they would not battle for the stage. Of the GC men, Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale) and Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) suffered the most, dropping eight and 10 spots, respectively, on the general classification.

Bob Jungels (Etixx-Quickstep) and Andrey Amador (Movistar) were the big winners on the day, moving into second and third overall behind race leader Gianluca Brambilla.

GC contenders after stage 9

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step34:33:04
2 (-12)Bob Jungels (Lux) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:01
3 (-10)Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:00:32
4 (+1)Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:51
5Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:53
6 (+2)Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:55
7 (-4)Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:58
8 (-2)Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky0:01:18
9 (+1)Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:01:45
10 (-2)Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:01:51
11 (+10)Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:09
12 (+3)Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:28
13 (+7)Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:31
14 (-2)Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:02:54
15 (+8)Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:56
16 (-6)Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Trek-Segafredo0:03:29