Tour de France power analysis: Ben O'Connor's Stage 9 win in Tignes

Ben O'Connor Tour de France Stage 9 Power analysis
(Image credit: Getty Images, Strava)

Stage 9 of the Tour de France took us to Tignes - to the same finish that was cut out of the 2019 Tour due to a landslide on the course - in the second of an Alpine double-header that saw the GC tree well and truly shaken. 

Mathieu van der Poel, the holder of the yellow jersey coming into the weekend, was always expected to lose his lead when the road pointed up, but after Saturday's stage 8 where Geraint Thomas and Primož Roglič lost 35 minutes and Tadej Pogačar proved he was in a league of his own with a long-range solo attack, Sunday's stage 9 was set to be a thriller.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.