Pidcock pipped on line as Pogacar retains yellow

Tom Pidcock
Pidcock, right, won a stage of the Tour in 2022 on Alpe d'Huez [Getty Images]

Britain's Tom Pidcock was pipped on the line as France's Anthony Turgis won the ninth stage of the Tour de France.

Pidcock, of Ineos Grenadiers, was narrowly beaten in a final sprint for the line at the end of a frantic 199km stage in Troyes, which included several gravel sections.

Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar retained the leader's yellow jersey following several attacks between contenders for overall victory.

Pogacar, of UAE-Team Emirates, leads Remco Evenepoel of Soudal-Quick Step by 33 seconds overall, with defending champion Jonas Vingegaard of Visma-Lease a Bike in third, one minute 15 seconds further back.

More to follow.

Tour de France stage nine results

Anthony Turgis (Fra/Total Energies) 4hrs 19mins 43secs

Tom Pidcock (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) Same time

Derek Gee (Can/Israel-Premier Tech) "

Alex Aranburu (Spa/Movistar) "

Ben Healy (Ire/EF Education-EasyPost) "

Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz/Astana Qazaqstan) "

Javier Romo (Spa/Movistar) +12secs

Jasper Stuyven (Bel/Lidl-trek) +18secs

Biniam Girmay (Eri/Intermarche-Wanty) +1min 17secs

Michael Matthews (Aus/Jayco AlUla) Same time