Stage 9

2015 Tour Stage 9 reaction: Froome waiting for others to attack

Chris Froome praised Team Sky's efforts in the time trial, which they finished second in, on Stage 9.

The British rider stays in yellow thanks to the efforts on the day and he believes others will now need to start attacking him.

"The guys were really motivated for today - it was so close. In the bigger picture, we've managed to keep the yellow jersey, and take a bit of time on our rivals."

"The guys gave it their all, they really just got stuck in today and everyone was spent by the time we got to the finish line.

"It's not up to me to do the attacking. I don't have to make up time on anyone else ... it's up to other teams to try and get the jersey off us."

2015 Tour Stage 9 reaction: Van Garderen praises Dennis

Tejay van Garderen missed out on the yellow jersey, but his BMC can be pleased with their win on the Stage 9 time trial.

Their one second win over Team Sky can be credited to the work of Rohan Dennis, according to Van Garderen.

"Man, the whole thing was just a blur - we had to make sure we stayed together, and on the climbs we had to make sure the stronger guys pulled longer. Rohan Dennis was the key to the team, the guy's just got a motor."

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2015 Tour Stage 9 highlights: BMC take time trial by a second

Chris Froome held on to the Tour de France race leader's yellow jersey as Team Sky were beaten by one second on the ninth stage team time-trial from Vannes to Plumelec.

Froome began the day with a lead of 11 seconds over Tinkoff-Saxo's Peter Sagan and 13secs over Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing.

The 2013 champion was influential in Team Sky finishing in 32 minutes 16 seconds, but Tejay van Garderen's BMC Racing squad won by the most slender of margins.

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Dennis: We're aiming for the stage win

Rohan Dennis has set his sights on winning the team trial, hoping that there will be an added bonus of helping Tejay van Garderen into the lead.

"You’ve got a bit of speed to get over the top. I don’t think it’ll be too much of a problem for us to get five to the line.

"We’re going to lose some, you have to lose some, or not everyone’s given 100 per cent. But I think we’ve got, realistically we can have six at the bottom and lose one on that last climb. The first goal is to win, hopefully that brings the yellow jersey [for Tejay van Garderen) as well.”

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Sagan expecting a tough time trial

Peter Sagan believes it will be a tough day out for the riders on Stage 9, but is backing his team come through in a strong fashion.

“It will be very hard time trial. It’s a little bit up and down … and the finish is a hard climb. We’ll have everybody full gas and it will be very hard. But yeah, I think it’s very nice.”