Ireland's Dan Martin puts himself into podium spot as Tour de France nears midway point
Chris Froome leads overall after nine stages19:05 Sunday 10 July 2016, 19:05 10 Jul 2016
Ireland's Daniel Martin is in third place overall in the Tour de France.
He finished 14th in the ninth stage today to put himself 19 seconds off the lead in the General Classification.
Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin crossed the line first after a solo breakaway in the Pyrenees in torrential rain.
Defending champion Chris Froome retains the overall lead after finishing over six minutes further back.
Adam Yates is second overall, just ahead of Martin, with Colombia's Nairo Quintana fourth.
Meanwhile, one of the pre-event favourites to win the Tour de France has pulled out during the ninth stage.
Two-time champion Alberto Contador had been struggling with injuries.
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