BMC wins team time trial on stage 9 of Tour; Froome leads

Jul 12, 2015 5:03 PM by Ross Field

PLUMELEC, France (AP) - Chris Froome kept the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey as his Team SKY finished one second behind Tejay van Garderen's BMC team in the team time trial on Sunday.

Van Garderen was 13 seconds behind Froome in third place overall overnight, meaning his BMC team - the reigning world champions in the discipline - needed to win by 14 seconds for the American rider to take the yellow jersey.

Movistar finished third, four seconds behind BMC, as Colombian rider Nairo Quintana gained some valuable time on defending Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and two-time winner Alberto Contador.

The 22 teams started off the ninth stage within five minutes of each other over a 28-kilometer (17.4-mile) trek that ended with a short and sharp hill of 1.7 kilometers (1.1 miles).

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