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73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 9 ITT & Photos
 
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Date: 6/21/2009
73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 9 ITT & Photos
 

73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 9
Fabian Cancellara Absolutely Smokes his rivals to win the stage and the 2009 Tour of Switzerland!  Tony Martin & Thomas Dekker podium.


Cancellara, back on form and ready for the tour de France. The return is complete after his shoulder injury in February at the Tour of California. Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Stage 9: Bern - Bern  ITT  38.5 km
Saxo Bank's Fabian Cancellara came out of the gate proudly showing his red and white Swiss championship jersey rode to with determination and class over the demanding an hill parcours to the cheers of him countrymen that lined the course today. Fabian didn't disappoint his fellow countrymen on the streets of his home town by taking the stage victory and overall Classification.

The Swiss time machine turned back the clock finishing with an average speed of over 50 kilometers and hour to finish the 38.5 km course in just under 46 minutes, more than 3 minutes faster than yellow jersey wearer Ag2r la Mondiale's Tadej Valjavec.

Valjavec put in a strong defense attempt finishing 3:49 off the blistering pace of Cancellara to finish 59th on the day and 7th in the general classification.


Fast times in Bern for Thomas Dekker set the time to beat. Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

The early time to beat was set by Silence/Lotto's Thomas Dekker a time that held until Columbia's Tony Martin besting the Dutch rider by a slim margin of three seconds at 1:27 off Fabian's Swiss precision performance.  Dekker's time held for third place with Columbia's Markus Burghardt at 4th and Quick Step's Sylvain Chavanel filling out the top 5 on the day.


Columbia's Tony Martin has arrived with a consistent top performance in the tour.
Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

The top ten of the G.C. was rearranged with Fabian on top, as we well know. Columbia's Tony Martin finished second also taking home the pink jersey of mountain king. Last years winner Czech Republic's Roman Kreuziger of Liquigas took the last step of the podium as third. Astana's Andreas Kloden moved to 4th with Katusha's Vladimir Karpets filing out the top five. Damiano Cunego, Tadej Valjavec, Rein Taaramae, Kim Kirchen and Maxime Monfort filled the remaining top ten positions.

Saxo Banks performance with took the Teams Stage competition and landed them on the top of the final teams general classification; they also won two stages and Cancellara took home the green points jersey. However, you wouldn't hear anyone in team Columbia grumbling after dropping to second place; the team put in an impressive performance taking 6 stage wins and the KOM trophy.

Lampre/NGC had it's fair share of bad luck in the past two months, but Enrico Gasparotto gave the blu & fucsia crew something to crow about winning the blue jersey for the intermediate sprints. 

A very happy Fabian Cancellara had the first words at the finish, "It was a fantastic feeling to win on home ground today. I must admit that I had goose bumps on the course and I could clearly feel the support from the audience. When I started Tour de Suisse I had not dreamed of the possibility of the overall victory. But with the team's help and form that finally arrived we managed anyway. It has been a fantastic week for me and for the team. I would like to thank the team, the audience and the sponsors for their support and we could not wish for a better prelude to the Tour de France.”


Bringing it home, the Swiss champion powers in over the the final 400 meters to the cheers of his fellow countryman, the first Swiss rider to win since Alex Zulle. Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Saxo Bank sports director at the tour, Kim Andersen was also smiling after the big result, commented, "It was a fantastic finale of a race where we have always had focus on racing for a good overall result for Fabian and it shows that the team is working very well together. In addition, we also won the team competition, which shows a nice breadth of the squad. I see that the riders are getting stronger and now we must focus on the next big task. It has been a good day for Team Saxo Bank.”


Fabian arrives on the stage for the final ceremonies. Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Stage 9 Results
Bern - Bern  Individual Time Trial 
38.5 km - 45:59:07 - 50.236 km/h
1 61 CANCELLARA Fabian SAX SUI 45'59"07
2 47 MARTIN Tony THR GER 47'26"18 01'27"
3 84 DEKKER Thomas SIL NED 47'41"79 01'42"

4 43 BURGHARDT Marcus THR GER 47'42"54 01'43"
5 32 CHAVANEL Sylvain QST FRA 47'47"73 01'48"


and returns to slip into the yellow jersey of race winner. Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

6 127 MEYER Cameron GRM AUS 47'49"99 01'50"
7 1 KREUZIGER Roman LIQ CZE 47'59"07 02'00"
8 7 VANDBORG BACH Brian LIQ DEN 48'01"53 02'02"
9 71 KLODEN Andreas AST GER 48'08"23 02'09"
10 15 HUSHOVD Thor CTT NOR 48'13"93 02'14"
11 51 KARPETS Vladimir KAT RUS 48'20"89 02'21"
12 112 BALLAN Allesandro LAM ITA 48'23"43 02'24"
13 14 HAUSSLER Heinrich CTT GER 48'32"25 02'33"
14 111 CUNEGO Damiano LAM ITA 48'32"72 ' '
15 66 SCHLECK Andy SAX LUX 48'36"40 02'37"
16 65 O'GRADY Stuart SAX AUS 48'39"91 02'40"
17 17 LANCASTER Brett CTT AUS 48'40"69 02'41"
18 83 DE GREEF Francis SIL BEL 48'42"54 02'43"
19 31 BARREDO LLAMAZALES QCSarTlosESP 48'43"47 02'44"
20 125 HESJEDAL Ryder GRM CAN 48'45"38 02'46"
21 167 VELITS Peter MRM SVK 48'46"19 02'47"
22 35 SAMOILAU Branislau QST BUL 48'56"36 02'57"
23 46 HINCAPIE George THR USA 48'57"09 02'58"
24 151 TAARAMAE Rein COF EST 48'59"06 03'00"
25 62 ARVESEN Kurt Asle SAX NOR 48'59"38 ' '
26 48 MONFORT Maxime THR BEL 48'59"41 ' '
27 41 KIRCHEN Kim THR LUX 49'00"48 03'01"
28 28 ROJAS GIL Jose JoaquinGCE ESP 49'02"13 03'03"
29 142 GÉRARD Arnaud FDJ FRA 49'02"21 ' '
30 64 LARSSON Gustav Erik SAX SWE 49'02"31 ' '
31 107 IRIZAR ARRANBURU MarkEeUlS ESP 49'04"92 03'05"
32 21 FARIA DA COSTA Rui AlbGerCtoE POR 49'06"52 03'07"
33 92 FREIRE GOMEZ Oscar RAB ESP 49'07"40 03'08"
34 12 FLORENCIO CABRE XavieCrTT ESP 49'09"50 03'10"
35 122 DANIELSON Tom GRM USA 49'09"52 ' '
36 22 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA GACnEdreCyRC 49'15"45 03'16"
37 128 SUTTON Chris GRM AUS 49'16"51 03'17"
38 121 VANDEVELDE Christian GRM USA 49'19"82 03'20"
39 147 ROY Jérémy FDJ FRA 49'19"97 ' '
40 141 CASAR Sandy FDJ FRA 49'20"05 03'21"
41 42 ALBASINI Michael THR SUI 49'22"90 03'23"
42 45 EISEL Bernhard THR AUT 49'23"72 03'24"
43 88 VAN SUMMEREN Johan SIL BEL 49'24"85 03'25"
44 53 ESKOV Nikita KAT RUS 49'31"27 03'32"
45 114 GASPAROTTO Enrico LAM ITA 49'32"89 03'33"
46 81 ROELANDTS Jurgen SIL BEL 49'34"76 03'35"
47 136 KRIVTSOV Yuriy ALM UKR 49'34"82 ' '
48 91 BOOM Lars RAB NED 49'37"65 03'38"
49 181 CAPECCHI Eros FUJ ITA 49'37"83 ' '
50 163 GERDEMANN Linus MRM GER 49'41"96 03'42"
51 153 DEMARET Jean Eudes COF FRA 49'43"50 03'44"
52 18 WYSS Marcel CTT SUI 49'44"34 03'45"
53 13 GÓMEZ MARCHANTE JosCé TATngeElSP 49'45"36 03'46"
54 185 COBO ACEBO Juan JooseFUJ ESP 49'46"34 03'47"
55 188 VIGANO Davide FUJ ITA 49'46"36 ' '
56 68 SÖRENSEN Chris Anker SAX DEN 49'46"57 ' '
57 134 GADRET John ALM FRA 49'46"89 ' '
58 133 EFIMKIN Alexander ALM RUS 49'47"73 03'48"
59 138 VALJAVEC Tadej ALM SLO 49'48"15 03'49"
60 148 VEIKKANEN Jussi FDJ FIN 49'53"64 03'54"
61 103 AZANTA SOTO Jorge EUS ESP 49'53"85 ' '
62 158 MONIER Damien COF FRA 49'55"01 03'56"
63 162 FRÖHLINGER Johannes MRM GER 49'57"05 03'58"
64 156 DUQUE Leonardo COF COL 49'57"75 ' '
65 174 GAUDIN Damien BBO FRA 49'58"99 03'59"
66 177 SPRICK Mathieu BBO FRA 49'59"68 04'00"
67 131 ELMIGER Martin ALM SUI 50'01"65 04'02"
68 196 HUNGERBÜHLER Pascal VBG SUI 50'02"43 04'03"
69 24 LASTRAS GARCIA Pablo GCE ESP 50'07"30 04'08"
70 52 BRUTT Pavel KAT RUS 50'08"46 04'09"
71 11 CUESTA LOPEZ DE CASTCRTOT IniEgoSP 50'08"82 ' '
72 118 TIRALONGO Paolo LAM ITA 50'10"08 04'11"
73 183 CAMANO ORTUZAR Iker FUJ ESP 50'11"66 04'12"
74 77 RAST Gregory AST SUI 50'13"95 04'14"
75 26 MORENO FERNANDEZ DaGnCieEl ESP 50'24"00 04'25"
76 116 LOOSLI David LAM SUI 50'26"31 04'27"
77 16 KLIER Andreas CTT GER 50'27"49 04'28"
78 78 SCHÄR Michael AST SUI 50'28"22 04'29"
79 157 HARY Maryan COF FRA 50'29"74 04'30"
80 175 HADDOU Said BBO FRA 50'30"76 04'31"
81 164 ROHREGGER Thomas MRM AUT 50'31"44 04'32"
82 166 SCHRÖDER Björn MRM GER 50'32"91 04'33"
83 191 DIETZIKER Andreas VBG SUI 50'33"26 04'34"
84 94 KOZONTCHOUK Dmitry RAB RUS 50'35"24 04'36"
85 98 WEENING Pieter RAB NED 50'36"70 04'37"
86 132 DION Renaud ALM FRA 50'40"05 04'41"
87 124 FRISCHKORN William GRM USA 50'51"37 04'52"
88 6 SANTAROMITA Ivan LIQ SUI 50'51"61 ' '
89 152 BRARD Florent COF FRA 50'52"56 04'53"
90 186 KISERLOVSKY Robert FUJ CRO 50'57"09 04'58"
91 58 POZZATO Filippo KAT ITA 50'59"43 05'00"
92 2 BENNATI Daniele LIQ ITA 51'00"63 05'01"
93 8 ZAUGG Olivier LIQ SUI 51'01"80 05'02"
94 176 JEROME Vincent BBO FRA 51'04"04 05'05"
95 195 HOLLENSTEIN Reto VBG SUI 51'04"48 ' '
96 143 GUESDON Frédéric FDJ FRA 51'07"05 05'08"
97 54 HORRACH RIPPOLL JoanKAT ESP 51'08"85 05'09"
98 36 SCHWAB Hubert QST SUI 51'10"73 05'11"
99 96 MARTENS Paul RAB GER 51'12"78 05'13"
100 101 OROZ UGALDE Juan JoseEUS ESP 51'12"98 ' '
101 86 JACOBS Pieter SIL BEL 51'14"70 05'15"
102 55 IVANOV Sergueï KAT RUS 51'20"29 05'21"
103 85 DELAGE Mickael SIL FRA 51'21"34 05'22"
104 73 IGLINSKIY Maxim AST KAZ 51'21"64 ' '
105 44 CAVENDISH Mark THR GBR 51'22"71 05'23"
106 37 TOSATTO Matteo QST ITA 51'26"34 05'27"
107 154 DUCLOS-LASSALLE HervéCOF FRA 51'33"27 05'34"
108 144 HUTAROVICH Yauheni FDJ BLR 51'39"96 05'40"
109 146 OFFREDO Yohan FDJ FRA 51'43"32 05'44"
110 75 MORABITO Steve AST SUI 51'45"36 05'46"
111 34 DE JONGH Steven QST NED 51'50"43 05'51"
112 192 ACKERMANN Silvere VBG SUI 51'50"54 ' '
113 108 VELASCO MURILLO Ivan EUS ESP 51'50"68 ' '
114 87 VAN AVERMAET Greg SIL BEL 51'51"37 05'52"
115 172 BONNAIRE Olivier BBO FRA 51'52"68 05'53"
116 56 KLIMOV Sergueï KAT RUS 51'52"97 ' '
117 63 BRESCHEL Matti SAX DEN 51'56"62 05'57"
118 173 CHAINEL Steve BBO FRA 51'56"98 ' '
119 113 BINDI Emanuele LAM ITA 52'00"29 06'01"
120 126 MAASKANT Martijn GRM NED 52'05"63 06'06"
121 165 SCHOLZ Ronny MRM GER 52'08"29 06'09"
122 137 MONDORY Loyd ALM FRA 52'09"22 06'10"
123 102 ARAMENDIA LORENTE JaEvUieSr ESP 52'22"68 06'23"
124 198 WEISSINGER René VBG GER 52'26"30 06'27"
125 74 KIREYEV Roman AST KAZ 52'29"12 06'30"
126 155 DUMOULIN Samuel COF FRA 52'32"50 06'33"
127 97 NUYENS Nick RAB BEL 52'37"01 06'38"
128 197 SIEDLER Sébastian VBG GER 52'41"39 06'42"
129 168 WROLICH Peter MRM AUT 52'47"12 06'48"
130 82 CRETSKENS Wilfried SIL BEL 52'47"78 ' '
131 3 CORIONI Claudio LIQ ITA 52'54"43 06'55"
132 106 GALDOS ALONSO Aitor EUS ESP 52'56"78 06'57"
133 4 OSS Daniel LIQ ITA 53'13"58 07'14"
134 57 MAZZANTI Luca KAT ITA 53'14"03 07'15"
135 23 GARCIA ACOSTA José ViGceCnEte ESP 53'14"22 ' '
136 123 DUYN Huub GRM NED 53'29"58 07'30"
137 182 BENITEZ ROMAN Alberto FUJ ESP 53'43"39 07'44"
138 193 BENETSEDER Josef VBG AUT 53'50"36 07'51"
139 5 SABATINI Fabio LIQ ITA 54'06"68 08'07"
140 145 MOUREY Francis FDJ FRA 54'15"77 08'16"
141 38 WEYLANDT Wouter QST BEL 54'19"26 08'20"
142 184 CLARKE Hilton FUJ AUS 56'21"97 10'22"
Non Partant
33 CORNU Dominique QST BEL
67 SCHLECK Frank SAX LUX
76 MURAVYEV Dimitri AST KAZ
3 coureur(s).

Stage 9 Team Competition ITT 
Team - Cumulative time - Best 3 Riders
1 Team Saxo bank 2h23'14" 00"
61 / 66 / 65
2 Team Columbia - High Road 2h24'05"
51" 47 / 43 / 46
3 Cervélo Test Team 2h25'25" 02'11"
15 / 14 / 17
4 Quick Step 2h25'26" 02'12" 
32 / 31 / 35
5 Garmin - Slipstream 2h25'43" 02'29" 
127 / 125 / 122
6 Silence - Lotto 2h25'47" 02'33"  84 / 83 / 88
7 Lampre-N.G.C. 2h26'27" 03'13"  112 / 111 / 114
8 Liquigas 2h26'51" 03'37"  1 / 7 / 6
9 Caisse d'Epargne 2h27'23" 04'09"   28 / 21 / 22
10 Française des jeux 2h27'41" 04'27"   142 / 147 / 141
11 Team Katusha 2h27'59" 04'45"   51 / 53 / 52
12 Team Milram 2h28'24" 05'10"    167 / 163 / 162
13 Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 2h28'37" 05'23"   151 / 153 / 158
14 Astana 2h28'49" 05'35"    71 / 77 / 78
15 AG2R - La mondiale 2h29'07" 05'53"    136 / 134 / 133
16 Fuji-Servetto 2h29'09" 05'55"   181 / 185 / 188
17 Rabobank 2h29'19" 06'05"    92 / 91 / 94
18 Euskaltel - Euskadi 2h30'09" 06'55"    107 / 103 / 101
19 BBox Bouygues Telecom 2h30'27" 07'13"    174 / 177 / 175
20 Vorarlberg - Corratec 2h31'39" 08'25"    196 / 191 / 195

73rd Tour de Suisse - 2009 Stages
June 13 - 21
Stage 1:Mauern  - Rugell (Lichtenstein) ITT 7.8 km
Stage 2: Davos - Davos   150 km
Stage 3 Davos - Lumino  195 km
Stage 4: Biasca - Stäfa   197 km
Stage 5: Stäfa - Serfaus (AUT)  202 km ^^^
Stage 6: Oberriet - Bad Zurzach, 178 km
Stage 7: Bad Zurzach - Vallorbe Juraparc  204 km
Stage 8: Le Sentier - Crans Montana   182 km^^^
Stage 9: Bern - Bern  ITT  38.5 km
Total length: 1,355 kilometres
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