The presence of Jens Voigt at the front of the race gives the leaders of the team standings a new bonus of more than three minutes. RadioShack-Nissan won the stage as a collective in Bellegarde-sur-Valserine finishing ahead of the Kazakh Astana group that demonstrated how it is has a consistently strong line-up even if the the places of Dimitri Fofonov (10th), Janez Brajkovic (22nd) and Robert Kiserlovski (29th) go somewhat unnoticed. In general, the group that's registered in Luxembourg has increased its lead to nearly five minutes on his next best team in the overall rankings, Sky Procycling. While Tony Gallopin lost his spot in the general classification after the first rest day, RadioShack-Nissan retains many cards down for this classification that is important to the squad.
RadioShack opens the gap
Jersey wearers after the stage 9
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