John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) won the dramatic 9th stage of the Tour de France, beating Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing) and Yves Lampaert (Quickstep-Floors) in a 3-man sprint to the line in Roubaix.  All the hype and expectation built up around today’s cobbled stage of the Tour de France certainly did not disappoint with so many thrills and spills, it was difficult to keep track of proceedings at points. It took only 5 kilometers of the 156km stage before the first key moment of the stage, when one of the pre-race favourites, Richie Porte (BMC Racing) crashed out of the race. The crash occurred when riders were.