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Team Sky's Chris Froome still tops the overall classification of the TDF 2015 following nine stages of the raceReuters

After a day of rest, the riders will resume their campaign at Stage 10 of Tour de France 2015 as the race heads to Tarbes/La Pierre-Saint-Martin.

The stage gets the mountanious regions of the tour this year.

Britain's Chris Froome still leads in the overall classification tally as he holds the yellow jersey following nine stages of the race, but still doesn't look favourite enough to take home the jersey following the end of the tour on 26 July.

The 2013 champion leads American Tejay van Garderen by just a mere 12 seconds.

Like every sport, controversy doesn't seem to leave Tour de France. Froome's Team Sky believes that their computers have been hacked by critics who are convinced that the Briton is using performance-enhancing drugs.

Froome has been subject to such criticisms since his Tour victory in 2013 and some critics have also reportedly used power data to justify their case against him. This has infuriated the bicycling team.

"We think someone has hacked into training data and got Chris's files," Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford told BBC Sport.

"We've got some legal guys on the case. I would never mention a name but ethically and morally if you are going to accuse someone of doping, then don't cheat."

Meanwhile, tragedies and bad luck also doesn't seem to leave the tour this year.

After Tony Martin had to withdraw from the race following a crash at Stage 7, Italian rider Ivan Basso withdrew from the TDF 2015 after revealing he has testicular cancer.

The Tinkoff-Saxo rider caught his groin in a crash on stage five and the cancer was discovered in a check-up on the race's first rest day.

However, the race, amidst all these developments, still goes as slated and it is set to enter Stage 10.

With uphill finishes like the newcoming site at La Pierre-Saint-Martin in the Col du Soudet in the offing, the 167km stretch of the race might not be a very big mountain stage, but the finale is set to be very demanding.

"After a well-deserved rest day, the change of scenery will be especially contrasted. The finish will be decided on a newcoming site, at La Pierre-Saint-Martin in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques area," Christian Prudhomme, Director, Le Tour de France, told SBS.

"The final ascent is demanding: the favourites of the Tour will be on the first lines, especially before the Col de Soudet where the climb is the steepest."


In India, the Tour de France Stage 10 can be watched live on Ten Sports (6:30 pm IST), with the option of live streaming on

Viewers in the UK can catch it on Eurosport from 12:45 pm BST. ITV4 will be broadcasting with programmes starting at 1:30 pm BST, while S4C's live coverage starts at 2:30 pm.

Highlights: Eurosport2 6 pm - 7 pm & 9 pm - 10:30 pm; ITV4 7 pm - 8 pm; S4C from 10 pm

Live TV: British Eurosport, ITV4, S4C

Viewers in the US can catch it on NBC from 8 am ET - broadcasting four to five hours of live coverage every stage on its NBC Sports channel.

NBC Sports will also air a slightly compressed three-hour broadcast of each stage in primetime, starting at 8 pm ET each night.

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