Martin wins Tour ninth stage as Gallopin takes yellow
Germany's Tony Martin celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 170 km ninth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Gerardmer and Mulhouse, eastern France on July 13, 2014 - by Jeff Pachoud
On the day Germany play Argentina in the World Cup final, German rider Martin broke away from escape companion Alessandro De Marchi around 60km from home to take a stunning solo victory.
It was the fifth victory by Germans in the nine stages so far.
A group of 20 chasers, including Gallopin, came home 2min 45sec later with the peloton a further five minutes further back.
One-day Classics specialists Fabian Cancellara and Greg Van Avermaet took second and third respectively on the stage.
Gallopin had started the day 11th overall, 3:27 behind previous race leader Vincenzo Nibali, who drops to second, but now leads by 1:34.
Portugal's Tiago Machado moved up from 20th to third overall at 1:40 after finishing in Gallopin's group.
Other members of the chase group to make significant general classification strides included Frenchman Pierre Rolland, who jumped 15 places to eighth at 4:07.
Australian Richie Porte dropped from third to fifth at 3:32 while two-time former winner Alberto Contador is down three places to ninth at 4:08.