Thomas De Gendt and Julian Alaphilippe back to heaven
Thomas De Gendt claimed an epic victory in Saint-Etienne, his second one at the Tour de France after the Mont Ventoux in 2016, at the end of a breakaway he initiated at km 0. He resisted to the French duo who rode away from the yellow jersey group in the côte de La Jaillère with 12.5km to go. Thibaut Pinot moved to third overall while Julian Alaphilippe got the lead...
Julian Alaphilippe: “Bastille Day in yellow, it’s a dream scenario”
“It was the ideal scenario but I wasn’t sure if it could happen this way. I had nothing to lose. I knew my deficit on GC was only 6’’, but it was a big task at the same time. It’s nice that breakaways get rewarded. I had to attack and go full gas. I didn’t know the finale. I was just focused in the last kilometres and it went very fast. In...
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