Home » Magazine » Cycling » Tour de France 2018: Julian Alaphilippe Grabs stage victory after enjoying a rest day

Tour de France 2018: Julian Alaphilippe Grabs stage victory after enjoying a rest day


After a cobbled ninth stage and a much-deserved resting day, the Tour de France riders headed to tenth 158.5km stage which helped the climbers show their skills on the first mountain stage of this year’s Tour de France that started in Annecy and ended in Le Grand Bornand.


Yesterday’s stage was won by Frnechman Julian Alaphilippe who was able to claim an impressive victory after going solo just under 30 kilometers to go. On the meantime, BMC’s man Van Averamaet kept the leader’s jersey after finishing fourth at yesterday’s stage right after Ion Izagirre and Rein Taaramae.


The Belgian rider is now two minutes and 22 seconds ahead of Geraint Thomas from UK as four time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is now up to sixth place on the overall classification, only 3 minutes and 21 seconds behind first place.


“We were expecting that from Van Avermaet, he did that last time he had the jersey in 2016,” Geraint Thomas said.


“It would have been nice to take the yellow jersey but it’s the Tour de France – it doesn’t come easily and doesn’t come just because you want it.”



Tour de France Stage 10 results


Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Quick-Step Floors) – 4hrs 25mins 27secs

Ion Izagirre (Spa/Bahrain-Merida) +1min 34secs

Rein Taaramae (Est/Direct Energie) +1min 40secs

Greg van Avermaet (Bel/BMC Racing) +1min 44secs

Serge Pauwels (Bel/Team Dimension Data) same

Lilian Calmejane (Fra/Direct Energie) +2mins 24secs

Dan Martin (Ire/UAE Team Emirates) +3mins 23secs

Primoz Roglic (Slo/LottoNL-Jumbo) same

David Gaudu (Fra/Groupama-FDJ)

Geraint Thomas (GB/Team Sky)


General classification after stage 10


Greg van Avermaet (Bel/BMC Racing) – 40hrs 34mins 28secs

Geraint Thomas (GB/Team Sky) +2mins 22secs

Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) +3mins 10secs

Jakob Fuglsang (Den/Astana) +3mins 12secs

Bob Jungels (Lux/Quick-Step Floors) +3mins 20secs

Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) +3mins 21secs

Adam Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) same

Mikel Landa (Spa/Movistar)

Vincenzo Nibali (Ita/Bahrain-Merida) +3mins 27secs

Primoz Roglic (Slo/LottoNL-Jumbo) +3mins 36secs


Posted on Categories Cycling, News & StoriesTags , , , , ,
Would you like to write with us? got some interesting stories and experiences you would like to share? please email them to [email protected]

  Giro d’Italia route for 2019 is finally revealed and we couldn’t be happier with it. Froome also agrees with us saying that the 102nd route of next season’s Giro is definitely an “explosive” one.   Giro d’Italia 2019 ? Week 1 ? Stages 1 > 9 ? 11th-19th May…


  Next season will see Ben Swift returning to Team Sky after being part of UAE Team Emirates for two years.   It was Team Sky who gave the big news of Swift getting back to his old family which he first joined in 2010 when the squad was formed.…


  Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde, 38, says that neither injury nor age has slowed him down in his career, and his performance has improved even more as he has grown older.   The world champion said in an interview with El País that he is winning more races now than ever…


  In his latest book, Bradley Wiggins called Lance Armstrong the ‘perfect winner’ of Tour de France. He said that the racing legend was driven but ‘borderline sociopathic’.   Wiggins claimed victory in 2012 Tour de France. But, four years later, a cyber hacking group revealed that the champion had actually…


Race Calendars