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

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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

 


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