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Alaphilippe moves into overall lead in Tour de France

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 9, 2019 12:22

Alaphilippe moves into overall lead in Tour de France

France’s Julian Alaphilippe snatched the Tour de France overall leader’s yellow jersey when he won the third stage, a 215-km ride from Binche, Belgium.The world number one jumped away from the pack in the Cote de Mutigny, a brutal 900-metre effort at an average gradient of 12.2%, to claim his third stage win in the race.

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Alaphilippe hung on for dear life over the remaining 16 kilometres to take the overall lead from Dutchman Mike Teunissen, who dropped out when the Frenchman attacked.Tuesday’s fourth stage is a 213.5-km ride from Reims to Nancy with a likely bunch sprint finish.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 9, 2019 12:22

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