Tour de France: Alaphilippe retains the yellow jersey

Tour de France: Alaphilippe retains the yellow jersey

Wednesday 10 July 2019 - 19:08

Top 10 on the 175.5km stage 5, Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s rider remained at the top of the general classification.

Julian Alaphilippe came home safely on the first day in the Vosges – which took the peloton over four classified climbs – and will get to sport the maillot jaune for the third consecutive day, on Thursday’s tough stage 6 from Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles.

Right from the gun, it poured with attacks, many riders being keen on making it into the break in the hope it would go all the way, but the bunch reacted to every single move in the first 20 kilometers, before finally allowing a four-man group to extricate themselves and establish a two-minute lead.

Deceuninck – Quick-Step were one of the teams controlling the gap with the likes of Yves Lampaert and Michael Mørkøv, who led the peloton at cruise speed over the undulating roads to Heiligenstein, where Max Richeze launched stage 4 winner Elia Viviani, who bagged in important points at the intermediate sprint and made inroads in the green jersey standings.

On Côte des Cinq Châteaux, Kasper Asgreen forced the pace and peeled back more than half a minute from the break’s advantage, before other squads chipped in and reabsorbed the last men up the road before summiting the climb. Resplendent in his yellow jersey, Alaphilippe led the way on the descent and remained at all times well-positioned in the pack, which negotiated the sinuous downhill at slow speed before nullifying with ease a late attack.

In Colmar, the charming Alsatian town which made its first appearance at the race in a decade, Julian took tenth place on the stage won by Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) and maintained the leadership at the 106th Tour de France, becoming the first home rider in nine years to sport the yellow jersey for three consecutive days.

“It wasn’t easy, but the guys rode for me and I tried to stay in the front, always in a good position. I’m glad that I could safely conclude this stage and get to pull on the maillot jaune for another day. Having it on my shoulders is something really special, it’s difficult to describe it, but what I can say is that it’s an amazing emotion that I will never forget. To hear so many people cheering for me and chanting my name is unbelievable, and regardless of what will happen on the next stage, this is something that I will forever carry in my mind and heart”, a visibly emotional Julian explained at the end of stage 5.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
4:02:33
2 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
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3 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
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4 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
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5 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
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6 Julien Simon
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
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7 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
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8 Nils Politt
Team Katusha Alpecin
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9 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
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10 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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43 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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53 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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111 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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114 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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161 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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173 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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174 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18:44:12
2 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:14
3 Steven Kruijswijk
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:25
4 George Bennett
Team Jumbo-Visma
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5 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
0:40
6 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
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7 Geraint Thomas
Team INEOS
0:45
8 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:46
9 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
0:50
10 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
0:51
83 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15:00
109 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24:28
125 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
29:03
160 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
35:21
164 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
35:55
169 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
36:52
1 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
144 pt
2 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
97 pt
3 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
92 pt
4 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
88 pt
5 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
75 pt
6 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
64 pt
7 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
62 pt
8 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
48 pt
9 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
46 pt
10 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Dimension Data
40 pt
11 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
37 pt
27 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
34 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8 pt
61 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
18:44:26
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
0:26
3 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:32
4 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
0:43
5 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
1:05
6 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
1:29
7 Gianni Moscon
Team INEOS
2:19
8 Gregor Mühlberger
BORA - hansgrohe
2:41
9 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
2:49
10 Nils Politt
Team Katusha Alpecin
3:57
27 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
35:07
1 Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal
17 pt
2 Toms Skujiņš
Trek - Segafredo
9 pt
3 Xandro Meurisse
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
6 pt
4 Simon Clarke
EF Education First
4 pt
5 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
2 pt
6 Wilco Kelderman
Team Sunweb
1 pt
7 Michael Schär
CCC Team
1 pt
8 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
9 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
1 pt
10 Lennard Kämna
Team Sunweb
1 pt
1 Team Jumbo-Visma 56:42:43
2 Team Sunweb 1:44
3 EF Education First 1:57
4 Team INEOS 2:02
5 Groupama - FDJ 2:08
6 Mitchelton-Scott 2:44
7 Astana Pro Team 2:49
8 BORA - hansgrohe 3:04
9 Bahrain Merida 3:37
10 Team Dimension Data 4:14

Top results

1 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
4:02:33
2 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
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3 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
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