Tour de France

Stage 9) Saint-Étienne – Brioude

FR France, Sunday 14 July 2019
170.5 km

Tour de France: Alaphilippe enjoys Quatorze Juillet in maillot jaune

Tour de France: Alaphilippe enjoys Quatorze Juillet in maillot jaune

Julian Alaphilippe’s special day started at the team bus, where he was greeted by the hundreds of fans who came to see the first French rider in half a decade to sport the iconic yellow jersey on July 14, continued briefly at the sign-on – where he made his way through a sea of enthusiastic supporters – and then over the 170.5km-long hilly course between Saint-Étienne and Brioude.

Featuring three ranked climbs, stage 9 didn’t pose a problem to the peloton, who decided to take it easy and leave a 15-man breakaway fight for glory. Surrounded by his Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammates, who devoted all their energies to working for him, Julian savoured his time in the spotlight, twenty-four hours after igniting a devastating attack that netted him a second spell in the yellow jersey.

With the stage win being played out between the escapees, the peloton enjoyed a quiet day, which not even an attack on the final climb couldn’t disturb, and arrived at the finish a quarter of an hour after winner Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott), in the applause of a generous public who gave Julian – the third Frenchman since the turn of the century to wear the yellow jersey on Bastille Day – a raucous welcome.

“It’s difficult to describe what it means to wear the maillot jaune on July 14, but what I can tell you is that it was more beautiful than the first time I wore it, at the beginning of the week. I spent the entire stage together with my teammates, who controlled it and protected me, for which I am very grateful”, said Julian, who now has five days in yellow, an all-time record for a Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider.

The 27-old Frenchman, who is living his best season yet, which so far includes 11 victories and a lengthy stint at the top of the UCI Individual Classification, continued: “The support I got from the public was phenomenal and is something I will always remember. Hearing my name from the moment I get out of the bus until I arrive in my hotel room is something very special and makes me fight even harder to keep the maillot jaune it for as long as possible.”

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Daryl Impey
Mitchelton-Scott
4:03:12
2 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
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3 Jan Tratnik
Bahrain Merida
0:10
4 Oliver Naesen
AG2R La Mondiale
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5 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
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6 Nicolas Roche
Team Sunweb
0:14
7 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
0:21
8 Iván García Cortina
Bahrain Merida
1:50
9 Simon Clarke
EF Education First
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10 Anthony Delaplace
Team Arkéa Samsic
2:42
35 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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62 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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92 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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109 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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133 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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157 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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158 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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167 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
38:37:36
2 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
0:23
3 Thibaut Pinot
Groupama - FDJ
0:53
4 George Bennett
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:10
5 Geraint Thomas
Team INEOS
1:12
6 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
1:16
7 Steven Kruijswijk
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:27
8 Rigoberto Urán Urán
EF Education First
1:38
9 Jakob Fuglsang
Astana Pro Team
1:42
10 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
1:45
11 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:46
98 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
59:21
129 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:17:12
133 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:20:12
163 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:29:28
165 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:30:17
167 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:31:02
1 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
204 pt
2 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
144 pt
3 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
129 pt
4 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
128 pt
5 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
103 pt
6 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
90 pt
7 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
81 pt
8 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
76 pt
9 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
69 pt
10 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
66 pt
43 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19 pt
52 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
86 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
38:37:59
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
0:53
3 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:23
4 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
1:52
5 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
22:47
6 Laurens De Plus
Team Jumbo-Visma
23:37
7 Gregor Mühlberger
BORA - hansgrohe
25:58
8 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
26:26
9 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
33:58
10 Nils Politt
Team Katusha Alpecin
35:57
28 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:29:05
1 Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal
43 pt
2 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
37 pt
3 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
30 pt
4 Xandro Meurisse
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
27 pt
5 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain Merida
13 pt
6 Natnael Berhane
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
13 pt
7 Ben King
Team Dimension Data
13 pt
8 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
12 pt
9 Daryl Impey
Mitchelton-Scott
10 pt
10 Toms Skujiņš
Trek - Segafredo
9 pt
17 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
1 Trek - Segafredo 116:12:24
2 Movistar Team 1:50
3 EF Education First 15:24
4 Mitchelton-Scott 17:21
5 Groupama - FDJ 17:59
6 BORA - hansgrohe 18:58
7 Team Jumbo-Visma 21:04
8 AG2R La Mondiale 22:55
9 UAE-Team Emirates 27:18
10 Team INEOS 28:48

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