Tour de France

Stage 10) Saint-Flour – Albi

FR France, Monday 15 July 2019
217.5 km

Alaphilippe extends Tour de France lead in the crosswinds

Alaphilippe extends Tour de France lead in the crosswinds

The predicted echelons for stage 10 of the Tour de France didn’t fail to materialise, the strong crosswinds of the Tarn department blighting stage 10 inside the final 40 kilometers and splitting the peloton into several groups, many general classification riders being caught out the back when the mayhem started and the peloton got decimated.

Deceuninck – Quick-Step bossed the savage crosswinds en route to Albi, a stage finish for the first time in six years, none other than maillot jaune Julian Alaphilippe taking over the reins and pressing on to extend the advantage of the reduced bunch over the overall contenders shelled out from the main group. Yves Lampaert and Kasper Asgreen also chipped in, and joined by delegates from other teams, kept the pace up and nudged out the gap to one minute by the time they passed under the 10km-to-go banner.

It all came down to a sprint on an uphill drag, and Argentinean Champion Maximiliano Richeze expertly moved through the field with Elia Viviani tucked on his wheel, from where the Italian kicked out with 200 meters remaining. Already a stage winner at this edition, Elia put in a strong acceleration, but was narrowly beaten by Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and finished second for his 15th podium of the season.

Despite not getting the victory in Albi, there were plenty of reasons to smile for the Wolfpack, as Julian Alaphilippe reinforced his position at the top of the standings by extending his buffer to more than one minute over his closest opponent, while race debutant Enric Mas enjoyed a surge up the classification and now lies in sixth place.

“The crosswinds made everything really nervous, but we knew we had to stay alert and did a great job together. The entire team was at the front and went full gas to try to win the stage with Elia. We didn’t take the victory, but we rode like a great squad today and we can be proud of that”, Julian Alaphilippe explained at the end of the stage which netted his sixth maillot jaune. “On the other hand, I kept my lead in the classification and Enric moved up several places, so we can be pretty satisfied with the outcome. It was an interesting, action-packed stage, but now I’m glad we’ll finally have a rest day.”

 

Photo credit: ©Chris Graythen/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:49:39
2 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
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4 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
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5 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
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6 Jasper Philipsen
UAE-Team Emirates
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7 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
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8 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
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9 Oliver Naesen
AG2R La Mondiale
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10 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
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11 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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15 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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19 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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33 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:29
34 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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121 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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123 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
43:27:15
2 Geraint Thomas
Team INEOS
1:12
3 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
1:16
4 Steven Kruijswijk
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:27
5 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
1:45
6 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:46
7 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
1:47
8 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
2:04
9 Dan Martin
UAE-Team Emirates
2:09
10 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
2:32
102 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:09:02
119 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:17:51
124 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:20:06
143 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:29:57
146 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:31:02
165 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:39:58
1 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
229 pt
2 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
167 pt
3 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
153 pt
4 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
151 pt
5 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
105 pt
6 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
101 pt
7 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
98 pt
8 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
94 pt
9 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
75 pt
10 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
66 pt
47 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19 pt
56 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
89 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
43:28:31
2 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:30
3 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
1:16
4 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
3:16
5 Laurens De Plus
Team Jumbo-Visma
25:03
6 Gregor Mühlberger
BORA - hansgrohe
29:45
7 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
30:39
8 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
32:55
9 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
35:14
10 Lennard Kämna
Team Sunweb
36:18
26 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:28:41
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 Natnael Berhane
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
20 pt
6 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain Merida
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 Movistar Team 130:45:20
2 Trek - Segafredo 1:30
3 BORA - hansgrohe 14:59
4 Mitchelton-Scott 15:31
5 AG2R La Mondiale 18:56
6 Groupama - FDJ 19:04
7 Team Jumbo-Visma 19:14
8 UAE-Team Emirates 23:33
9 Team INEOS 25:53
10 EF Education First 32:27

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