4 weeks Alaphilippe takes Tour de France yellow Manilatimes |Sports
NICE: A year after thrilling his home nation for a fortnight on last year’s Tour de France, a tearful Julian Alaphilippe produced an almost carbon-copy capture of a stage win on Sunday (Monday in Manila) to claim the overall leader’s yellow jersey once again. On the day’s final climb, Alaphilippe launched a blistering attack to clinch bonus seconds at the summit before a white-knuckle descent to the finish line in Nice also gave him bonus time.
Julian Alaphilippe (right) AFP PHOTO Alaphilippe, described by former winner Geraint Thomas during last year’s rampage as the “darling of France”, leads Britain’s ... more