The presence of Julian Alaphilippe, surprising yellow jersey of the Tour de France before the last week, "changed the way this Tour is run," said Monday Dave Brailsford, the boss of the team Ineos, ensuring despite all that "the regularity will end up paying ". "Alaphilippe has gained time in style, he has changed the way teams run. It's him, the main change of this Tour de France, "explained the boss of the team of the titleholder Geraint Thomas and the Colombian hope Egan Bernal in a press conference in Nîmes during the second day of rest . "He created a domino effect," he said to explain the unusual situation of this Tour, where no formation controls the race, unlike the last years of ex-Sky team's hegemony. According to the British manager, "it's a headache for all teams. They must try to get rid of him while dealing with the favorites of the general classification. This problematic makes the race completely different. The Frenchman, who has 1 min 35 seconds ahead of his dolphin Thomas, is he still a threat despite his few seconds lost Sunday in the final stage Pyrenean? "Who would have predicted (that he would come out in yellow from the Pyrenees)?" Replied Brailsford, surrounded by his two leaders. "If he were to win this Tour, he would be one of the greatest runners of all time".
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