The French stage winner comfort his yellow jersey, the terrible fall of the Belgian, back on the highlights of the 13th stage with the time trial in Pau (27.2 km).
Perf ' : This stunning shot by Julian Alaphilippe. The world No. 1 surprised by winning with the way the lap of Pau. The last tri-color success in a time trial on the Tour dates from the 2001 prologue (8.2 km) with the success of Christophe Moreau. The centenary day of the Yellow Jersey. Vivid.
The purse of favorites : behind Julian Alaphilippe, winner of the stage, Geraint Thomas takes the 2e place at 14 ''. Follow Rigoberto Uran (4e at 36 ''), Richie Porte (5e at 45 ''), Steven Keuijswijk (6e at 45 ''), Thibaut Pinot (7e at 49 ''), Jakob Fuglsang (12e at 1'7 ''), Egan Bernal (22)e at 1'36 ''), Mikel Landa (24)e at 1'45 ''), Nairo Quintana (28e at 1'53 ''), Adam Yates (34th to 2'8 ''), Romain Bardet (39)e at 2'26 '') …
The return : The one signed by Thibaut Pinot. The leader of the Groupama-FDJ team bruised at the edge of Albi (10e stage) wants to mark the passage in the Pyrenees. The warm up in the clock is convincing. The Franc-Comtois competed with the best. He does not make any secret of his wish to illustrate himself on the slopes of the Tourmalet (this Saturday). History to revive completely, hoping to double the pleasure of a stage victory.
The fright : After the very dramatic fall of Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). The solid Belgian was among the candidates for the stage victory. A right-hand bend has turned into a nightmare. His handlebars hung the tarp and thrown it to the ground. The Belgian stayed long minutes on the ground. Stefan Küng (Groupema-FDJ) and Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) also fell on the course but were able to finish.
The tweet : To accompany the playfulness of Peter Sagan, wheel in the final of the time trial and ensuring the show enjoying the cheers of a crowd fond.
The technical touch : The bike change of Romain Bardet (39e at 2'26 ''). The leader of the AG2R-La Mondiale equupe has changed his bike to km 16, from a traditional geometry hybrid bike that can save weight and maneuverability to an Eddy Merckx Dean Fast time trial bike. to bring a bigger gear in the final. "We made this decision with Romain after the reconnaissance of the course last May after having analyzed all the data", justified Jean-Baptiste Quiclet, the director of the performance of the AG2R-la Mondiale team.
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