Tour de France 2018 Stage 10

Alaphilippe claims maiden stage, Van Avermaet retains yellow

RBA/AFP – Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe turned on the style to secure his maiden Tour de France stage win on Tuesday as Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet stubbornly held on to the yellow jersey.

Alaphilippe, of the Quick Step team, launched an audacious lone attack on the third and penultimate climb and went on to solo over the finish several minutes ahead of the main peloton after a first day in the Alps marked by a yellow jersey truce. Expected to challenge overnight leader Van Avermaet for the right to wear the race’s fabled tunic into Wednesday’s 11th stage, the Sky team of champion Chris Froome failed to muster a challenge despite their best-placed rider, Geraint Thomas, sitting only 43secs behind the Belgian in the overall standings.

Van Avermaet, who is not a specialist climber, appeared under threat at the beginning of the 158.5 km race from Annecy featuring four categorized climbs and with a downhill finish into Le Grand Bornand. But the wily BMC rider exceeded expectations, joining an early breakaway that went on to build a healthy lead on the main peloton to stymie whatever plans Sky may have had of taking control of the race.

In the end, Van Avermaet produced a fantastic performance to finish 1min 43secs behind Alaphilippe, Thomas, Froome and Team Sky trailing over the finish over three minutes behind the stage winner. In the overall standings Van Avermaet now leads Thomas, in second, by 2:22, with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) now up to third overall at 3:10.

Froome, who is bidding for his fourth consecutive Grand Tour win and fifth overall, is up to sixth place at 3:21. The 11th stage, held over 108.5 km between Albertville and La Rosiere, features the first summit finish of the race. The third and final day in the Alps is on Thursday when sparks are expected to fly on the 14km climb, over 21 hairpin bends, to the summit of Alpe d’Huez.

Photos: Bettini

Final Stage Results

1. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/QST) 158.5 km in 4hr 25min 27sec
2. Jon Izagirre (ESP/BAH) at 1:34.
3. Rein Taaramae (EST/DEN) 1:40.
4. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 1:44.
5. Serge Pauwels (BEL/DDT) 1:44.
6. Lilian Calmejane (FRA/DEN) 2:24.
7. Daniel Martin (IRL/EAU) 3:23.
8. Primoz Roglic (SLO/LNL) 3:23.
9. David Gaudu (FRA/FDJ) 3:23.
10. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 3:23.
11. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 3:23.
12. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/LNL) 3:23.
13. Adam Yates (GBR/MIT) 3:23.
14. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 3:23.
15. Christopher Froome (GBR/SKY) 3:23.
16. Tom Dumoulin (NED/SUN) 3:23.
17. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 3:23.
18. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 3:23.
19. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/BAH) 3:23.
20. Mikel Landa (ESP/MOV) 3:23.
21. Rudy Molard (FRA/FDJ) 3:23.
22. Pierre-Roger Latour (FRA/ALM) 3:23.
23. Guillaume Martin (FRA/WGG) 3:28.
24. Egan Bernal (COL/SKY) 3:38.
25. Robert Gesink (NED/LNL) 3:55.
26. Bob Jungels (LUX/QST) 4:14.
27. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC) 4:14.
28. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/BAH) 4:14.
29. Mikel Nieve (ESP/MIT) 4:14.
30. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 4:14.
31. Ilnur Zakarin (RUS/KAT) 4:14.
32. Rafal Majka (POL/BOR) 4:14.
33. Wout Poels (NED/SKY) 4:26.
34. Rigoberto Uran (COL/EFD) 5:59.
35. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 8:14.
36. Antwan Tolhoek (NED/LNL) 8:14.
37. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 9:47.
38. Laurens ten Dam (NED/SUN) 10:52.
39. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/COF) 10:52.
40. Julien Bernard (FRA/TRE) 10:52.
41. Ian Boswell (USA/KAT) 10:52.
42. Mathias Frank (SUI/ALM) 10:52.
43. Jesper Hansen (DEN/AST) 10:52.
44. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 10:52.
45. Gorka Izagirre (ESP/BAH) 10:52.
46. Warren Barguil (FRA/FST) 10:57.
47. Damien Howson (AUS/MIT) 11:25.
48. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/SKY) 11:25.
49. Maxime Bouet (FRA/FST) 12:11.
50. Tom Slagter (NED/DDT) 12:11.

Points:
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/BOR) 319 pts
2. Fernando Gaviria (COL/QST) 218
3. Dylan Groenewegen (NED/LNL) 132
4. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/EAU) 129
5. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 106
6. André Greipel (GER/LOT) 106
7. John Degenkolb (GER/TRE) 100
8. Andrea Pasqualon (ITA/WGG) 72
9. Philippe Gilbert (BEL/QST) 70
10. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 69

King of Mountains:
1. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/QST) 41 pts
2. Rein Taaramae (EST/DEN) 28
3. Serge Pauwels (BEL/DDT) 24
4. Rudy Molard (FRA/FDJ) 22
5. David Gaudu (FRA/FDJ) 21
6. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 15
7. Jon Izagirre (ESP/BAH) 10
8. Toms Skujins (LAT/TRE) 6
9. Lilian Calmejane (FRA/DEN) 6
10. Robert Gesink (NED/LNL) 5

Team overall:
1. Movistar 122 h 34:07.
2. Bahrain at 18.
3. LottoNL 3:10.
4. BMC 8:26.
5. Sky 9:54.
6. Mitchelton 10:00.
7. AG2R La Mondiale 10:30.
8. Etixx 11:50.
9. Astana 17:36.
10. Giant 20:25.
11. Europcar 22:07.
12. FDJ.fr 23:31.
13. RadioShack 26:50.
14. Fortuneo-Samsic 32:48.
15. Katusha 33:38.
16. Lampre 35:44.
17. EF Drapac 40:32.
18. Team MTN 40:50.
19. Bora 46:43.
20. Wanty 47:33.
21. Lotto 1 h 16:53.
22. Cofidis 1 h 24:46.

Best young riders (overall):
1. Pierre-Roger Latour (FRA/ALM) 40 h 45:27.
2. Guillaume Martin (FRA/WGG) at 1:54.
3. Soren Kragh Andersen (DEN/SUN) 4:02.
4. Egan Bernal (COL/SKY) 8:47.
5. David Gaudu (FRA/FDJ) 15:42.
6. Stefan Kung (SUI/BMC) 19:59.
7. Magnus Nielsen (DEN/AST) 22:39.
8. Thomas Boudat (FRA/DEN) 23:50.
9. Nils Politt (GER/KAT) 29:32.
10. Michael Gogl (AUT/TRE) 30:55.

Aggressivity (overall):
1. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC)

1. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 40hr 34:28.
2. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) at 2:22.
3. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 3:10.
4. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 3:12.
5. Bob Jungels (LUX/QST) 3:20.
6. Christopher Froome (GBR/SKY) 3:21.
7. Adam Yates (GBR/MIT) 3:21.
8. Mikel Landa (ESP/MOV) 3:21.
9. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/BAH) 3:27.
10. Primoz Roglic (SLO/LNL) 3:36.
11. Tom Dumoulin (NED/SUN) 3:42.
12. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/LNL) 3:45.
13. Rafal Majka (POL/BOR) 4:02.
14. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 4:11.
15. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 4:28.
16. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 4:29.
17. Daniel Martin (IRL/EAU) 5:01.
18. Ilnur Zakarin (RUS/KAT) 5:12.
19. Serge Pauwels (BEL/DDT) 5:12.
20. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/BAH) 5:18.
21. Lilian Calmejane (FRA/DEN) 5:41.
22. Rigoberto Uran (COL/EFD) 7:08.
23. Mikel Nieve (ESP/MIT) 7:11.
24. Jon Izagirre (ESP/BAH) 8:06.
25. Pierre-Roger Latour (FRA/ALM) 10:59.
26. Warren Barguil (FRA/FST) 11:50.
27. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC) 11:51.
28. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/QST) 12:05.
29. Guillaume Martin (FRA/WGG) 12:53.
30. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 13:09.
31. Soren Kragh Andersen (DEN/SUN) 15:01.
32. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 15:13.
33. Maxime Bouet (FRA/FST) 17:27.
34. Amaël Moinard (FRA/FST) 19:33.
35. Egan Bernal (COL/SKY) 19:46.
36. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/EAU) 19:58.
37. Julien Bernard (FRA/TRE) 21:21.
38. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EFD) 21:29.
39. Philippe Gilbert (BEL/QST) 21:36.
40. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/DEN) 21:50.
41. Simon Geschke (GER/SUN) 22:56.
42. Robert Gesink (NED/LNL) 23:33.
43. Daryl Impey (RSA/MIT) 24:02.
44. Rein Taaramae (EST/DEN) 24:03.
45. Rudy Molard (FRA/FDJ) 25:49.
46. David Gaudu (FRA/FDJ) 26:41.
47. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 27:23.
48. Tom Slagter (NED/DDT) 27:46.
49. Peter Sagan (SVK/BOR) 27:53.
50. Jasper Stuyven (BEL/TRE) 29:08.

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