BINCHE – EPERNAY
A stronghold of cycling, Binche notably welcomed a start of the Flèche Wallonne. After crossing the border, the riders will notice in the sequence of hills of the final 30 kilometres, climbs made for punchers. The Côte de Mutigny for instance could be a perfect launch pad for the most audacious.
– C. Prudhomme
After an audacious attack on the final categorized climb 10 miles from the finish, Julian Alaphilippe took the yellow jersey and stage 3 win, crossing the line 20 seconds ahead of the peloton. Wout van Aert moves into second place overall after his Jumbo Visma Teammate Mike Teunissen was dropped on the same climb that Alaphilippe made his move on. Alaphilippe adds to an already impressive season of wins including Milan San Remo, La Fleche Wallone and Strade Bianche.
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