Belgian Greg van Avermaet lost his lead in the mountains competition, after compatriot Tim Wellens rounded up maximum point atop the Cote de Mutigny during stage 3. Van Avermaet won the yellow jersey during the first week of the 2018 Tour but it was not to be today. Besides losing the jersey, van Avermaet couldn’t win the stage, which he had been targeting, after Julian Alaphilippe launched an attack to the line after cresting the Mutigny.
The reigning Olympic champion seemed to not be too concerned with the unfortunate events of the day and was happy to wear the jersey through out Belgium.
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— Greg Van Avermaet (@GregVanAvermaet) July 8, 2019