Cycling: France’s Alaphilippe takes second Tour win

July 24, 2018

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (Reuters) – France’s Julian Alaphilippe claimed his second victory in this year’s Tour de France when he benefited from Briton Adam Yates’s crash in the final descent to take the 16th stage on Tuesday.

The Quick-Step Floors rider, who already prevailed in the 10th stage in Le Grand Bornand, whizzed past Yates six kilometers from the line after the Mitchelton-Scott rider had hit the asphalt on a left-hand curve.

Spain’s Gorka Izagirre took second place and Yates finished third, 15 seconds behind.

The stage was briefly interrupted with 187km left by a farmers’ protest, police using tear gas to disperse the demonstrators with some riders being affected.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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July 24, 2018 at 08:55PM
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