New man in Yellow: Giulio Ciccone


Change of leadership at the Tour de France: The Italian Giulio Ciccone replaces the Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe. The unforgiving circuit in the sixth stage only brings these two professional cyclists to their limits.

The Italian Giulio Ciccone is now driving in the Yellow Jersey

He got the last out. The man in Yellow, Julian Alaphilippe, lugged his bike up the last uphill before the finish up of up to 24% steep. Any normal cyclist would be staying for a long time. And even the professionals were at their limit. They were hardly from the place, with the last of their strength they held their edges in a journey that ranged from the right to the left. Hardly the driver had crossed the line exhausted the Target, they were pushed by helpers out of the way.

These last meters in La Planche des Belles Filles it had really. For the fourth Time since 2012, the 1140-metre-high mountain in the Vosges mountains, the destination of the Tour de France. This time, however, the organizers of the tour de France this year had thought up a special treat: To the already up to 20 degree final ascent steep, you hung a 800-Meter-long, extremely steep gravel road and after 160 kilometers, with a total of seven mountain classifications.

Victory of the day for Dylan Teuns

At the end of all use of Alaphilippes was in vain. He was Sixth. Six seconds behind the 27-year-old Frenchman to defend the Yellow Jersey that he had captured three days earlier, under the cheers of his compatriots in the Champagne.

Julian Alaphilippe was everything, in the end, six seconds behind the Frenchman

The new leader in the overall standings of the Italian Giulio Ciccone is. The 24-Year-old had shaken in the target initially frustrated the head, he had just the duel for victory on the day of a Sprint, you could not speak on the rise now, really – against the Belgians Dylan Teuns lost. The six-second time bonus for second place are exactly those six seconds, the Ciccone is now in the standings ahead of Alaphilippe, the audience favorite of the French. Previously, Ciccone had retracted a further eight seconds of the Bonus, as he had won the penultimate mountain competition.

Strong Performance Emanuel Book’s

The favorites for overall victory at this year’s Tour gave no nakedness. Last year’s winner Geraint Thomas of great Britain was Fourth in the stage. The Frenchman, Thibaut Pinot, which comes from the area of the destination, and whose name his Fans had painted at short intervals, a dozen times on the road, took fifth place ahead of Alaphilippe. The Colombian Nairo Quintana finished Seventh, the Dane Jakob Fuglsang ninth, the Spaniard Mikel Landa ninth place.

Start-up help after crossing the finish line – even for the day’s winner Dylan Teuns

A strong performance, Emanuel Buchmann, the German hope for a Top Ten place at this year’s Tour: The 26-Year-old was Eighth and improved in the standings from 29. on the twelfth rank. “The final climb was not me, actually, because he was so irregularly,” said Buchmann in the target. “But if it is in a good mood, it will stop. You always have the hope that it will be running even better. But with the Top Ten I was already pleased.” Buchmann was in the days of the standings, even ahead of super talent Egan Bernal. The 22-year-old Colombian was the Twelfth.

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