Tour de France 2019: Alaphilippe claims yellow jersey after stage three win

Tour de France 2019: Alaphilippe claims yellow jersey after stage three win

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe claimed the Tour de France yellow jersey after a late solo attack on stage three.

Alaphilippe followed Tim Wellens over the day’s final categorised climb, the Cote de Mutigny, before racing clear over the final 15km.

The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider won the 215km stage to Epernay by 26 seconds and leads Belgium’s Wout van Aert by 20 seconds in the general classification.

Defending champion Geraint Thomas of Wales was 13th on the stage.

More to follow.

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