Dylan Teuns Takes 2019 Tour de France Stage 6 Victory as Julian Alaphilippe Loses Yellow Jersey

Dylan Teuns took the victory atop La Planche des Belles Filles as the yellow jersey slipped away from Julian Alaphilippe in today’s Stage 6 of the 2019 Tour de France.

The breakaway took the day as Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) and Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) outlasted their 12 compatriots to fight for victory at the summit of the brutal climb. The two rode neck and neck for most of the climb with the Belgian riding Ciccone off his wheel in the final 50 metres. Ciccone won’t be too disappointed in missing out on the stage, though, as he stole the yellow jersey from Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) and is now leading the race by six seconds.

Alaphilippe climbed well in the general classification group, but Quick-Step was unable to reel the breakaway group back in within a manageable advantage. Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) was clearly the best of the GC riders today, launching an attack inside the final kilometre to catch Alaphilippe and finish fourth on the stage. The effort allowed Thomas to leapfrog his team-mate Egan Bernal by four seconds, now sitting fifth overall.

Last kilometer – Stage 6 – Tour de France 2019

Thomas – Alaphilippe Finish – Stage 6 – Tour de France 2019

Tour de France 2019 Stage 6 Highlights: Planche des Belles Filles

Recap of the Early Race

André Greipel cresting La Planche des Belles Filles (including CX remount)

2019 Tour de France Results

Stage 6 results

  1. Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain-Merida, in 4-29-03
  2. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo, at 11 seconds
  3. Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty-Gobert, at 1-05
  4. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Ineos, at 1-44
  5. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, at 1-46
  6. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck – Quick-Step, at same time
  7. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar, at 1-51
  8. Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe, at same time
  9. Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana, at 1-53
  10. Mikel Landa (Esp) Movistar, at same time

General classification after stage 6

  1. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo, in 23-14-55
  2. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck – Quick-Step, at 6s
  3. Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain-Merida, at 32s
  4. George Bennett (Nzl) Jumbo-Visma, at 47s
  5. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Ineos, at 49s
  6. Egan Bernal (Col) Team Ineos, at 53s
  7. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, at 58s
  8. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma, at 1-04
  9. Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First, at 1-13
  10. Rigoberto Urán (Col) EF Education First, at 1-15


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