Tour de France 2020: Julian Alaphilippe wins stage two to take yellow jersey

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Julian Alaphilippe

Julian Alaphilippe won stage two of the Tour de France in a sprint finish to claim the yellow jersey in Nice.

The Frenchman held off Marc Hirschi to edge home by half a wheel after leaving Britain’s Adam Yates behind in a final dart for the line.

He leads Yates, who finished third, by four seconds in the overall standings.

It was a fifth stage victory at the Tour for the 28-year-old, after the riders faced a 186km mountainous second stage, with two climbs above 1,500m.

Stage two result

1. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 4hrs 55mins 27secs

2. Marc Hirschi (Swi/Team Sunweb) same time

3. Adam Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) +1sec

4. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel/CCC Team) +2secs

5. Sergio Higuita (Col/EF Pro Cycling ) same time

6. Bauke Mollema (Ned/Trek-Segafredo)

7. Alexey Lutsenko (KazAstana Pro Team)

8. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates)

9. Maximilian Schachmann (Ger/BORA-hansgrohe)

10. Alberto Bettiol (Ita/EF Pro Cycling)

General classification after stage two

1. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 8hrs 41mins 35secs

2. Adam Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) +4secs

3. Marc Hirschi (Swi/Team Sunweb) +7secs

4. Sergio Higuita (Col/EF Pro Cycling) +17secs

5. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) same time

6. Esteban Chaves (Col/Mitchelton-Scott)

7. Davide Formolo (Ita/UAE Team Emirates)

8. Egan Bernal (Col/INEOS Grenadiers)

9. Richard Carapaz (Ecu/INEOS Grenadiers)

10. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Jumbo-Visma)

More to follow.

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