“Loulou” is to Chouchou! Julian Alaphilippe is driving more and more in the hearts of the French. The 27-Year-old defended well in the 14. Tour stage wearing the Yellow Jersey. The would have guessed two weeks ago no one.
after his sensational time trial victory Alaphilippe – shines this time up to the Tourmalet. Only on the very last meters of the nearly 20 kilometers long, mythical climb, he can pull-off. Nevertheless, Alaphilippe, the Second will get behind compatriot and Küng team-mate, Thibaut Pinot, thus even six Bonfikations-seconds. The Result? He increased his lead in the overall standings on the weakening of last year’s winner Geraint Thomas (Gb) by half a Minute. This says: “It is disappointing. I felt at the Start especially. We will see in the next few days, if there is a bigger Problem.”
The French, it would be just right. La Grande Nation is celebrating. And ask yourself: Alaphilippe will not win such as the Tour de France? He would be the first French winner since Bernard Hinault in 1985. Alaphilippe is dismissive: “It was never my goal to win this tour. I just try to keep as long as possible, the Maillot Jaune.”
the 62 pounds of lightweight, man has come a long way in front of you, today he must prove himself again in the mountains. He is able to grow euphoria, but also the doubt. Is there really anything with the right things and forth? Alaphilippe on the Doping insinuations: “If you well, makes you seem suspicious. I ride a bike, about the Rest I have to smile.”