The stage of the day: Alaphilippe is proposed to recover yellow

The peloton will have to overcome seven points that can be scored, five of the 2nd and two of the 3rd, in a rompepiernas route. Ciccone defends six seconds against the Frenchman.

Julian Alaphilippe yielded the yellow jersey in La Planche des Belles Filles unexpectedly. Neither his team, the Deceuninck, nor he intended for anyone to remove the garment until the Pau time trial, despite the previous incursion into the Central Massif and an appetizer in the Pyrenees. The Frenchman, who is only six seconds behind Giulio Ciccone, plans to regain the lead in Saint-Étienne: "This is a profile similar to what my first place in Épernay meant, and of course I would like to dress again with yellow. If the opportunity presents itself, I intend to grab it and not let go. "

Giulio Ciccone, recently renewed by the Trek until 2021, thinks like Alaphilippe:" I think that together with my squad I could keep the jersey as far as the Pyrenees. to resist the most, I know that I am not an aspiring general, so I pretend to enjoy every moment ". The peloton will have to overcome severable ports on the way to Saint-Étienne, five second and two third. The typical rompepiernas route that wears and passes bill, and more with 200 kilometers of extension. Many want to join the getaway.

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