Today the individual time trial was every rider for himself with the clock. It was a technical course with climbs and descents and the weather was hot. Race leaders ride last and most conserved energy yesterday for today. They say when you wear the yellow jersey you ride like two men, and that is what happened--Julian Alaphilppe won/ crushed/powered/stormed/shashed to victory by 14 seconds and extended his overall lead.
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