They say that Julian Alaphilippe is the gift to this year's Tour that keeps on giving. He showed that he can climb in really big mountains with the best riders and commentators are increasingly saying his total win is sustainable, not just one more day in the yellow jersey. Some of the contenders had bad legs after yesterday's time trial including the defending champion, Geraint Thomas, who lost time, but the teams will be a big factor. There is still a lot to come.
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