Alaphilippe beats Van Avermaet in second stage Tirreno-Adriatico

Julian Alaphilippe has already booked his fifth victory of the year on Thursday. The rider of Deceuninck-Quick Step beat Greg Van Avermaet up a hill in the second stage of Tirreno-Adriatico. Adam Yates is the new leader.


Julian Alaphilippe has already booked his fifth victory of the year on Thursday. The rider of Deceuninck-Quick Step beat Greg Van Avermaet up a hill in the second stage of Tirreno-Adriatico. Adam Yates is the new leader.

After 195 kilometers from Camaiore to Pomarance, Alaphilippe was clearly the best in the difficult last hundreds of meters. He almost drove Van Avermaet to a bike length. The Italian Alberto Bettiol was third.

Adam Yates crossed the line in fifth and took the leader's jersey from his teammate Michael Hepburn.

Wout Poels was the best Dutchman in the day result in eighth place. Jumbo-Visma leader Primoz Roglic finished seventh.

REF: https://www.nu.nl/wielrennen/5790681/alaphilippe-klopt-van-avermaet-in-tweede-rit-tirreno-adriatico.html