Belgium's Wout van Aert (Jumbo) took off on Monday (July 15th) the 10th stage of the Tour de France in Albi. Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck), for his part, strengthened his yellow jersey at the expense of Thibaut Pinot, one of the victims of the day.
Wout van Aert was ahead of Italy's Elia Viviani. A three-time cyclo-cross world champion in the past, he plays the Tour for the first time.
The Belgian rider sprinted a first peloton, which accelerated to about thirty kilometers from the finish and caused a break detrimental to several leaders, including the French Thibaut Pinot (3rd overall), the Colombian Rigoberto Uran (8th) and Denmark's Jakob Fuglsang (9th), who arrived more than a minute late on the first group.
The Ineos formation of Briton Geraint Thomas and Colombian Egan Bernal, for their part, had a master stroke on the eve of the first day of rest. In the overall standings, she placed Thomas in 2nd place, 1 min 12 sec of Alaphilippe, and Bernal in 3rd, at 1 min 16 sec.