Tour de France 2019: Thomas loses time to Alaphilippe as Pinot wins Stage 14 on the Tourmalet

Tour de France 2019: Thomas loses time to Alaphilippe as Pinot wins Stage 14 on the Tourmalet

Joe Robinson 20 Jul 2019 French hopes stay alive as Alaphilippe proves genuine contender for yellow jersey Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) lost 35 seconds to Julian Alaphilippe ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) in the race for yellow as the Frenchman silenced his critics on an explosive stage finishing atop the mighty Col du Tourmalet as Thibaut Pinot ( Groupama-FDJ ) won Stage 14 of the 2019 Tour de France . Defending champion Thomas was dropped in the final kilometre of the race as Alaphilippe proved he is a genuine contender for the overall title, defending his lead in a performance that will lead the French public to dream of victory in Paris. Home celebrations will not just be reserved for Alaphilippe as Pinot took the stage win and clawed back more time on his General Classification rivals to put the French duo in a strong position looking forward to a tough final ...

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