Tour of the Basque Country: Alaphilippe wins in Gorraiz

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep)

Julian Alaphilippe ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) charged to the stage 2 victory on the short, steep uphill finish in Gorraiz at the Tour of the Basque Country . Bjorn Lambrecht (Lotto Soudal) attacked at the bottom of the climb but was caught and passed by Alaphilippe with roughly 100 metres to go. Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) finished third. Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) tried to make a move at the bottom of the climb but was no match for Lambrecht or Alaphilippe. The German finished sixth on the stage and kept his overall lead by five seconds over Alaphilippe and 10 seconds over Kwiatkowski. Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) had an untimely puncture that left him chasing the front group during the final 15km. It ended up costing him valuable time in the overall classification, as he crossed the line 1:12 behind Alaphilippe. How it unfolded The second stage of Tour of the Basque Country ...

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