Jumbo Visma’s van Aert wins stage 10 in Albi

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Wout Van Aert sprinted to victory in Albi. Julian Alaphilippe stays in yellow, while Thibaut Pinot and Jakob Fuglsang lose time.

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) took his first Tour de France victory from a reduced sprint after the peloton was decimated by cross-winds that cost a number of GC contenders valuable time.

The Dutchman took over sprint responsibilities after team-mate Dylan Groenewegen was caught in a group behind, beating Elia Viviani (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) on the line with Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) third.

Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) was the most high-profile casualty of the crosswinds, losing a minute and a half alongside Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) and Rigoberto Urán (EF Education First) in a substantial shake-up to the overall classification.

“Beating all the fast guys in the sprint, I can’t believe it.” said van Aert soon as the race was over.

“It’s above anything else. I’ve felt it in the last 10 days how big this race is. Winning a stage at my first attempt wow.

“I managed to stay in front, with Dylan Groenewegen not in the group I was allowed to go for the sprint. I went early about 250m from the line and it was close with Elia Viviani but only one centimetre is enough.”

Tomorrow a rest day is scheduled with action from the Tour de France expected to continue on Wednesday with Stage 11.

In the meantime here are the Stage 10 results and the updated overall classification:

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Stage 10 results
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General classification

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