Tour de France 2021: Alaphilippe takes first yellow jersey

Julian Alaphilippe tour - Tour de France 2021: Alaphilippe takes first yellow jerseyimage: Cor VosJulian Alaphilippe climbs to the first yellow jersey after an early attack on the Côte de la Fosse aux Loups in Landerneau. Michael Matthews outsprints Primoz Roglic for the second place. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage Tour de France 2021

1. Julian Alaphilippe (fra)
2. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.08
3. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
4. Jack Haig (aus) s.t.
5. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
6. Tadej Pogacar (slo) s.t.
7. David Gaudu (fra) s.t.
8. Sergio Higuita (col) s.t.
9. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
10. Geraint Thomas (gbr) s.t.

GC after stage 1
1. Julian Alaphilippe (fra)
2. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.12
3. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.14
4. Jack Haig (aus) + 0.18
5. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
6. Tadej Pogacar (slo) s.t.
7. David Gaudu (fra) s.t.
8. Sergio Higuita (col) s.t.
9. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
10. Geraint Thomas (gbr) s.t.

11. Esteban Chaves (col) s.t.
15. Enric Mas (spa) s.t.
16. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.
17. Nairo Quintana (col) s.t.
21. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.
22. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 0.23
41. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 1.59
44. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 1.59
65. Richie Porte (aus) + 2.26
123. Tao Geoghegan Hart (gbr) + 5.43
154. Michael Woods (can) + 8.59
162. Ion Izagirre (spa) + 11.15

Race report
Franck Bonnamour initiates the breakaway after 15 kilometres before Danny van Poppel, Cristian Rodríguez, Anthony Perez, Ide Schelling and Conor Swift rejoin the Breton. The six carve out a gap of 4 minutes before the peloton takes the reins.

Ide Schelling attacks 2 kilometres before the Côte de Stang Ar Garront with still 85 kilometres out. His former companions are reeled in by the peloton.

A big crash occurs with approximately 40 kilometres to go as Tony Martin hit a spectator carrying a sign board. Half of the peloton is on the ground. Jasha Sütterlin can’t continue.

Schelling is reeled in with 28 kilometres, while a second crash happens inside the last 7 kilometres. A group of some 40 riders continues toward Landerneau.

Alaphilippe strikes with 2 kilometres to go and he opens up a good gap. Is it too early? No, the world Champion forges on and wins the first yellow jersey.

The GC group finishes 8 seconds later. Michael Matthews outsprints Primoz Roglic, while Richard Carapaz misses the decisive move and loses 5 seconds.

‘Superman’ López, Steven Kruijswijk, Richie Porte, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Michael Woods and Ion Izagirre suffer even bigger losses, ranging from 2 minutes to 12 minutes.

Another interesting read: route 1st stage 2021 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2021 stage 1: routes, profiles, more

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