The Hope of France TDF19-72
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) has had the pride of a nation riding on his shoulders since the start of the 2019 Tour de France. He has been regularly predicted to be spending his last day in yellow, and yet finds a way to hold the jersey for one more day. Today was no different. Every pundit claimed that the individual time trial would be the day that he would surrender the Maillot Jaune to the defending Tour champion, Geraint Thomas. Alaphilippe had other plans.