The Right Wheel to Follow TDF19-80
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) really had only one job today, stay on Geraint Thomas' (Ineos) wheel. The Frenchman started the day with a minute fifteen on the defending champion, so he didn't need to attack. Around him, both Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First) and Jakob Fulgsang (Astan) were both needing to attack the leader of Team Ineos. As yet, neither seemed capable of breaking the hold of Movistar and Ineos on the front of the very small peloton.