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The two rivals for the ultimate King of the Mountains prize are two Frenchmen, Julian Alaphilippe (Quick Step) and Warren Barguil (Fortuneo-Samsic). The pair were crossing swords from the very first climb of the day and were still at it over the Col de Portet d'Aspet. Alaphilippe, already in the Maillot a Pois kept getting the better of his countryman, adding to his tally point by point. Alaphilippe's teammate, Philippe Gilbert, had taken first over the climb and was already flying down the other side of the mountain. Behind these two, another 39 guys struggled to hold wheels with another nine minutes back to the relaxed peloton.