After a setback on Sunday, Julian Alaphilippe will work hard to defend his Tour de France lead in the coming week.
The Tour de France enters its final week with defending champion Geraint Thomas heading to the Alps convinced he can score a repeat win.
Julian Alaphilippe's lead was reduced to under two minutes in the general classification battle after Simon Yates won his second Tour stage.
Julian Alaphilippe leads the Tour de France by more than 2 minutes, and Thibaut Pinot made gains with a victory in the grueling 14th stage.
Julian Alaphilippe leads the Tour de France by over two minutes and Thibaut Pinot made gains with a victory on a gruelling stage 14.
Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe said he surprised himself as he took a second stage win of the 2019 Tour de France to increase his lead.
Australian Rohan Dennis was expected to mount a strong challenge to win the time trial on Friday, but withdrew from the Tour de France.
Given an opportunity to claim a stage victory in the Tour de France, Simon Yates broke free from his support role to sprint for the line.