Tour de France: Daryl Impey Wins the 9th Stage, Julian Alaphilippe Remains in Yellow

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Tour de France: Daryl Impey wins the 9th stage, Julian Alaphilippe remains in yellow

At the end of a morning break, South African Daryl Impey won the 9th stage at Brioude (Haute-Loire). Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe keeps his yellow jersey.

The South African Daryl Impey (Mitchelton) removed the 9th stage of the Tour de France, Sunday 14th July 2019 in Brioude, before his last breakaway companion, Belgian Tiesj Benoot.

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A breakaway of 14 riders

In this sunny stage of 170.5 kilometres, the race took shape from the first quarter of an hour with the breakaway of 14 riders then joined by Spaniard Marc Soler.

Behind the breakaway, the Alaphilippe team was content to manage the gap when it reached ten minutes. At the front, Austria’s Lukasz Pöstlberger took the risk of leaving alone 45 kilometres from the finish.

Pöstlberger, the first pink jersey of the Giro 2017, was joined in the last difficulty, the Côte de Saint-Just, 15 kilometres from the line. Impey made the effort on the top to join Benoot and Irishman Nicholas Roche who had taken the lead.

Benoot, offensive, attacked again and kept with him only Impey at the approach of the last 8 kilometers.

Aged 34, Impey won his first Tour victory. But he had the honour of already wearing the yellow jersey in 2013 for two days.

Monday, on the eve of the first day of rest, the 10th stage connects Saint-Flour to Albi, along 217,5 kilometres of a course favourable to the fighters and, still more to the sprinters, because of the flat final.

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