Tour de France: Alaphilippe rises to the occasion with staggering time trial in Pau

Ahead of the stage 13 time trial at the Tour de France the question on most lips was centered around how much time Julian Alaphilippe would concede to his rivals over the 27.2-kilometre test around Pau. By the end of the Frenchman's performance, the question was irrelevant with a fresh query as to whether Deceuninck-QuickStep's talisman could hold his lead to Paris.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.